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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis4558 View Post
    They do have pipe in each beam area, you can see that in earlier posts. I've never seen it also put under the plastic.

    We we built our home in Thailand 13 years ago,the builder had the crew run 1/2 in. pipe with holes drilled about every 12 in. with a threaded spud outside the house. We pump bug killer under the house twice a year,takes care of the tiny ants that always find a way in also the cock roaches.

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    The floor gets poured.

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    Dog decided to check out the freshly poured concrete.

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    Someone doesn't know how to read the plans, looks like we're getting a sunken living room on one end. Only the entry should be lowered 10 cm which is on the right, between the left posts is the living room.

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    The floor forms are being removed.

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    This last picture had me confused, what is the framed out area in the Thai kitchen, when asked the builder he said it was where the water was coming in and the boiler was to be placed, which makes no sense at all. The water is coming out of the small building on the other side of the lot and and where this is at there is only a 4 foot wall. The boiler and drinking water equipment is to be on the wall by bedroom next to kitchen in the Thai kitchen, if that makes any sense. We sent a picture for builder, easier then trying to explain

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    He seems to be making extra work for himself instead of doing things right the first time he is having to redo or work harder to do things right. Example - the electrical - instead of digging in the pipe he put a boxout in the area where electrical will come in, now they will have to bore in under beam and floor to boxout location.

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    I got a few more pictures to show what they did for electric/tv/internet feeds.

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    I guess that's a big enough chase for what needs to go through there, I would have thought burying the conduits would have been easier but they probably didn't know or have proper pipe to do the job. I would have had the electrician in to do that before they poured the floor.

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    The above box and breaker panel will be in the storage space under the steps so shouldn't be a problem.

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    I think we still have a problem with kitchen sinks and wash machine drains, in this picture is where he said there should be same setup as with electrical feed chase.

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    Just found out about kitchen drains, I still don't understand how it's happening but this is the picture as to where it's going to happen, I've requested more pictures.

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    I got more pictures and 1 of them shows the area where plumbing for kitchen will go. They did a quick form job, but some of the concrete seeped under the form that's why on the other picture it looked like it was full of concrete, this one it's easier to see, the only thing I don't want is they have it going into the inside kitchen, I'll have them put the plumbing on the outside and only go through the wall at the sink location for water and drain. Wife understands so it should be an easy one to explain.

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    Material has arrived for doing second floor beam and tee supports have been made.

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    Here's a couple shots of the bathroom areas.

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    House bathroom

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    Outside wet bathroom with shower in front and outside urinal to the back. I tried for an inside urinal but was out voted 2 to 1, so had to settle for this one outside.

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    Here's our window scheme, 17 - 80 cm X 120 cm (or something close) 1 - 100 cm X 240 cm (front living room window) 2 - bathroom windows, 1 - sliding glass door ( second floor balcony) I'm open to suggestions, have a tight budget so price is definite one of the deciding factors, don't want some Chinese made window that I won't be able to get parts for, leaning toward UPVC but aluminum will also be considered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis4558 View Post
    have a tight budget so price is definite one of the deciding factors, don't want some Chinese made window that I won't be able to get parts for,
    Nowadays, there is a great affordable choice at the big sellers (GH, TW, etc). Yes, most of them are Chinese, why not? What parts of windows should be needed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    What parts of windows should be needed?
    Window hardware, latches, hinges window pane that someone breaks. Hoffen is german designed, assume made in Thailand may be an option, carried at HP. I remember when we were there last oct. when asking about windows one of the stores said they carried parts for some of the brands, just don't remember which.

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    Looks like support for 2nd floor beam is up, forms may be next.

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    I jumped the gun a little, looks like rebar is in place, maybe next photos will be forms in place.

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    Front of the house

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    Looks like a jungle in there

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    The rear of the house

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    Closer view from the front

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    More work done on second level.

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    Beam from house to car park post.

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    Some of the second level post rebar in place.

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    A couple shots from the second floor cat walk.

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    Another view to the rear of the house.

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    Bloody hell, going great guns, good job.

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    It was very quiet on our Line construction page so we asked what was going on, the daughter left town to visit a newborn cousin so no site visits from her.

    This is the tentative schedule for the next couple weeks per builder "A". If I got the translation right from my wife.

    In 2 days pour beams, 10-8-19 set precast floor boards, 10-9-19 pour floor over precast floor boards, 10-12-19 pour 2nd level posts, weather permitting this should be the way things should work out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mozzbie47 View Post
    Bloody hell, going great guns, good job.
    Thanks Mozzbie, got my fingers crossed it continues that way.

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    I forgot one process, the steps will be formed to 2nd level after beams for 2nd floor are poured, and I'm guessing poured when floor is poured, unless they mix their own concrete for steps.

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    Daughters back and she sent a better view from the street.

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    Might be a day or two delay in pouring beams, nephew wants more rebar put in the beams and builder agreed to do it.

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    This is the photo they were discussing when deciding to add the rebar, what I can see from previous photos is 4 rebar in beam, so I'm thinking they will add an additional rebar like drawing on right.
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    Hey, Dennis...

    I can't remember if you mentioned it earlier... are you going to use the AAC blocks for the walls, to get the insulation benefits?

    Prices relatively competitive against standard blocks or the 'red brick' option and the benefit (at least for me on my build) are very good.

    Fantastic progress, BTW... keep it up and good luck!

    (AAC -Autoclaved Aerated Concrete, for those who might not know )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    . are you going to use the AAC blocks for the walls, to get the insulation benefits?
    Hi TD, Yes we're using the insulated block, I originally wanted 10 cm block but builder said special order, so we had it bid with 7.5 cm, now builder is saying 10 cm block are available, his supplier must be stocking and he was pushing us to change. His additional charge would be 50 - 60 T Baht. We're checking with the nephew to see if that's a good price, then get it in writing.

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