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    ^Perhaps you can try another trick:
    make preview of your post before submitting, open your thumbnail into the large scale, the large scale to copy and paste it in the preview instead of the small thumbnail, then submit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    ^Perhaps you can try another trick:
    make preview of your post before submitting, open your thumbnail into the large scale, the large scale to copy and paste it in the preview instead of the small thumbnail, then submit.
    I'll give it a try
    Thanks Klondyke

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    Some fill dirt going in on the north side for wall

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    Klondyke, I don't get a thumb nail of photo only file name

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    ^I mean the small photo you have produced. When right click on that (not sure how to do by phone) the popup menu give you the choice to copy and paste it in-lieu of the small photo and submit it.

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    More progress on the north wall

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    Kitchen counter getting close just needs granite

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    Steps finally got fixed

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    Drain for the deck, I wanted to bet him the water wouldn't go to the drain, he wouldn't bet just said will fix

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    ^I mean the small photo you have produced. When right click on that (not sure how to do by phone) the popup menu give you the choice to copy and paste it in-lieu of the small photo and submit it.
    Klondyke, I figured out how to right click with my phone but copy and paste are not one of the options, can only share, open in new tab and download

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    Doors still waiting to be installed

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    Power pole in

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    Finally did walk through this morning

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    Heading back to the States so may be a bit before I can post again

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    Pity you have to go "home" just when it is starting to really look and feel like a house.
    Just a couple of questions after watching the video, which was really good so thanks for that.
    What sort of showers are you going to install?
    Looks like you got the width of the stairs sorted.
    I really liked the way you have put a door on the opposite side to the kitchen so that you don't waste the space in the corner of the cabinets.
    I also really like your deck although I might not be able to enjoy it fully as I get dizzy looking over an edge that is above 2m high.

    Lastly I seem to remember you saying that you had managed to purchase the old house on the south side of your house is that correct?
    If it is does the land attached to that house go the full length of your land? I ask because it looks like opposite your "small" building at the back there is a "cul de sac" would butt up to that land which would give you access to the back of your land. If this is true then you might want to get them to put a gate in your south wall.

    Looking good.

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    Great Video mate, how I envy you to have your own home in Thailand. I must mention, the plastic protective film on the windows, they like to have it there while they paint. But from my experience, if left in the sun for to long the film is almost impossible to remove.
    I look forward to seeing update photos, great job. Where is the build, I would like to look at the area on Google Earth, if thats OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
    Dennis
    Pity you have to go "home" just when it is starting to really look and feel like a house.
    Just a couple of questions after watching the video, which was really good so thanks for that.
    What sort of showers are you going to install?
    Looks like you got the width of the stairs sorted.
    I really liked the way you have put a door on the opposite side to the kitchen so that you don't waste the space in the corner of the cabinets.
    I also really like your deck although I might not be able to enjoy it fully as I get dizzy looking over an edge that is above 2m high.

    Lastly I seem to remember you saying that you had managed to purchase the old house on the south side of your house is that correct?
    If it is does the land attached to that house go the full length of your land? I ask because it looks like opposite your "small" building at the back there is a "cul de sac" would butt up to that land which would give you access to the back of your land. If this is true then you might want to get them to put a gate in your south wall.

    Looking good.
    Hi Ootai, Thanks, it was a bummer having to leave before it was finished but it was far enough where we got the feel of how it will be, we are mostly satisfied with the outcome.
    The land next to us we thought we were going to buy is off again, couldn't agree with the owner on how we wanted to pay for it, mainly because we still aren't finished with our house and didn't want to invest our available money in the property until our house is finished. And yes the lot runs parallel with ours and the back side has access to another street going into it, that's why we want it gives us double access and that side doesn't have much traffic like the front of our house. We'll let them sit on it for a while now they think it's worth a fortune. If we get it we would add a gate back there.
    Daughter wanted rain showers so that's what's going in, a glass divider also going in between the shower and stool.
    Yep the stairs turned out nice, didn't get to see them finished, one step has a different kind of wood so will have to see how it looks after finished. They're supposed to get a clear coat of lacquer, not like the door which were supposed to get the same but got stained first, wife is still going to war with builder about that it's in writing that doors were to be clear coated, we got a bill for extra's so we'll see what happen there. The other thing that was done wrong that they did a Thai fix was the toilet drains, they had them 50 cm from the wall instead of 30 cm. I have a picture of how they fixed it. More comments when I post that picture.
    Kitchen space was limited so had to make the most of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mozzbie47 View Post
    Great Video mate, how I envy you to have your own home in Thailand. I must mention, the plastic protective film on the windows, they like to have it there while they paint. But from my experience, if left in the sun for to long the film is almost impossible to remove.
    I look forward to seeing update photos, great job. Where is the build, I would like to look at the area on Google Earth, if thats OK.
    Thanks Mozzbie, the window crew has finished so I hope they removed the plastic film.

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    Time to get some more pictures posted, I'll start on the steps, finally got them right after the 3rd attempt

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    We decided to paint the complete steps the tan color, I think it goes with the wood steps better than the grey

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    They finally got it right with the clear coat.

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    Daughter should have moved a bit to the left to get both stairs but I guess we have to take what we get, I really liked how they turned out, I just wish our doors would have been done the same.

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    Now we'll jump to the Thai kitchen, if you watched the video you seen the inside kitchen

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    This is the counter next to wall of inside kitchen

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    This is counter on south wall, one thing we didn't realize and the tile guy that installed it didn't say anything to the daughter was that the lpg door opens the wrong way, if we had know that it could have been moved to the middle, now it's going to be a bit awkward gettomg the lpg tank in and out, it's something that doesn't have to be done very often so I guess it'll work
    Granite counter top is next probably before the end of the week

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    Now some outside pictures of wall progress

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    Front south corner of front wall with power pole, pole still needs to be painted and box for electrical wires

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    Looking back on south side of house

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    Same side but from the back looking to front of house, not a lot of room but I think it's about 80 cm

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    Looking toward NW corner

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    This is a picture between the west wall and neighbors wall, we were told before we left that they were going to dig out all the dirt and cement the bottom so no vegetation would grow, as you can see that never happened.

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    A look down the north wall

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    Almost forgot about toilet drain being in the wrong place and how it was fixed, if you recall they put the drain at 50 cm from the wall instead of 30 - 35 cm
    I thought they were going to move the pipe, Oh no I was wrong, here's the Thai fix

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    I wouldn't go for it, we finally agreed on a fix, I forgot to take a picture, what I had them do was cut a 4" pipe in half and fit it in the slope they made with mortar, he put the 2nd toilet on before I seen it but he say's he did the same him after I left. We have a year before final payment if they're any problems

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    Now some outdoor plumbing pictures

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    Sewer, shower/sink drains, hot and cold water going to second floor

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    Another view showing septic tank

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    Hot and cold water to 1st floor bath sink

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    The closer ring tank is water from showers, sinks and wash machine, grey water for watering trees etc., the other tank is for the septic overflow. I'm sure the rings aren't sealed so what I'm thinking of doing is set a 55 gallon plastic barrel inside that the water will go into first, if I need the water I can run the pump if not it will overflow and seep out the rings. Just an idea.

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    Another angle showing the piping

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis4558 View Post
    here's the Thai fix
    I wouldn't accept that and your idea of cutting a 4" pipe in half and put it in the slope is equally bad.
    The toilet outlet should go down in the pipe and in the toilet kit there is wax ring which is intended to seal between toilet outlet and pipe.

    You either place the toilet now where the pipe is or you hack up a new hole for an extended pipe, what you have now is a disaster waiting to happen.
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    Security camera's installed six outside and one inside, only have picture of inside one in 1st floor living room

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    I wouldn't accept that and your idea of cutting a 4" pipe in half and put it in the slope is equally bad.
    The toilet outlet should go down in the pipe and in the toilet kit there is wax ring which is intended to seal between toilet outlet and pipe.

    You either place the toilet now where the pipe is or you hack up a new hole for an extended pipe, what you have now is a disaster waiting to happen.
    Hi lom, If we have any problems that first year they will be tearing it up and doing it right. We just ran out of time for that to happen now, we needed a working toilet. On the outdoor toilet I told him there wouldn't be any payment if it wasn't done right, and from what the daughter told me it's been done right.

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    lom, don't know if you've ever pulled up a Thai toilet but when I worked on duplex we fixed up and sold those toilets were done the same, the holes were closer but all they did was set the toilet on the hole and siliconed it down to seal up the smell, they were nasty because there was no direct flow to drain, I was surprised they even worked.

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