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52 minutes ago, Dante99 said:

that would depend on the kind of ceiling, wood, gypsum board, tile or ...

A fair guess would be gypsum, as that also is standard in Thailand in houses and apartments since 15 years back

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37 minutes ago, Matzzon said:

A fair guess would be gypsum, as that also is standard in Thailand in houses and apartments since 15 years back

And where would you guess he lives?  Tradesmen do not often travel far for small jobs.

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47 minutes ago, Matzzon said:

A fair guess would be gypsum, as that also is standard in Thailand in houses and apartments since 15 years back

 

48 minutes ago, Matzzon said:

A fair guess would be gypsum, as that also is standard in Thailand in houses and apartments since 15 years back

Yes, as you say, standard ceilings are made of gypsum, as is the ceiling in question.

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14 minutes ago, cnxnicho said:

 

Yes, as you say, standard ceilings are made of gypsum, as is the ceiling in question.

Which in my opinion is dumb as it comes for wet areas here.  Cement board is a much better choice for bath and most Thai know how to work with it.  

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2 hours ago, Bill97 said:

And where would you guess he lives?  Tradesmen do not often travel far for small jobs.

You will not need so much. It will probably be enough to ask his neighbours brother to fix it. 🙂 

 

 

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2 hours ago, cnxnicho said:

 

Yes, as you say, standard ceilings are made of gypsum, as is the ceiling in question.

Not so hard to fix. The only thing needed is a guy that can cut a piece in the right size, Put up a new piece of wood to hold it if needed. After that it´s just to seal the roof and make it flat and smooth as well as paint it again. Most times there are a guy close or in the village that can fix such things with good result.

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36 minutes ago, Matzzon said:

After that it´s just to seal the roof and make it flat and smooth as well as paint it again.

what does the roof have to do with it?

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22 hours ago, lopburi3 said:

Which in my opinion is dumb as it comes for wet areas here.  Cement board is a much better choice for bath and most Thai know how to work with it.  

I have had Gypsum board bathroom ceilings problem free for over 20 years.  But the bathroom ceilings are high and the rooms well ventilated.  They make several types of gypsum board including a variety which is significantly moisture resistant.

 

I gusss I do not consider my bathroom ceilings to be wet areas but some certainly are.

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7 minutes ago, Dante99 said:

I have had Gypsum board bathroom ceilings problem free for over 20 years.  But the bathroom ceilings are high and the rooms well ventilated.  They make several types of gypsum board including a variety which is significantly moisture resistant.

 

I gusss I do not consider my bathroom ceilings to be wet areas but some certainly are.

After visiting my house in Homestead, Fl a week after Andrew hit in 1992 (3 weeks after retirement and move here) am not a big fan of gypsum.  And my home was one of the less damaged.  Never did see how it looked after repair - insurance co demanded I return from Bangkok or they would not cover loss (not a fan of insurance companies either).  🙂 

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23 hours ago, lopburi3 said:

Which in my opinion is dumb as it comes for wet areas here.  Cement board is a much better choice for bath and most Thai know how to work with it.  

Sadly I have them. Mine are full of asbestos. Impossible to repair or remove them without having asbestos in the whole condo.

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Had a fix to a kitchen ceiling was water damaged earlier this year. Could not see the repair on completion.

Could not see the ceiling light wiring either that he had stuffed in the hole and repaired over it!

Back to square one! 

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I had the exact same issue last year and had a guy who did an excellent job.  PM me for his details as we can't share on the forum.

 

I had a leaky pipe and he had to pull up the tiles in the bathroom and replace part of the ceiling and paint it.  He did an excellent job and we've had him back to build us an extension and car port.

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