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by bluejets
December 7, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Solar Power
Replies: 291
Views: 33496

Re: Solar Power

With my system here as I previously said, it generates an average excess of around 8 to 17 units a day depending....... I cannot justify installing a AU$20,000.00 battery system for this, never get anywhere near it. Best I can do though is what I already do, and that is to use excess during the day ...
by bluejets
December 7, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: World News
Topic: brit invents super battery in his garage
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: brit invents super battery in his garage

Knew a bloke who came up with a way to drive from Brisbane to Cairns (1700klm) for 2 cents.

Drawback was the cost of the extension lead and the bulk of the rewind spool.
by bluejets
December 7, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Thailand News
Topic: Ferrari
Replies: 31
Views: 1122

Re: Ferrari

Remember a similar event in a movie.......woman choked to death, bloke died of head injuries (both ends)
by bluejets
December 7, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Plastic Bags
Replies: 59
Views: 1980

Re: Plastic Bags

And of course the money charged for the bags you use will go to it's rightful place. Yeah....wouldn't hold my breath, especially in Thailand. Coles in Aus currently in the cattle dip from failing to pass the " badly needed by dairy farmers" all of the extra 10c they were charging customers for droug...
by bluejets
December 2, 2019, 7:26 am
Forum: Where to Buy Things in Udon
Topic: CCTV - internet connected
Replies: 12
Views: 504

Re: CCTV - internet connected

Just fitted a wired 8 camera system to the house in Khon Kaen. Bit over AU$200 for the lot with a 1gig drive included, use a similar one here in Aus for last 4 years no problem. Cannot see the point in wireless camera as one still has to get power cabling to each camera point. Internet accessible, w...
by bluejets
December 2, 2019, 7:18 am
Forum: Udon Thani News
Topic: Dead Man's Curve
Replies: 36
Views: 1531

Re: Dead Man's Curve

as a biker of some 50yrs, I wondered how the foreigner dude met his fate. I noticed the other day fanging along there on me old Phantom, that the road, or road surface has been build in two parts..concrete..and over the years a lip has formed in the middle of the carriageway , as I hit that with me...
by bluejets
November 30, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Solar Power
Replies: 291
Views: 33496

Re: Solar Power

I looked at solar for our place near Khon Kaen but cost is prohibitive. To be useful the system would need to be battery backup as in Glalt system. Down in Aus, we get Gov. concession and the AU$12,000 22 panel 5Kw cost me a bit over $4,000. This plus I had to upgrade my switchboard but, being an el...
by bluejets
September 8, 2019, 7:10 am
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Thai Airways Updates
Replies: 7
Views: 938

Re: Thai Airways Updates

Received an email saying their policy for Aussie checked in luggage has been changed back from 20kg to 30kg.
Great but only if you bought a ticket after August sometime.
Fair enough I guess as May purchase was pretty good value.
by bluejets
August 29, 2019, 3:31 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Language app
Replies: 7
Views: 439

Re: Language app

noosard wrote:
August 29, 2019, 9:29 am
I think you better off not knowing
x2 for that...hehehe

Plenty of different electronic devices around like in the link below...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bXUoqaK8KA

by bluejets
July 4, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Stump Removal
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Re: Stump Removal

Build a small fire over the top and burn 'em out. If the fire has enough staying power it'll usually smoulder it's way through the roots as well. Good one bluejets. A tried and true method, you must be a farm boy. Can’t believe maaka didn’t pull that one out of his kiwi bag of tricks. Sent from my ...
by bluejets
July 3, 2019, 7:06 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Stump Removal
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Re: Stump Removal

Build a small fire over the top and burn 'em out.
If the fire has enough staying power it'll usually smoulder it's way through the roots as well.
by bluejets
June 20, 2019, 8:48 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Shopping
Topic: Extension Cords Hard to Find Now
Replies: 53
Views: 3946

Re: Extension Cords Hard to Find Now

Interesting post blue But I disagree with you completely. The same size and construction of every appliance here in Thailand using a FLAT blade plug is no different than 3 prong flat blade plug pictured earlier. I've been using those same flat blade with a ground pin plugs on every extension cord I...
by bluejets
June 19, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Shopping
Topic: Extension Cords Hard to Find Now
Replies: 53
Views: 3946

Re: Extension Cords Hard to Find Now

The 3 pin plug and socket in the picture are only rated for 125 volts. I saw them at Dohome and asked them to remove them as they are dangerous. Yes an ELCB or GFI are a must for safety. Look at how many people die using chargers for phones that fail. To be exact they have a number of 15A 125V stam...
by bluejets
June 14, 2019, 4:29 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Shopping
Topic: Extension Cords Hard to Find Now
Replies: 53
Views: 3946

Re: Extension Cords Hard to Find Now

So I stand by my statement that 2 pin and socket extensions on 2 core cable are perfectly safe and acceptable. Just goes to show you know nothing about electrical application. No, it just goes to show that you should read and understand before making assumptions. The first thing that most would do ...
by bluejets
June 14, 2019, 4:26 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Shopping
Topic: Extension Cords Hard to Find Now
Replies: 53
Views: 3946

Re: Extension Cords Hard to Find Now

It seems that all the big places like Global House sell some quality cords in different lengths, but all are really 2 wire, even though they will accept 3 wire plugs. I have made some, but just not the same. Hmm, seems that everything electric I buy here in Udon has a 2 prong plug. lawn mower, hedg...
by bluejets
June 14, 2019, 6:13 am
Forum: Udon Thani Shopping
Topic: Extension Cords Hard to Find Now
Replies: 53
Views: 3946

Re: Extension Cords Hard to Find Now

I admit that I know nothing about electrical wiring. However, if you have a three pin plug with a three core wire doesn't the three hole socket in the wall actually have to have a wire leading to earth for the thing to be safe? :? If the main socket isn't correctly earthed then a three wire extensi...
by bluejets
June 14, 2019, 5:35 am
Forum: Udon Thani Shopping
Topic: Extension Cords Hard to Find Now
Replies: 53
Views: 3946

Re: Extension Cords Hard to Find Now

So I stand by my statement that 2 pin and socket extensions on 2 core cable are perfectly safe and acceptable. Just goes to show you know nothing about electrical application. The first thing that most would do presented with a 2 core cable/plug socket arrangement would be to cut or remove the eart...
by bluejets
June 13, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Shopping
Topic: Extension Cords Hard to Find Now
Replies: 53
Views: 3946

Re: Extension Cords Hard to Find Now

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Nothing wrong with an extension with 2 core cable, as long as there is a 2 pin plug and 2 pin socket.


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Well, actually there is.
As I pointed out ,only single insulation.
by bluejets
June 13, 2019, 4:20 am
Forum: Udon Thani Shopping
Topic: Extension Cords Hard to Find Now
Replies: 53
Views: 3946

Re: Extension Cords Hard to Find Now

The small village shop near where I live has several different sizes of three wire cable and the grounded three prong plugs. I make mine to what ever length I want. Those cheap ones you buy with a three prong plug and receptacle that use two wire cable should be illegal. Many items one buys these d...
by bluejets
June 8, 2019, 4:09 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Competent Electrician
Replies: 1
Views: 292

Re: Competent Electrician

Have you thought about asking whomever is about to do the RAC install...?

Chances are they may use a particular chap regularly.

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