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    Quote Originally Posted by sisaket View Post
    Dinner by Jet-Ski, dont get that service on Bassenthwaite Lake, just flew back to Issan this morning for the MOTO GP at Buriram.
    Enjoy it, I am very jealous, I wanted to go, I have been a few time at Assen. I am back in Iraq working so will miss it, fingers crossed for next year, pls put some photos up on here, thx

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    I think they signed a contract to hold it for a minimum of 3 years:
    This week in Issan the Kuy (Sui, Kui, Suay, umpteen names for the same group, mainly famous for association with Elephants) and Khmers will have ceremony's and give offerings to the Ancestors, all sorts of offerings and goodies available from local venders and in the local market... Mrs was at a ceremony the other day... Im picking Mother-in-Law up on Monday shes been in Seoul for a few months and she will conduct a family ceremony upon return, I think this weekend is for the main ceremonies. I asked Mrs about younger people speaking Kuy she says the younger generation tend to speak Central Thai with the older generation speaking Thai, Kuy or Khmer (in this area) to each other, sad to hear a ancient language may disappear.
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    MOTO GP Thailand 2018: International Circuit Buriram 7OCT18:
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    I designated photo taking to Mrs as she always says my pictures are worse than a child's, plus I could nt be bothered, when I questioned later why is there no photos of the bikes she made the excuse they were too fast
    But she did take a couple of Videos ...
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    5555555, thats a good excuse! Cheers for posting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonerider View Post
    5555555, thats a good excuse! Cheers for posting
    Very poor excuse, you cant get the staff these days...

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    Huai Talat Reservoir, Sakae Sam, Buriram
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    Memorial to King Bhumibol Adulyadej @ Chang Arena, Buriram City.
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    Buriram United FC Academy and Training Complex, Samet, Buriram City District, Buriram
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    Rural Rice House, Chom Phra District, Surin
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    Wat Klang, Surin City
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    Wat Klang, Surin City
    Photos Oct 2018:
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    2018 Elephant Round-Up Parade and Buffet:Surin City: 16NOV18.
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    Buakaw Banchamek (Muay Thai Champion):Si Narong Elephant Show Stadium, Surin City.
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    Elephant Round-Up:Si Narong Elephant Show Stadium, Surin City.
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    Surin Festival 18:Prasat Sikhoraphum (Khmer Temple) Ra Ngang, Sikhoraphum District.
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    Surin Festival 18:Cultural Performance, Surin's 3 Elthnic Groups: Kuy, Khmer and Lao. Ra Ngang.
    Photos 17NOV18.
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    Chinese Winter Festival, Surin City. (17Dec)
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    Chinese Performance outside Surin Railway Station (17 Dec)
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    Ampuen Reservoir, Surin Province (18 Dec)
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    Srae Aditaya , Then Mi , Surin Province (18 Dec)
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    Srae Aditaya, Then Mi, Surin Province (18 Dec)
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    Construction of the new Glasshouse, Srae Aditaya, Then Mi, Surin Province (18 Dec).
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    23DEC18 CP TH.jpg
    23DEC18 New Water Storage Pool / Pond coming along
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    24DEC18 Finished 15 x 40 x 4 MTRS (Deep)
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    24DEC18. They got the bushes and trees out / around the Old pond, but did nt do a good job of levelling out the bottom, they claimed was too moist (like a slurry) Mrs not happy told the operators to mix dry soils / earth first, then take it out, pointing out to me "what's wrong with them, their brain cells don't work" Oh Dear, she feels they want the money but not put in the effort, blames herself for not being there at the crack of dawn to supervise.
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    My Xmas day treat, chopping down sister / brother in laws jungle, dug out the weeds bushes, trees from the channel, put a membrane down, and filled in with ornate white size two stones. Was boiling hot, no turkey legs and christmas pudd for this lad.
    All pictures in Surin Province.
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    Had a nice day out on the River when i was last home

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    Construction of Lumtakong Viaduct, Bang Pa In - Nakhon Ratchasima (M6) Korat.


    Couple of videos to give an outline how they are constructing the elevated sections
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    Temple access, not quite viaduct construction, but my last visit the cement was still wet on the 1st section, now complete to the road.
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    Brother-in- Laws Forest Temple, Yasothon. All Photos JAN 2019.
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    Tha Tum District, Surin : Photos Jan 2019.
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    Wat Phra Phutthabat Phanom Din: Tha Tum
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    Temple Building made from Bottles, Wat Phra Phutthabat Phanom Din: Tha Tum.
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    Shrine to the Ancestors (Khmer): Ban Nong Yang.
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    Wat Suwan Inthong: Mueang Kae
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    Wat Suwan Inthong: Mueang Kae.
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    Wat Suwan Inthong: Mueang Kae.
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    Default House Build starting to take shape

    My Isaan House Build id starting to take shape, and its not going too bad

    Drilled soil samples were taken and everything was marked out

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    Starting the foundations

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    Filling in the foundation boxes with concrete

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    Some of the columns

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    Starting to put them up, Health and Safety would have a fit lol

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    Getting there

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    Ready for Phase 2 putting in the floor

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    Good to see they're using pre-cast Wayne. Make sure they do the same with the lintels. If you are going to use lightweight blocks, inexpensive matching lintels are available but rarely stocked. My local SCG stockist (SCG Q Con Blocks) said it would take 3 weeks to get the lintels - presumably to allow the correct curing time but when he called the factory, they had sizes close to mine in stock (some needed cutting a little) and for a bit extra they were delivered to the site in 2 days. Don't, whatever you do, let them do the norm and form the lintels on site.

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    Yeah I will keep an eye on that, thx, but every thing they have done up to now they have made at their yard and brought on a truck, he did struggle a bit bringing the six 8.2 meter lengths

    We are using a type of Thermo block, I am sure they are like the ones you had, I will try and dig out a photo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonerider View Post
    Yeah I will keep an eye on that, thx, but every thing they have done up to now they have made at their yard
    You need to check on the lintels then Wayne. The problem is the curing time. There are various curing times for concrete depending on the type, strength and the weight that is to be applied to it. The rule in Thailand (that is almost universally ignored, seems to be 3 weeks to reach full strength.

    When it was looking like we were not going to be able to get lintels on time, my contractor (at the time) said it wouldn't be a problem, they'd form them on site as they normally do. I then asked them when they expected to be able to build on those lintes "the next day" was the answer!!!

    I was recently asked to go and appraise a newly built property near Khao Yai for an American gentleman who was taking his contractor to court. The same gentleman had approached me around a year ago regarding the possibility of me project managing his build - he didn't like my price and decided on doing the job himself. Fast forward a year and he's at the end of his tether and realises his mistake - the build, a very large house is horrendous. Immediately on arriving at the site I noticed cracked sealed units on several of the downstairs windows. Most of the windows on the ground floor also refused to open and it was quite clear why. Both of these problems were caused by the (uncured) lintels bowing under the weight of the the wall above - the windows having been built in immediately the lintel formers were removed and on with the walls. Thai contractors have 'got away' with such practice for years as the aluminium and hard plastic windows that are common place are actually stronger (but far less efficient) than the better quality uPVC units foreigners often specify - although no windows are supposed to be load bearing!

    From what I see on your photos, your builders look OK Wayne but just be careful - especially if things are being cast off site.

    I was actually amazed on my last trip - I saw a new property being built in Pak Chong by a contractor I recognised - having met him in SCG several times. The traditional 2 storey concrete frame was constructed (formed on site) and then work stopped for almost 3 weeks. I stopped by and talked to the contractor who told me he always leaves the frame for at least 2 weeks before continuing the build!
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    Had a good few hours at the Chum Phae Water Park, they are still constructing some things but nothing really spoils your enjoyment. Its on the 228 heading Nth out of Chum Phae

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    Some great snaps there. What a lovely part of the world.

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    Harvesting the sugar cane

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    My Rat Stew

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    Others

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    Default It's getting there

    Quite happy with the work so far

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