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    ^, Yep, makes complete sense. Like Caterpillar...

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    Yep, makes complete sense. Like Caterpillar heavy equipment. Designed in America, built all over the world
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    Lets not forget Mack in Pennsylvania and...

    Lets not forget Mack in Pennsylvania and Peterbuilt starting in Oakland California and now built in Texas.

    Nowadays very little if anything automotive is 100% made in America. With gross margin...
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    Pool dimensions are 4.5 meter wide, 12 meters...

    Pool dimensions are 4.5 meter wide, 12 meters long. Deep end will be 2 meters. shallow end 1.2meters. I'd say its a bit bigger then an oversized bathtub...:) It will be appx 86,000 liters or 22,700...
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    There will be a composite deck between the cement...

    There will be a composite deck between the cement as shown and the pool on both sides and both ends. We are putting the sand under the pool decking. The pool will go about where the grass is.
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    Now this is a truck, I want one. All Electric...

    Now this is a truck, I want one.

    All Electric HUMMER EV?! - Everything you need to know! - YouTube
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    :smileylaughing: I agree, but I have to say, a...

    :smileylaughing:

    I agree, but I have to say, a good Bourbon just seems to taste better with your feet up. :)
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    10/29 or 29/10

    Well the weather came in late last night I believe from that tropical storm. So its been a light rain pretty much all day. I didn't think it's trajectory would hit up North but....well.... you know...
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    Pulled out a new bottle of Bourbon, Single...

    Pulled out a new bottle of Bourbon, Single barrel. 43.3% ABV. Great nose and excellent taste

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    Yep, absolutely agree. Zero value add and more of...

    Yep, absolutely agree. Zero value add and more of a nuisance that seems to create a ton of unnecessary paperwork. It clearly is an archaic method that hasn't been revisited. You would think by now...
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    I know nothing about you YD except what you post...

    I know nothing about you YD except what you post on this site. Hell the fact of the matter you may not be married at all and you just rented a new condo or you were at a Tinder dates place and...
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    You sure send out an entirely different message...

    You sure send out an entirely different message about your marriage. You appear to have little or no respect for your wife based on your posts. While yes one could agree the condo is community...
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    HAHAHAHA. As soon as Mendip said cool. I...

    HAHAHAHA. As soon as Mendip said cool. I Immediately thought of Seinfeld and Constanza and SHRINKAGE....
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    Hey Mendip, I suspect I will see similar temps...

    Hey Mendip,
    I suspect I will see similar temps annually. I am actually more worried about the pool getting to hot and that is not comfortable to swim in as its just not refreshing. Now in fairness I...
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    I guess I time it out of boredom. Years back in...

    I guess I time it out of boredom. Years back in Hua Hin there were times that it took damn near half a day. Nowadays it flies and probably like you, the immigration folks know you so its a quick...
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    Well here I fill out the top portion of a single...

    Well here I fill out the top portion of a single page form, its like 8 lines of info. I sign it. The bottom portion is as noted " For govt Use" which they fill out and stamp. They tear that portion...
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    At this time its not planned Ant. The pool will...

    At this time its not planned Ant. The pool will see a lot of sun (roughly 7am until 4pm). I will go a few seasons and see. If I need to I will add solar thermal conversion panels to the pool bar...
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    Ya know YD, you tell so many stories and lies its...

    Ya know YD, you tell so many stories and lies its hard to give you any credibility. First you title the OP "Finally bought a Condo" which after a few posts you admitted your wife did and its all in...
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    I switched from retirement visa to marriage Visa...

    I switched from retirement visa to marriage Visa 5+ years ago. Honestly to me the process time was almost always the same albeit the marriage extension to stay you have to submit a few pages of...
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    10/28 or 28/10.

    Progress continuing at a good clip

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2020/10/895.jpg

    Last night. I am not the roof installer so I have been relegated to shoveling and moving sand right now. ...
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    Agreed. Each country seems to have their own term...

    Agreed. Each country seems to have their own term for them, we call them Tractor Trailers or Big Rigs. Seems people in UKistan call them a Lorry. :)
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    Not to split hairs mind you, neither of those are...

    Not to split hairs mind you, neither of those are trucks. They are tractor trailers.

    Regardless either of those rigs must be a handful to drive.
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    Thanks. It is progressing along at a good clip....

    Thanks. It is progressing along at a good clip. We had a big rain blow through late yesterday and through the night but is clear today. I am waiting for final pool design configuration to review and...
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    10/26 or 26/10

    Progress is moving along, Received the roofing material, Pool bar wall in place and rendered completed front and back. Side privacy wall brick work done.
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    Me too... Since YD appears to be a Star Trek...

    Me too...

    Since YD appears to be a Star Trek fan it appears that he is just a "Klingon" sort of like a leech or tick as they say.

    But again. Congrats on "Your" Condo YD. :)
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    10/24 or 24/10 update

    Was a beautiful day up here in the North. Mild temps and perfect weather to work in. I was out taking care of the Jungle today mowing and trimming while they worked on the Pool bar roof and masonry...
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    Hey now. That could be an idea. Wife and I...

    Hey now. That could be an idea. Wife and I laughed about my "extra piece of granite" but will surely put it to good use.

    You are welcome on the Gym set reference.
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    Did have a minor set back today. I screwed up and...

    Did have a minor set back today. I screwed up and ordered the granite top to small for the bar. Originally the pool bar was going to be smaller but we expanded it and now it would look funny. I had...
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    Had 2 deliveries today. Spent an hour unloading...

    Had 2 deliveries today. Spent an hour unloading the composite decking off the truck. Driver was just the driver.

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    Guy drove all the way up...
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    Not trying to figure out where ya live YD. All...

    Not trying to figure out where ya live YD. All good. its just most balconies in those condo's are useless. They house the aircon and you can't put a table and a few chairs out there and relax....
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    So its basically a service area for the aircon...

    So its basically a service area for the aircon that blows hot air across it?

    I have been to a few friends places that have Lumpini condo's. The balconies are pointless. But if you hang your...
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    Congrats YD if you are on the up and up about it....

    Congrats YD if you are on the up and up about it. That balcony looks pretty small though. Lumpini structure :)? Can you hang your laundry out to dry?
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    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2020/10/667.j...

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    Well after not wearing a watch for some 30 years I decided that I'd try again. I am hard on watches, they never last. I usually trash them or...
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    Thanks ootai, Actually I have been working...

    Thanks ootai,

    Actually I have been working like a mad man on the pool with my wife's uncle. As you know shit happens when working in construction. Better than sitting on a porch watching people...
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    10/21 or 21/10

    After a day or so of rain we are back at it. I whacked my finger open tossing foundation framing pieces into a pile as one happened to have a nail in it. 8 stitches and a little blood loss. :)
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    As many long time TD'ers remember a long time...

    As many long time TD'ers remember a long time back I was looking to buy a nice little place in Cha Am right near the beach. I was renting it at the time. About 5 months in the neighbor behind us...
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    10/18

    Well as most that are living here know, we have been hammered with on and off rain slowing progress a bit. Pretty standard fare

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    Pool bar/...
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    Yeah Mike the area where he sunk the tire was a...

    Yeah Mike the area where he sunk the tire was a hole where I removed a tree about 6 months ago and filled with dirt. Fortunately the pool will be there so all that grass will be gone. The rest is...
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    Oh Yeah....It was "Whining" a bit under load...

    Oh Yeah....It was "Whining" a bit under load Snubs but with the cement driver in gear it wasn't too bad. Not like dragging a sled across mud...:)
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    Hello Nick, welcome My 2 baht worth. If you...

    Hello Nick, welcome

    My 2 baht worth.

    If you are here do a complete walk through. I would check for the following:



    Check each and every outlet with a lighted power source
    Run the water...
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    Had us a little "Sunk my loaded cement truck in...

    Had us a little "Sunk my loaded cement truck in the mud ordeal".

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    It sunk quick and was at a level that the cement chute would not align to...
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    10/16 Pool bar and deck slab pour

    Started early and been pouring cement in and out of rain downpours.

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    Going to take 6 runs
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    Good to know. I do not follow anything political...

    Good to know. I do not follow anything political so I do not see him post. IIRC, I believe he moved back to the states and sold his place.
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    Thanks Katie and yes on Partay!!!. A pool was...

    Thanks Katie and yes on Partay!!!.

    A pool was always part of the plan which is why I left that side of our house open but I wanted to get our house landscaped first. I told my wife I look forward...
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    ^ And she smokes the good stuff Jhene Aiko -...

    ^ And she smokes the good stuff

    Jhene Aiko - Sativa ft. Rae Sremmurd - YouTube
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    Maybe not the Hottest, but definitely sexy as...

    Maybe not the Hottest, but definitely sexy as hell......

    Jhene Aiko - Living Room Flow - YouTube
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    I am hoping kick off party night to be the end of...

    I am hoping kick off party night to be the end of November.
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    Day done. Sand all filled. Piping for...

    Day done.

    Sand all filled. Piping for electrical in by gate and cement back in place.

    Tomorrow no work. Back at it Friday

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    This will...
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    Originally it was just going to be the regular...

    Originally it was just going to be the regular small yellow conduit however after chatting with our electrician friend we both thought that it would be a good idea to lay a 2" PVC pipe and slide a...
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    I am thankful it is cooling off. Sitting out in...

    I am thankful it is cooling off. Sitting out in summer and ripping through cement with a Makita hand saw would be friggen hot as hell.

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    10/14

    Foundation framing removed inside and now sand backfill. Will take about 6 loads by calculation.

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