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  1. Sak garage on thepparasit can do any mechanic job for your car at very reasonable rate. Not a Ford specialist per se, though he done work on my focus suspension Right after the kaan show when coming from sukhumvit, on north side. Speaks good English too https://m.facebook.com/sak.garage.1
  2. i think this is just a normal pump used for households to get pressure to system either from tank or city water. I have city water and storage tank, basically only use this pump when need water from tank city water being off. I would expect there is a leakage somewhere that lets the tank to get filled by water from city system pressure over the time, just wondering if anyone would have had similar issue with this pump hand having got it fixed by fixing something rather than buy the whole new pump. My use is rather infrequent so dont think I would buy another one as long as this works, but would prefer less start/stop cycle when in use. Also expect the constant start/stop might one day burn the motor.
  3. Garage with Ford obd code reader

    thanks for those who provided comments - visited couple of workshops before the time of posting, however those did not have the ELM327 thingy, a bit surprising actually as they only cost a little. have my own but it was not with me here but in home country, so asked as wanted to know where the problem is prior to going home for xmas. Now back and tested with the free Fordsys android SW and worked like a clock; was the rear left wheel sensor that was kaputt. After replacing all works good. So no equipped to serve Ford owners with OBDII diagnosis
  4. Hi I have above mentioned pump in my house, normally run it only as backup when pressure in city water system goes off. However the pump have an issue that when in use, it starts and stops all the time, making it both annoying because of noise, but also very hot after some use. I emptied the tank couple of times by removing the plug on the side, after which the pump works "normally" for a while. However, after a while goes back to the short cycle again, tank full of water. Take the plug off and let water out it goes back to OK again for some time (days/weeks, not really followed for how long) Anybody have any idea what could be done to fix this - is there a set of seals or other parts that are likely to be damaged causing this and could be replaced easily? Or something wrong with the tank (possible bladder inside?)? There is no valve outside to put pressure in, so I guess there is a pre-filled bladder inside. thanks
  5. Trying to avoid Ford pattaya like plague as service so bad, however have abs warning light on so would need to read the code behind the error. Anyone aware of a place with obd reader that can read ford codes other than ford pattaya?
  6. Water off in parts of Pattaya on Thursday

    As of 8pm Friday water still off in pratamnak
  7. Water off in parts of Pattaya on Thursday

    water off all day today in pratamnak at least...and yes it not unusual at all have water cut for a day or two at least here, happen all the time...not sure if because of pipeworks or allocation or what. If no tank would be very annoying actually.
  8. Water off in parts of Pattaya on Thursday

    ...yes I know...meant is there a place where could sign up for distribution or even static web page? PWA site seems to have thai only in news section
  9. Water off in parts of Pattaya on Thursday

    where can you get these alerts in english?
  10. just to check if anyone has been in Hat Sai Kaeo lately - have not been since about 6mo ago and wondering how the access by motorbike or car is on weekdays these days?
  11. I also got a scooter that is registered in BKK and would need to do transfer the book to my name. Anyone have recent experience on the most convenient way to do this, e.g can Mityon actually handle all this for the 1600 mentioned in this thread? Or anyone have any other recommendations as doing myself really seems troublesome if would need to handle in Chonburi. Ideally would get Chonburi plate at if substantially easier or cheaper, would not mind keeping the BKK plate. Scooter is in Pattaya so take it to Chonburi or BKK for book change sounds too much... On another note, does it actually matter if I would never transfer the book, just keep doing the annual tax & insurance on original owner name? Any major issues with this for small scooter that is used just locally for short trips.
  12. About to get a Yamaha NMAX or Aerox, still undecided which one though. Before starting to wonder around more or less capable and price competitive dealers, thought would ask here if anyone would have recommendeation for best place to directly in Pattaya area (Sattahip-Siracha)? Also, in case someone thinking of getting rid of one that is not too far off from new one, could consider.
  13. Property Taxes

    update on the topic, just for sharing: went to my accountant today to ask about the issue. Lady on front desk looked at the paper, took phone and made a call (to city hall I guess). After some 15min of talking she told I would need to pay property tax for land and house at rate of 10500 Bt per year retroactively starting from 2013 + 200bt penalty of late payment. She said the tax assesment is made based on documents provided to city hall for building permit, whatever those have been. Also, she told this is something that city hall enforces on 'lottery' basis annually to meet the quota on tax collection. More activation lately as 'they need money to make the city beaufiful' as she said...So not everyone gets it, but when will, will have retroactive collection if not paid. So kind of small lottery with negative reward! I also asked what happens if not pay it - seems not very clear but presumably nothing much other than you just get another win later with bigger amount to pay as longer dues. They not aware of any major penalties, but who knows. Tax itself is actually quite a bit taking into consideration my house is a small townhouse type one on small piece of land (more floor space than land). At home my property tax would be less for similar property i think, though maybe same magnitude. She said she also need to pay 5000 per year for her own house (small townhouse), and she said this has nothing to do with my house being in company name, but again, who knows. Just one of those small surprising things that you dont really like...but guess can only blame myself as not figure out existence of this before. Was not aware at all that his kind of tax exist in Thailand. Anyway, 10500 per year is not bad at all as otherwise taxation works very favourably for me. Just wish the money would go to making the city more beautiful - wishful thinking I know, it won't Those who never heard, be prepared...
  14. Property Taxes

    wonder if anybody have any further updates or info on this topic - just got back to Thailand after summer at home, and had a letter in the box which I think is the similar as OP mentioned. Presumably would need to go to city hall to settle some tax issue, amount of tax no clear. I have a small house in company name, never got anything like this before. Wondering what is the best/most practical way to deal with this (for a non-thai speaker) - show up in office and hope not to get demanded farang tax, or to have accountant/lawyer go on behalf? Wondering if this something that is clear, or something that small envelopes make more favourable? I would guess I am not the only one with this so would be good to share best practices to deal with the topic.
  15. decorative concrete profiles?

    thanks, will go have a look
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