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    They can complain and grumble all all they want...

    They can complain and grumble all all they want but I completely agree you can never have too many strategically placed outlets (or light switches for that matter).


    I love the fact that your...
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    so are ours. Water from neighboring rice fields...

    so are ours. Water from neighboring rice fields will need to get up to around 25 feet to reach our outlets. Canít stand them at that height but when in Rome.

    Here is a picture of inside that...
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    Yes, your point is well taken. Traps on shower...

    Yes, your point is well taken. Traps on shower drains and below the sinks have been an issue. They failed to use the correct plan (MIL apparently provided contractor earlier plan without consulting...
  4. First rate build. But love the view most of...

    First rate build. But love the view most of all. Hope u enjoy the place for years to come.
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    One thing that drives me crazy is that they put...

    One thing that drives me crazy is that they put all the outlets up so high and so few outlets in a room. We instructed the builder to put more in which he did but wife disagreed that outlets should...
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    Sticky: I completely understand why ur wife required u...

    I completely understand why ur wife required u show us the views - they are fantastic!!
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    Here are a few interior pictures of walls and...

    Here are a few interior pictures of walls and outlets. They needed to chisel out the walls a little to recess wires, outlets and switches. ...
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    Here are a few shots of the exterior. ...

    Here are a few shots of the exterior.
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    Love the panel look and the patterns in the...

    Love the panel look and the patterns in the balcony rails. Great project but it is these types of details that put it over the top, at least for me.
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    Here are some progress photos of ceiling. ...

    Here are some progress photos of ceiling. ...
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    thanks Dhupp! Going kind of slow. Using a...

    thanks Dhupp! Going kind of slow. Using a local builder and this is the largest house he has built (and this is pretty small). So he has struggled on a few issues. And we aren’t there so...
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    Thank u! Posting some progress picture today. ...

    Thank u! Posting some progress picture today. Hope ur build is going great!!
  13. Iím interested in this also, including whether u...

    Iím interested in this also, including whether u were ever Able to use it as a car port or whether it turned into motorbike storage in ur absence.
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    Walls are up for the most part. Wife picking...

    Walls are up for the most part. Wife picking paint and tile and seems to be going the contemporary route.
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  15. Thread: Thank you

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    Happy u r ok without serious injury or road rash....

    Happy u r ok without serious injury or road rash. Nice there we folks to help and get u straightened out. I appreciate hearing about Thai kids doing the right thing - happens much more often than I...
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    Your right about that! More like a sealed vault...

    Your right about that! More like a sealed vault in the present form! Builder made storage/pantry 25 c larger than plans which reduced correspondingly the width of the adjacent bathroom. The...
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    I don’t think I put in the final floor plan for...

    I don’t think I put in the final floor plan for the house. You may recall I created a fairly simple 100 m2 3BR, 1 BR, outdoor kitchen/laundry which I proposed we build. It had room to put a second...
  18. Beautiful touch. Ur builder has some good ideas.

    Beautiful touch. Ur builder has some good ideas.
  19. You’re worlds ahead of our village wheels. ...

    You’re worlds ahead of our village wheels. Although Rain and puddles does make travel exciting.

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  20. Tiger ride is lower insurance rate for sure.

    Tiger ride is lower insurance rate for sure.
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    https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=20046&stc=1https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=20048&stc=1 With top on the wrangler no need to store - since u can sleep in her, although...
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    Apparently there is no clause in the contract to...

    Apparently there is no clause in the contract to keep the site clean and free of debris!! The unusual lack of beer bottles is both promising and concerning. Maybe they are taking less interest in...
  23. Pic. Of ur ride (ur car/bike/tuk tuk not ur gf!)

    Some people get vehicles for pleasure, some get them for function, some get them for both and some get them as extensions (or to compensate) for their manhood. Below are my weekend drivers - ‘72 el...
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    https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=20...

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    Thanks. Slab...
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    Yes, it is to be a cubical type shower and not a...

    Yes, it is to be a cubical type shower and not a Thai wet bathroom. Builder agreed to dig out the pipes and put ones in at correct location. He must has reached the conclusion that it was such a big...
  26. Thread: Fans

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    With beer in ice to drink if fan is ineffective -...

    With beer in ice to drink if fan is ineffective - one problem solved but problem of hangover created!
  27. Thread: Fans

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    Whole house fans or attic fans are fairly common...

    Whole house fans or attic fans are fairly common in the States. It is a large powerful fan that pushes/sucks hot air out of an whindow which than naturally draws cool air in to replace the exiting...
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    Enjoyed the thread very much! Thanks for...

    Enjoyed the thread very much! Thanks for sharing. Was a little sad about the move to BKK but am pleased you are happy and finding new things to enjoy. You prove that it is the journey and not...
  29. Good luck with the build!! Wife has a builder...

    Good luck with the build!! Wife has a builder in northern issan but I won’t recommend him (see below).
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    tranferwise is Inexpensive and fairly quick. We...

    tranferwise is Inexpensive and fairly quick. We switched about a year ago and have been pleased. The only problem I see is that while I send money all the time I never receive money back!!

    WU...
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    Well gents, I would appreciate some advice. ...

    Well gents, I would appreciate some advice. Walls are going up and we realized builder is working off plans he proposed but we rejected. He forgot we gave him different plans. Resulted in a couple...
  32. Hell of of a house for the price. Nicely done. ...

    Hell of of a house for the price. Nicely done. Like the fence also to keep out the local riff raft or u after a night of drinking. Not sure about putting grass in the yard - I would think in that...
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    Join the crowd. :rolleyes: Not sure why family...

    Join the crowd. :rolleyes: Not sure why family thinks taking pictures every couple days (and from different positions) is such a chore - but it seems to be a universal theme. The location of ur...
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    We had a bit of a side project over the last...

    We had a bit of a side project over the last several weeks. Family member who is a monk needed a small living quarters at the temple and so we had the below built. Turns out the contractor had no...
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    I think beer might have been a contributing...

    I think beer might have been a contributing factor to the fall!!! He is back on the site so it looks like he healed up. Poured floor below. There has been a break in the rain so they made some...
  36. Your bungalow in Phuket, and their bungalow in...

    Your bungalow in Phuket, and their bungalow in Issan. Trust me on this one!!
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    https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=19...

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    Iím afraid metal may be right on this. I didnít see much locking together,...
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    im afraid you may be right. It certainly...

    im afraid you may be right. It certainly concerns me. They are doing it in the interior walls so they know how to do it so not sure why they didn’t do it on the base. Could be they thought they...
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    They tried to work in the rain a few weeks ago an...

    They tried to work in the rain a few weeks ago an a worker slipped off the roof and inured his hand - so they now have no faith in the embrella to protect them! But they did get a break in the rain...
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    no reason there than Thais don’t apparently like...

    no reason there than Thais don’t apparently like to work in the rain and it has been raining a lot. He is back on site and working now and there has been progress but The foundation concerns me. ...
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    True, everything seems to be wired now. Still...

    True, everything seems to be wired now. Still think they will use the outdoor Thai style kitchen 90% more than indoor western kitchen.

    Builder got got some dry weather and started on foundation....
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    Thanks slim!! I read your thread many times and...

    Thanks slim!! I read your thread many times and use as an example of what can be accomplished when things are done right. It turned out great. I liked the western kitchen and have shown pictures...
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    thanks! We need the well wishes, believe me! ...

    thanks! We need the well wishes, believe me!

    i love the build threads and am happy I can contribute although this build may be more a lesson on how not to do things!!
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    That is the million baht question!! The floor...

    That is the million baht question!! The floor plan I originally designed was around 100 m2 and I was trying desperately to bring it under 900k or so. That plan (there is a drawing earlier in the...
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    Not sure Dead. Look narrow to me also. Will...

    Not sure Dead. Look narrow to me also. Will check.
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    thanks Huang! Here are a few more photos. ...

    thanks Huang! Here are a few more photos. Looks like the steel frame for the roof is coming along. But apparently there has been 3 days rain so the project has halted again.
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    Thanks Huang! Have some progress picture but am...

    Thanks Huang! Have some progress picture but am having difficulty uploading today. Will try again tomorrow
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    You got that right Norton! Trying to get...

    You got that right Norton! Trying to get pictures but am dependent on the family. They seem to like to take the same picture over and over so u will likely be seeing double!
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    U have a bang up project going there. High...

    U have a bang up project going there. High quality build. Ur builder may be completed by the time u get back!

    joe
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    Thank you very much! Hope it has a happy (and...

    Thank you very much! Hope it has a happy (and inexpensive) ending. Kind of frustrating not being in charge or on site.
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