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    Outside toilet

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    One of the water faucets, there are 2 on south side front and back connected to city water line, and 2 on north side front and back connected after pressure pump.

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    Not sure what happened on last post, will try again

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    I was just wondering why you left a gap between your wall and the neighbouring wall?
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    Hi Ootai, not sure why he did that, only thing I can think of is all the water off the neighbor house will not go into our land or they were too lazy to dig the rest of the dirt out by hand. I've kinda gotten an attitude about the job, after babysitting the worker almost every day while we were there, most of the things I was concerned about are done just the finishing touches which I'm leaving to the wife and daughter to watch over. It's true how everyone has said on this forum when building in Thailand you should be on site all the time. I wore out a tape measure while I was there just checking every thing they did, it seemed like they had a different scale on their tape measures for all the stuff that was wrong and had to be redone but I guess that's job security for them if they're being paid by the day.
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    [QUOTE=ootai;4071389]Dennis
    I was just wondering why you left a gap between your wall and the neighbouring wall?
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    Another note on this, if there's enough room when I go over next year I'll try to knock the dirt down level then pour some concrete over it to keep things from growing

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    We were going to pour concrete down both sides of the house, but just to be safe I put that on hold until next year I want to be sure we don't have any plumbing problems, be a lot easier to dig out dirt than breaking up concrete.

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    Very good move, make sure the outside concrete level is below the inside level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis4558 View Post
    Hi Ootai, not sure why he did that, only thing I can think of is all the water off the neighbor house will not go into our land or they were too lazy to dig the rest of the dirt out by hand.
    Dennis I am not sure of your answer but I was actually asking why build a separate wall in the first place? Why not use the one ( the neighbours) that was already there?
    Was there a dispute about where the land boundary actually is? Even if the neighbours wall was crappy you could have just built another one hard up against it.
    Then when you concrete around your house make it a little bit higher than the neighbours ground and knock a few drain holes in the bottom of the wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
    Dennis I am not sure of your answer but I was actually asking why build a separate wall in the first place? Why not use the one ( the neighbours) that was already there?
    Sorry Ootai, didn't catch that, the reason was the other wall was very poorly constructed, there were no concrete posts anywhere along the wall.

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    Finally got this picture thing figured out, wife socializing with a local elephant

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    This builder definitely doesn't know how to pour steps, not sure who poured these but the rendering crew were the ones that finally got our inside steps right

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    That first step will be a big one after tile is put on lol time for the jack hammer

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis4558 View Post
    This builder definitely doesn't know how to pour steps, not sure who poured these but the rendering crew were the ones that finally got our inside steps right

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    That first step will be a big one after tile is put on lol time for the jack hammer
    Many Thai steps are incorrect, you almost need to walk on them sideways,

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis4558 View Post
    Finally got this picture thing figured out, wife socializing with a local elephant
    ... which should still be with its mother...
    Look at the "Mahout's" spikey stick thing used to "train" the juvenile elephant.
    Makes me puke.

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    ^Yeah I always feel bad when I see all the scars around their head from "training"

    House looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mozzbie47 View Post
    Many Thai steps are incorrect, you almost need to walk on them sideways,
    Hi Mozzbie, Maybe this builder will remember how to do them right after our job lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaiguzzi View Post
    ... which should still be with its mother...
    Look at the "Mahout's" spikey stick thing used to "train" the juvenile elephant.
    Makes me puke.
    I agree with you Guzzi, but I can't convince the wife not to support them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naptownmike View Post
    House looks great.
    Thanks Mike, things really slowed down after we left, but I'm not in a hurry any more, daughter might be though, she wants to move in.

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    They finally found granite to fit the extra deep counter in the Thai kitchen, the counters were supposed to be 60 cm deep, but they made the long one 70 cm, the builder agreed to pay the extra for the granite instead of tearing it down and starting over, not sure where he found the granite, maybe in Kalasin where he's from, because we looked at every shop in Roi Et and all they had were full sheets





    They still need to cut sink hole in this one.



    And this one nees hole for recessed gas stove and tile guy has to replace couple tile that he made too short, he was told counter was flat but has short memory and because they had cement poured lower he shortened the tile.
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    Railing guy is getting his job done







    Still section on top, but waiting to have tile replace that he broke and need metal on top for wood to mount to also lower step rail needs to be installed.
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    It's coming along nicely now, Dennis.

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    Hi Neverna, Thanks, slow but sure they say but hit another bump in the road, they didn't space the hot and cold far enough apart in the 2nd floor bathroom, I even told the builder they recommend 15 cm center to center on the mixer, he told me it's ok they're adjustable, but not adjustable enough as it shows in the picture

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    The lower stairs railing is done just waiting for wood hand rail

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    Outside toilet and shower looks to be done too

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    Needs some cleaning
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    The tile under the granite tops has been replaced in both kitchens and tile above counter top is done in Thai kitchen





    Plastic has been removed from windows, looks better

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    Looking great. I love the wood on your stairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis4558 View Post
    Hi Mozzbie, Maybe this builder will remember how to do them right after our job lol
    That sounds about right.

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