Crocbait

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  1. Thanks NilSS. Next trip back I am going to pull it out and use correct NYY cable.
  2. I think that you will find that it is International. Have immigration counter to the left after you walk through x-ray. Book bags to destination...but only if you are using the same airline i.e AirAsia
  3. I have been using Norton for many years and never has a virus on my computers. Not the cheapest, but it does the job!
  4. Hi Wirejerker, Sorry if I seem to be jumping all over the place, I will try to give concise sequence of events: 1. Lights installed on gate posts, circuit hooked into existing lights circuit in carport roof using VAF cable in conduit. 2. Worked fine for a few weeks, then that circuit breaker started tripping every time light switch was activated. RCBO I don't think was tripped. 3. Safe T Cut RCBO started tripping on all sensitivities and all breakers. I wasn't there and wife got some electrician to look at it. 4. Electrician took out Safe T Cut RCBO Unit and replaced with 1 RCD breaker so power could be supplied. Light circuit deactivated at switch. So I want to get some competent electrician to replace the RCBO or whole unit and check the wiring for the fence lights. Initially I was wondering if the incorrect cable started the problem, which from what you said shouldn't be a problem. I know the circuit was hooked into other light circuit in the roof, so I wondered if there is a faulty connection there, because the only other join in the cable is the lights on the fence posts. Thanks.
  5. Thanks Wirejerker, When the RCBO unit failed...tripped on any sensitivity and every circuit, could not source a replacement locally so local electrician wired in some other breaker to get it working. Last trip I got my wife to ring Safe T Cut in Bangkok and they said that the model I have can't be repaired/replaced and gave us some names of repair centers in Khon Kaen, which is a three hour drive away. I can't see why the whole RCBO Unit with breakers in the unit can't be replaced, but the usual Thai run around, so nothing has been done to replace it yet. I have been thinking of ripping out the whole box and replacing it with Schneider or Square D, but haven't found an electrician to do it yet. There is a junction box in the carport roof and probably another taped connection, but shouldn't be any water able to get in, but the geckos and other insects probably can.. Difficult to access, so will have to drop the ceiling sheets to have a look. I had an electrical guy who came to install new water heater to check water ingress at the lights, said they were fine, but didn't want to find the problem. Agree, there's only 4 x 8w CF on the circuit so I wasn't too fussed about the cable problem until it started tripping.
  6. Many thanks Crossy. We have a Safe T Cut consumer unit installed and the RCBO unit failed, though It is approx 5 years old. This happened not long after the lights were installed and I was wondering if the use of this cable contributed to the problem. After a couple of months (after a big storm) when the lights were switched on the breaker tripped. The circuit was run from existing lights (and on the same switch) and worked fine at first. So not sure what the problem is. As usual trying to get them to fix the problem or getting another competent electrician in the boonies is nigh near impossible. I have disconnected the circuit at the light switch until I can get it resolved on my next trip back. My first thought was to replace all the cable, but I fear it will be difficult to remove as the cable is in conduit inside the concrete gate posts with quite a few elbows, with the section between the two gate posts buried in concrete. Do you know any tricks to pull the cable out? Thanks for your help, it is much appreciated.
  7. I recently had some lights installed on my fence and the contractor ran 2 x 1.5 VAF cable in PVC conduit buried in the ground for approx 15mtrs. Is this allowed here as I thought VAF cable shouldn't be installed in PVC, let alone buried in the ground?
  8. Many Techcom and HSBC ATM will let you withdraw 10 Mill Dong
  9. My True Fibre definitely has a metal carrier wire attached like the photo from Bluesofa.
  10. Not much use for the world are you, spreading brainless myths like that.... Not a brainless myth but reality. There is a huge shortage of public toilets in Saigon (what the locals call Quan 1 or District 1). If you walked around the streets the predominant smell is that of urine. And if you walked behind the bus shelters you would have to dodge piles of faeces. But maybe this has all been cleaned up now? There was a report in one of the Vietnamese papers a couple of weeks ago that anyone caught urinating on the streets has to clean it up. New toilets are supposedly being built.
  11. I spend most of the year working in Vietnam. The people I think are friendlier than the Thais and I have made quite a few friends. I really enjoy going back to Thailand though, the food in my opinion is way better and the traffic less chaotic outside the city areas. The constant traffic noise in Vietnam does my head in so nice to arrive back in quiet Bangkok. Vietnam has yet to develop customer service skills, partly to do with the culture I think as Thais have a 'service mind' instilled into them. Some things better, some things worse, but I wold prefer to retire in Thailand.
  12. I spend most of the year working in Vietnam. The people I think are friendlier than the Thais and I have made quite a few friends. I really enjoy going back to Thailand though, the food in my opinion is way better and the traffic less chaotic outside the city areas. The constant traffic noise in Vietnam does my head in so nice to arrive back in quiet Bangkok. Vietnam has yet to develop customer service skills, partly to do with the culture I think as Thais have a 'service mind' instilled into them. Some things better, some things worse, but I wold prefer to retire in Thailand.
  13. I find the Toyota service excellent, especially when comparing it to Ford's
  14. Haffele brand from Home Pro do cutlery draw inserts that can be trimmed to size.
  15. Dr Sunil is great. I got a lot of work done there a few years ago. Staff would pick you up from hotel or BTS and take you to the clinic. Top line equipment and staff. He is Indian/Thai and speaks good English.