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by VincentD
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Possible land purchase 2.5km outside HH centre. Planning to build houses. Advice please.
Replies: 26
Views: 3012

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

OBR My younger brother tried what you are proposing to do, also around the same age group and still single. It didn't work out. If you're not retired, and can't show an income source locally (rent from abroad doesn't count) you're under the radar and will eventually end up in the authorities' sights...
by VincentD
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello all. Newbie in Manchester.
Replies: 10
Views: 1300

Re: Hello all. Newbie in Manchester.

Hi Bobby Some advice.. From someone who's been here around thirty years. Don't take it to heart, but rather with a large pinch of salt.. 1. Don't burn bridges. Keep your property, don't sell up. Not at your age. 2. Enjoy the GFE while it lasts. (girl friend experience) 3. As another poster advised, ...
by VincentD
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Chrome plating
Replies: 19
Views: 1418

Re: Chrome plating

BTW, Mamod is the brand name of an old steam-powered toy so it's not oversize.. Always wanted one but they were expensive back then. Remember my neighbour had one, fascinating to watch..
by VincentD
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Chrome plating
Replies: 19
Views: 1418

Re: Chrome plating

Good Sunday morning. A few comments, if I may... I used to work at a facility where we did aviation standard nickel plating on aero engine parts, the biggest obstacle to getting a good job done was always the part preparation. Extremely strong acids were used on superalloys to remove all traces of o...
by VincentD
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Build an LED blinker circuit for my motorcycle
Replies: 6
Views: 659

Re: Build an LED blinker circuit for my motorcycle

Interesting as a project but in practice would advise getting a commercially available one, they are typically designed to directly replace whatever was there in the first place and be compliant with the law. There are certain shades of amber and red suitable for traffic; not all would comply. Also ...
by VincentD
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Diesel particulate filters
Replies: 17
Views: 1111

Re: Diesel particulate filters

Yes, have seen the articles and some videos on DPF death and that the prevention really is to thrash them once a week or so to get it up to operating temperature and do it's job. Never have been much of a diesel fan, but some of the more recent turbodiesel offerings are actually quite nippy. Was als...
by VincentD
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Chrome plating
Replies: 19
Views: 1418

Re: Chrome plating

Lots of rather strong and nasty chemicals involved. Just go to the places that do plating, not worth the investment (and more so the environmental disposal aspects of waste materials that go with it). Most of these plating places do small job lots..
by VincentD
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Need to know things about thai GF
Replies: 13
Views: 1715

Re: Need to know things about thai GF

Sigh. Doesn't have to be Thai; she could jolly well be an Amazonian or even Zulu. It's the relationship you've got with her. Deal with it.

If it's a problem with the language, learn it. Works wonders. I see someone dug up an older (7 years old) thread on that topic..
by VincentD
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Where to buy 12 Volt Garden Lights in Thailand
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Re: Where to buy 12 Volt Garden Lights in Thailand

Go to an auto accessories shop. I have used strip LED lighting (12V) for many projects. Most of these strip lights are already weatherproof and you can cut and join but may need some basic soldering skills. I, like you, do not like some of the stuff the locals do (like those 220V christmas tree ligh...
by VincentD
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Authorities set to charge for car parking on public roads
Replies: 9
Views: 863

Re: Authorities set to charge for car parking on public roads

Certain parts of Lopburi do have municipal parking controls, and they've been there for almost twenty years. Certain parts of Sa-kaeow circle and also around the market area. Cars are charged 2 baht, no time limit, and the parking ticket is usually placed under the windscreen wipers. No charge durin...
by VincentD
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Hua Hin Bluport Mall news, events and updates
Replies: 257
Views: 44309

Re: Hua Hin Bluport Mall news, events and updates

Yesterday's Bangkok Post says you have lots for 'Supercar parking' in one of the malls??
https://www.bangkokpost.com/lifestyle/s ... -of-luxury
by VincentD
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Road Signs in Hua Hin (and maybe elsewhere)
Replies: 5
Views: 666

Re: Road Signs in Hua Hin (and maybe elsewhere)

Jumps in... BB, the locals seem to have a propensity to totally ignore authority and tend to thumb their noses up at said authority, official or not. Take the helmet law, for example. I won't be surprised to find a 'No Entry' sign on the road opposite, probably indicating a one-way clockwise flow. H...
by VincentD
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Indian spices
Replies: 12
Views: 1747

Re: Indian spices

Tend to agree with Takiap on the size of the packets from Makro. But that is their business model, and it does keep the prices at a reasonable level. As for me, being in Bangkok helps. I just go to Pahurat (Little India, right next to Chiantown) where you will be in Indian spice heaven. Treat yourse...
by VincentD
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Another San Paulo story
Replies: 23
Views: 1897

Re: Another San Paulo story

BB While a little off topic (as this in not in HH but in Bangkok) I have avoided using Bangkok Hospital as it is run more as a business model than as a hospital. Being prescribed a very strong intravenous antibiotic for something that was nothing more than a stomach upset was the final straw. I did ...
by VincentD
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: OBD2 FAULT/CODE READER
Replies: 15
Views: 1032

Re: OBD2 FAULT/CODE READER

Hopefully your fault is simply a low battery thing, fault codes can be generated on the more modern cars by supplying undervoltage to the computer. Try disconnecting the battery for a couple of hours, it should clear the non-volatile memory (at least it worked with the Saab - though you did lose all...