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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: 162
Views: 25677

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: 162
Views: 25677

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...
by KDnR
Mon May 25, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way
Replies: 162
Views: 25677

Re: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way

Finally!!! Our exterior boards made it to the property after 5 months of delays. Could not unload into warehouse due to complete lockdown in Santiago, had to bring the container to the property to unload by hand. Not much fun to do it, each board is up to 120 pounds. But at least it is here and we c...
by KDnR
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Market crash! We have another Black Monday
Replies: 116
Views: 17651

Re: Market crash! We have another Black Monday

We are completing the bounce. Than they will say that we should follow the rule:" Sell in May and go away."

I have done great last month in CV plays, about to get out and look for some short plays. Market is so predictable :)
by KDnR
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Oil hit.... -$40 today
Replies: 11
Views: 752

Oil hit.... -$40 today

Once in a lifetime event!
by KDnR
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way
Replies: 162
Views: 25677

Re: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way

interesting. I worked as a roofer too when in high school and couple years in university. coming from a northern climate, you can apreciate my natural recoil at the sight of "flat" roofs of any sort. in that area it is probably fine, but they insist on trying to transplant those to southern Chile. ...
by KDnR
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way
Replies: 162
Views: 25677

Re: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way

what is that? It is waterproof and weatherproof coating that is very flexible and could be walked upon. I started my career in construction working as a roofer and for several years had a company mostly doing that. I have seen and used lots of different product. In my opinion this is the best thing...
by KDnR
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way
Replies: 162
Views: 25677

Re: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way

Primer and the first layer of Flexicoat are in place.
by KDnR
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way
Replies: 162
Views: 25677

Re: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way

Sporadically follow this thread. Since this is evidently being built to a high standard, would just add a comment. Add a small central wiring closet and run plenty of data cables back to it from all over. Just Google "Smart House Wiring" The sort of people who are willing to pay for decent construc...
by KDnR
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way
Replies: 162
Views: 25677

Re: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way

I actually don't think it is optional, as the house built with metal studs and structure. You simply would never be able to insulate it fully with say rigid foam board. the heat or cold would always ghost through the metal studs in to the interior. in that region with blown foam, you will probably ...
by KDnR
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way
Replies: 162
Views: 25677

Re: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way

I'm also interested in the cost-effectiveness of using that kind of foam. My understanding is that you're building this house somewhere in the O'Higgins region, so it won't face harsh winters. Yeah, there's the whole thermal efficiency factor, but I'm a bit unsure if this isn't overkill. So I would...