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    Washers

    As mentioned in my house construction thread, the "free" tap that came with our kitchen sink has a base too small for the hole in the sink. An ordinary washer would fix that right up.

    Unfortunately, washers are (like bricks) not for sale in Korat. We have been to hardware stores, machine shops, auto and motorcycle repair shops, metal working shops, etc. When we ask for a washer the look at us as if we'd asked for a piece of the moon.

    We found one place out in Pak Thong Chai that had two sizes of washer, both too small.

    I found one on the floor of a motorcycle shop that was just a shade too small. When we asked where they got it, they didn't know.

    I even went to one shop that specializes in selling nuts and bolts of all sizes. But, they don't sell washers.

    Any idea where I might find a washer like this:


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    What size?

    I'm sure Forreachingme would knock one up for you.

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    mate, post the outside diameter and the hole size required in millimeters and i'll see what i can do

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    There's gotta be a fab shop that does stainless and can punch one out for you. Think you;re gonna want stainless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin
    mate, post the outside diameter and the hole size required in millimeters and i'll see what i can do
    Thanks for the offer. Let me follow up on FriscoFrankie's suggestion before you go to any trouble.

    Oddly we asked at a place that fabs stainless steel. Odd they didn't offer to make one. I'll ask them.

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    Every single hardware shop I've ever been to, and these are many in Bangers as well as out in the boonies, has a wide selection of washers, including building suppliers. I find it hard to believe it's not available in Korat.

    Sure you had your wife ask for the right thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller
    Sure you had your wife ask for the right thing?
    Good point. At first, she didn't know the word. But, when we finally found a shop that had one, she read it off the box. And, all day today we had the sample I picked up off the floor of the motorcycle repair shop. Right after that we went to a large hardware store just up the street. We showed the proprietor the washer and asked if they had a larger one. The response? They don't carry them at all.

    Home Pro has none; even though they have about the biggest selection of screws, nuts and bolts of any store in town. The Home Mart "Builder" place, which is huge. Had none. That's right. A huge place that specializes in selling to contractors does not carry washers of any size.

    Lotus had several boxes of small lock washers. That's it.

    Ms. B went out on her own this morning to look some more and came back nearly in tears because she knows how pissed off I am that after hours of searching we can't locate this simple and common hardware item....

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    I am quite sure i have this washer, post the size you need...

    Thickness, inner hole diameter and outer diameter, but we accept only millimeter as reference ! 1pce ? 2 pcs ? 10 pcs ?

    I'll even deliver it to the Japanese tomorow lunch time if you wish so ! i plan to be there 12h30...

    And if you want it specially made special for you with a collar or other funny shapes, then draw it, or come by and have a cup of coffee...


    and do not worry anymore bout that...

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    ^Thanks for the offer. I finally found a shop that stocks washers. This is across from SaveOne, not far from where I live. The sell all sorts of nuts and bolts and many sizes of washers. I'll check to see if they have the size I need. If not, I'll get back to you.

    Thanks again.

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    If they only have rusty ones...

    Then ask me, i'll get you a stainless one and for free...

    And if you really want to pay for it and buy in a proper shop in Korat there is this choice by rank :

    1. Chocksima supply, Hua Thale inter., take a left 1 km small shop on the left, biggest supply of nuts and bolts stainless in Korat... ( steel to ! )

    2. Boonthai Hardware, the one near Nigth Bazaar, a handy boss khun Pichit, knows all gets you all in a day if not in stock... ( Boonthai Machinery, should have it as well...)

    3. Lek Sahakit, has many stuff, clever young chap, pass Hua Thalee inter. straigth 300m on the rigth toward Dan Kwian...

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    Quote Originally Posted by forreachingme
    Then ask me, i'll get you a stainless one and for free...
    OK. I'll take you up on it. Hole needs to be 20 mm, wide enough for 1/2" pipe to fit through. Outer diameter should be 35-40 mm. Thickness can be 2 to 4 mm. Stainless is best. Quantity is two pieces.

    I'll see you at Fuji today at 12:30 PM.

    OK?

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    You nearly won your washer !

    Only on step ahead, we do not accept any comment in seppo dimensions !

    for me 1/2 inch pipe is 12.7mm, am i correct ? i suppose not !

    I think all dimension were there in mm, so see you later...

    OD 35 - 40 mm

    ID 20 mm

    thickness 2 to 4

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    OK, see you at Fuji.....

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    Chock Sima Supply

    OD 40 mm
    ID 20 mm
    thickness 2mm
    SUS 304
    no special finish

    Price: free samples, normally 4.15 Thb / pce + VAT

    In House same but 3 mm thick, free samples and brilliant polish SUS 304

    you'll get all the choice...

    see you later...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller
    Sure you had your wife ask for the right thing?
    Isnt that funny, its happened to me so many times. I am looking for something that my gf doesnt know how to say because it is just not in her vocabulary.

    Usually these things include auto-parts, tools, some furniture but sometimes it is a simple household item or something you see everyday and is a word commonly used in English, but here nobody seems to know what it is called..
    Or at least not your lady or any of her friends, you've got to go ask a motorcycle taxi guy or something
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    Bloddy seppo values, the 3 mm washer have a hole of 19.5 mm !

    I do not know if this will work !

    But seen that half inch is 12.7 mm and if this is inside due to water piping, with a 2 mm wall thickness it will give outer diameter 18.7 mm, what should then be ok...

    Otherwise you will have to us the thinner ones or buy a file at Home Pro...

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by cali kid View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by stroller
    Sure you had your wife ask for the right thing?
    Isnt that funny, its happened to me so many times. I am looking for something that my gf doesnt know how to say because it is just not in her vocabulary.

    Usually these things include auto-parts, tools, some furniture but sometimes it is a simple household item or something you see everyday and is a word commonly used in English, but here nobody seems to know what it is called..
    Or at least not your lady or any of her friends, you've got to go ask a motorcycle taxi guy or something
    You wouldn't normally expect a western chick to know what a solenoid (or something similar) is either.

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    ^^ yeah I guess thats true, I guess it is just more dramatic when you know the word in their own language and they dont.

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    We have a great book called Word By Word by Steven Molinsky and Bill Bliss. Each page has a picture of a particular location or situation, like "The Bathroom". Each object in the picture is identified by number. Listed below the photo is a list of terms in both Thai and English. It's perfect for identifying things like tools and hardware parts where looking them up in a dictionary might not provide the best answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forreachingme
    Bloddy seppo values, the 3 mm washer have a hole of 19.5 mm !
    half inch pipe is .840 inch in diameter
    25.4 mm > 1 in > 25.3
    straight pipe threads or lock nut thread is slightly smaller if I remember correctly but I an find an accurate figure on it.
    21.336 mm oughta do it go with 22 for good measure
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    Quote Originally Posted by friscofrankie
    21.336 mm oughta do it go with 22 for good measure
    The 19.5 mm supplied by forreachingme just fit. A bit of a struggle, but it's in.

    Photos tomorrow....

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    Quote Originally Posted by buad hai
    The 19.5 mm supplied by forreachingme just fit. A bit of a struggle, but it's in.

    Photos tomorrow....
    Errrr, today:


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    Pah, no hot water mixing tap. :P

    Chuck in an old water heater under there and you will feel like you regain a surprising amount of civilization that previously slipped away sucking your closer to 'going native' level. You'd be surprised what it does to your quality of life to feel glorious hot water fill the sink when washing your beer glasses.
    Last edited by WhiteLotusLane; 27-07-2007 at 10:02 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteLotusLane
    Pah, no hot water mixing tap
    I haven't had hot water in the kitchen since I lived on Maui in 1978....

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