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by sammyg
June 24, 2009, 8:37 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Want to find large cinder blocks like in USA?
Replies: 18
Views: 2286

Re: Want to find large cinder blocks like in USA?

Hey Parrot and guys I'm beginning to think you may be right.The father in law keeps saying the same thing also.I also found that the bricks I thought were larger ones like we used in U.S. are not that at all and only 14x14x29cm so they are not like our big blocks which are 8"x8"x17 1/2" and pretty d...
by sammyg
June 24, 2009, 1:57 am
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: Internatinal Wire Transfer (from USA)
Replies: 65
Views: 9703

Re: Internatinal Wire Transfer (from USA)

Yes Ray that is what I have found out so far anyway.Since I filled out papers needed here in U.S. and sent back to BKK Bank in Bangkok I have had no problems and not been charged anything from Chase Bank at all.It was a fairly easy ACH transfer to set up online thru my account to BKK Bank NY Branch ...
by sammyg
June 24, 2009, 12:06 am
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: Internatinal Wire Transfer (from USA)
Replies: 65
Views: 9703

Re: Internatinal Wire Transfer (from USA)

Yes I also did the ACH transfer form my Chase Bank account which they charged me nothing at all to do,No Fees.BKK Bank however charges $5 for limits to $2,000 and $10 to limits up to $10,000 I beleive it said but you can do larger amounts also.Most of the limits or questioning of money transfers are...
by sammyg
June 23, 2009, 9:21 pm
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: Monthly U.S. $ pension to Baht
Replies: 82
Views: 5472

Re: Monthly U.S. $ pension to Baht

Ray I wasnt being a sm----ss was just saying I have as yet been chrged anything on my account as it was whatever that term is ACH or something like that which means online bank transfer between banks and you do it completely online.My USBank account did not offer such a service at all.They only have...
by sammyg
June 23, 2009, 8:49 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Want to find large cinder blocks like in USA?
Replies: 18
Views: 2286

Re: Want to find large cinder blocks like in USA?

Yes I thought of building with the thin large concrete blocks found all over Udon but doing double walls like you mentioned.But I found these and they are very good looking and when I used these big blocks at least 8" wide and 8" tall with 2 large holes for air gap insulation thoght they would be ju...
by sammyg
June 23, 2009, 6:12 am
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: Monthly U.S. $ pension to Baht
Replies: 82
Views: 5472

Re: Monthly U.S. $ pension to Baht

Well Ray I have yet to see any charges on Chase Banks part for any transfer of funds and not sure about limits on funds to be transferred? You must be in a different money class than I am? Unless I was building a house and needed to send all the money I have at once or will ever have those amounts s...
by sammyg
June 23, 2009, 6:01 am
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Want to find large cinder blocks like in USA?
Replies: 18
Views: 2286

Finally Found Big Concrete Blocks for Building!

Want to find large cinder blocks like in USA? by sammyg on June 22, 2009, 3:50 pm Well guys I have finally found the large concrete blocks (like in the U.S. 14"x8"x8")I have been looking for ,by accident actually and even better they come with a texture finish if you choose and pre colored for 7 bah...
by sammyg
June 23, 2009, 5:50 am
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Want to find large cinder blocks like in USA?
Replies: 18
Views: 2286

Re: Want to find large cinder blocks like in USA?

Well guys I have finally found the large concrete blocks (like in the U.S. 14"x8"x8")I have been looking for ,by accident actually and even better they come with a texture finish if you choose and pre colored for 7 baht additional cost.There is no need to apply mortar to exterior as they look great ...
by sammyg
June 21, 2009, 2:38 am
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: Monthly U.S. $ pension to Baht
Replies: 82
Views: 5472

Re: Monthly U.S. $ pension to Baht

Buenos Dias Khon Ray Charles and All! Ray I just finally got my BKK Bank transfers from U.S. to Udon Thani BKK Bank account finally fixed so it works and at the cost you mentioned above.I had Washington Mutual Bank in U.S. which just changed to Chase Bank which is All over at elast America now.They ...
by sammyg
June 18, 2009, 7:35 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: ROOF GUTTERING
Replies: 25
Views: 3140

Re: ROOF GUTTERING

Hi guys and Fremmel to answer your question in particular.I had 6 rental houses in Washington state and I am very much a DIY guy.I bought the best pvc plastic gutters available as I never want to do it over again because I bought the cheapest anything (especially paint-never ever by the bargain pain...
by sammyg
June 18, 2009, 6:43 pm
Forum: Udon Thani & Thailand Video Clips
Topic: Beware of the Thai cheat!
Replies: 60
Views: 20088

Re: Beware of the Thai cheat!

I think most of the banter to be aware of bringing your Tha wife ,girlfriend ,etc. to Falang land or home and worried about losing her are way over rated.If you are so insecure or afraid of loosing her or her changing then don't marry her it's that easy.If you marry someone you met at a bar and she ...
by sammyg
June 17, 2009, 12:23 am
Forum: House & Land
Topic: ROOF GUTTERING
Replies: 25
Views: 3140

Re: Cost of Guttering

Arjay I installed pvc gutters on my house and barn in Seattle area and although the gutters themselves are fair priced all of the couplings to join them togehter,hangers.downspouts,etc. are very expensive.The only places they didn't leak were in the 10' sections of gutters.Within 6 months every join...
by sammyg
June 12, 2009, 11:49 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Concrete Tilt-Up Builders in Udon Thani?
Replies: 0
Views: 311

Concrete Tilt-Up Builders in Udon Thani?

Does anyone know of a contractor who does Tilt-Up building in or around Udon Thani or anywhere in Thailand?SammyG :-s :-s :? :?
by sammyg
June 9, 2009, 1:57 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: A Little Humor by Pop-Pop's Net & Games
Replies: 1413
Views: 137290

Re: A Little Humor by Pop-Pop's Net & Games

Irelands Yummy Yummy Bandits get Fill! Excerpted from an article which appeared in The Dublin Times about a bank robbery on March 2. Once inside the bank shortly after midnight, their efforts at disabling the security system got underway immediately. The robbers, who expected to find one or two larg...
by sammyg
June 8, 2009, 8:32 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: LIST OF REFERENCES; CONTRACTORS
Replies: 77
Views: 72230

Re: Question: windows and screens

Hi Guys we just went with father in law to glass company to pick out windows for our house and there are many variables from glass thickness,window frame thickness materials used ,etc. that I didn't realize.Father in law has been building windows and installing along with roll up garage doors,roll g...
by sammyg
May 31, 2009, 12:09 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: A different appraoch to learning Thai
Replies: 49
Views: 3097

Re: A different appraoch to learning Thai

Hi Git I also have a hard time learning Thai although I have not given it that strong of attention.My wife is a former High School English teacher from Nongbualamphu and wants me to just memorize the words.I have told her that I think I should try and read the language first as when you are a child ...
by sammyg
May 27, 2009, 1:28 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Friend indeed!
Replies: 39
Views: 2209

Re: Friend indeed!

I LIKE LL's idea Very Much but would only add maybe it would be worthwhile to have somone blow a few holes in his car or motorbike or house ,say a dozen or so!Just Kiddin but his idea is pretty damn good! :wave:
by sammyg
May 26, 2009, 8:52 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Friend indeed!
Replies: 39
Views: 2209

Re: Friend indeed!

Morti I don't know you and you have a serious problem here and a very difficult situation.I am sure you feel threatened by this man for yourself and your family and really wish you the best! If he is not drunk or if you can talk to him calmly I would suggest you do as was reccomended above about him...
by sammyg
May 25, 2009, 8:22 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Accommodation
Topic: Do you like Centara hotel in Udon ?
Replies: 121
Views: 24186

Re: Do you like Centara hotel in Udon ?

When we stayed there the disco was open every night I believe and we were directly across from it.I am a fairly light sleeper sense I quit drinking eons ago(damn I miss the drunken sleepers I use to aspire too!) but the bands weren't that noisy as to keep us awake.Every once in awhile I might wake u...
by sammyg
May 24, 2009, 12:12 am
Forum: Udon Thani Accommodation
Topic: Do you like Centara hotel in Udon ?
Replies: 121
Views: 24186

Re: Do you like Centara hotel in Udon ?

I have stayed at several hotels throughout Udon and seem to always end up coming back tothe old Royal Chorensri.All the other hotels also have the same problems of old rugs and furniture,etc. but usually only worse.We recently stayed in there for 3 weeks in one of the largest suites for $42.US dolla...

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