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    Quote Originally Posted by mikenot View Post
    Do you know if the neighbors’s houses are built on piles ? I am thinking you may not be very popular driving piles into the ground so close to other peoples houses if it is not usually required in that area. Don’t be surprised if people come around with damage claims for cracked walls etc .....even if they have been like that for 5 years !
    HI Mike,
    Nothing to the north, empty lot, old house to the south be very hard to damage it anymore than it is, hasn't been lived in for many years, only thing would be houses across the street and there house is set back quite a ways. If there was a problem I'm thinking that would be a building contractors problem.

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    I'm thinking the next pictures should be steel going up. I think the special ceremony is scheduled for sometime this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    30 meters
    Norton,
    My figures were wrong here, it should be 7 to 8 meters to the rear of property where nothing should be built. The lot is only 42 meters long.

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    Great to have a new build thread Denis - looking forward to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    Great to have a new build thread Denis - looking forward to it.
    Thanks NPT for checking it out, I'm not much of an orator but I'll try to keep the pictures coming.

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    Same here Dennis. Great to see a good build thread.

    Even the old-timers, well, me anyway learn from watching other people build.

    Looking at the problems encountered and how those issues were resolved or ignored!

    Good luck with it all and remember, too many photos and stories are never enough.

    Plus a few you tubes are also fun.
    “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”

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    Thanks for stopping by David, and we'll try to entertain.

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    Getting footings ready for the pour.


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    Footing ready, sand filled to proper height

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    Wow. That looks like it's going to be huge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Wow. That looks like it's going to be huge.
    Hi Neverna, Not too big 90 sq meters per floor with an outside Thai kitchen and front overhang for car and socializing, also adding a small building in back for water tank, pump and tool storage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis4558 View Post
    Hi Neverna, Not too big 90 sq meters per floor with an outside Thai kitchen and front overhang for car and socializing, also adding a small building in back for water tank, pump and tool storage.
    Thanks, Dennis. I was thinking the footing looks huge, going by the size of the hole with the man in it. But perhaps that's not big for a footing. I don't know much about these things.

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    Getting footings ready for the pour.

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    Footing ready, sand filled to proper height

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    I was thinking the footing looks huge, going by the size of the hole with the man in it
    Hi Neverna, It may have something to do with because it's a 2 story house, but like you I don't know the spec's for footings in Thailand, I just let that to nephew to oversee and make sure every thing is done right. Just by conversations on Line that my wife translates for me he seems to be asking a lot of questions and wanting pictures of everything so I'm thinking that's a good thing.

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    Looks like scaffolding has arrived, lower right.

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    Appears foots have received about 2" of concrete before actual footing gets poured.

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    Looks like the 2 graves have been capped off, better take a head count.

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    By the looks of these footing we may be a little short of fill.
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    Rebar ready to be set in. Oldest SIL she lives in Surin, I'm not sure if that's far enough away.

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    Base rebar in place ready for upright rebar for poles, looks like worker has fully approved OSHA work gear on.

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    Another location ready, daughter is getting better at taking pictures, I'm having a better selection to choose from.
    Next set of pictures will be of building ceremony, it's taking place as I post these pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis4558 View Post
    Oldest SIL she lives in Surin, I'm not sure if that's far enough away.

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    ... looks like worker has fully approved OSHA work gear on.
    Yep ... Hi-vis foot wear !

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    Here goes pictures of the ceremony, I don't know much about it so pictures will have to be self explanatory.

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    Daughter behind table.

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    I asked why two poles, reply (that's our custom). Other builds I thought I only seen one pole.

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    Food and drinks at sisters house about 1 1/2 block away, on us, $300 it could have been worse, daughter shut the whiskey off at 4 pm, ceremony started at 9 am so I think they had enough to drink in that amount of time.
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    Cool pictures. Good luck with your project.

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    Requested and got a better picture of scaffolding pile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naptownmike View Post
    Cool pictures. Good luck with your project.
    Thanks Naptownmike, A little choke dee is good to have.

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    We're out of the ground, steel is going into the air.

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    I was wrong about materials before (block, gravel and sand) I thought it was for wall, but I think it was for footings, I guess the wall is on the back burner for now, no one tells me anything unless I ask.

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    They've been getting rain so work was delayed a day, and I see water in the forms, I wonder if they will clean that out or just pour the concrete in, doubt if I'll ever know.
    I asked for an overview of the lot from the street so I'll post that when I get it.
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    "I asked why two poles, reply (that's our custom). Other builds I thought I only seen one pole."

    I was the only pole at our place. Well actually I'm part German.



    Just kidding, nice thread. Good luck with the build. The footings look solid so you'll have a good foundation and that's a great start.

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    Thanks for stopping by Fishlocker, I agree with you on the footing, good start for the house.

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    They're still moving ahead rain or shine.

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    Street view of the lot, cement truck tracks, surprised with all the rain he could still get in and out.

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    Another rotated photo, hope you guys aren't getting stiff necks looking at these rotated photos.

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    Footings are poured, what's next lower beams?
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    Base for wall beams are poured, at least the front part of house, can't see back of house, requested another picture.

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    Also extra dirt has been removed and put where fence will be, daughter thinks we will still be short fill dirt for fence. (my time to say "I told you so")

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    I have a question about this picture. That should be the front footing for car canopy, why the concrete between house and footing. May have an answer tomorrow.
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    Still moving along rains not stopping them.

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    Rebar for floor beams in place.

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    Next step framing out for pouring.

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    We still have problem with car port, they have it same level as house floor, it's supposed to be stepped down. Wife, nephew and builder were discussing it all morning, wife had to go to work so I should find out tonight what the verdict is.
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