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    Quote Originally Posted by Wasp View Post
    I don't believe the natives ARE well accustomed to the heat
    Wherever switch the a/c or a fan off, Thai people switch it on...

    But perhaps it is not because of "not accustomed", more because of "it's available, so why not"...

    Seeing the bank people, airport staff, etc, in their jackets, a/c always on full speed in any season (and coughing, sneezing). After 15 minutes waiting there I am catching cold, running outside to respire ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    First rule when building a house in Thailand. Never employ family.
    Second rule. Build a wall around your house and don't let immediate family in without ringing the bell. And third lock the house and gates when you're away. Works for me.
    You are indeed pragmatic , Pragmatic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    First rule when building a house in Thailand. Never employ family.
    Goes without saying.
    Acquired from experience and exposure.

    Yet, many will not connect with this basic understanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    And if there was a way to cool a wall they'd be the best at knowing how to do it.
    Your response looks very sensible ....... logical even ....... but I don't believe it's so .
    The Thai solution to a hot home seems to be to sit outside .
    And shout " Benn Aye ? " at anybody passing by .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
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    What happened i thought you said this thread was finished.
    Anyway I'M BACK but I did leave my ball and ball behind so I can't play so i have to be serious, sorry!

    So in case you are still thinking about it in my opinion the best option would be a couple of 4m long roller blinds hung from the eaves and long enough to be tied off on the rail (wall X) and the floor (wall Y) of the balcony. The blinds could be rolled up at night so you could see out the window to check on Grandma or once the sun moves north of the roofline (probably around March).
    They can be secured to the eaves so they don't get stolen or sold. There would be sufficient "air gap" between them and the wall. I do not think they would be expensive and you would probably be able to get the seller to do the installation so you don't have to climb up to the eaves.

    I am sure Missy could ask around and find a supplier easy enough. I have seen people selling them drive past our place so they may or may not be available at a shop.

    Good luck with whatever you decide to do.

    I'm outta here!!!

    Is this that bloody ootai with his wimpy bat and ball polluting my over-extended Thread again ???

    That screen --- I do like . I prefer Venetian slats but the screen which you portray would be acceptable .

    When next you see that little chappy and his truck chock full of screens please give him directions to Nonkrasan .


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    Is that 'bai nai?'

    When I lived in a village, every morning I took the dogs for a walk this woman would shout 'bai nai?'

    FFS... she stopped after I started replying 'Lotus shopping', 'Bangkok', 'the moon'...

    I can't help meself sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Is that 'bai nai?'

    When I lived in a village, every morning I took the dogs for a walk this woman would shout 'bai nai?'

    FFS... she stopped after I started replying 'Lotus shopping', 'Bangkok', 'the moon'...

    I can't help meself sometimes.

    It's a subliminal figurative inquiry of greeting...


    Traditional social thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Is that 'bai nai?'

    When I lived in a village, every morning I took the dogs for a walk this woman would shout 'bai nai?'

    FFS... she stopped after I started replying 'Lotus shopping', 'Bangkok', 'the moon'...

    I can't help meself sometimes.
    We had a friend come to take us to some big lake . In his pick-up .
    Everyone around was calling " Bai Nai ? " and when we told them they called " Bayy Doo Aye " and climbed in the back .
    I think it means " I want to come with you . "
    Anyway we got there and there were 2 old ladies in the back and nobody knew who they were .
    They had seen people going out for the day so they decided they wanted to come too and just climbed in !!!!

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    Duplicate.. sorry.
    Last edited by Mendip; 16-01-2020 at 09:16 PM.

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    Yeah... I see that Jeff. It just got a bit much every single morning, and I like to vary my response to keep it interesting!

    To be honest the politeness of my reply would depend on how well I was getting on with the wife that morning.

    That's my weakness of course.

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    Funny how a question which is really just .... " Shall I put up boards with Air Behind or Foam Insulation behind ? " becomes 85 Posts and 3 attempts to say ' Thread Finished ' .

    I did say in one Post how the miseries do in the end piss me off .
    But really it's always just one big Pissy Streak of Crap .
    HuangLao .

    And here's why .......
    I get a question about why I work to make improvements for someone when I am not in Thailand myself .
    ' Why spend the Bahts ? '
    And my answer is that I'm happy to help rectify some of the crappy work done by a thieving 'cousin builder '. For Missy's comfort.

    And for that I get 2 responses . One from Dillinger and one from Huang Lao .

    Cooling down a Wall .-dillinger-comment-jpg


    I don't know what's mentally wrong with Huang Lao but he always produces this stuff .

    Anyway ...... greetings to Dill ...... and Latindancer and Mendip .


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    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Cooling down a Wall .-dillinger-comment-jpg  
    Last edited by Wasp; 17-01-2020 at 05:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wasp View Post
    Funny how a question which is really just .... " Shall I put up boards with Air Behind or Foam Insulation behind ? " becomes 85 Posts and 3 attempts to say ' Thread Finished ' .
    That will teach you to ask on TD for a kind advice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    That will teach you to ask on TD for a kind advice...
    Thread Finished , Klondyke !!



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    Wasp, your return was welcome, don't be a stranger and don't listen to naysayers...anyway you are going to have one mega build thread when missy gets all the land. You'll put ThaiDhup's Wat to shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wasp View Post
    I don't know what's mentally wrong with Huang Lao but he always produces this stuff .
    Don't worry about Huanglao / Jeff.....he is the forum retard : either drug-fucked, schizo or both. After I'd been here years with no problem with him, he started sending me repo like he just sent you and at first I was halfway between being mystified and being offended. Then I noticed other people posting rep given by him, which included the very same words and phrases. Apparently I am also a "wannabe", except he calls me that in the oddest contexts...

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    Jeff is a retarded Septic pygmy fuker with serious mental issues.

    Everyone knows that.

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    Well my thanks to NamPikToot and to Latindancer .
    I assumed that HuangLao / Jeff does this quite a lot as there is no reason for him to be doing it at all .

    I genuinely do wonder why people do such things though . You could as easily say decent things ....or say nothing at all .
    In HuangLao's case ..... just disappear and make the site better .

    NamPik --- there's no action taking place for me to be writing about .
    I have been thinking of going back to my first ever Thread " Not A House Building Thread " and trying to restore it . Or rewrite it . Because it was an interesting enough story and I can put photos in there again now. It was just a renovation . It became a nonsense because of the 'guidance' received mostly from Roobarb and Bettyboo .... plus a few others . So mayhap I'll get some energy and try to find the photos and tell a basic version again for the people who have joined more recently .

    Thanks again .....


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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    Jeff is a retarded Septic pygmy fuker with serious mental issues.

    Everyone knows that.
    Succinct as always , terence !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wasp View Post
    I have been thinking of going back to my first ever Thread " Not A House Building Thread " and trying to restore it . Or rewrite it . Because it was an interesting enough story and I can put photos in there again now. It was just a renovation . It became a nonsense because of the 'guidance' received mostly from Roobarb and Bettyboo .... plus a few others . So mayhap I'll get some energy and try to find the photos and tell a basic version again for the people who have joined more recently .
    Wasp i Reckon that is a great idea, i remember it and i am sure everyone else would appreciate it, got to think of all the people looking it who don't say much but need a steer in construction

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    Wasp i Reckon that is a great idea, i remember it and i am sure everyone else would appreciate it, got to think of all the people looking it who don't say much but need a steer in construction
    Or as in my case ----- a guide in what NOT to do .
    DON'T employ a cousin who looks up a supporting beam and says " Yehh . That looks OK . "
    Buy him a Spirit Level !!!!!

    Of course it would be far easier if I could just go back to the story and enter again the Photos that Photobucket destroyed . Which means having access to EDIT and insert photos . And Teakdoor doesn't allow that to be done .

    I'll try to get the energy together .


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wasp View Post

    I'll try to get the energy together .


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    Wasp if you do decide to do it again then you must do it with the same amount of enthusiasm and humour that you did the first time.
    Unfortunately I am not sure you can reach that state of nirvana again.

    Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
    Wasp if you do decide to do it again then you must do it with the same amount of enthusiasm and humour that you did the first time.
    Unfortunately I am not sure you can reach that state of nirvana again.

    Good luck
    OK .

    I'll not bother .


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    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
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    You always make the same mistake in thinking you decide when the thread is finished, you don't.

    So in my opinion all you or Missy need to do is wait a little while longer and the sun will be directly overhead or heading north so that wall x is no longer going to get the direct sunshine all day. This is of course based on my assumption that wall x faces south.

    If you really want to be a cheap Charlie then tell Missy to just hang 80% shade cloth from the edge of the eaves down to the floor of the balcony.
    You would be very surprised how much difference there is in the temperature under shade cloth.
    My shade house only has 60% on it but it is many degrees cooler than outside in the direct sunshine.

    Another passing thought is to get someone to install blinds then they could be raised if you wanted the view out of the window.
    I seen a guy drive past our place yesterday flogging blind that were probably 4m long.

    Anyway I will cease now.
    Cheers
    I was only having a small muse today and I came to this Post .
    Don't know if I thanked you ...... looks like I didn't . So 10 months late --- thanks oots .

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