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by VincentD
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Thailand Floods of 2018
Replies: 77
Views: 5517

Re: Thailand Floods of 2018

Does anyone have any advice on how to prepare in the event that things get really bad? Glad we bought the Everest now but thinking along the lines of an emergency grab-bag, some climbing rope... all that good 'prepper' kinda stuff. GN. When the flooding was imminent back in 2011, we rented two room...
by VincentD
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Local TV via aerial transmission - still available?
Replies: 21
Views: 952

Re: Local TV via aerial transmission - still available?

Well just went to take a peek at the antenna, it's on her sister's place next door. Tiny thing about a foot and a half long and less than half as wide. Think UHF. Hin, you still have an att meter? Reminds me of the days I had a large inverted 'V' with balun in the back yard about 4 meters across.. B...
by VincentD
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: car air condition unit repair
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: car air condition unit repair

Joelle, if yours is an older model, most car aircon shops should be able to do it. I think the a/c unit on the Lancer is quite basic.
by VincentD
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Local TV via aerial transmission - still available?
Replies: 21
Views: 952

Re: Local TV via aerial transmission - still available?

Lots of years since I have paid any attention to TVs but I believe the DVB-T2 set top box only changes the newly mandated digital signal back to analog so older TVs can work on the new signal. Yes. But do note, many new boxes will only have a HDMI plug output, AVI (red, white and yellow plugs) is b...
by VincentD
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Local TV via aerial transmission - still available?
Replies: 21
Views: 952

Re: Local TV via aerial transmission - still available?

Analog transmissions are no longer available. You have two choices - one is the digital set-top box, for which an external aerial (sold seperately) is recommended over the rabbit ears (which I found did not work well at all). However, do note that the selection is abysmal at most. The other option (...
by VincentD
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Is your car connected
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Re: Is your car connected

I am quite aware of this 'connectivity' trend, starting with the 'Start Button' in all the newer cars. They are all connected to the keyfob and if you have the correct code, don't need a key at all once you have gained access to the car's 'brain'. I was okay with the trend when the code was built in...
by VincentD
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Home, Lifestyle & Family
Topic: Where to buy Plant Seeds? (Fruits, herbs, vegetables)
Replies: 16
Views: 904

Re: Where to buy Plant Seeds? (Fruits, herbs, vegetables)

For the kind of seeds you're looking for about the only place you can find them (now) is next to the Or Tor Gor market in Chatuchak. My last batch of parsley thyme, sage and stuff I got from Singapore but a walk around Chatuchak two weeks ago I found these. Some places also have rosemary plants. Hyd...
by VincentD
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Nescafe
Replies: 104
Views: 10192

Re: Nescafe

Good Saturday a.m. Just had a coffee (instant) and this thread popped up. Was looking at the coffee jars this morning, and avoided to Nescafe Gold as I find it rather bland. My wife has been bringing back a brand called Tchibo Gold, much better than Nescafe, and apparently from Germany. Disclaimer: ...
by VincentD
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Illegal hotels to feel the heat in Hua Hin, governor promises
Replies: 17
Views: 1709

Re: Illegal hotels to feel the heat in Hua Hin, governor promises

Be interesting to see how they would classify a 'homestay' place that a lot of the locals are running. Also, if they backdate residences that were later 'converted' to hotels, a lot of the hotels would have to close. Baiyoke 1 in Pratunam, for one. I was staying there for a while almost thirty years...
by VincentD
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Ink refill for.printer
Replies: 37
Views: 4065

Re: Ink refill for.printer

500 pages apparently. I've had ink tanks retrofitted on the inkjet, but while they may save a bit on ink, once the printer head dries up you still have to replace it. I won't bother to do it. Service each time was an average of 800 baht not including the ink refill so when this inkjet finally gives ...
by VincentD
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Ink refill for.printer
Replies: 37
Views: 4065

Re: Ink refill for.printer

Something you may want to consider instead. Laser printers have dropped so much in price that using inkjets does not make sense any more. A B/W laser is less than 2,000 baht, while colour is around the 5,000 baht mark. Cartridges are 1,000 ++ each (4 required) but non-OEM can be had for much less. D...
by VincentD
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: Auto passport controls open, but only for Singaporeans
Replies: 9
Views: 1118

Re: Auto passport controls open, but only for Singaporeans

Have not been back since last year, so can't comment. However, having PR also means having to have the PR book stamped in Thailand as well so I am only able to use the automated gate in Singapore. Michaelplum, if you have any form of Thai visa you should be able to stand in the same queue as your wi...
by VincentD
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: What is your Passion in Life?
Replies: 13
Views: 597

Re: What is your Passion in Life?

Hehe. That too. Actually an old Yamaha with double deck and bass pedals.
by VincentD
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: What is your Passion in Life?
Replies: 13
Views: 597

Re: What is your Passion in Life?

Done most of my travelling, now it's trying something different. Developed a passion for fixing things from a young age helping my father - back then most car repairs could be done in your driveway. Changing a VW beetle clutch with a friend in an afternoon, years later fiddling with turbo cars and E...
by VincentD
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Power Washing of Concrete Required
Replies: 27
Views: 900

Re: Power Washing of Concrete Required

If the difference in colour bothers you, get some concrete stain or paint and do it yourself. The stuff that they put on the mosaic interlocking blocks seems to last forever.
PS surprised you're still allowed to use a deep well?