John's budget build

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Re: John's budget build

Post by ajarnudon » November 27, 2018, 6:19 pm

Hi Barney. The walls up to the 80cm mark (4 courses) are 140 cm blocks. These were all backfilled with concrete and reinforced vertically witth 12 mm bar every third cavity. The webbing was cut out of the tops of the blocks in the 4th course, and horizontal 12 mm bar welded to the vertical bars. Above this height, block width reduced to 9 cm concrete and 7.5 cm AAC. These walls are only reinforced, as you suggest, at the strategic points. The vertical bars are tied into the posts every 80 cm. At lintel height and again in the top course, we will cut the webbing out of the tops of the concrete blocks. On the ground we will put 5 cm of concrete in the bottom of the blocks. The next day these blocks are laid, 12 mm bar laid in the top and the blocks filled with concrete. This effectively gives us two ring beams.

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Re: John's budget build

Post by Barney » November 27, 2018, 6:21 pm

ajarnudon wrote:
November 27, 2018, 6:19 pm
Hi Barney. The walls up to the 80cm mark (4 courses) are 140 cm blocks. These were all backfilled with concrete and reinforced vertically witth 12 mm bar every third cavity. The webbing was cut out of the tops of the blocks in the 4th course, and horizontal 12 mm bar welded to the vertical bars. Above this height, block width reduced to 9 cm concrete and 7.5 cm AAC. These walls are only reinforced, as you suggest, at the strategic points. The vertical bars are tied into the posts every 80 cm. At lintel height and again in the top course, we will cut the webbing out of the tops of the concrete blocks. On the ground we will put 5 cm of concrete in the bottom of the blocks. The next day these blocks are laid, 12 mm bar laid in the top and the blocks filled with concrete. This effectively gives us two ring beams.
Perfect. :drunk:

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Re: John's budget build

Post by ajarnudon » November 27, 2018, 10:30 pm

Giggles 26 Nov. 'You mean: "in about twelve months." What else could months be, but time? distance? temperature? weight? It reminds me of the laborious daft Brit phrase, "Sixty years of age." WTF else could years be, you logorrhoean toads? Seriously, you Brits test the limits of my medication.'

As the owner of this blog , I will take some ownership and control, the last word on this topic. Firstly, who are you calling a Brit? Are all of the world's 1 bn English speakers who live outside the US, Canada and the Philippines Brits? I, for one, am not. But I'm not a Brit basher either - others can make up their mind about this member after reviewing some posts. But it's not just reserved for the Brits. Have a look here:
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A small selection:
26 Nov. 'Probably some drug dealing, slap-headed oik Britons.'
26 Nov. 'The Brits secretly long for a strong, courageous leader like Teddy Roosevelt, or any number of US presidents. Instead they get dishwater, milquetoast blowhards like Major, Blair, Brown and Cameron. What a smarmy, do-nothing line-up that is.'
25 Nov. 'You're ignorant, dun. ...The levels of stupidity on this forum are startling.'
25 Nov. 'Your logic has more holes in it than a hunk of Swiss cheese.'
23 Nov. 'The ugly Briton(s) at it again.'
23 Nov. 'Tesco Lotus really is a heaving pile of sewage peddling diseased offal and promoting an unhealthy lifestyle.'

And this is only a sample from the last couple of days. It seems that the poster is a 'sniper' - one who doesn't initiate discussions, but continuously seeks to belittle others.
Both STWW and myself are long-term professional TESOL teachers. Personally, I instruct my students in the differences between British and US English so that they will have some knowledge of both. I even give them some examples of rhyming slang - dog and bone = phone. Even to the extent of some southern US grammar - 'Are you done doing that now?' However, don't we all use (and like to use) IDIOMS that we grew up with? I for one do, and I bet a search through Giggles' posts would find plenty.
Neither Merriam-Webster (US) nor Oxford (UK) dictionaries have an entry for 'logorrhoean'. The different US and UK spelling versions both use the 'ic' suffix, as in 'logorrhoeic' - neither use the 'an' suffix. One of the subjects I teach is English for Communication. If someone is really trying to comminicate (as distinct from point-scoring) they would use language readily understood by the target audience. Surely either 'verbose' or 'loquacious' would have been better choices (for an audience of non-psychologists). Let's put this language discussion behind us forever now.
Just one final point - I know that STWW is a moderator on this platform. I would like to point out the legal ramifications of Udonmap publishing things like the OP's Tesco Lotus rant of 23 November. And for that matter, there may be any number of Brits who might want to take a class action against the site publisher for hosting some of 'Giggles' posts. I would be hugely surprised if 'Giggles' still has membership next week. However, with this type of framework (shared by most others), there is nothing to stop a barred member from rejoinng with a new set of credentials - including rejoining from a different IP address.
This is a great site - let's make it hard for riffraff to take over.

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Re: John's budget build

Post by ajarnudon » November 27, 2018, 11:22 pm

ajarnudon wrote:
November 27, 2018, 6:19 pm
Hi Barney. The walls up to the 80cm mark (4 courses) are 140 cm blocks.
Sorry, block width 14 cm - getting my cms and mms mixed up

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Re: John's budget build

Post by neeemu » November 28, 2018, 7:35 pm

Ajarn, there isn't a like button on this site but I must say well done on putting the troll known as giggles well and truly in his place. His life in Udon mustn't be all he hoped for when he spends so much time craving attention so embarrassingly on here.

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Re: John's budget build

Post by ajarnudon » November 28, 2018, 9:39 pm

'I know that STWW is a moderator on this platform.' Sorry, I might have got this wrong. STWW is a moderator on the coolthaihouse forum, maybe not here.

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Re: John's budget build

Post by Giggle » November 28, 2018, 11:06 pm

Lighten up, Francis. :roll:

"In three weeks time" contains 25% too many words.

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Re: John's budget build

Post by Udon Map » November 29, 2018, 1:34 am

Giggle wrote:
November 28, 2018, 11:06 pm
"In three weeks time" contains 25% too many words.
Actually the overall construction is acceptable, if redundant; but your example is grammatically incorrect. It should be: "In three weeks' time."

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Re: John's budget build

Post by neeemu » November 29, 2018, 4:02 am

Giggle wrote:
November 28, 2018, 11:06 pm
Lighten up, Francis. :roll:

"In three weeks time" contains 25% too many words.
More efficient than all your posts by 75%😉

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Re: John's budget build

Post by ajarnudon » January 9, 2019, 11:13 pm

Udon Map wrote:
November 29, 2018, 1:34 am
Giggle wrote:
November 28, 2018, 11:06 pm
"In three weeks time" contains 25% too many words.
Actually the overall construction is acceptable, if redundant; but your example is grammatically incorrect. It should be: "In three weeks' time."
I go along with the possessive, but not the redundancy. 'In three weeks' can (and mostly does) refer to a period of time; 'In three weeks' time' can ONLY refer to a point in time. If you wish to avoid any confusion, I suggest this approach. Thai language handles it differentially as well: song moong = 2 o'clock, song cha moong = a two hour period.

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Re: John's budget build

Post by ajarnudon » January 28, 2019, 12:18 am

A bit late, but a couple of pics from the 10 days I had on site over Xmas-New Year.
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Seems we forgot to run an earth for the main BR air con. No probs, there are ten 15 x 15 cm steel posts all one metre into the ground, all connected via the roof structure, and they are also connected by a 4 sq mm earth cable to the main copper earth stake in the septic absorption trench.
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Got a lot more plumbing done, and put in a couple of external taps, which brought the water source a lot closer to the tubs where they are mixing the mortar.
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Now have a working light in the downstairs bedroom. Temporarily hooked it up to the power outlet supply box (the lighting box isn't functional yet).
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The foreman's son is playing with the barrow in the sandpit. All of the upper level slabs heve been poured; this ground level area is the last under-roof concrete pour. Ordered another two cubes of sand for the morning. This concrete pour was 4 cubes; if I left it like they had it, it would have been 6 cubes. After the extra fill was spread, plastic sheeting was laid and reo welded in situ and raised with luk bun. To the left is the main bathroom, further left (out of shot) is an indoor garden, pond and waterfall that is integrated with the bathroom. Top of shot is the kitchen/dining area. I have been very lazy with the photography - we are really a lot more advanced than this. I will do some catching up when I am back on site next weekend. Now, completely off-topic, but I will throw it in anyway.
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My best mate in BKK is from Uganda. He recently brought this back for me - Ugandan gin with coconut flavour. Superb.

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Re: John's budget build

Post by ajarnudon » February 6, 2019, 2:13 pm

Back in BKK again after spending five days working onsite.With five workers, we got a lot done. Just backtracking a little, we poured the lower level floor a few weeks back - kitchen/dining, main bathroom/indoor garden/water feature. This is the last slab until we add a front patio down the track a little.
This time we completed the main bathroom walls and rendered them. On the upper level, the main bedroom/ensuite/walk-in robe walls are 60% complete.
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These pics show work on the BR1 door jamb, ties spot welded to the 15 x 15 cm steel column every second block before a 12 mm deformed bar is placed inside and backfilled with mortar. Also framed up two large windows with AAC block bridging the wall cavity.
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We have also undercoated around 40% of the internal walls. The downstairs 2BR has been colour coated and the door hung.
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Installed the last of the inside roof insulation (3 inch microfiber), and I have to say that it seems very effective.

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Re: John's budget build

Post by ajarnudon » February 6, 2019, 10:38 pm

Forgot to put this one in. On the left is a robe with sliding doors, and on the right a cupboard with a hinged door and shelves for clothes, towels, sheets etc. Shelves will be varnished ply.
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