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by KDnR
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way
Replies: 190
Views: 40358

Re: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way

First 3 pane window is installed.
by KDnR
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way
Replies: 190
Views: 40358

Re: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way

To be fair - yes the huge majority of maestros who work on houses or small apartments are expletive deleted BUT, I have to say that the earthquake tech is impressive... starting with my place - one of the few things that got done right the first time was the triangulated corners which greatly stren...
by KDnR
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way
Replies: 190
Views: 40358

Re: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way

I knew I was in trouble when I walked into the kitchen and saw the maestro's assistant trying to hammer a screw into the wall. Yes, it really is that bad. And to get a good maestro, you have to wait months, years because they are booked. Lol, screw with a hammer that sounds like a classic. I had al...
by KDnR
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way
Replies: 190
Views: 40358

Re: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way

Does anyone knows someone really good in tile work? I am trying to find one but so far after checking their work I lose interest.

What do you guys usually pay here per square meter of high quality work? I was able to find in Chile clips and wedges for tile leveling. Just need someone good to use it.
by KDnR
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way
Replies: 190
Views: 40358

Re: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way

Hahahahahahahahahaha I used to just call them the 86ers... which is the average world IQ or so I'm told. BTW, so far so good with maestro number ten after three weeks. I'm not giving out his phone number! Until the work is finished anyway. The ratio of 10:1 is about right. I tried to work with 12 t...
by KDnR
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way
Replies: 190
Views: 40358

Re: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way

I knew I was in trouble when I walked into the kitchen and saw the maestro's assistant trying to hammer a screw into the wall. Yes, it really is that bad. And to get a good maestro, you have to wait months, years because they are booked. Lol, screw with a hammer that sounds like a classic. I had al...
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: 190
Views: 40358

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: 159
Views: 8619

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: 190
Views: 40358

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: 190
Views: 40358

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: 190
Views: 40358

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: 190
Views: 40358

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...