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    Today, 01:19 PM
    OSHA - A protective coating made by half-baking a mixture of fine print, red tape, split hairs and baloney--usually applied at random with a shotgun.
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    Today, 01:09 PM
    ShawnM replied to a thread House Build in Property development
    The way we did the stairs going to the guest house is how we'll be doing the exterior stairs going up to the roof as well as around the hand pump for...
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    Today, 12:51 PM
    ShawnM replied to a thread Seeds from Afghanistan in Horticulture
    Dave, I followed your thread with great interest, sounds like it went well and brought a lot of folks together. I kept hoping to see a post of...
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    Today, 12:37 PM
    ShawnM replied to a thread Seeds from Afghanistan in Horticulture
    Norm, The jury is still out if the wife will part with any of the flower seeds, but I'll hook you up with the tomato and okra though. Shawn
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    Yesterday, 07:59 PM
    ShawnM replied to a thread Seeds from Afghanistan in Horticulture
    Agreed John, but seeds are completely legal (for veggies and flowers) and have brought many in before; previously it was from the US when I was in...
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    Yesterday, 04:37 PM
    ShawnM replied to a thread Vermicompost in Horticulture
    Thanks Don...we will be looking at a fairly large quantity as we will have a veggie garden and all the wife's plans for flower gardens. The more I...
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    Yesterday, 04:23 PM
    ShawnM replied to a thread Seeds from Afghanistan in Horticulture
    They actually grow wild occasionally and you have to report a plant if you see one...not sure what they do with a plant once it is reported. The...
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    Yesterday, 03:58 PM
    ShawnM replied to a thread Seeds from Afghanistan in Horticulture
    I don't know much about flowers, but most of the ones they planted in front of my office are ones I've never seen before. I asked my logistics guy...
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    Yesterday, 02:56 PM
    Hello all, I'll be back in the Philippines next month on R&R and will be bringing some local seeds with me. Bell Pepper...nothing special about...
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    Yesterday, 02:14 PM
    ShawnM replied to a thread Vermicompost in Horticulture
    Norm, Are they using African Nightcrawlers or some local worm to do the composting? Shawn
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    04-22-2014, 12:20 PM
    ShawnM replied to a thread House Build in Property development
    Tony, I went with 6" block below grade then put in a 6" tie beam and then switched over to 4" block. The top of the tie beam is at finish grade...
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    04-22-2014, 11:14 AM
    ShawnM replied to a thread House Build in Property development
    I decided to pour the beams and roof slab in one placement so the supports for the roof are going in now. The EVG panels for the roof/ceiling will...
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    04-21-2014, 01:51 PM
    I think that place has been sitting like this for at least 5 months now. With those voids and the salty air...you know it is into the rebar. It...
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    04-21-2014, 06:38 AM
    Tony, I agree 100%, 40mm is the minimum and they do seem to rely on the render as a structural part. All the builds I see going on in our area...
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    04-21-2014, 04:19 AM
    Tony, The unfortunate thing is that when they get the money to continue the work they will probably just plaster over the cracks and press...
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    04-20-2014, 05:02 PM
    ShawnM replied to a thread House Build in Property development
    I'm not Catholic, so find some of the "extended" vacations a bit confusing. Was really surprised to have folks on site, but no complaining from...
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    04-20-2014, 04:36 PM
    I've done 2 of the chop shops for multicabs, and the first couple months it is fine; after that everything has gone the other way. A used vehicle...
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    04-20-2014, 11:56 AM
    What I am curious about is if the average guy does not know better because it is how he was taught, or maybe they don't care because the homeowner...
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    04-20-2014, 11:28 AM
    ShawnM replied to a thread House Build in Property development
    I was surprised, being Easter, that we had 6 workers that wanted to work today. No complaints from me as the did not work on Friday. Shawn
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    04-20-2014, 09:56 AM
    Termination Cause Two crew workers were talking about a job, when one asked, "Say, why did the foreman fire you?" The second guy said,...
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    04-18-2014, 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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    04-18-2014, 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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    04-18-2014, 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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    04-18-2014, 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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    04-18-2014, 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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    04-18-2014, 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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