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  1. Nice looking tile. One thing you should consider is that if you live in an area that has strong winds and farm soil and dust blowing around, it will get in all the cracks and be difficult to clean. Sent from my SM-J700F using Tapatalk
  2. I haven't looked into it, but surely you can code up and make your own VPN? Maybe have to register it with some organisation. Anyone done that? Sent from my SM-J700F using Tapatalk
  3. Funny, Ilikehdtv is working nearly fine now. Sent from my SM-J700F using Tapatalk
  4. Thanks for that comment. Bringing happiness to Carlyai in Thailand. [emoji2] Sent from my SM-J700F using Tapatalk
  5. Hi Crossy, You are probably correct. The trouble is that when you build something like a swimming pool, for the first time, and you get a structural engineering report on the job, you have to believe what they say. My pool slab is 40 cm thick and 2 lots of 12 mm rebar. One would think, over the top. The walls are 25 cm thick with 2 layers of 12 mm rebar as well. (Hopefully; not poured yet). I know one of my advisors has over engineered his pool more than me. So at the end of the day, you have to make a decision between say 1 layer of rebar, or 2 layers, at 10 mm thickness or 12 or 16 mm, with a slab of 25 cm or 30 or 40 cm and walls between 15 cm and 30 cm, so you would tend to over spec. than under spec. I think it also depends on your budget. If you have a budget, in my case of B700000, and you get quoted over B1400000, then you tend to go bigger than smaller. Hope it doesn't leak or break in half. Also, where I live, when I ordered CPAC, 280 strength, with an additive, seems I didn't get what I ordered and paid for. One of the guys working on the pool can fairly easily bang in concrete nail in the slab, where as other slabs he has worked on, the nails bend (I know it does depend also on how you hit the nail). So, for me, over engineering was probably good. I know Naam agrees, and he's only ever been wrong once. [emoji38] [emoji21] Sent from my SM-J700F using Tapatalk
  6. Thanks for the reply. I'm sure the Thai transformers are fine, but I've got someone in Aus sending me one with 4 secondaries, so fixed up there. Sent from my SM-J700F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  7. 'Thanks Carl. You have just made my mind up for me. Preconstructed?'. Sorry I did answer this but forgot to post it. Since then I really like the long above ground pool from Crossy' s post. The short version of what I said was, which ever construction method you use, depends on the capabilities of your building team. @grollies (one of my gurus), did a block pool. I would have done an 8" cement block pool, but transportation costs alone were B 22000 for the blocks. I didn't think the Thai cinder blocks were strong enough, but since then have found a place where they will make them stronger in a special order. I could rent the frame local, but not the adjustable supports, hence all the steel box section. I think the frame is more difficult as everything is moving and you have to have a smart team. Frame renting is B1500 per day, so at the end of the day, what method you use completely depends on your Thai building team. I've gone through 1 mob already. Hope I can keep this new mob[emoji26]. Sent from my SM-J700F using Tapatalk
  8. And this is the trouble with free- range chooks and inground pools. Sent from my SM-J700F using Tapatalk
  9. Get in touch with the electrics forum moderator, Crossy. Seems he is happy with the above ground pool he installed. Sent from my SM-J700F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  10. A fiberglass pool is a good option, IF, you go and check out the construction company. I had one in Darwin and the gelcoat had bubbles, but it is still there 35 years later, also had one in Coffs Harbour...but again up to the construction and install company. 2 poor choices...maybe? Pool companies, please don't come back with all the guarantees etc...doesn't wash, BUT; a few satisfied customers and their phone numbers does. Sent from my SM-J700F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  11. I wouldn't trust an Australian bloke who 'does it here in Thailand'. Is '"it" a male or female?' Sent from my SM-J700F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  12. But, there again, the deep end is more than 2m deep , and the shallow end only about 1.2 m deep. Sent from my SM-J700F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  13. My son....my son. Here's a yesterday and today pic of the frame going in to support the walls being poured in a couple of days. Maybe over the top....who knows? Sent from my SM-J700F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  14. Yeah, that's the one I used....I knew it started with an L. 555. But, mine was done a while ago too, so if you use them, you need new references as companies ethics change. Sent from my SM-J700F using Tapatalk
  15. Alanthebuilder could probably be correct about the foam spray, but I have noticed the Pattaya house seems cooler when we have visited. Probably subjective, and I wouldn't contradict a professional builder. Sent from my SM-J700F using Tapatalk