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  1. Thread: Pool Plans

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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...
  2. Thread: Pool Plans

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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...
  4. Thread: Pool Plans

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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

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2020/10/493.jpg

    Pool bar/...
  5. Thread: Pool Plans

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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...
  6. Thread: Pool Plans

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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...
  8. Thread: Pool Plans

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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".

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2020/10/458.jpg

    It sunk quick and was at a level that the cement chute would not align to...
  9. Thread: Pool Plans

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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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  10. Thread: Pool Plans

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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.
  11. Thread: Pool Plans

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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
  14. Thread: Pool Plans

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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.
  15. Thread: Pool Plans

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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

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2020/10/411.jpg

    This will...
  16. Thread: Pool Plans

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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...
  17. Thread: Pool Plans

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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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  18. Thread: Pool Plans

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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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  19. Thread: Pool Plans

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    I know buddy. I was laughing. I was going to...

    I know buddy. I was laughing. I was going to start to add Thai date and Year...:)
  20. Thread: Pool Plans

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    Thanks AP2. I read that as well sometime back...

    Thanks AP2. I read that as well sometime back when I was comparing both style of pool mfg. In fact most pools do not fair well with super hard water as well as house fixtures.
  21. Thread: Pool Plans

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    Well in US we always call them Drums. Wikipedia...

    Well in US we always call them Drums. Wikipedia also refers to them as drums

    Concrete mixer - Wikipedia
  22. Thread: Pool Plans

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    @ Klondyke, I personally like the infinity...

    @ Klondyke,

    I personally like the infinity style pool albeit I have swam in both and I see absolutely no difference in swim quality although water loss is probably less.

    In the end I just...
  23. Thread: Pool Plans

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    Hahahaha. You know if I put 13/10 my Americans...

    Hahahaha. You know if I put 13/10 my Americans friends will say. Hey JP. There isn't 13 months... can't win. Guess to appease all I will write the month and day. Win - Win
  24. Thread: Pool Plans

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    I also wanted to comment at this stage, that the...

    I also wanted to comment at this stage, that the original designs I had drafted up in the OP have been altered significantly.

    Major changes for anyone following this thread;



    I opted away...
  25. Thread: Pool Plans

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    10/13

    Foundation cement day

    4 cement truck runs. Of course they use little drums so it makes it appear like more than it is.

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  26. Thread: Pool Plans

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    It is becoming very hard to find. Never ever find...

    It is becoming very hard to find. Never ever find here in Thailand of course. Here you are extremely limited and its usually only big name brands like Makers Mark, Wild Turkey, Buffalo Trace ( Which...
  27. Thread: Pool Plans

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    10/11

    Well busy day again today. 2 big trees came.

    This was a big job. Took 2 cranes. One to take it off the big truck and put it on the other that would fit down our soi.
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  28. Thread: Pool Plans

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    The Hilux and Tacoma platforms are the same. I...

    The Hilux and Tacoma platforms are the same. I bought it in the US and brought with me. The Toytec Boss kit bolted right in. Only difference was the sway bar shims had to be reversed due to steering...
  29. Thread: Pool Plans

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    My wife's uncle has had that truck since new. Has...

    My wife's uncle has had that truck since new. Has over half a million kms on it. It rattles a lot in the engine, leaks oil but is a good beater truck for carrying supplies around. It still drives...
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    I think you are missing their points Backspin. In...

    I think you are missing their points Backspin. In the big picture inhaling anything into your lungs is bad for you, odorless or not. I do not fire up my E cig every day. Maybe 3 or 4 times a month...
  31. Thread: Pool Plans

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    Well finding forged wheels here is tough. I...

    Well finding forged wheels here is tough. I brought these over from the states in the cargo container along with my Toytec 3" lift kit.

    As for my Lab. She is quite comfy here. My wife gives her a...
  32. Again, While I can completely understand the...

    Again, While I can completely understand the tourist aspect of any country, I have enjoyed the the lack of tourist, Primarily the Chinese. I had grown quite tired of them hocking out lugys, smoking...
  33. Thread: Pool Plans

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    Was kicking back sippin a Blanton's Bourbon out...

    Was kicking back sippin a Blanton's Bourbon out in the sala tonight. My Lab has found a new view point

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    I Vap. I use an E Cig but not tobacco...:)

    I Vap. I use an E Cig but not tobacco...:)
  35. Thread: Pool Plans

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    HAHAHA Ootai. I have tried to do it all backwards...

    HAHAHA Ootai. I have tried to do it all backwards but the guys I know look at me like WTF? :rofl:

    btw, I got lucky on the date, wait until tomorrow. I will screw it all up again until 11/11......
  36. Thread: Pool Plans

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    Only a handful would notice that but us "Merkins"...

    Only a handful would notice that but us "Merkins" appreciate good forged wheels . :)
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    My wife yell at my FIL because he is totally...

    My wife yell at my FIL because he is totally stressed out as his TV box doesn't have signal and when that is not working he has no idea what to do with himself. He watches WAY too much TV. It shows...
  38. Thread: Pool Plans

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    10/10

    Today was a run to a place my wife found that sells various sizes of Fox tail palms. We decided to go buy them now as we may need to plant them as we go along.
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  39. Thread: Pool Plans

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    Thanks David and I am all over your suggestions...

    Thanks David and I am all over your suggestions below..:).



    Already planned.



    I already ordered a small orbiting fan, not a big fan of those zapper deals. Fan seems to work OK. I am...
  40. Thread: Pool Plans

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    Actually, my wife is the taskmaster. :). I am...

    Actually, my wife is the taskmaster. :). I am working on it with the other guys.




    Thanks HL and CE. Its got a long way to go still. I still have some concerns about pool install unknown but...
  41. Thread: Pool Plans

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    Friday it is

    Great progress today. Everybody hustled. The intent was that we would pour cement for the deck and pool bar tomorrow but that will happen Monday.
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  42. Smart! I have watched my FIL get stung, bit...

    Smart!

    I have watched my FIL get stung, bit or squash his toes with things because he is always wearing flip flops in the yard working. I never go out in the yard without shoes on, ever. When...
  43. I have come across a few 10" plus long centipedes...

    I have come across a few 10" plus long centipedes here around my house. They can be extremely aggressive and are lightening fast. I cut them in half with a shovel and they are still alive the next...
  44. Thread: Pool Plans

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    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2020/10/288.j...

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2020/10/288.jpg

    Nothing like a nice beer break on a Friday. hopefully soon I will be enjoying these by a pool if all goes well.
  45. I was just told today that another brave soul...

    I was just told today that another brave soul colleague is lining up for his incarceration process. Just started the "Why I need to come to Thailand" request. What I did find out that is really...
  46. Thread: Pool Plans

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    10/9

    Hustled a lot yesterday. Lunch time on a Friday.

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    Pool bar and part of the deck angled rebar.
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  47. Exactly, why my wife says I never listen. I tune...

    Exactly, why my wife says I never listen. I tune noise out. I seem to have this noise canceling feature that after a certain decibel is reached I see her lips moving but have no idea what she is...
  48. I'm with Norton on this one. However while my...

    I'm with Norton on this one. However while my wife keeps the volume low she does tend to speak very loud. I have said, "you should get a hearing test". She then yelled and said "I have no problem...
  49. Thread: Pool Plans

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    Naaaah. It will be set on a platform of some sort...

    Naaaah. It will be set on a platform of some sort later. Had to get it in the area as once the pool is in place, getting it there would be damn near impossible. I put it on the cement blocks to keep...
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    Yes Snubs it is. I took a break for about a month...

    Yes Snubs it is. I took a break for about a month or so as visiting this site was simply a mental drain. There is dialogue and there is just juvenile pettiness. There are a handful that are...
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