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by brianks
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Checking skin blemishes
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: Prevention

Certainly got your moneys worth with that visit. Two birds with one stone.
by brianks
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Home, Lifestyle & Family
Topic: Ceiling Fans
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Re: Ceiling Fans

ABC, Sunlight and CEI are all mfg. by the same company. I have 8 CEI fans in my house now for 5 years and they all work fine EXCEPT the speed slows down over time. Have to replace the capacitor that controls the speed and they are back up to rotating at the proper speed. My two outdoor fans are spec...
by brianks
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Land boundary markers
Replies: 9
Views: 589

Re: Land boundary markers

When we purchased our plot in Khanom we were told it was about 4.2 rai. We had the land office come out and measure it and find 3 of the 4 corners and discovered it was actually 4.4 rai with the one missing corner in the middle of the driveway on the plot next door. that was 5 years ago but only cos...
by brianks
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Possible land purchase 2.5km outside HH centre. Planning to build houses. Advice please.
Replies: 25
Views: 1827

Re: Possible land purchase 2.5km outside HH centre. Planning to build houses. Advice please.

Sorry to say but it sounds like you are dreaming. Put your feet on the ground for a long while before you entertain these exotic money hungry and possibly losing projects.
by brianks
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Home, Lifestyle & Family
Topic: Help with garden lawn and making lawn sprinkler installation
Replies: 17
Views: 2386

Re: Help with garden lawn and making lawn sprinkler installation

Send me an address where I can send pictures.
by brianks
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Home, Lifestyle & Family
Topic: Help with garden lawn and making lawn sprinkler installation
Replies: 17
Views: 2386

Re: Help with garden lawn and making lawn sprinkler installation

I built my own by placing "rain bird" like sprinklers around the outside of the large lawn that cover the whole lawn. DON"T use the plastic sprinklers like Home Pro has. They don't last long and break. I found the brass or steel Rain Bird type of sprinkler works best as it will project far out or up...
by brianks
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Smart House Valley
Replies: 9
Views: 1229

Re: Smart House Valley

Good luck with Solar in Thailand. Just not there yet with complete packages. Can power only in day and no battery's yet available. Check around but don't think you will find anything near what you can get in farangland. I had a farang who deals in solar in Puckett tell me that it will be 10 years be...
by brianks
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Smart House Valley
Replies: 9
Views: 1229

Re: Smart House Valley

for power cuts install a generator if that really bothers you. When I lived there the Power Cuts were only about 30-45 minutes which is nothing compared to where I live in the rural south. Down here there from 1-3 hours so I have a generator to eliminate any anxiety and refrigerator melting. Surpris...
by brianks
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Weakspot in Thai house design, concrete flange above lower roof tiles
Replies: 11
Views: 1180

Re: Weakspot in Thai house design, concrete flange above lower roof tiles

Sprayfoam should solve the problem along with giving you some other benefits.
by brianks
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Govt set to charge foreign drivers for using Thai roads
Replies: 12
Views: 651

Re: Govt set to charge foreign drivers for using Thai roads

If they want to reduce the "wear and tear" on the roads all they need to do is monitor and penalize all the overweight trucks on the roads. Oh but that would be more trouble than standing at a border crossing and charging a fee. Have they ever considered mobile enforcement which would put the office...
by brianks
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Japan To Help Improve Road Safety Across The Kingdom
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: Japan To Help Improve Road Safety Across The Kingdom

Have you ever seen police out and about in vehicles, looking for enforcing the traffic laws? Can't have any enforcement if nobody to enforce anything. Get them patrol cars of motorcycles and make them be out an about enforcing the traffic laws. Gosh could even cost less than a new submarine.
by brianks
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Turkey supplies to Thailand 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1588

Re: Turkey supplies to Thailand 2017

A friend of mine solved the Turkey problem by purchasing a few of them to raise among his chickens. This Thanksgiving we will be culling one of the birds for our meal.
by brianks
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Gutter service
Replies: 7
Views: 788

Re: Gutter service

Bite the bullet and go all in with Stainless Steel Gutters. Yes, expensive but won't be repairing the leaks all the time. Galvanized gutters just don't last and do eventually rust. PVC gutters would last but don't know about durability. they are expensive also as cost can be more than Stainless Steel.
by brianks
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Embarrassing Farangs
Replies: 19
Views: 2051

Re: Embarrassing Farangs

Lax and incompetent Law Enforcement allows all of this to happen. Thailand reaps what it sews.
by brianks
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Red plates - just a thought
Replies: 17
Views: 1258

Re: Red plates - just a thought

The article I read in the BKK Post stated that it takes only one day to pay registration and get white plates. With this knowledge, why do they even have Red plates. Require dealers to pay registration immediately upon sale so car owner has only white plates. That is far to simple to understand for ...