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by KDnR
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way
Replies: 178
Views: 30673

Re: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way

Yesterday finally received my container from Germany with windows, garage doors, exterior and interior doors and heat pump with solar water panels. All was delayed for some time due to Covid and I’m glad windows arrived with no damages. But let me tell you... 3 glass windows are extremely heavy. Ano...
by KDnR
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: The Vote to Write a New Constution for Chile
Replies: 158
Views: 2217

Re: The Vote to Write a New Constution for Chile

The stupidity will get its rewards one day.
by KDnR
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way
Replies: 178
Views: 30673

Re: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way

Up to this moment in half of the house, foam is still not done. Both guys I used before allegedly have some injuries that prevent them from coming over to finish it. What is interesting both claim that they injured their eyes! Santa Cruz is in lockdown and it is somewhat problematic to get to my pro...
by KDnR
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way
Replies: 178
Views: 30673

Re: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way

Nice pics, thanks for sharing. Did you manage to get a new spray foam guy? (...) like always, I have to stay right next to him all day to make sure everything is done right. The guy I used before for the foam... I have no idea what is going on with him and it’s hard to tell if even fraction of what...
by KDnR
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way
Replies: 178
Views: 30673

Re: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way

Irishman wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:31 am
Your house looks great. Congrats!
Thank you!
by KDnR
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way
Replies: 178
Views: 30673

Re: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way

Nice pics, thanks for sharing. Did you manage to get a new spray foam guy? Thank you. Yes, I found someone else now. He did half of the house inside by now and garage. We already covered garage walls inside with MgO boards before pouring the concrete. Soon he will be able to come out and finish the...
by KDnR
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way
Replies: 178
Views: 30673

Re: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way

Almost two trucks of gravel went into these two patios but now it is compacted and ready to go. Started to set up forms to finish the concrete. Due to the upcoming rain next week will be able to pour only next Friday.
by KDnR
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way
Replies: 178
Views: 30673

Re: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way

We poured a concrete slab in the garage and footings for patios. Lots of rain this year, harder to get things done but we are moving forward
by KDnR
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way
Replies: 178
Views: 30673

Re: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way

Does anyone know the contractor in the Santa Cruz area who can finish spraying the foam from inside? Our contractor can't get to us from Santiago now to finish the job. He was able to get here once during lockdown that we can proceed with placing MgO but can't get another permit now. Please PM me if...
by KDnR
Sun May 31, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way
Replies: 178
Views: 30673

Re: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way

So just flicking through the whole thread....thanks for sharing... The flat roof, you mentioned you know how to design, the solution is you just design it in such a way that after heavy rains you can just leave the water there until it dries out and given the construction quality it will be fine? A...
by KDnR
Fri May 29, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way
Replies: 178
Views: 30673

Re: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way

Today we finished wrapping the house in MgO stripes. Same as on the roof, it will help eliminate heat loss or gain. It took a lot of materials, almost the whole pallet. The problem now is that we need to get spray foam guy to do corners and areas that we will not be able to do from inside. And he is...