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    I see its been years since I commented here when...

    I see its been years since I commented here when you were beginning. Great looking timber house, well done!
  2. Good looking little house but why do they still...

    Good looking little house but why do they still build with columns instead of filling the blocks with concrete and putting a ring beam at the top like Australia?
    We dont fill all the blocks, the...
  3. Koh Rong and other islands are mostly shit. At...

    Koh Rong and other islands are mostly shit. At the upper end of the Gulf the rubbish gets washed up on the beaches, it never gets flushed away. Visibility is generally poor and fish and corals...
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    Go for steel of course. It gives off the heat at...

    Go for steel of course. It gives off the heat at night and doesn't leak or allow thieves access. Don't listen to an Asian woman when thinking of roofing materials, are you mad?
    As kids the best...
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    My partner and her two children were issued the...

    My partner and her two children were issued the 309 visas a few weeks ago. Used a useless agent so it took far too long but due the the 8 year length of the relationship it was always going to be...
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    This is all very impressive to an Australian...

    This is all very impressive to an Australian builder like me. Precast is obviously the way to go in Thailand just as it is in commercial buildings in Australia.
    As long as one has the cranes...
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    Bassaka planes are new. They are the shit Chinese...

    Bassaka planes are new. They are the shit Chinese manufactured plane that they cant sell so they give them away. Despite US engines and avionics they are not certified by real countries and will...
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    Great thread this! I too miss the old days when...

    Great thread this! I too miss the old days when building was taken so much more seriously. Nowadays people have learnt that its all a pig in a poke, keep it cheap and cheerful and just go with the...
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    Often fitted too close to ceilings, re gassing is...

    Often fitted too close to ceilings, re gassing is usually a scam, cleaning filters regularly is essential and easy to do yourself. I like the farangs blaming Somchai but they don't bother to educate...
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    Go to Ikea for indoor kitchens. A friend just...

    Go to Ikea for indoor kitchens. A friend just bought one and shipped it to Cambodia. Kitchens are simple for us, difficult for Asians.
    Benches always 600mm wide, bench tops always 900mm high....
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    Give me strength! You can bodge it up anyway you...

    Give me strength! You can bodge it up anyway you like, it will probably never fall down. But why not do things properly in the first place, it doesn't cost much more. I am still astounded at the...
  12. Good on you Rick, I understood where you were...

    Good on you Rick, I understood where you were coming from but this is a tough school. Too many blowhards who actually know fuck all. If there is one thing I learnt from ten years in Cambodia it was...
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    Never buy a Chinese car at half the price.

    Never buy a Chinese car at half the price.
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    God it sounds expensive for what you actually end...

    God it sounds expensive for what you actually end up with but what can one do? I met a Pommie guy building lots of houses around Buriram before Christmas and he seemed to be very capable.
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    SR is good for a couple of nights, nightlife is...

    SR is good for a couple of nights, nightlife is very ordinary though. Fly to PP for some fun, it's a bit shitty if you don't know it but a lot of fun of you do. I was back in December and luckily...
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    No bracing on those columns? I would use a big...

    No bracing on those columns? I would use a big diameter PVC pipe as formwork for concrete columns and maybe even concrete beams connecting them and then wooden floor joists.
    But teak seems so cheap...
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    Yeah its tilt slab construction. In Australia the...

    Yeah its tilt slab construction. In Australia the slabs are usually poured one of top of another on the ground slab and then craned into place. There have been numerous accidents in the past due to...
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    I really thought that building in Thailand would...

    I really thought that building in Thailand would be much easier nowadays. Compared to Cambodia there are much better materials available but it sounds as though the "tradesmen" are just as poor. They...
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    It's safe but fucking boring in the West.

    It's safe but fucking boring in the West.
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    I hope The Fox doesn't feature again on here, its...

    I hope The Fox doesn't feature again on here, its an institution that people prize and has survived partly because it doesn't offer feature on boards I think. Paddy rice is OK for watching sport but...
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    Crikey, why would you grab a granny? Have they...

    Crikey, why would you grab a granny? Have they run put of nubile young girls in Thailand?
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