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    4 bedroom teak house on 1 rai for rent

    I have a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, two story teak house on 1 rai just outside of Borsang (13 kilometers from the centre of C.M.). It is fully furnished, down to the bed sheets and towels brought over from...
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    Almost two years later and the leaning wall is...

    Almost two years later and the leaning wall is still up. However, the caretaker at the house told my wife that it has gotten worse and she is afraid that it won't make it through another rainy...
  3. Any recommendation for a gardener near Bosang?

    I'm back in Chiang Mai (actually near Bosang) for just over 3 weeks, with a laundry list of things to do to my house, including tearing down and replacing one side of my perimeter wall. I've had a...
  4. Great thread, Tony! I have a five year old boy...

    Great thread, Tony! I have a five year old boy that is in ChianG Mai for the summer, with his mother and two half sisters. We live in the U.S. and they will all be coming back August 9 (I'll be...
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    If I had a leaning wall in downtown Melbourne,...

    If I had a leaning wall in downtown Melbourne, I'd tear it down ASAP. If you had read the entire thread, you would know that my house is in the sticks, outside of Bosang. The wall divides my land...
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    Thanks for all the advise. Its about a month...

    Thanks for all the advise. Its about a month until my wife and kids leave for the house, and about 2 months before I will be there for a month. On my side of the wall, there is a garden area about...
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    For the non Americans out there, 70 F = 21 C and...

    For the non Americans out there, 70 F = 21 C and 62 F = 16.5 C. I still like the Fahrenheit system. A high of 100 F is very hot. A low of 0 F is very cold. 37.5 C and -17.7 C don't have the...
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    Conversely, Thais that live in the U.S. in the...

    Conversely, Thais that live in the U.S. in the winter in a cold climate state need to learn that its OK to run the thermostat at 70 during the day and 62 at night, if they dress appropriately and ...
  9. Thread: over stay

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    I just paid $105 to renew my 5 year old's U.S....

    I just paid $105 to renew my 5 year old's U.S. passport. My wife renewed her thai passport last year, so she is good to go on 28 May, but her two daughters and our 5 year old need to renew their...
  10. Thread: over stay

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    I arrive at BBK on 29 June at 11:05PM (from the...

    I arrive at BBK on 29 June at 11:05PM (from the U.S., on a U.S. passport). I plan on waiting until after midnight to go through immigration, if I can be assured of getting a 30 day visa, stamped...
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    Give me your address and I'll send my 18 year old...

    Give me your address and I'll send my 18 year old step son over to you ASAP. I've had him for 5 years and haven't made much headway, particularly with no support from the school district that I...
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    Like I said, there is a concrete drainage system....

    Like I said, there is a concrete drainage system. Also, on the back side, where there is a creek, there is a thick layer of concrete against the back of the wall, about 2 foot wide. My only concern...
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    Its definitely a thai thing, mainly thai males. ...

    Its definitely a thai thing, mainly thai males. My 18 year old step son came to the U.S. and is now in his 5th year of high school. He's shown all the characteristics associated with those thai...
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    Try re-finishing a laminate floor (if you believe...

    Try re-finishing a laminate floor (if you believe their 30 year warranty, I have a bridge to sell you). I'm in the business and I won't touch them as far as re-finishing. Laminates are for people...
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    I can take the wall down myself (except for the...

    I can take the wall down myself (except for the concrete foundation, as I am allergic to jack hammers and sledge hammers) but having to work 10 feet below the wall, I don't like to take chances. ...
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    Since I plan on owning the house (or, on my...

    Since I plan on owning the house (or, on my departure, my family), tearing it down and rebuilding makes sense. It would allow a drainage ditch on my side. I hadn't thought of cross beams but, as I...
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    Besides, we are talking about Thai craftsmanship,...

    Besides, we are talking about Thai craftsmanship, aren't we?
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    My expiration date is around 20 years from now...

    My expiration date is around 20 years from now and my wife's 40 years. I'm not looking any further than that.
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    Just out of curiosity, how long should a properly...

    Just out of curiosity, how long should a properly built wall last?
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    Honestly, in its worst spot, the wall has pulled...

    Honestly, in its worst spot, the wall has pulled away about 4 inches. He would probably have to stand there for 5-10 years before getting squashed.
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    There is a difference of around 1-2 feet between...

    There is a difference of around 1-2 feet between the amount of dirt on my side of the wall and my neighbor's land. I would assume that puts pressure on the wall and would require a deeper and...
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    Any way to repair a perimeter wall?

    I have a 7 year old perimeter wall around my house. Three sides are fine but one side has leaned about 4 inches towards my neighbor's property. I live in the U.S. but the caretaker of the...
  23. After seeing his profile, I don't want to hear...

    After seeing his profile, I don't want to hear about how fat Americans are. It seems that we haven't cornered the market.
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    She would need to pay in to social security for...

    She would need to pay in to social security for 40 quarters (of a year; the equivalent of working 10 years) to collect at some future date. At that point, she would be entitled to collect your SS...
  25. The first ting that my step son did when we moved...

    The first ting that my step son did when we moved to the U.S. was let his hair grow to the point at his high school teachers had to ask him to keep it out of his eyes, so they could see if he was...
  26. Will Obama fallow in the foot steps if both...

    Will Obama fallow in the foot steps if both Bush's and Clinton and get some suits made while in Thailand? It would involve a stop before going home to adjust the fitting.
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    By the way, Marmite, you will be pleased to know...

    By the way, Marmite, you will be pleased to know that I post regularly on Thai forums, like Siam sub zero, as Marmite, and have for years. Since you aren't a moderator on those forums, I guess you...
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    I didn't know you were clairvoyant, Marmite, and...

    You're not the sharpest tool in the box, are you?[/QUOTE]

    I didn't know you were clairvoyant, Marmite, and knew how things turn out 10-20 years in the future. I do know for two of her children...
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    My thai wife and her 3 children have lived in the...

    My thai wife and her 3 children have lived in the US. almost 4 years. I won't take them to any family dinners, like Thanksgiving, because they won't mingle and won't eat much and then want to leave...
  30. Its a good thing my 18 year old step son doesn't...

    Its a good thing my 18 year old step son doesn't read about thai news.
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    If his medicare changes are ever enacted, would...

    If his medicare changes are ever enacted, would the vouchers issued for insurance be issued to people living outside the U.S. and be used to buy health insurance in a foreign country? I'm 59, so it...
  32. To say it has affected our marriage is putting it...

    To say it has affected our marriage is putting it mildly. I'm still hopeful that I can reach him and convince him that school (or trade school) is a pathway to a career that pays decently.
  33. Most of the ground rules that I have set up over...

    Most of the ground rules that I have set up over the last 4 years have been torpedoed by my wife, who just wants peace and quiet around the house and for her son to graduate and move on. So, the...
  34. My 18 year old step son, while he still lived in...

    My 18 year old step son, while he still lived in Chiang Mai 5 years ago, acted up in class. The teacher's reaction was to turn around and throw an eraser at his face. It hit him just below the eye...
  35. My thai wife had 3 children with a thai. He has...

    My thai wife had 3 children with a thai. He has never paid child support, even for the 3 years she was single, before marrying me. I've asked her several times why he doesn't pay anything and why...
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    It happens anywhere when the customer goes with...

    It happens anywhere when the customer goes with the cheapest bid. In the U.S., I helped my sister fix up her newly purchased 40 year old house, which had one previous owner that did nothing to it...
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    She's going to wait a month to claim the money?

    She's going to wait a month to claim the money?
  38. On the other hand, I live in the Kansas City...

    On the other hand, I live in the Kansas City area. Under a court order desegration plan in the 1980's and 1990's, the Kansas City school system was given around a billion dollars, which they used...
  39. The better educated a society is, the more money...

    I mostly agree, however asking the general population to contribute to the education of every child, ultimately leads to a smarter and more capable society. (At least that's the case in societies...
  40. For my son that starts school this fall, I am...

    For my son that starts school this fall, I am going to try to move back to Thailand for at least one year before he starts High School. He has dual citizenship, speaks Thai as well as English, and...
  41. Yes, I pay property tax, around $2,200 a year. I...

    Yes, I pay property tax, around $2,200 a year. I have 2 children going to high school and one will start kindergarten this fall. I live in the "slum" area of the school district, Blue Valley...
  42. Thats why it was cheaper in the long run to bring...

    Thats why it was cheaper in the long run to bring my wife and her 3 kids to the U.S. I could work and the excellent school district that I moved to is free, paid by property taxes, which is what...
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    I'm 59 and have a Thai wife and 3 step children...

    I'm 59 and have a Thai wife and 3 step children and a four year old. I lived in Thailand for 3 years but brought them all to the U.S., so the children would get a good education with job...
  44. What did they do, go to Sankamphaene Hot Springs...

    What did they do, go to Sankamphaene Hot Springs to boil 1,300 eggs?
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    The U.S. is very restrictive to Thais coming to...

    The U.S. is very restrictive to Thais coming to the U.S. on a tourist visa, in case they want to come here to work. My mother in law has no chance of getting a tourist visa to the U.S., as she has...
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    By definition, a visa is a piece of paper,...

    By definition, a visa is a piece of paper, allowing someone to visit a country for a pre determined length of time. Why would you give any type of visa to a well known fugitive from justice (not a...
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    I would second Bob R's comment. As someone that...

    I would second Bob R's comment. As someone that spent over $8,000 just to obtain a permanent residency visa for my thai wife and her 3 kids (and the process taking around 10 months), I really don't...
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    At least in America, the hospitals treat you...

    At least in America, the hospitals treat you completely for your injuries, then release you. It takes 3-4 weeks for the medical bills to start coming in. By that time, your kids would have been...
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    I brought a Grundfos water pump in my carry on...

    I brought a Grundfos water pump in my carry on bag from the U.S. in February (I bought it cheap off of Ebay:it is 220 volt so the only difference is the hz). Its been installed at my orchard since...
  50. I'm a U.S. citizen that is self employed and has...

    I'm a U.S. citizen that is self employed and has not had any health insurance since graduating from College in 1975. Fortunately, I've only had to see a doctor twice in that time; once for partially...
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