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    uninterrupted power supply (battery back up with...

    uninterrupted power supply (battery back up with surge protection)
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    ;):D:D:D:D:D:D

    ;):D:D:D:D:D:D
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    Yes and stay away from golf courses during a...

    Yes and stay away from golf courses during a storm....
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    Buy a ups with good surge protection. Follow...

    Buy a ups with good surge protection. Follow advice given above. If you are getting a shock when youre bare foot and touching metal on computer. You have a faulty ground.
    Look at Stabil website in...
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    #1. You must have a proper ground at you panel ....

    #1. You must have a proper ground at you panel . # 16mm2 for 100 amp or less pael. # 25mm2 for 200 amp.
    Connected to neutral and ground buss only at main panel. Must be seperated at sub panel.
    #2 ...
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    I guess I should have been more clear. Im...

    I guess I should have been more clear. Im offering free advice.
    Im retired now. Had a registered Thai company in Bangkok for 7 years doing Lightning protection, grounding and surge protection for...
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    You havent really talked about the electric. If...

    You havent really talked about the electric. If you need advice. I can help
    Jack
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    Free Lightning Protection advice

    Hi
    Any questions re Sai lo Fa (lightning rod) install. Ask away
    Jack
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    I am curious. Has the house been struck by...

    I am curious. Has the house been struck by lightning yet?
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    plumbing tips

    Never leave a plumber alone. Ever. They will not use glue on the pipes if you don't watch them!
    House looks amazing! Very jealous!
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    very sad for the boy,,I imagine if that were a...

    very sad for the boy,,I imagine if that were a practice in western cultures the amount of sexpats here would be reduced by 50%
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    RCBO breaker for water heater 1000 baht

    Square D 40 amp 1 pole RCBO (GFCI to you Americans)
    perfect for water heater if you have a Square D "QO' panel
    1/2 price I sell for 1000 .
    Jack 086=075-8096
    089 824 5798
    230 v x 40 a= 9200watts...
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    taxi dance

    The cabbies are poorly paid.
    Many are heroes returning my lost cell phone or.. and not even ask for a reward but there are those a holes around the hotels, panthip , shopping malls in Bkk that will...
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    can we discuss jack 089 824 5798

    can we discuss
    jack
    089 824 5798
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    sugar soap?

    Sorry what is sugar soap. I never heard of it? Where do you buy it?
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    ok..so you guys are bleach fans..i have no...

    ok..so you guys are bleach fans..i have no experience but my friend was sucessful with the chemicals mentioned. Can anyone tell me where my mail (postal service) is going . My house is under water...
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    My friend in Chang Mai was flooded a few months...

    My friend in Chang Mai was flooded a few months ago as i am now in Bangkok.
    He said Bleach does not work....there are posts from us gov after the new orleans flood that gave a formula of chemicals...
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    my idea

    I think the 1st two did not have radar / fog hid the mountain and crash.
    Thai military should have bought it as they often fly in fog.

    The 3rd crash..maintenence
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    my wife said the gov had seeded the clouds to...

    my wife said the gov had seeded the clouds to produce rain to clear the fog but something went wrong....this is more complicated than it seems as posted earlier!
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    brings back memories

    Ben:
    Did the same in Issan 10 years ago.
    Lovely wife. Hope you can keep her happy as they can be demanding!!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks for bringing back memories of my own wedding..it was confusing as well...
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    is your life worth only a few thousand baht?

    EEF has given good advice. This is not a simple problem. This is my business here but I won't self promote. You will die if you don't fix it..spend the fxxxing money and get a farang sparky to sort...
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    audio speakers 100 watt ceiling mount

    Proficient model # LCR-C650 ceiling mount round white with 6.5" bass and 1" tweter. 8 Ohms , freq resp 40-20k. Manufactures 10 year warranty. Made in USA. 100Watts.
    I've got 2 sell the pair for...
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    daikin

    Have had 2 daikin 12k units for 5 years..no problems at all. Just need them cleaned every 6 months. Had an LG and it was crap.

    No one has mentioned Carrier..it the mercedes of air I think...all...
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    fire

    Humbert:

    Thai electrician was'nt paid for his work...................
    Quality of work was very poor.............
    Alot of flamable interior decoration.............
    Police came and wanted...
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    reply

    Chris:

    Usualy a taller building will be hit first. It depends on the terrain. If you are near the ocean or lake stikes seem to be more frequent.
    In Bangkok any apartment building talller than 6...
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    thanks

    Dick
    Thanks that's what i thought
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    elect fire

    Last night a wealthy Indian client called me to assess the fire damage to his 60 mil baht home. I only did video intercom work there but while there I told him he had some really bad electrical work...
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    Bupa seemed ok but when i called their English...

    Bupa seemed ok but when i called their English was pretty bad..like my Thai....does anyone know a good agent?
    Also i have high blood pressure and am slightly diabetic..pre existing conditions..that...
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    elect biz in bkk

    EEB:

    Yes your right..most people will pay more for a massage than they will on an Electrician.
    We specialize and charge for it. After several years here I saw no future in "regular"electric...
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    yes you need surge protection on your data lines

    Yes...The lightning sideflashing can blow out youe modem or cable box. They are about 2000 for a good one..Stabil is ok. But they must be connected to the panel ground and it must be "good"
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    groundless and confused

    So much free advice must be confusing.
    This is my biz here in Thailand.
    I will not go on self promoting or DD will kick my ass but here is some free advice
    (the US embassy pays me as well as...
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    good experience

    I am lazy and have noe free time so i use Sunbelt asia for my visa work...7 years now no problems..but pricey......the laws change every week so let them help you.
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    loads

    As mentioned prior, one of the most important things is a load calculation and a circuit diagram. 2nd : A really good ground and well thought out panel. I don't want to offend anyone but for some...
  34. gut

    trust your gut feelings!
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    nikon is sold

    Nikon is sold [at] 21k
    Thanks
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    Nikon D-200 for sale

    Nikon D-200 for sale.
    standard 50mm 1.2 lens w/ camera bag, 2 batteries and charger, 2 memory card 1 gig. Rarely used. 3 years old . Bought at Nik's in Bkk. Amazing camera!
    21,000. baht
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    H very nice ! Wish I was rich! How high are the...

    H
    very nice ! Wish I was rich! How high are the ceilings?
    Energy savings items? Solar panels built into roof?
    Electricity for the ac could cost less...over the long run...they only last 25 years...
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    sold

    sold in 4 hours after posting on pantip..got 1 guy interested here but low bidder
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    thanks

    Thanks you guys. I will///DD keeps this thing alive!!!!!!!!!I love his energy.
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    Nikon Lens For Sale

    NIKON AF-DC 105 MM F2 AUTOMATIC LENS.
    Best lens nikon ever made. Read about this lens on the internet...it's amazing! 3 years old been in the bag all that time except for 4 studio shoots....had a...
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    ok to sell my used nikon here?

    I want to sell my Nikon and lenses..can I do here if not where do you recomend?
  42. what a paradise!!!!!!!!!!!

    what a paradise!!!!!!!!!!!
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    toshiba ?

    Ok Sony has alot of problems..so dell and toshiba seem to get good reviews....they have one w/ i5 processer w/ win 7 and office for 38k..any opions?
    I has a fujitsu ..loved it at first but bad hard...
  44. Thread: Electricity

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    safety vs budget

    Mama:

    I understand your need to be thirfty but you are dealing with a potential life threatening situation here.
    Do not do it yourself. I have been here 10 years and this is my business. I have...
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    meters

    A mutimeter will not do the job . You need a professional ground resistance test meter. Look at www.megger.com . They are quite expensive. 60-100k baht.
    So it's better to hire a pro as others...
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    free advice

    Hi.
    May I comment on a few postings.

    Norton: To measure ground resistance you need a ground resistance meter not a multimeter. They start at 60,000 baht. Megger is a good brand.
    Of course you...
  47. medical tourism

    Hi. I've been here 10 years. Started a business 5 years ago and only now am making money this year. I don't sell to tourists. It can be done but as you have read it is not the easiest road. The most...
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    electrical consulting

    I am avail for electrical consulting. I have been a liscensed electrical contractor in California for 20 years and having worked here i BKK for 10 years. I have a company that does electrical...
  49. I just installed 18 solar panels on my fiends...

    I just installed 18 solar panels on my fiends roof in Long Beach , California,,......Maybe you can extract some info even tho we are in Thailand.
    Cost US$ 25,000 w/ inverters and installation (they...
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    Smithson: I had the same problem when i moved...

    Smithson:

    I had the same problem when i moved into my rental house.
    You have to ground the electric panel. Put in a whole panel surge protector then a high quality power strip w/ surge...
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