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by bluejets
February 21, 2019, 5:28 am
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws
Replies: 122
Views: 8422

Re: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

Also if you don’t want to chase the walls you could use metal conduit down the walls that looks the place instead of plastic. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190220/458e2334913836c624423c7582378007.jpg Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk ....and the associated earth conductor would be ...where...??
by bluejets
February 21, 2019, 5:26 am
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws
Replies: 122
Views: 8422

Re: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

1200 seems a bit high for outlets. General height for us is 1250 to 1300mm for light switches BUT there is a reason behind it in Aus (to do with noggins) Nothing worse than having to get down on ones hands and knees to try to plug things in. Even worse trying to fit off those at B****dy skirting bo...
by bluejets
February 20, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws
Replies: 122
Views: 8422

Re: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

1200 seems a bit high for outlets. General height for us is 1250 to 1300mm for light switches BUT there is a reason behind it in Aus (to do with noggins) Nothing worse than having to get down on ones hands and knees to try to plug things in. Even worse trying to fit off those at B****dy skirting boa...
by bluejets
February 20, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws
Replies: 122
Views: 8422

Re: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

Some of the numbers in the "budget breakdown" don't add up.
Whole thing is a bit of a "ball park" arrangement I guess.
by bluejets
February 19, 2019, 6:07 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Plumbing question
Replies: 26
Views: 1565

Re: Plumbing question

By the same token, when or if water is back feeding, the meter will run backwards.

No one way valves used there..?
by bluejets
February 16, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws
Replies: 122
Views: 8422

Re: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

A plus for concrete lined corrugated steel tanks. Perhaps they don't have them in Thailand. (yet) One hears all the objection about drinking tank water, frogs in the tank, bird crap on the roof but never did us any harm. One can keep the dead pidgeons or whatever out by the use of a standard mesh st...
by bluejets
February 15, 2019, 5:13 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Airline sues skip-lagging passenger
Replies: 11
Views: 848

Re: Airline sues skip-lagging passenger

I can never get a straight answer as to why it costs $100 more to travel from Brisbane to Bangkok return than it does from Sydney.
Same plane, same company, plane is full, but distance overall is an extra 1400Klm odd from Sydney in a straight line.
by bluejets
February 14, 2019, 5:47 am
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws
Replies: 122
Views: 8422

Re: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

As Maaka says, usage mainly for toilet, garden, perhaps washing and laundry as this seems to be the larger usage. Tank on a stand avoids using any pumps. Dirt in system can be avoided with a fairly simple trap arrangement that dumps the first flow. Seems at certain times of the year the water can go...
by bluejets
February 13, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Why low foreign currency values
Replies: 35
Views: 2729

Why low foreign currency values

Others are the same but for us it's the Aussie dollar. I am by no means familiar with the driving force behind cross currency values but find it ( as many others do also) difficult to take the fact that the dollar is so low compared with say 6 or 7 years ago. There was a time when we would look to t...
by bluejets
February 13, 2019, 6:57 am
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws
Replies: 122
Views: 8422

Re: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

Wondering why most builds I see do not include guttering on the house running to water tanks.
Many reasons to support such a thing and few against as far as I can see.
by bluejets
February 10, 2019, 6:02 am
Forum: Thailand News
Topic: Upcoming Election on 24 March
Replies: 87
Views: 4901

Re: Upcoming Election on 24 March

.....and now she is out.....apparently.
by bluejets
February 7, 2019, 6:08 am
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws
Replies: 122
Views: 8422

Re: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

Listing of free government house plans here if you need to look at others ......

http://www.crossy.co.uk/Thai_House_Plans/
by bluejets
February 3, 2019, 7:38 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Leopard cub in luggage
Replies: 0
Views: 230

Leopard cub in luggage

I say send the mongrels responsible to jail for a long stretch in the same suitcase.

https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/world/le ... ailsignout
by bluejets
January 31, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Any Australian get pension sent in Baht?
Replies: 9
Views: 682

Re: Any Australian get pension sent in Baht?

Apparently no direct deposit arrangement allowed for between Aus and Thai. https://www.humanservices.gov.au/indivi ... rms/aus178 Wrong, scroll down to "local currency wire transfer list and you will find it No, not wrong at all. I did say "direct deposit" was not done between Aus and Thai banks as...
by bluejets
January 30, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Any Australian get pension sent in Baht?
Replies: 9
Views: 682

Re: Any Australian get pension sent in Baht?

Pensions are calculated into Thai baht at the official rate of that point in time of transfer. Transfer is via Swift so Oz banks are not involved , what c/link pays is what is deposited in to your Thaibank A/c I have 19years hassle free with this system. Would you happen to have a c'link link to th...
by bluejets
January 29, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Any Australian get pension sent in Baht?
Replies: 9
Views: 682

Re: Any Australian get pension sent in Baht?

Painful to have to settle for the 22 odd baht to the dollar.
I can remember getting around 32 back in 2008 I think it was.
Just have to grin and bear it, not much one can do about it.
by bluejets
January 29, 2019, 7:33 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Any Australian get pension sent in Baht?
Replies: 9
Views: 682

Re: Any Australian get pension sent in Baht?

I don't know BUT if at present the money is deposited into your Aussie account, you can bet the bank ( whichever you use) will sink their greedy teeth into any conversion.
Just saying, it would not be C/link doing any conversion.
by bluejets
January 10, 2019, 6:57 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Shopping
Topic: Homebrew kits?
Replies: 8
Views: 739

Re: Homebrew kits?

Read 'em and weap......
http://www.homebrewthailand.com/index.p ... &Itemid=81

No idea who would want to drink that god awful home brew stuff anyhow ...... beer only 60 baht for a tallie so who would bother.
by bluejets
January 10, 2019, 6:47 pm
Forum: Where to Buy Things in Udon
Topic: ANYONE KNOW WHERE TO BUY WHITE SPIRIT OR CORRECT THAI NAME
Replies: 12
Views: 814

Re: ANYONE KNOW WHERE TO BUY WHITE SPIRIT OR CORRECT THAI NAME

tigerryan wrote:
January 10, 2019, 11:08 am
Maybe lost in translation on both accounts but isn’t the the fancy word you used a controlled substance drug? White spirit is like turpentine?
More like Shellite in old world text.
Guess it largely depends on where one originates.
by bluejets
December 26, 2018, 6:29 am
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: London Gatwick Airport CLOSED By Drones.....
Replies: 20
Views: 1730

Re: London Gatwick Airport CLOSED By Drones.....

This is a link to the CASA requirements in Aus. One would have thought the UK to be similar but......... https://www.casa.gov.au/webform/report-unsafe-drone-operations then there is the app freely available so no one can say " I didn't know"...... https://www.casa.gov.au/aircraft/standard-page/can-i...

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