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by runrunshaw
March 7, 2019, 3:38 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws
Replies: 122
Views: 8471

Re: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

Wow. That was some storm. The western suburbs of Udon copped it, and I am guessing that you may be that way. Barney's place is NW - how did you fare Barney? BTW, the 3" thick insulation batts in silver plastic that I am using are 180 THB for 60 cm X 4 M. Thanks for the info on the insulation. The h...
by runrunshaw
March 7, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws
Replies: 122
Views: 8471

Re: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

I'd say you were just plain lucky that none of the dwelling was affected. I've seen blows like this take out one house and leave the one right next to it unscathed. Looking at the dwelling roof I wouldn't class it as a rating that would supersede that which moved a container 10 ft sideways. Good to...
by runrunshaw
February 26, 2019, 9:11 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws
Replies: 122
Views: 8471

Re: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

When it rains it pours, no pun intended. Funny, my second novel, originally published by Macmillan, is titled Storm Damage. Now I'm living it. https://www.amazon.com/Ed-Kovacs/e/B005DONBDQ Anyway, the house emerged virtually unscathed. We're meeting the electrician tomorrow and he'll reconnect the l...
by runrunshaw
February 26, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws
Replies: 122
Views: 8471

Re: STORM DAMAGE at Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

Around the village.... roads blocked with downed power poles missing roofs that took flight, etc.


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by runrunshaw
February 26, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws
Replies: 122
Views: 8471

Re: STORM DAMAGE at Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

Well, the storm last night hit my wife's village hard. And my containers... well... my father-in-law witnessed a mini tornado push the containers off the concrete slab and then rip up the roof and send it flying. He said he couldn't pull his eyes away from the spectacle, because it was so amazing. L...
by runrunshaw
February 25, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws
Replies: 122
Views: 8471

Re: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

Marcosteffano wrote:
February 24, 2019, 12:22 am
I just sorted the wife's family out with a new home on a budget and watered the first coat down first.they were over the moon.
LOL. Any reason you chose that particular paint?
by runrunshaw
February 25, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws
Replies: 122
Views: 8471

Re: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

I see the house doesn't have any gutters, hence the dirt splash Re. The Dirt Splash: You can run a sheet of black plastic around the perimeter of the house and then place a 1.5 m wide strip layer of gravel or stone on top . That or lay some cheap Garden type pavers. I tried to up load a couple of p...
by runrunshaw
February 24, 2019, 7:17 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws
Replies: 122
Views: 8471

Re: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

Looks good, are you planning on doing a ceiling. with the house. Tile Grid or Plasterboard on a frame pipoz4444 [/quote] Initially I was, yes. Then when the build went off the rails a bit, the in-laws told my wife they didn't need a drop-down ceiling. Maybe they were afraid I was about to walk away...
by runrunshaw
February 24, 2019, 2:31 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws
Replies: 122
Views: 8471

Re: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

Here's a link to a U.S. company with inexpensive products for all kinds of concrete staining and finishing. Not sure that comparable products are available in Thailand. https://www.concretecamouflage.com/artist_grade_concrete_stain_co.cfm One can get amazing finishes with just humble concrete and th...
by runrunshaw
February 23, 2019, 6:36 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws
Replies: 122
Views: 8471

Re: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

Well, our simple electrical job is done. The man said his name is Nana Plaza, so we know he has a sense of humor. He worked a full day and two half-days for his four thousand baht, plus a small bonus since he did a few extra things for us, and we had him change some things that he had to redo. Speak...
by runrunshaw
February 22, 2019, 11:00 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws
Replies: 122
Views: 8471

Re: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

Runrunshaw We had our front fence done in this style of finish. Probably not up to an interior professional standard but pretty good all the same. My wife and project manager organises the workers, so she is the one to talk to. Have another dwelling soon to be completed in the same style of concret...
by runrunshaw
February 22, 2019, 10:57 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws
Replies: 122
Views: 8471

Re: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

If you do a Google Image search for 'Hay Street, Kalgoorlie' you will get the idea quickly. Yes, it and many other premises in Hay Street Kalgoorlie were/are establishments of ill repute (this site won't allow the use of a particular word beginning with b and ending in el). The one in the picture w...
by runrunshaw
February 22, 2019, 7:09 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws
Replies: 122
Views: 8471

Re: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

'Also, I really like RJ8 Coffee and Bakery on the road to Nong Kai.' Well, I never .. I go past this place every time I go to my build site, but it isn't like I want coffee when I drive by at 7.40 am. But I think I might have to drop in when I sometimes go to Do Home or the steel merchant up the ro...
by runrunshaw
February 21, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws
Replies: 122
Views: 8471

Re: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

The electrician is at work as I write this. Will post photos soonest. Simple job. 4000 for his fee and about 8500 for materials, I think. I'll check re the inspection.
by runrunshaw
February 20, 2019, 9:00 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws
Replies: 122
Views: 8471

Re: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

Also if you don’t want to chase the walls you could use metal conduit down the walls that looks the place instead of plastic. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190220/458e2334913836c624423c7582378007.jpg Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Barney, I love the look of the concrete walls. Kind of a po...
by runrunshaw
February 20, 2019, 8:03 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws
Replies: 122
Views: 8471

Re: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

"Nothing worse than having to get down on ones hands and knees to try to plug things in." "My idea height is around 900mm, just adjacent to where my hand swings to the side. Then one can just " shove it in right there". :) LOL!!! Is this a build thread, or a Pattaya Soi Six thread??? ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)...
by runrunshaw
February 20, 2019, 7:56 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws
Replies: 122
Views: 8471

Re: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

With the high tech world we live in no matter how old or young, buy some power outlets with the USB port incorporated I the outlet plate. I ended up changing quite a few in my house in bedroom and the kitchen instead of having extra pieces of kit and additional leads and outlets. Some one is always...
by runrunshaw
February 20, 2019, 3:55 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws
Replies: 122
Views: 8471

Re: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

Funny you should mention door hinges. I just found an expensive set still in the packaging that didn't get used, but cheaper ones did get used. The best laid plans.... I forgot to mention......you can 'save' lots by cutting your paint with 50% water. It makes it easier to apply, as well. You'd be h...
by runrunshaw
February 20, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws
Replies: 122
Views: 8471

Re: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

In Thailand, where there doesn't appear to be any building inspections (at least not in the house/guest house we've built), you could cut cost any hundreds of ways.......thinner electrical wires, hollow doors, door hinges that cost 100 baht rather than 300, no electrical conduit in the ceilings, no...

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