MY house build to begin.

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Re: MY house build to begin.

Postby Randall » May 17, 2017, 12:10 am

Wow you go big. a dog house to live in... looks like some families dwellings I saw in Thailand.. or much better. . Are guard dogs a must in an around UT?
How were the prefab posts set in the ground? did I miss that page? Why not use metal posts?That seems like a large umbrella on just 8 posts?

It looks like fixed angle solar panel angle in Thailand is about 13 degrees. I love the way that dog looks so alert..



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Re: MY house build to begin.

Postby Barney » May 17, 2017, 10:50 am

Randall wrote:Wow you go big. a dog house to live in... looks like some families dwellings I saw in Thailand.. or much better. . Are guard dogs a must in an around UT?
How were the prefab posts set in the ground? did I miss that page? Why not use metal posts?That seems like a large umbrella on just 8 posts?

It looks like fixed angle solar panel angle in Thailand is about 13 degrees. I love the way that dog looks so alert..


Hi Randall,

It is a big undercover area ( 9mtr x 20 mtr) and fortunately not just for dogs. Having lived in S.E Asia for 16 years both in Vietnam and Thailand I have come to understand that weather protection for heavy rain and the at time intense heat is a must, see maaka's comments on his house build thread on how his life has improved by adding shade to his house.
Any way steel poles are OK but do need more painting and maintenance, the wife has enough to do with out adding painting to her house maintenance :lol: the precast posts are about 3 meters long with a wider flat footing at the base , they come in other lengths, and are set in excavated holes. Some people just dig them in and bury, which is OK, but I have my contractor dig the hole and put a normal leveling blinding in the base then place the posts and fill with concrete. Very stable for just covered areas. They have small steel rods protruding at the top which he welds on to the roof structure. All the roof steel is fabricated and welded in situ. Though the black steel is pre painted with a good quality corrosion proof paint and a 2nd coat when built, then place the roof sheets.
Later when complete I will post what else is under the roof. Namely 4 x 2000 ltr town water tanks and 2 pumps and 2 filters. I did not concrete all the area because I have a buried 10,000 ltr tank under there and I left it uncovered. Probably pavers later. Later the remaining area will be used as storage for the wifes garden toys that I generously buy each mothers day and birthday, like the lawn mower, whipper snipper, machetes, bush saws, hoes, shovels, etc etc. She is into herbal gardening and that will fill a lot of the area.
My dogs are part of the family and I want them to be comfortable. 2 will be very big dogs (one is now 60kg and the other female maybe 45 or 50 when fully grown) and need to be securely locked away in a big area when new visitors turn up. The gate is extra strong. Their very own ceiling fan goes in soon. :roll:
Guard dogs are not a must in Thailand but I am away a bit and they add to the security aspect. Plus they are a great loyal family pets.

I'm reading the others posters comments on solar and will make a decision on this in the future. That's a hobby project.

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Re: MY house build to begin.

Postby fatbob » May 17, 2017, 10:59 am

Good choice using concrete posts, I don't see why anyone would use steel as they will eventually rust at ground level...

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Re: MY house build to begin.

Postby Barney » May 17, 2017, 1:25 pm

fatbob wrote:Good choice using concrete posts, I don't see why anyone would use steel as they will eventually rust at ground level...


Agree fatbob,

The concrete posts have plenty of load bearing capacity.

I would only use steel if the aesthetics and design called for it. But they would have to be mounted proud if the ground level on small pedestals.

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Re: MY house build to begin.

Postby ajarnudon » May 21, 2017, 4:47 pm

"Later the remaining area will be used as storage for the wifes garden toys that I generously buy each mothers day and birthday, like the lawn mower, whipper snipper, machetes, bush saws, hoes, shovels, etc etc. "

Don't forget the chainsaw 555

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Re: MY house build to begin.

Postby Barney » May 21, 2017, 6:13 pm

ajarnudon wrote:"Later the remaining area will be used as storage for the wifes garden toys that I generously buy each mothers day and birthday, like the lawn mower, whipper snipper, machetes, bush saws, hoes, shovels, etc etc. "

Don't forget the chainsaw 555


Thanks ajarnudon :D

Correct I had forgotten that one, but have a number or weather proof outlets out back in the dog house for her, yet to be purchased, 36V battery chainsaw and charger. I hope to buy her a stihl model. I've heard they are the best brand in the world. :-" She seems to like orange and white in the flavor of Udon colours. Plus a cupboard for the safety gear.
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