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Gate Repair: A House In The Philippines

Last updated on: 9th June, 2017, 12:42 PM We’re at the end of our concrete fence project. So far, we’ve covered everything from buying the lot to fabricating and installing the gates. This time, I’d like to show you those gates and the terrible state they were in once we’d hustled the wall crew off of […]

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Two Gates: Swinging in the Philippines

Last updated on: 31st July, 2017, 7:43 PM We’re almost at the end of our concrete fence project. So far, we’ve covered everything from buying the lot to securing the walls from trespassers with steel spikes. This time, I’d like to show you our gates and explain how they came about. We have two gates: […]

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Securing our Philippine fence

Last updated on: 31st July, 2017, 7:41 PM We’ve covered a lot in this series on how we built our concrete fence in Davao City, Philippines.  This post will include a look at how we went about securing our Philippine fence by topping the walls with steel angle bar. Secure Living There are different approaches to being […]

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Perimeter Fence: The Parge

Last updated on: 31st July, 2017, 7:39 PM We’ve covered a lot in this series on how we built our concrete fence in Davao City, Philippines. This post will include a look at some concrete hollow block (CHB) laying and how the typical wall is finished with a layer of cement known in some places […]

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Concrete And Mortar: Laying Concrete Hollow Block

Last updated on: 31st July, 2017, 7:38 PM We’ve covered a lot of ground in this series on how we built our concrete fence in Davao City, Philippines. This post will include a look at the concrete hollow block (CHB) laying, the mortar and concrete mixes and the Filipino method of making “concrete sandwiches”. Concrete […]

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Concrete Fence: Building Footers and Columns

Last updated on: 31st July, 2017, 7:36 PM So far in this series about building our concrete fence in the Philippines, I’ve written about buying our lot, the design, the contract, materials, clearing the lot, receiving materials, and finally pouring some concrete. In this post, I’ll talk about the concrete columns and footers themselves. A Word On The […]

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