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by ajarnudon
May 5, 2017, 10:52 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: A Con Builders
Replies: 34
Views: 2936

Re: A Con Builders

As I said there is nothing wrong with the wall that the people put up. I will identify myself as the John that Vince refers to. I am not going to buy in to this discussion except to make a couple of observations: 1. The only posts here that are relevant are from those who have direct experience wit...
by ajarnudon
May 5, 2017, 10:13 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: John's budget build
Replies: 212
Views: 29744

Re: John's budget build

I believe he is currently enjoying a cooler climate in Aus at the minute. :D From what he said to me this is a very low key start at the task. Until he finally retires & can have a daily 'hands on' management of the build he does not expect too much progression.. Hi Barney and Bob Sorry that I have...
by ajarnudon
March 31, 2017, 4:38 pm
Forum: Where to Buy Things in Udon
Topic: Rolls of foam strip
Replies: 0
Views: 239

Rolls of foam strip

I am looking for foam strips to isolate thermal transfer from external horizontal slabs to house walls. Does anyone know where I can source it?
by ajarnudon
March 25, 2017, 8:28 am
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Workshop and house, Non Sa-At ½ way between KK & Udon
Replies: 198
Views: 26559

Re: Workshop and house, Non Sa-At ½ way between KK & Udon

Hi Jerome. Thanks for taking the time to show Da and I through your home. It's all coming together nicely. It was great to meet you and Nui, and we will stay in touch. Made a start on our place this week.
by ajarnudon
March 18, 2017, 7:26 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: MY house build to begin.
Replies: 520
Views: 64485

Re: MY house build to begin.

Absolutely stunning Barney
by ajarnudon
March 16, 2017, 1:07 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Clearing land
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: Clearing land

Our 730 sq m block was covered with 2 metre high Guinea grass. Paid a local guy with a brushcutter to clear it and remove the grass from the block. Took one man two days and cost 1,000 baht. Controlling regrowth with Roundup.
by ajarnudon
February 21, 2017, 11:40 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: John's budget build
Replies: 212
Views: 29744

Re: John's budget build

ps.. THere is a dedicated concrete forum on coolthaihouse.com which might give you answers to a lot of your questions.
by ajarnudon
February 21, 2017, 11:37 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: John's budget build
Replies: 212
Views: 29744

Re: John's budget build

Hi. Sorry I have been absent as work has taken over my life for a while. Steel is a must, and plastic depending on circumstance. If you are pouring onto sand fill, then plastic is needed to retain water for the curing process of the concrete. If you are pouring onto compacted clay, then a few days o...
by ajarnudon
January 19, 2017, 5:51 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Mick's House Build
Replies: 354
Views: 32386

Re: Mick's House Build

Don't think there will be any problem JR. The holes are 2 metres deep, and for the most part it is just a screen, not a retaining wall.
by ajarnudon
January 18, 2017, 11:29 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: John's budget build
Replies: 212
Views: 29744

Re: John's budget build

I came back again last weekend and put a lockable tap onto the blue pipe and was pleasantly surprised by the strong flow from the town supply thru the 3/4" pipe. This will probably mean that I can save on power costs by bypassing the tank and pump except in case of need. I had been scratching my hea...
by ajarnudon
January 18, 2017, 11:04 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: John's budget build
Replies: 212
Views: 29744

Re: John's budget build

How about an earth wire too please. :D :D The revised thinking about the retaining wall is to proceed with it along the southern and western boundaries (left and rear when viewed from the soi), and to terrace the northern (right) side with garden beds. The 4m x 10.2m garage/workshop/laundry) will s...
by ajarnudon
January 18, 2017, 10:28 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Mick's House Build
Replies: 354
Views: 32386

Re: Mick's House Build

Hi Mick
What size are those posts - hard to guage just from the pics - are they 20 x 20 cms?
by ajarnudon
January 17, 2017, 9:34 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: John's budget build
Replies: 212
Views: 29744

Re: John's budget build

Well, during the 11 days I had off Xmas-New Year, I didn't get far with the retaining wall. A few of the holes still had a substantial amount of water in them, and when I called on World Concrete they told me they were too busy to do a site inspection before the New Year shutdown. And when they came...
by ajarnudon
January 16, 2017, 3:30 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: John's budget build
Replies: 212
Views: 29744

Re: John's budget build

Interesting your water table is so high. Did you know this prior to starting excavation? Just asking to see if it will change your thoughts on footing design? Hi Barney. I have just come to the realisation that the water in the holes isn't from the paddy fields - the holes that still have water in ...
by ajarnudon
January 7, 2017, 8:04 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Udon Immigration
Replies: 570
Views: 51598

Re: Udon Immigration

Mine was the 20 baht tip, not the 600!
by ajarnudon
January 5, 2017, 7:04 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Udon Immigration
Replies: 570
Views: 51598

Re: Udon Immigration

I leave bigger tips when I pay my bar bill than I left at Udon Immigration - and I was happy with the great service to be in and out in 5 minutes.
by ajarnudon
January 5, 2017, 6:39 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Mick's House Build
Replies: 354
Views: 32386

Re: Mick's House Build

Looks a quality job Mick
by ajarnudon
December 26, 2016, 10:29 am
Forum: House & Land
Topic: John's budget build
Replies: 212
Views: 29744

Re: John's budget build

SANTA found me in Thailand. I must have been a good boy this year.
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by ajarnudon
December 26, 2016, 10:17 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Udon Immigration
Replies: 570
Views: 51598

Re: Udon Immigration

Did my 90 day report today. All over in 5 mins; left 20 baht in the tip jar. Stopped of for breakfast and home by 9 am.
by ajarnudon
December 26, 2016, 9:56 am
Forum: House & Land
Topic: John's budget build
Replies: 212
Views: 29744

Re: John's budget build

Checked on the holes we dug, and some of them still have a fair amount of water. Looks like I will have to pump them out. Going to see if I can find a professional concrete outfit today.

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