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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis4558 View Post
    Nice seeing you again Norton, will be in touch to pick your brain about sources for different materials in the area and have another beer
    Come out to house for visit. Always around. Just give me a ring. House has free beer and better food than all Roiet eateries.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Come out to house for visit. Always around. Just give me a ring. House has free beer and better food than all Roiet eateries.
    Thanks Norton, will take you up on the offer but might be a few days because wife picked up a cold from the grand nephew and don't want to spread it around

    Also another note is that the electricians were on site and moving along fairly fast, trying to stay ahead of the rendering

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    Shot of the electrician cutting the wall to get conduits from first to second floor


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    Rendering almost finished on inside walls

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    Bedroom 4 all power boxes installed, still need to render wall between bedroom and walk in closet

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    Living room 2nd floor

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    Wires pulled into some of the boxes, I'm assuming green is ground but not sure which is hot and neutral for blue and brown

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    Front of house 2nd floor rendering finished

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    Here's a video walk through I did yesterday


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    Coming along Denis, it always seems the build slows after the concrete beams and blocks go in.

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    Interesting, thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks for sharing the video, I hope you are happy with what you are seeing now that you are there on site.
    I hope not interferring too much.

    Just a point to note, in the video at about the 1:25 mark you walk into the ground floor bathroom and I can see light coming through between the Q-con blocks.
    They must have not put any grout/cement in there when laying the blocks.
    I know it will be rendered but the render doesn't hold the wall up.

    Good Luck for the rest of the build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
    Just a point to note, in the video at about the 1:25 mark you walk into the ground floor bathroom and I can see light coming through between the Q-con blocks.
    They must have not put any grout/cement in there when laying the blocks.
    I know it will be rendered but the render doesn't hold the wall up.
    That's always the main arguments for Q-con blocks as opposed to the "old-fashion" cinder blocks: That the connecting mortar and the thin rendering - made by the special (not so cheap) mixture - will not be needed so much (as at the cinder blocks), thus a huge saving compensating the much higher cost (4 - 6 times), shortening the working time as well.

    Then, in a case of an extensive saving on the mortar, I am afraid - when a well aimed facer goes wrong and the aimed head of the husband swerves aside - at the end of the day the head of the house will have to call a village brick layer to fix the hole in the wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
    Dennis
    Thanks for sharing the video, I hope you are happy with what you are seeing now that you are there on site.
    I hope not interferring too much.

    Just a point to note, in the video at about the 1:25 mark you walk into the ground floor bathroom and I can see light coming through between the Q-con blocks.
    They must have not put any grout/cement in there when laying the blocks.
    I know it will be rendered but the render doesn't hold the wall up.

    Good Luck for the rest of the build.
    Hi Ootai Thanks, I do my morning walk through to see what they'll be working on for the day, so far I have caught a couple mistakes before they happened. I don't stay too long because I don't want someone handing me a trowel because I wouldn't know what to do with it. I seen the the cracks in the bathroom but with all the rendering they put on I doubt it will be a problem, there's bigger holes where they blow out the back side on power outlets then fill them in and the walls don't have much structural support mostly there to keep the heat and bugs out
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    when a well aimed facer goes wrong and the aimed head of the husband swerves aside - at the end of the day the head of the house will have to call a village brick layer to fix the hole in the wall.
    In that case I hope it's not my head being aimed at but if there was a hole it doesn't seem to be much of a deal to patch it up being no structural support they made several change to our wall already, maybe I don't want to lean against the wall though

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChalkyDee View Post
    Interesting, thanks for sharing.
    No problem CD, it's a bit of a challenge not having my desktop computer but I'll do the best I can with my phone and tablet

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    Walls above steps have been rendered

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    Steps are being extended today

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    Stopped by site this evening and step extensions completed, except for a couple after putting the tape to them that need minor modifications

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    Some electrical work was also done today

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    Just a couple of pics of how they're doing it, most of the work done is on 2nd floor, first and second floor have all the wires pulled into the outlet boxes and some of the switch boxes
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    The ceiling crew has also arrived, we found a room to rent close to site for them, wife just came home and said she seen them sitting outside of room drinking, i'm guessing getting primed for there start tomorrow. It's getting a little crowded at construction site with 3 crews there already

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    Ceiling on second floor is almost done just a small area by steps

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    The steps are finished but when I checked them 1 step is 1" higher than the rest that has to be fixed, the rest of the steps were within 1/4" so I let them pass but the 1" will have to be fixed

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    Inside ceilings about done cement sealer being put on inside and out

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    Two recessed ceilings in 1st floor living room

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    Soffit metal installed, he tried to pull a quick one and not put up venting in the soffits, I seen the solid sheets setting in the house and questioned him about it, he said it was for the soffits, I told him they needed to be vented he acted like he forgot he kills me with his short memory that's his usual excuse

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    Last wall getting closed in, front living room with window

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    Door for Thai kitchen, this door's location has been changed at least 3 times by wife and daughter

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    Lights for stairs
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    Just realized that the video 3 that I had posted didn't upload the full video so I'm posting again, I'll probably get another one posted this week after the painting.

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    Rollup door framed in

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    Pictures of progress on small building

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    Soffits done just need some trim and paint

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    Didn't forget bug screen

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    Roof on small building and Thai kitchen should be completed today

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    Work also being done in 2nd floor bathroom

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