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by Khundon1975
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Electrical installation advice.
Replies: 15
Views: 648

Re: Electrical installation advice.

The problem in this country is not always just the equipment being used. The installers are obliged to use what is available in the market, and MOST of it is of good international quality. The days of bare knife main switches and screw in ceramic fuses are long gone. Look at the photo of the consum...
by Khundon1975
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Electrical installation advice.
Replies: 15
Views: 648

Re: Electrical installation advice.

I'm sure some time ago that a regulation was brought in requiring that all new builds had to have 3 wire (earth) installation. I remember one project that failed inspection because it was a 2 wire set-up and they had to rewire the whole project before they got certification. But this being Thailand...
by Khundon1975
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Electrical installation advice.
Replies: 15
Views: 648

Re: Electrical installation advice.

Thank Nereus I will advise him to get it checked out.
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by Khundon1975
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Electrical installation advice.
Replies: 15
Views: 648

Re: Electrical installation advice.

The earthing wire seems to be the thick black cable in no. 3 of the upper bar. But only one circuit (blue) is connected with the ground. (May be a heater in bathroom or an aircon). I agree with Nereus about the safety switch. Apart from the lack of grounding, it seems to be a good Thai job. Thanks ...
by Khundon1975
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Electrical installation advice.
Replies: 15
Views: 648

Re: Electrical installation advice.

Need to look at it to be sure. All the circuit breakers appear to be 32 amp rating, cannot see what the main switch is. No earthing wire visible, and all the neutrals appear to have a Thai type connection, rather than be terminated in the neutral bar. Some of the breakers have 3 circuits on them, b...
by Khundon1975
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: Hua Hin airport due for upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 1723

Re: Hua Hin airport due for upgrade

Way back in the mists of time we used the HuaHin - Don Muang service and it worked well for our needs. The airlines just can’t seem to get a service to stay long enough and it’s just a white elephant now. Can’t see widening or lengthening it will make much difference if there are not enough paying p...
by Khundon1975
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Electrical installation advice.
Replies: 15
Views: 648

Electrical installation advice.

A friend of our has purchased a house in Hua Hin that is around 15 years old and is unsure about the safety of the electrics. The picture is his mains distribution box. I’m no expert, but it seems to be lacking any Earthing wires or circuit breakers (safety cut outs) that I can see. What advice woul...
by Khundon1975
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Sleeping Meds
Replies: 12
Views: 1542

Re: Sleeping Meds

I used to use Temazepan 5 or 10 mg nightly, but my NHS GP stopped them back in February. He said it is no longer considered safe to use on a long term basis! I’d been on them for over 10 years, but all of a sudden it’s not safe to use. Yet to find another drug that enables me to get off to sleep eas...
by Khundon1975
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Cancer - no longer the bogeyman?
Replies: 16
Views: 1221

Re: Cancer - no longer the bogeyman?

Had an MRI on my spine 1 week ago and the consultant from Muscular Skeletal clinic rang me this morning with the results. Not good, but not yet life threatening, thank heavens. However, it did show an abnormal growth on one of my kidneys which doesn’t look good. Had I not had the spinal MRI, I would...
by Khundon1975
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Power Washing of Concrete Required
Replies: 27
Views: 901

Re: Power Washing of Concrete Required

I have put some bleach onto the stains and waited an hour, then used the power wash but hardly anything changed. My wife tells me that she thinks the stains have come from the water used from our 80mt deep well so I do not know if she is correct. Anyway somebody has suggested I cover the 140sm with...
by Khundon1975
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 49 missing as boat overturns in seas off Thailand
Replies: 42
Views: 1967

Re: Governor: 49 missing as boat overturns in seas off Thailand

105 passengers and crew? Seems a lot for a boat of that size. Does no one ever look at weather forecasts! Waves that size don’t just come out of nowhere, it would take a good storm to make waves that large. In my opinion, the loss of lives are down to these greedy operators overloading their boats a...
by Khundon1975
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Power Washing of Concrete Required
Replies: 27
Views: 901

Re: Power Washing of Concrete Required

Mrs Khundon is welcome to come and take a few photo's if she's in the area. I am coming to your side of the pond mid September for 3 weeks but there will be someone here for access. Thanks for the offer robcar but Hua Hin is not on her itinerary this time around. It’s BKK, Burma, Japan, China then ...
by Khundon1975
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Power Washing of Concrete Required
Replies: 27
Views: 901

Re: Power Washing of Concrete Required

robcar thanks for the invite, wife going out for a few months in August, but I’m stuck in UK. 😟 That concrete in the picture looks to be an “exposed aggregate” type concrete. Where the surface sand and cement has been washed off, whilst the concrete was still wet. A bit like sand wash, but using la...
by Khundon1975
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Quick briefing please on health insurance
Replies: 7
Views: 589

Re: Quick briefing please

Uncle tom I’ve looked into the problem of health insurance when in Thailand and have come to the conclusion that my pre existing conditions make it almost impossible to get decent cover whilst there. There are so many get out clauses written into the small print, which would mean I would end up pay...
by Khundon1975
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Power Washing of Concrete Required
Replies: 27
Views: 901

Re: Power Washing of Concrete Required

I think in most cases, the laying of porous concrete is by accident rather than by design!! That was my initial impression HHTel , having seen some “concrete” being mixed and poured in the LOS. However, the OP said his concrete came from a concrete truck, so I would expect that to be of a certain q...