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  1. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    I am amazed that any suggestion of mine might...

    I am amazed that any suggestion of mine might have merit let alone work.

    Don't start without me.
  2. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    Mendip If it was up to me and because I'm one of...

    Mendip
    If it was up to me and because I'm one of those lazy people I would set up the net this way.
    For along the top I would get 3x4m lengths of 4inch PVC pipe and join them together Plus 2 end...
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    As I said early we have been getting quite a lot...

    As I said early we have been getting quite a lot of rain this year and what is different is that it seems to be short duration heavy showers in the afternoon and if not every day every second day....
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    It must be the rain we have been having lately...

    It must be the rain we have been having lately that is making stuff grow so well. The MIL's dragon fruit are growing really well with lots of fruit as well. She normally gets some fruit but this year...
  5. Thread: Anna the dog

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    Sticky: I don't think she was worried about getting put...

    I don't think she was worried about getting put on her own rather she was just getting out of the sun while still being in the water.

    Unlike like her owner who is always out in the sun and then...
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    I wouldn't cut slots as they would split as a...

    I wouldn't cut slots as they would split as a straight line cut would concentrate the stresses at the end and cause it to propagate the "crack".
    A circular hole doesn't have any point where the...
  7. Thread: Pork Brain

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    And you won't eat the delicacies that are on...

    And you won't eat the delicacies that are on offer here in Isaan?
    As for me I just couldn't do it, eat brains that is.
  8. Tunneling under water is done a lot eg English...

    Tunneling under water is done a lot eg English Channel tunnel.

    Just need to have good processes and systems to manage water ingress because it will get in just need to be able to manage the rate...
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    cyrille I believe Klondyke was/is referencing...

    cyrille
    I believe Klondyke was/is referencing the Dragon fruit when he says "Allegedly good for reduction of sugar".

    Google it and you might be amazed by its benefits.

    Dragon Fruit Health...
  10. Thread: Anna the dog

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    Sticky: I also agree with the adage that they should sort...

    I also agree with the adage that they should sort it out themselves however in saying that we (the wife or me) quite often have to try and intervene.
    We have 3 male dogs (litter brothers) who are...
  11. Thread: Anna the dog

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    Sticky: I am not so sure about that, he can lick his dick...

    I am not so sure about that, he can lick his dick which I can't do, so I think I am probably more envious of him than the other way around.
  12. Thread: Our future home

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    Schuimpge I enjoyed watching the video of the...

    Schuimpge

    I enjoyed watching the video of the pond construction so thanks for that.
    My only comment would be hopefully you plan better than they did regarding being able to exit the pond onto the...
  13. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    Mendip I have just been watching a YouTube...

    Mendip

    I have just been watching a YouTube video and the guy on there said something that made me laugh and think of you when you complain about how hot it is all the time.

    He was working on an...
  14. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    No need for dowels the steel plate does the same...

    No need for dowels the steel plate does the same thing and then some.
    Dowels would be needed if you wanted to try for an "invisible' support system.

    No one is actually going to step on it its its...
  15. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    Mendip If I were you as well as gluing the piece...

    Mendip
    If I were you as well as gluing the piece of wood back in place I would screw a small piece underneath across the split and have it align with the cut of the opening you made.
    That way it...
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    Nigel I really do like this one so I'm sure she...

    Nigel
    I really do like this one so I'm sure she will as well.
    I don't know why or what it is but there are some of your paintings that really appeal to me and there are some you couldn't give to...
  17. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    Mendip If you really are concerned about a one...

    Mendip
    If you really are concerned about a one cm gap being too large then what you could do is use the 21st plank that you set aside for the "bar".
    You could get some more wood at your leisure and...
  18. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    https://teakdoor.com/images/TD/misc/quote_icon.png...

    https://teakdoor.com/images/TD/misc/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by ootai https://teakdoor.com/images/TD/buttons/viewpost-right.png
    ... I would mix some Chaindrite with the stainer, pre drill...
  19. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    I can't believe you are going to so much trouble...

    I can't believe you are going to so much trouble to get a little bit of stainer into the holes, are you going to paint them inside with Chaindrite as well?
    If I was doing the job (granted it would...
  20. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    i think somewhere earlier someone wisely said...

    i think somewhere earlier someone wisely said "The right tool for the job"

    BUT after reading this I think we have here a case of "The right fool for the job!"

    Fuk me Mendy you have gone feral I...
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    I think it is better to ask "who doesn't?"....

    I think it is better to ask "who doesn't?".
    Answer I suppose is "Fukin Americans"!

    In the land down under they are a staple at breakfast for many a people.
    Baked beans on toast after a bowl of...
  22. Thread: My Splendid Cock

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    This plus the fact that you actually eat "black...

    This plus the fact that you actually eat "black pudding" confuses me as to why you won't eat the delicacies that are eaten here in Isaan i.e. bbq rat, ants eggs, frogs etc.
  23. Thread: Daily Moan

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    So if, in the future you post that you went to...

    So if, in the future you post that you went to the hospital and stayed overnight, we will know who the real "BOSS" is won't we!
  24. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    [QUOTE=Mendip;4267078] It seems that...

    [QUOTE=Mendip;4267078]

    It seems that Pythagoras was on to something after all. Not a bad fit but my worry isn't the longitudinal movement but the lateral movement... maybe I need an 'X' bracing at...
  25. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    Some people should not be allowed near...

    Some people should not be allowed near mathematical calculations.
    Mendip I believe your first answer to be the correct one however I am not sure how you got there based on what numbers you have...
  26. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    Mendip I think you are overdoing it by trying to...

    Mendip
    I think you are overdoing it by trying to load test it.
    In my opinion the frame will be more than adequate and once the planks are screwed on top it would hold a truck.
    Now there's a...
  27. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    Aren't you going to be using it then?

    Aren't you going to be using it then?
  28. Thread: Daily Moan

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    I really believe they don't think about what the...

    I really believe they don't think about what the tree actually is or does all they see is its big enough to be worth spending some energy cutting it down to get some money.
    My main issue is that...
  29. Thread: Daily Moan

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    My mistake I didn't realise the main criteria was...

    My mistake I didn't realise the main criteria was that it had to be 3 ply I thought he just wanted it thick enough to stop his finger going through so he could go back to chewing his fingernails if...
  30. Thread: Daily Moan

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    BIP I hope you realise the error of your ways,...

    BIP
    I hope you realise the error of your ways, or stupidity whichever is correct.
    If you had folded the 2 ply over double it would have become 4 ply and no problem, it would have also halved the...
  31. I think any smart person in that sort of...

    I think any smart person in that sort of environment would outwardly show support otherwise they might find themselves the victims of their governments actions.
    So I don't believe anyone can claim...
  32. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    [QUOTE=Mendip;4262772]^ I'm starting to think...

    [QUOTE=Mendip;4262772]^

    I'm starting to think I don't need this fancy gym that's on it's way... I may not have fancy gym muscles but I'd like to see some of these gym types hammer away at...
  33. Thread: My Splendid Cock

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    I went to collect the eggs yesterday and this...

    I went to collect the eggs yesterday and this (the bottom egg)was among them.
    I think one of my hens is taking the piss out of me. She should realise she is not a fukkin pigeon!

    67132

    And just...
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    I just leave it up to the Missus as I don't want...

    I just leave it up to the Missus as I don't want to create an issue.
    I would either just give them the money or tell them I don't have any.
    If I were to try and get them to do some work for the...
  35. Thread: Daily Moan

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    In the past when I got a similar rash and used...

    In the past when I got a similar rash and used prickly heat powder it never worked for me.
    So I eventually found a cream/gel called "Ungvita" which works a treat for me.
    It is a vitamin A gel and...
  36. I arrived and entered on a visa exempt stamp and...

    I arrived and entered on a visa exempt stamp and then went to the Immigration office (Buriram) and got a 60 day tourist Visa. During that 60 days I applied for the Non-O married visa.
    I got the visa...
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    I think the most important bit in the whole OP...

    I think the most important bit in the whole OP was the bit above.

    For Loy Toy I thought I would post the link (maybe it will work?) below, it is an article about what is required to grow Ganja...
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    JPPR don't be such a tight arse buy a second tub.

    JPPR don't be such a tight arse buy a second tub.
  39. Thread: My Splendid Cock

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    Mendip I have heard the name "Bangkaew" before...

    Mendip

    I have heard the name "Bangkaew" before but never looked up to see what their story is/was.
    So I thought i should and yes I agree that there is probably some of that breed in them but they...
  40. Thread: My Splendid Cock

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    Mendip Here's a picture of my hens showing how...

    Mendip
    Here's a picture of my hens showing how fearful they are of my dog/s.
    So if you were to exchange your low life Korat riff raff dogs for some real gentleman Aussie trained dogs you to could...
  41. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    Ain't life a bitch? It stinks and is shit! But...

    Ain't life a bitch?
    It stinks and is shit!
    But better than the alternative.

    Your daughter is getting to the stage where you will have to drop her off 500m from the school so that you don't...
  42. Thread: Anna the dog

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    Sticky: Mendip Are they running to greet you because...

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    Are they running to greet you because they like/love you or are they just keen to go for their morning walk and you just happen to be the facilitator of that walk.
    Also be careful what you...
  43. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    Mendip You need to eat more fish and chips if...

    Mendip
    You need to eat more fish and chips if you want the fish numbers to stay low.
    So when you eventually get around to admitting defeat and decide to do the hard yards and drain and clean out...
  44. Thread: My Splendid Cock

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    Fork me you like doing shit the hard way don't...

    Fork me you like doing shit the hard way don't you!
    There must be an easier way, besides getting rid of the chickens. Maybe get the "gardener" involved?
    If I had to do that once a year I would give...
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    Mendip Take a day off and drive up to pay me a...

    Mendip
    Take a day off and drive up to pay me a visit. I can widen your "what the fuk" experiences by showing you some of the mazing shit that's been done here and not only by Thai's but me as well....
  46. Thread: My Splendid Cock

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    Bloody hell if you have nearly 40 hens then there...

    Bloody hell if you have nearly 40 hens then there are a lot of freeloaders or unhappy hens!

    I have 5 hens and 3 pullets and got 5 eggs today. Should get 8 per day when the pullets start laying.
    ...
  47. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    David I was only suggesting a fishing rod...

    David
    I was only suggesting a fishing rod because I know he enjoys that and the fish and chips as well.
    If it were up to me I would just bite the bullet pump the pond dry then clean the whole thing...
  48. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    Mendip If you think they might prefer live bait...

    Mendip
    If you think they might prefer live bait then you need to catch 3 fish with your rod so you can use 1 to bait the trap and 2 for your fish and chips.
    I don't think your gardener will have...
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    It took me a little while to understand what you...

    It took me a little while to understand what you were saying but I think I got it in the end, very funny.
    If she suggests that I do some cleaning then I just remind her that I told her it was too...
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    TD I am in awe of this magnificent house/palace....

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    I am in awe of this magnificent house/palace. I can't remember the earlier parts of the thread as it was some time ago but are you going to have servants quarters?
    The place is much too big for...
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