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by sometimewoodworker
May 15, 2024, 3:13 am
Forum: House & Land
Topic: electric wire section announced vs and reality !
Replies: 11
Views: 574

Re: electric wire section announced vs and reality !

The difference between 4 mm and 4 sq. mm electric wire lies in their respective measurements. When we refer to "4 mm" electric wire, we are specifying the diameter of the wire in millimeters. This measurement indicates the thickness of the wire. On the other hand, "4 sq. mm" electric wire refers to...
by sometimewoodworker
April 18, 2024, 11:08 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Laos tourist VOA cost at Nong Khai Friendship Bridge
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Re: Laos tourist VOA cost at Nong Khai Friendship Bridge

tamada wrote:
April 18, 2024, 10:56 am
I recall that current forex rates make paying in cash THB the cheapest option versus cash USD.
AFIK Thai baht has never been less expensive than US$ one downside of using US$ is that they require virtually new notes
by sometimewoodworker
April 15, 2024, 7:04 am
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Udon flight options - what happened to Phuket!?
Replies: 2
Views: 441

Re: Udon flight options - what happened to Phuket!?

The LCC's like AirAsia, Thai Lion and Nok run these routes and if they're not flying them, it's because there's no money in it. It’s far more than “there’s no money in it” if you follow the airline industry there are a multitude of factors that are pushing all airlines to concentrate on the profita...
by sometimewoodworker
April 14, 2024, 5:26 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Air fryer Pros-Cons-brand tips
Replies: 11
Views: 785

Re: Air fryer Pros-Cons-brand tips

rick wrote:
April 14, 2024, 4:06 pm
In what way is an air fryer better than the circular halogen ovens?
It’s faster to cook, cheaper to run, gets food that should be crispy, crispy (the halogen oven doesn’t) cooks from all sides.
Is that enough?
https://www.idealhome.co.uk/kitchen/hal ... -air-fryer
by sometimewoodworker
April 14, 2024, 9:12 am
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: driving license renewal
Replies: 114
Views: 24323

Re: driving license renewal

I currently have both car and motorcycle licences that expire next Feb. They are 5 year licences which I first got when I had a non-o visa (or whatever it was). As I'm just an occasional visitor can I renew these driving licences with just a 30 day visa? If it's possible is it possible to.do it thi...
by sometimewoodworker
April 11, 2024, 3:05 pm
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: Marriage Extension
Replies: 30
Views: 6328

Re: Marriage Extension

jackspratt wrote:
April 11, 2024, 12:31 pm
Did you notice the date of that post, woody?
No however Since the requirements have been in place since 2008 and it had not been corrected my post is not invalid though rather late I agree. ;)
by sometimewoodworker
April 11, 2024, 11:32 am
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: Marriage Extension
Replies: 30
Views: 6328

Re: Marriage Extension

@Liam Dale home visit is done only the first time you apply for the marriage extension. in our case, they did not even visit us again after we moved to a new house. financial proof is 1st time 2 month ahead and 3 month the following years. process is not tightening up, at least not in my case for t...
by sometimewoodworker
April 10, 2024, 9:21 am
Forum: World News
Topic: Baltimore Bridge collapse
Replies: 76
Views: 3777

Re: Baltimore Bridge collapse

Just a FWIW a vessel in the New York shipping channel just suffered a propulsion failure, though since NY requires tugs to accompany vessels and it was very close to another tug wharf a 3rd (possibly 4th) tug was very quickly on scene and moved it to a better location, out of the shipping channel, f...
by sometimewoodworker
April 9, 2024, 2:31 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Air fryer Pros-Cons-brand tips
Replies: 11
Views: 785

Re: Air fryer Pros-Cons-brand tips

They range from cheap ฿600 to moderate ฿3~4000 to expensive dual basket ones over ฿40,000 IMG_8824.jpeg We got ours a couple of years ago, they have probably dropped slightly in price it is a 6L and I would not go lower It has the dual basket but not dual cooking IMG_8825.jpeg The one thing I would ...
by sometimewoodworker
April 9, 2024, 2:01 pm
Forum: World News
Topic: Baltimore Bridge collapse
Replies: 76
Views: 3777

Re: Baltimore Bridge collapse

I looked for any info about the ships captain experiencing power problems prior to sailing, found nothing. Do you have a source? There were a few problems reported previously, however there were none that would have had an effect on the decision to sail. The captain will have delegated course and s...
by sometimewoodworker
April 9, 2024, 6:48 am
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: driving license renewal
Replies: 114
Views: 24323

Re: driving license renewal

You forgot the tests in the office: Colour blind test, reaction test, distance test (tip: look from a bit higher so you can see the paper ruler under the moving bar. IMHO it is impossible to reliably pass that test without seeing this reference), and outer-vision test. Regarding former posts: I was...
by sometimewoodworker
April 7, 2024, 1:13 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Getting ready to make the permanent move to Udon Thani, Thailand
Replies: 15
Views: 1660

Re: Getting ready to make the permanent move to Udon Thani, Thailand

Getting a Thai DL is a two-step procedure where the first issued licence is considered 'temporary' and is only valid for one year. It won't be recognised for car rental in the UK. Renewal after one year earns a five year Thai DL which will be recognised in the UK for car rental. The Thai DL is in T...
by sometimewoodworker
April 2, 2024, 1:48 pm
Forum: World News
Topic: Baltimore Bridge collapse
Replies: 76
Views: 3777

Re: Baltimore Bridge collapse

There's more extensive protection around the utility pylon footings further north of the bridge. Those smaller "baby" dolphin structures were probably deemed adequate for the average gross tonnage of the day 50 years ago It is rather unlikely that they are anything but channel markers given the sig...
by sometimewoodworker
April 2, 2024, 10:26 am
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: Re-entry permit at Udon Thani immigration
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: Re-entry permit at Udon Thani immigration

Union immigration say that they want 1 picture, this is information from 3 weeks ago.
EDIT it came from the head officer via the English speaking front desk IO
by sometimewoodworker
March 31, 2024, 7:37 pm
Forum: World News
Topic: Baltimore Bridge collapse
Replies: 76
Views: 3777

Re: Baltimore Bridge collapse

I suspect the Captain tried everything but was unable to do a damn thing, sort of like a slow motion film . And I believe there was at least one harbor pilot on board. Further to my post above re pylon engineering:- The bridge rests on four supports, two of which sit each side of the navigable wate...
by sometimewoodworker
March 30, 2024, 10:06 am
Forum: I'm Looking For....
Topic: Duvet, bed spreads and sheets
Replies: 8
Views: 573

Re: Duvet, bed spreads and sheets

Any recommendations for a one-stop shop for quality bed linens? I've bought before at Big C but, like Lotus's, they have greatly downsized their selection and only have the cheaper stuff that doesn't last. Ta tam We find that Robinson has a better selection of the high thread count bed linen and wh...
by sometimewoodworker
March 29, 2024, 7:57 pm
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: Bank Account(s)
Replies: 18
Views: 1076

Re: Bank Account(s)

My question is - to top up to the 800k required for retirement, does the extra 200k need to go to the term deposit account, or can it go to my day-to-day savings account ie does the 800k all need to be in a single account? For what it's worth: I have the 800k split into two 400k term deposits, both...
by sometimewoodworker
March 29, 2024, 7:55 pm
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: Bank Account(s)
Replies: 18
Views: 1076

Re: Bank Account(s)

Yes your 1st paragraph is absolutely correct. Had a friend from the UK who missed by 20 Baht one month due to an unexpected x-rate downturn = 14000 Baht under the table to make it go away. I do not, and will not, give any advice or assistance with circumnavigation of the rules. The only thing is th...
by sometimewoodworker
March 29, 2024, 4:25 pm
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: Bank Account(s)
Replies: 18
Views: 1076

Re: Bank Account(s)

My question, What is considered proof evidence of income under Clause 6 that is mentioned here. Polish_20240328_112843299.jpg You forgot to quote clause 6 A letter of guarantee from the local or overseas Embassy or Consulate that proving the monthly pension of the Applicant not less than Baht 65,00...
by sometimewoodworker
March 28, 2024, 10:15 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Big increase in air fares
Replies: 65
Views: 4613

Re: Big increase in air fares

Slightly off topic but looking for advice; Will arrive into Swampy at 7pm so likely 8pm by time have collected bags and want to hear to Udon Thani. What would you do to get up to Udon as hassle free as possible? I'm assuming no flights to Udon at that time?, so some thought are; 1. Get a Driver to ...

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