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by VincentD
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Wire Mesh Fluorescent Light Guard
Replies: 14
Views: 466

Re: Wire Mesh Fluorescent Light Guard

Homepro has a fairly wide selection. I've replaced the circular fluorescents with leds, you just rip out everything under the cover and wire this straight in. The 4' led bulbs I have also seen, but you might as well get the whole unit complete with plastic guard, much brighter than the fluorescents....
by VincentD
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Wire Mesh Fluorescent Light Guard
Replies: 14
Views: 466

Re: Wire Mesh Fluorescent Light Guard

BB, for what it's worth, just remove your 'vulnerable' units and replace with a LED one that has a plastic cover. Getting more difficult to find fluorescent bulbs, have already retrofitted my kitchen ones with LEDs, the rest will follow suit as they give up the ghost. Even the fluorescents with the ...
by VincentD
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: electric gate opener battery
Replies: 13
Views: 403

Re: electric gate opener battery

Some places actually rewind motor coils, have had my fan motor done in Bangkok. Try those dynamo places, while they typically do car dynamos and starter motors they might be able to do yours or at least point you in the right direction..
by VincentD
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: electric gate opener battery
Replies: 13
Views: 403

Re: electric gate opener battery

Or try the photo shops. Which is where I got mine.
by VincentD
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Is pla-ra safe to eat?
Replies: 28
Views: 1543

Re: Is pla-ra safe to eat?

Anchovies = fish sauce. Pla-raa is made with freshwater fish. My bad. Found out about the different varieties when at a temple around Ayuthaya, Wat Pikun Thong. Out in the boondocks, they had different varieties at different price points. It was pointed out that 'low-quality' stuff was made from any...
by VincentD
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: White Board
Topic: Lost Dog - Pranburi Forest - FOUND
Replies: 21
Views: 1940

Re: Lost Dog - Pranburi Forest - FOUND

They do tag dogs with microchips here, but not many people would go to the bother of finding out if the dog did have one.. Catch-22.

P.S. collar is a good idea, maybe with an inexpensive bluetooth dog tag?
by VincentD
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Is pla-ra safe to eat?
Replies: 28
Views: 1543

Re: Is pla-ra safe to eat?

It is a staple so I guess for some people not just safe to eat, but necessary to have in your food! Sort of like 'kapi' fermented shrimp paste (variations in Malaysia and Singapore is called 'belachan'). It is not just with anchovies - gourami is a hot favourite, and they do have other varieties of ...
by VincentD
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand
Replies: 59
Views: 2994

Re: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand

Assuming you're driving and any incident is of your own volition, I'd feel safe in a car-based SUV. Ladder-frame pickup chassis isn't bad, but long distance travel is hell. And ABS is typically only for back brakes for RWD pickups. However, if you consider that you could be hit by a typical 'missile...
by VincentD
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Chiang Mai to Hua Hin - The Utaradit Phitsanulok alternative
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Re: Chiang Mai to Hua Hin - The Utaradit Phitsanulok alternative

Can only give an insight into part of the way as my wife's Mum's place is halfway up past Nakhorn Sawan on the way to Pitsanulok from Bangkok. 1. You could try the route through Suphan Buri, but you still end up rejoining the highway 1 at Uthai Thani, can't avoid Nakhorn Sawan which is the main chok...
by VincentD
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: 39th Bangkok International Motor Show
Replies: 10
Views: 921

Re: 39th Bangkok International Motor Show

Maybe I'll drop by tomorrow, today is opening day and will most likely be extremely crowded. Weekends worse. Just a 20 minute bus ride from where I am in Bangkok...
by VincentD
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: News
Topic: Animal-rights groups urge Hua Hin expats to save dogs from possible slaughter
Replies: 17
Views: 1045

Re: Animal-rights groups urge Hua Hin expats to save dogs from possible slaughter

Someone can always give the crocodile farm a call. They have been known in the past to help round up packs of feral strays in some of the larger housing developments in and around Bangkok. Don't get me wrong, I like dogs and up to recently, have always had one or two in the house. But when too many ...
by VincentD
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: South Of Hua Hin
Topic: Phraya Nakhon Cave
Replies: 24
Views: 2786

Re: Phraya Nakhon Cave

Did the boat trip about twenty years ago, vaguely remember parking in a temple compound and getting a local boat together with my brother-in-law's family to the beach. We had the beach to ourselves that day, and not everyone wanted to climb up, but coming upon the pavilion in the cave was quite surr...
by VincentD
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Comparing different places in Thailand
Replies: 10
Views: 790

Re: Comparing different places in Thailand

Bangkok - crowded and polluted as ever, but at least you can get from point A to point B in a reasonable amount of time these days. Thirty years ago there were no expressways, trains or metered taxis. Mayhem. :) Chiangmai - nice back then, was staying there for over a year back in 1988-89. No bars, ...
by VincentD
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand
Replies: 59
Views: 2994

Re: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand

I, too, am biased towards a mid-size SUV. Though I'm driving an older Xtrail (which I quite like), Nissan has nothing to offer in it's present lineup that would make me want to move across. The Mazda CX5 looks good, but I haven't tried it out. Lots of electronic aids, nice when new but pain in the p...
by VincentD
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Buying tyres in Hua Hin
Replies: 21
Views: 1134

Re: Buying tyres in Hua Hin

Good that you got a replacement you're happy with. Typically, tyres are changed in pairs to even out wear and therefore handling characteristics if you're not doing all four at the same time. The odd tyre can then be kept as the spare.. HH4E, Yes, Toyo is the parent company for both Toyo and Nitto, ...