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    Yesterday, 02:56 PM
    ShawnM replied to a thread House Build in Property development
    Thank you and I hope you can stop by during the build. I truly appreciate all comments, my goal is really to show folks that you can build a house...
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    Yesterday, 02:26 PM
    Three contractors were visiting a tourist attraction on the same day. One was from New York, another from Texas, and the third from Florida. At...
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    Yesterday, 01:07 PM
    I had the wife double and triple check that this picture did not come from an expats build and I also considered that it may not be correct to call...
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    Yesterday, 07:43 AM
    ShawnM replied to a thread House Build in Property development
    The wife was cleaning and taking care of things on the site today and was able to send some more pictures. Shawn
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    Yesterday, 06:16 AM
    ShawnM replied to a thread House Build in Property development
    Thanks for your kind words Tony. Like many, I read all the info about building in the Philippines on the various sites and blogs and took various...
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    Yesterday, 04:53 AM
    ShawnM replied to a thread As we get older in General Chat
    Beer always seemed to keep me pretty regular, where I am currently working beer is not easy to come by so I can notice a difference in my "schedule"....
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    04-17-2014, 02:56 PM
    At The Emergency Room Mitch is working at the site, pushing a plank through the buzz saw, when he accidentally shears off all ten of his...
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    04-17-2014, 02:29 PM
    ShawnM replied to a thread House Build in Property development
    As a builder, this picture is at the point where I can see things coming together and can envision my house; obviously it hits folks at different...
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    04-17-2014, 10:24 AM
    ShawnM replied to a thread House Build in Property development
    That is a tough one as I would stand on one side of the road saying it is left and you'd be standing on the other side saying it was right :dnr: ...
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    04-16-2014, 01:01 PM
    ShawnM replied to a thread House Build in Property development
    I had really thought the nipa guest house would have been done by now, but the wife keeps tweaking the design; no complaints as it does look pretty...
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    04-16-2014, 10:34 AM
    ShawnM replied to a thread House Build in Property development
    I've driven on both sides and honestly don't see advantages of one over the other. It did take a bit to get used to shifting with my left hand, took...
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    04-15-2014, 01:19 PM
    ShawnM replied to a thread House Build in Property development
    I was stationed in Japan for over 6 years and they drive on the left side of the road. I traveled often so I was having to go back and forth on what...
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    04-15-2014, 01:03 PM
    Clean Floor While carpenters were working outside the old house she had just bought, a lady busied herself with indoor cleaning. She had...
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    04-15-2014, 07:45 AM
    ShawnM replied to a thread House Build in Property development
    Tony, I came up with inches and feet and that was what was reflected on drawings and trade sizes of conduit, pipe, etc. The past 7 years (Korea &...
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    04-15-2014, 04:17 AM
    ShawnM replied to a thread House Build in Property development
    Tony...everything is metric. All the tape measures on site show both as some of the workers think better in inches and feet. Shawn
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    04-14-2014, 08:50 PM
    ShawnM replied to a thread House Build in Property development
    Jim...not sure everyone would agree that they build them strong in the Philippines...but thanks, our house will be stout and feel very comfortable...
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    04-14-2014, 07:11 PM
    ShawnM started a thread Vermicompost in Horticulture
    Hello, Does anyone happen to know if vermicompost (worm castings) is available anywhere. A quick Google search shows that folks are doing it in...
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    04-14-2014, 03:08 PM
    The strong young man at the construction site was bragging that he could outdo anyone in a feat of strength. He made a special target of one of the...
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    04-14-2014, 12:11 PM
    ShawnM replied to a thread EVG 3-D panels in Property development
    Does anyone have any experience shipping construction materials from Cebu to Dumaguete? Both the companies that carry the EVG panels are now saying...
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    04-14-2014, 11:54 AM
    ShawnM replied to a thread House Build in Property development
    Here are a few more pics from today. Shawn
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    04-13-2014, 05:06 PM
    ShawnM replied to a thread Horseradish in General Chat
    Mixing horseradish with mayo???? The only thing mixes with horseradish is a quality rare beef tenderloin and maybe a good dash of tabasco sauce to...
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    04-13-2014, 01:35 PM
    ShawnM replied to a thread House Build in Property development
    Went through the pics I took for the wife today and decided to include a few more. Shawn
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    04-13-2014, 12:11 PM
    ShawnM replied to a thread House Build in Property development
    I know this does not have anything to do with my original post, but did not feel like starting a new thread. My wife has been bugging me to send her...
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    04-13-2014, 06:51 AM
    ShawnM replied to a thread House Build in Property development
    Here are a few pics from the beams from yesterday. The previous days work ended in some rework as they did not seem to understand how to do a extra...
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    04-13-2014, 06:43 AM
    ShawnM replied to a thread House Build in Property development
    Tony...I was being told the same thing and just had to have the wife keep asking around. The gravel comes from Solon Quarry, it is supposed to be...
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    04-13-2014, 05:59 AM
    ShawnM replied to a thread House Build in Property development
    Tony, Agree the paint is no big deal. I visited where the sand was coming from (very comical way of getting sand) as well as the crusher plant...
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    04-11-2014, 04:42 PM
    ShawnM replied to a thread House Build in Property development
    If they spend any more of my money painting rebar you can have them back:)
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    04-11-2014, 03:45 PM
    ShawnM replied to a thread House Build in Property development
    Ron, I see nothing wrong with painting the rebar and there are definitely environments that I agree would be beneficial. The folks at CRSI, ASTM...
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    04-11-2014, 01:10 PM
    ShawnM replied to a thread House Build in Property development
    Why did the concrete blow apart? I've also seen this in the Philippines and what I saw looked like the rebar was barely covered. Maybe without the...
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