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by VincentD
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Home, Lifestyle & Family
Topic: Help with garden lawn and making lawn sprinkler installation
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Re: Help with garden lawn and making lawn sprinkler installation

Setting up a sprinkler system is not rocket science. Many online websites can help you with the layout and you can get basic battery-operated timers, hose, connectors and sprinkler heads from Home Pro. I get most of mine from Chatuchak market in Bangkok; first timer was hand-carried from abroad but ...
by VincentD
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Bicycle laws in Thailand?
Replies: 34
Views: 1614

Re: Bicycle laws in Thailand?

Slightly off topic, as in not the drunk on a bike bit, but... Just came back from Singapore, where those electric scooters have become a pain - they modify the motors and can keep up with a bus! There also have been fatalities but for some reason the powers-that-be are slow to react. People on mobil...
by VincentD
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Questions & Announcements
Topic: HHF welcomes a new moderator
Replies: 34
Views: 3662

Re: HHF welcomes a new moderator

Great to see you in this role, Pete.This is one of the only two forums in Thailand I contribute to where cool heads tend to prevail. And where you have actually met many of the members in real life.
by VincentD
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: buying a car
Replies: 4
Views: 648

Re: buying a car

Don't sell as part exchange, you'll get ripped off. I laughed at the offer and sold it by myself on the taladrod website where I got at least three times the price. My sister in law sells cars in Bangkok and what they do is, just get someone from a 'tent' (2ndhand car dealer) to quote and take it of...
by VincentD
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Thailand floods of 2017
Replies: 62
Views: 9893

Re: Thailand floods of 2017

Yes, Pete, keeping a very careful eye on the flow.. Saw it slowly coming down back in 2011 but didn't expect to be hit that badly at the time. The house was under waist-high water for three months..
Doesn't look particularly good from my present point of view..
by VincentD
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Farang buying a house with a Thai lady
Replies: 74
Views: 15590

Re: Farang buying a house with a Thai lady

If you're not yet married and don't have kids together, buy a condo in your name (you can own this 100%) so this is sin suan tua (personal property before marriage). Or, go get a wooden house that you can sell on and can move. (My wife's mum's place was like that). Condos are also easier to sell on....
by VincentD
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Re-entry permit
Replies: 6
Views: 1017

Re: Re-entry permit

Thought it was 1,900 baht for single and 3,800 baht (1,900x2) for multiple? Also stamp fee another additional 1,900 baht so everything is valid for a year? I always do multiple and believe fees are similar across the board even though I have PR. In case you ask, yes, I can stay as long as I want wit...
by VincentD
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Thailand floods of 2017
Replies: 62
Views: 9893

Re: Thailand floods of 2017

Pete Used to work around that area from 2000, always got flooded the whole stretch from Bang Pahan through Lopburi, then along the 3196 klong road up to Takhli. It's a flood plain, which is why the houses were built on stilts. :roll: Got flooded out of a place I was renting near Wing 2, practically ...
by VincentD
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Thailand floods of 2017
Replies: 62
Views: 9893

Re: Thailand floods of 2017

Re flood prevention.. they should not just clear the debris out of the khlongs but also demolish the illegal structures and villages that block the free flow.. :cuss:
by VincentD
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Thailand floods of 2017
Replies: 62
Views: 9893

Re: Thailand floods of 2017

Just passed through Nakhon Sawan last week on my way to Khampeng Phet and did not see anything out of the ordinary. Normally use the bypass road though as traffic in town over the bridge and past Big C is always a mess..
by VincentD
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Drivers License Dec. 7 2016
Replies: 53
Views: 8487

Re: Drivers License Dec. 7 2016

Guess I'm one of the fortunate few who managed to get a lifetime licence before they got phased out. They need to make money somewhere.. even if it's every 5 years.. ;)
by VincentD
Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Nescafe
Replies: 45
Views: 4455

Re: Nescafe

I find the Nescafe Gold blend milder than red cup and is okay without creamer. Cost-wise I won't pay for a slight difference in my opinion. Not really a coffee drinker. Have gravitated over to the Moccona 3-in-1 Green packs and quite like it.
by VincentD
Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Home, Lifestyle & Family
Topic: Where can i buy any hydroponics mini kit ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2170

Re: Where can i buy any hydroponics mini kit ?

Aah! hahaha..
Can also get LED grow lights for indoor setup if need be.. hehe. 8)
by VincentD
Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Home, Lifestyle & Family
Topic: Where can i buy any hydroponics mini kit ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2170

Re: Where can i buy any hydroponics mini kit ?

You have to walk past the Or Tor Gor market. There are two or three shops in the garden center open the whole week. The one selling the kits closes on one day, I think it's Mondays. They also have a small stand selling seedlings near the entrance of the Or Tor Gor market. A short walk from the Khamp...
by VincentD
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Home, Lifestyle & Family
Topic: Where can i buy any hydroponics mini kit ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2170

Re: Where can i buy any hydroponics mini kit ?

Seen some in Chatuchak in Bangkok. It is relatively new to the provinces so you may have to drive down to Bangkok. Kits start from around 3,000 baht for a reasonably sized kit. Nutrients can be expensive online so do some research. I made my own with pvc pipe - only problem is that veggies ripen all...