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    Hi Wayne, Having logged in on my desktop computer I have noticed on the pictures that the builders do not appear to have put any expansion joints in the concrete. My only thought with this is that as you have so many nipping points with all the pillars (in both your slabs) you might end up with them cracking.
    If you decide to, you can get them to run a deep grinder cut in the right places in the slab which will allow the concrete to essentially crack down the neat cut which looks much better than a lightning bolt going across your floor!
    Here is something you can read about the subject:
    https://www.hanson.co.uk/en/ready-mi...ints-explained
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    Cheers Walshie
    I will natter to Ohm, however I feel like they will not have a clue what i am talking about lol

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    You a probably right! At least no one will be able to say you didn’t try!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by walshie View Post
    You a probably right! At least no one will be able to say you didn’t try!!
    Ohm said they were going to put something around the joins but the shops which did it were closed, so they are going to do it after the fact...we will see, I am not holding my breath, but they have done a good job up to now.

    The rest of the area to be done was marked out yesterday, final concrete being poured as I am typing this, will be good to see it all when I am home


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    Looking good so far. One thing I've noticed with the work at your home is they don't seem to hang about and get it done pretty sharpish. There only appears to be about 2 or 3 guys working on it, but they make good progress.
    Me and the wife stayed on Koh Chang for a few days last year....the guy I rented the villa from was a German guy, ex Foreign Legion, he had a nice little bar and a few villas, but I was struck in particular by one of his workers, a Thai handyman who had a fantastic work ethic....I wonder if this is a common theme with Thai workers?

    Is the driveway the final piece of the jigsaw?

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    Looking good, Wayne. Good job Ohm is sending you photo's otherwise you wouldn't recognise the place when you get back 555

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baz M View Post
    Looking good so far. One thing I've noticed with the work at your home is they don't seem to hang about and get it done pretty sharpish. There only appears to be about 2 or 3 guys working on it, but they make good progress.
    Me and the wife stayed on Koh Chang for a few days last year....the guy I rented the villa from was a German guy, ex Foreign Legion, he had a nice little bar and a few villas, but I was struck in particular by one of his workers, a Thai handyman who had a fantastic work ethic....I wonder if this is a common theme with Thai workers?

    Is the driveway the final piece of the jigsaw?
    555555 yes mate this is the final piece of the jigsaw, all major work I believe is now complete, There is about 3/4 workers as part of this group and he has been getting a couple more when dropping the concrete. We have had some lazy groups but some very good groups, this been one of the better ones. They have worked hard and I would use them again. Might even get them to paint the wall when we get around to it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Allan View Post
    Looking good, Wayne. Good job Ohm is sending you photo's otherwise you wouldn't recognise the place when you get back 555
    Thanks Allan, 55555 yes it is, there is a great transformation when I get back, at least I can concentrate on the more mundane things like getting a new Non O multi entry visa.
    Hopefully getting my new motorbike so I can get out and about exploring


    The last batch of concrete is now down so all is good, hot of the press with Ohm's photos as per the norm lol. 64.5 cubic metres altogether for all 3 things. We still have a bit of titivating to do, trees, plants and possible a bit of stone just to finish it off...but thats it! They will be back in the morning to remove all the wood etc from the edge.














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    Wayne, what was the thinking behind placing the outdoor kitchen so far away from the house? Your wife is in to stinky fish?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobias View Post
    Wayne, what was the thinking behind placing the outdoor kitchen so far away from the house? Your wife is in to stinky fish?

    Never really give it a thought, but it is in the area where we have always sat and eaten, even when the place was still wild and everything was made of bamboo and thatched roofs lol. So it was just a natural thing to keep everything there. TBH I quite like it because its far enough away from the house that if I need some 'Me' time on my balcony then I can. Another reason I like it is because with it not being close to the house all the extended family congregate there when they visit and they dont have to come in to the house for anything, theres seating/tables, a TV, toilet, kitchen units, cooker and a hard couch type thing to relax on. Ohm's dad still sleeps there too, in the older part of the kitchen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobias View Post
    Wayne, what was the thinking behind placing the outdoor kitchen so far away from the house? Your wife is in to stinky fish?
    Or Durian :-)

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    Had a really bad storm at day after we had fininished the concreting, fortunately.
    Ohm said she can't remember seeing it that bad.
    We had rain come through out roof and on to the ceiling in a couple of places, but we were lucky, lots of building in the village lost their whole roof.
    Trees down on the roads and power lines down in places.








    Bang goes my Jack Fruit, I was looking forward to that when I eventully get home






    Direct link to a video, I cannot get it to embed
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    No new photos for 2 weeks now

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    Quote Originally Posted by ray8472 View Post
    No new photos for 2 weeks now

    Sorry mate, , not a lot really happening, most of the stuff around the house is done now, Ohm has just been titivating the front of the huse with some potted shrubs and trees.
    She also ain't been going anywhere as the weather has been a bit hit and miss.










    Thaisan likes the view from up there




    Some nice coloured skies the last couple of nights

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    Thanks, yes looks like it is pretty much completed now

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    Just the swimming pool to go in now ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sisaket View Post
    Just the swimming pool to go in now ?
    Let's spend some more of his money for him

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    Quote Originally Posted by sisaket View Post
    Just the swimming pool to go in now ?
    Quote Originally Posted by ray8472 View Post
    Let's spend some more of his money for him

    Thanks guys, no pool, Ohm and I discussed it but thought it would be a waste of money once the novelty wore off.
    We do however need to paint the outside of the wall at some point, we are going to do it the 2 main colours of the house. Columns one colour and the middle the other colour. But before we can do that we need to get one of the sections re-smoothed as its cracked .


    I had a message from Yamaha in Khon Kaen yesterday. The new Tenere 700 which I am interested in is now in the showroom. I just need to get home to go look at it....and its far better than a pool 55555555





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    Oh yes, back to Biking pics yay!!! I'd love to ride one of those. Unfortunately, my build and stature (short and fat) means that the only bikes I can consider these days are cruisers - and I've had three of them.....so far!!! 555

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allan View Post
    Oh yes, back to Biking pics yay!!! I'd love to ride one of those. Unfortunately, my build and stature (short and fat) means that the only bikes I can consider these days are cruisers - and I've had three of them.....so far!!! 555
    Lol, I am only 5'7 myself but quite used to sliding my 4rse cheeks off to get my foot down. I will need to go sit on it to see if I am going to fit it. the guy in the showroom did say they were doing test rides on it when he messaged me. I am however still toying with the idea of getting the CB500X and the CRF250 Rally, I can get both for less than the Yamaha T700. I aint decided yet. But I do like the look of the T700

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    Ohm has gone to BKK for a few days to hand back our apartment, I think the dogs knew she was going, they kept close to her whilst she was packing the car


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    The guys who did the concrete have been back and put some of the gunk between the joins to hopefully allow for the swelling and shrinking of the areas they did. Although I cannot see it doing it that much as there is not as vast temperature change.







    They also moved some wiring for Ohms dads farmers electric and whilst they did that we added some solar powered street type lights. Ohm said are are really good and you can get new batteries for them once the ones inside wear out









    They are also in the process of getting the new rice crop sorted on the remainder of the plot




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