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    In our town I buy up a lot of land for little....

    In our town I buy up a lot of land for little. People visit my wife when they're in need of money and we buy their land. Last week we got 1,5 rai for 25.000 and that was next to the river.

    A...
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    It's certainly doable, you just need to find out...

    It's certainly doable, you just need to find out the thickness and diameter of the steel.
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    Doesn't CPAC Monier have ventilation tiles like...

    Doesn't CPAC Monier have ventilation tiles like these?
    If they don't, another company might have them.


    https://teakdoor.com/images/smilies1/You_Rock_Emoticon.gif
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    No need for a structural engineer, I think this...

    No need for a structural engineer, I think this sketchup drawing doesn't really show the correct structure yet. I guess it's more of a sketch.

    Anyway, if you build it like this drawing all the...
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    I don't know how high the beams are and what the...

    I don't know how high the beams are and what the balcony dimensions are but those beams have to be huge with cantilevers over 1 meter.
    If you want I can run it through my calculation software.
  6. Are the a/c pipes cast in the concrete floor or...

    Bedroom.

    With the aircon above the stain that was leaking water. :)[/QUOTE]

    Are the a/c pipes cast in the concrete floor or are they above the floor?
  7. Hmm, what is above this ceiling? To me it...

    Hmm, what is above this ceiling? To me it doesn''t look like a leak a/c but I don't know what's above the ceiling.
    Is there another room or is it the roof?
    If it's the roof, do you have a flat...
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    Nice house! Just be careful not to fall off the...

    Nice house! Just be careful not to fall off the balcony though!
  9. If you show me a photo I might be able to tell...

    If you show me a photo I might be able to tell the cause. It's my job to inspect building problems like leaks :D
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    I would suggest to use a sloped roof, it has a...

    I would suggest to use a sloped roof, it has a lot of benefits but of course if you really like the flat roof style that's possible too. There are also very modern sloped roofs like in the photo...
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    The first thing I notice is that you want to use...

    The first thing I notice is that you want to use a flat roof. Why would you like to do it this way? Aesthetics? Cost?

    A few negative points about a flat roof:
    -Big chance it's going to leak,...
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    I will be back within 3 years! The reason I left...

    I will be back within 3 years! The reason I left is because the school I worked for didnt want to pay my wages in the holidays, so basically I would have been without money for 2-3 months. I applied...
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    I think you have to upload it to Picasa or...

    I think you have to upload it to Picasa or Photobucket and then use the here. When I copy your URL I can see the picture though.

    I was wondering what the little squares next to the garage are and...
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    That is nice, if you ever need a draftsman or...

    That is nice, if you ever need a draftsman or construction engineer in your company I am available :)
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    Yes indeed, I believe Ive done those too, it...

    Yes indeed, I believe Ive done those too, it really helped me in getting to know the new environment.



    I believe I know a fair bit about construction and construction in Thailand so feel free...
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    Yes it is indeed a good website, if you are...

    Yes it is indeed a good website, if you are really interested in learning Revit you might want to try the Revit Architecture Essential Training, itīs quite interesting.




    Very true, I would...
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    Hi Jacob, sorry for my late reply. I am kind of...

    How you do material takeoffs with cost? Do you have some collection of materials or families with Thai prices assigned to it?[/QUOTE]

    Hi Jacob, sorry for my late reply. I am kind of busy at the...
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    Hi Wasp, This is easy to fix, just use the 3D...

    Hi Wasp,

    This is easy to fix, just use the 3D text tool and uncheck the extruded checkbox. This way the text will be flat. When I do this and zoom out the text will get smaller too if you know...
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    I use Revit, what is your question specifically?

    I use Revit, what is your question specifically?
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    Im afraid many of my fellow countrymen have died...

    Im afraid many of my fellow countrymen have died in this crash since it departed from Amsterdam :(
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    First of all welcome to the forum! Did you...

    First of all welcome to the forum!

    Did you design the house yourself or did you hire an architect / bought it from the Internet? I like the floorplan, especially the location of the master...
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    Unfortunately that's true :( Most of our own call...

    Unfortunately that's true :( Most of our own call it Holland, we even say "hup Holland". Those ignorant bastards!

    Anyway, too bad Van Gaal didn't change the goal keeper since Cillessen is a...
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    It's meant to be that we (the Netherlands) are...

    It's meant to be that we (the Netherlands) are going to play Germany in the final. We are going to take revenge for all the times they beat us :p

    Oh and Holland isn't the same as the Netherlands,...
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    That's a possibility as well of course :) ...

    That's a possibility as well of course :)



    Isn't it possible to own the land through a company?
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    Make sure to thoroughly test the roof for leaks,...

    Make sure to thoroughly test the roof for leaks, you can use a water hose for it. Also spray from different angles.
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    Good idea to do it now, I think a lot of builders...

    Good idea to do it now, I think a lot of builders forget to test it before finishing the walls and floors. Then after a little while you notice that tiles are falling off and at that stage it's not...
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    He was our greatest player ever, too bad he...

    He was our greatest player ever, too bad he became so cocky after his carreer.
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    It's going to be very difficult for us but I'm...

    It's going to be very difficult for us but I'm sure our coach Van Gaal will have some brilliant strategy.
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    I thought the same but in the end we won!!! In...

    I thought the same but in the end we won!!! In the Netherlands we say that our coach has a 'golden dick' because every substitute player either scores a goal or has great influence on the game. Last...
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    Not sure about the builder but I've got an idea...

    Not sure about the builder but I've got an idea to get your drawings, you can ask students at the university. They'll think of it as a good exercise and charge just a small fee.
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    Ohhh, I guess I was lucky when I brought 20kg of...

    Ohhh, I guess I was lucky when I brought 20kg of rice seeds with me to the Netherlands :yerman:
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    I would never use house plan software. If you've...

    I would never use house plan software. If you've got a little bit of sense it's easy enough (imho) to plan using pen, paper and your brain. You don't have to be an architect to design a functional...
  33. Thread: My Lipoma

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    I've had a similar thing in my back 4 years ago,...

    I've had a similar thing in my back 4 years ago, I was so scared because I thought it was a tumor. Because I was in Thailand I went to a private hospital in Chiang Mai, they tested and luckily it was...
  34. Thread: Cost vs Size

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    It's impossible to say how much more 120m2 would...

    It's impossible to say how much more 120m2 would cost over 80m2 without knowing the shape and style of the building. Imagine adding the extra 40m2 on the 2nd floor, this might be more expensive than...
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    It's kind of standard for walls in Europe, normal...

    that is special board too...

    Thickness of the plates is 12.5 mm and are non-combustible. Wall structures with 2 layers of plates on both sides of the steel frame and min. 70 mm of mineral wool...
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    Maybe the cheaper gypsumboards yes, but when you...

    Just add 2x12,5mm Knauf gypsumboard and it's 60 minutes fire proof, that should be enough to leave the house, granted that you install a fire alarm.[/QUOTE]

    Can you send link to proof that?...
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    Just add 2x12,5mm Knauf gypsumboard and it's 60...

    Just add 2x12,5mm Knauf gypsumboard and it's 60 minutes fire proof, that should be enough to leave the house, granted that you install a fire alarm.
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    That's exactly the kind of thing I listened to...

    That's exactly the kind of thing I listened to from clients over 30 years. My building can't burn down....I'm a very good driver....by boat is unsinkable....

    Somehow in the midst of all this...
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    I don't think it's that dangerous at all. I've...

    I don't think it's that dangerous at all. I've been using stoves like these on a daily basis here in Thailand for 4 years now and I've never seen anything potentially hazardous?
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    It might seem simple but there is more than meets...

    It might seem simple but there is more than meets the eye. There are over 100 different kinds of concrete for all situations and there is a reason that concrete engineering is a Master study.

    That...
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    I'm amazed, this is such a good idea! I'm going...

    I'm amazed, this is such a good idea! I'm going to save this picture and make something similar in the kitchen of my house!


    https://teakdoor.com/Gallery/albums/userpics/35314/20140410_161228.jpg
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    Sorry I made a stupid mistake.... I meant...

    OK. Thanks mucho Koetjeka! I think I understand what you are saying. The vertical force comes from the weight of the concrete in the entire column compressing the lower portion? Obviously, the rebar...
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    When the house was finished, didn't you have to...

    When the house was finished, didn't you have to check the whole house with their foreman, write down their mistakes and sign for it?
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    Hmm I'm not sure why the photo doesn't show, I've...

    Hmm I'm not sure why the photo doesn't show, I've copied the URL and used the insert image button like I always do.

    I was talking about post #218, the last photo. It's always better to keep the...
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    Digging up a very old topic here but it has some...

    Digging up a very old topic here but it has some relevance for me now.

    My question is; if I drill a well 25m from my house and get myself an anti termite system that involves soaking the soil in...
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    It seems as if everything comes along really...

    It seems as if everything comes along really well, it looks great!

    Just one question, why didn't they brace these columns in the photo below? Make sure they'll do it next time, it can save you /...
  47. Same thing goes for my dog Moo Krob. Whenever I...

    Same thing goes for my dog Moo Krob. Whenever I go somewhere, he follows me. I have to lock him in and tell my mother in law to let him out again after 5 minutes. Once he actually ran with my father...
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    First of all I wish you good luck and a blessed...

    First of all I wish you good luck and a blessed build! I'm looking forward to the next posts!

    About the wall, a few things you might consider thinking about:
    -Do you want to be able to look...
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    The thing with the combination of white and...

    The thing with the combination of white and plastic is that it doesn't stay white for long, especially in the kitchen!

    Let me give you an example; I was so stupid to buy white plastic "superware"...
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    Super ugly dog IMHO.

    Super ugly dog IMHO.
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