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About jadee

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  1. Hi, thanks for the reply. Yes, I've tried turning the breaker on and off again. I just had a guy from my condo come up and have a look, he said it was broken and I need to buy a new one but my Thai isn't good enough to understand which part is broken. It sounded like he said 'short' as in short circuited. I think the AC guys were turning on and off the main breaker quickly. If I get someone from Sharp to have a look it's a 700baht call out charge and then if it needs a new part for, say, 1000, then it's pretty much the same as the cost of a new heater. It's 7 years old. It's a funny occurrence though - I pay to fix the AC and the shower heater breaks! Life, huh?
  2. Hi, I had it cleaned last August. I called a cleaning company a few days ago. When they came, they charged 600 to clean it and said it needed gas which was 700. They said the compressor needed to be fixed so I'll probably do that next time it ices up. Apparently to fix it, the compressor needs to be removed, taken away for a few days and then returned. What really annoyed me was the guys were turning off the breaker switch and then when they left I realized that my hot water heater in the shower no longer worked. I think there must have been a surge. I can't really prove that the AC company broke it but it was working fine before they came. It's a cheap Sharp hot water heater - around 7 years old - they only cost 2,490baht in Tesco. Do you have any idea whether turning the power on and off would cause a heater to break or which part it would have broken? I phoned Sharp and they wanted 700 just to send a guy out to take a look. If there's a part that needs to be replaced, it will probably be cheaper just to buy a new one.
  3. Thanks for the advice, I've heard Daikin are really good. I'd prefer to fix it but appreciate the tip!
  4. Thanks for the advice, I'll try getting it cleaned and see whether that improves things.
  5. No sorry, I'm in Samut Prakarn which is south of Bangkok. Thanks anyway though
  6. Hi all, I have a 12,000BTU LG air conditioner that is icing over. The darker area on the outdoor unit obviously shows that coolant is leaking. Can anyone with knowledge of these things give me advice, please? 1) can these types of leaks be fixed? if not 2) can I buy a new outdoor unit or do I need to buy a complete new unit? My unit is 9 years old but whenever I've been to government buildings in Thailand they seems to have decades-old ACs so I can't believe that units cannot be fixed. I do have a local company who come to clean my AC units but I know they'll just say they can't fix it and I need to buy a new one. Any ideas? Thanks
  7. I can't read Thai so ended up ordering on Lazada - I've never used that site before, kind of surprised how easy it was to sign up and order. I decided to buy 3M synthetic wax protectant - I haven't tried any 3M car care products before but I like 3M products and it had 43% off. May as well give it a whirl. Cheers
  8. That's right, it's crypto-to-crypto - no fiat currencies are supported.
  9. Hi all, I want to buy some Meguiar's M21 sealant but the mall prices are insane, doesn't anyone know of a Thai seller, website/facebook/Line etc that sells it at more reasonable prices? I'm not fussy, I'm just looking for paint sealant so if anyone could suggest another brand, I'm open to that too. Many thanks
  10. Hi, could you explain more about how to do this. I'm from the UK and live in Thailand, which bank offers ETFs with the lowest fees? I have an account with Bangkok Bank and from their homepage I went to Personal Banking, Mutual Funds and Exchange-Traded Funds - is that the kind of product you are referring to? Do I just contact the bank and say I want to 'buy some'? Under notes it does say: Investments are not deposits and carry the risk that investors may not receive their money back in full when the investment is redeemed (the principal is not guaranteed) Thanks for any advice you can give.
  11. Hi everyone, My condo's balcony has a metal railing, it's painted white but has some rust. In some places the paint has chipped off. I'm just looking for some basic advice. I live near a Home Pro so if anyone can suggest products there, that would be helpful. 1) do I just use sandpaper to sand off the rust or do I need to strip the paint? If sandpaper, what grade of grit is best? 2) I've been to Home Pro and noticed spray paint cans of 'Rust-olene' that claim to be a 2-in-1 primer and paint - could I use that to repaint? If not, what type of paint do I need? If anyone knows the brand name/type that would be helpful as I'll know what to look for.
  12. Hi, sorry to hear about your problems, I'm not familiar with TOT ADSL - I get my internet via True and phone bills are TOT - is this the same thing? Your profile location says you're in Phuket which I'm not familiar with, I'm in Bangkok and I've had True for over 10 years, it's been great but maybe the infrastructure is different. My advice would be to bite the bullet and pay to get the line installed. The problem wording with all mobile packages is "up to" before any claimed speeds. I don't exactly know the DTAC package you referred to, but you'll likely get a limited amount of data at the higher speed and then the rest of the month is on a much slower connection speed. That's my guess based on having DTAC post-paid phone packages but I could be wrong. I've found that getting interest fixed line is the best as it's truly unlimited at the claimed speed. I'd be interested in knowing if this isn't the case.
  13. jadee

    Easy Bticoin?

    The main fee is the transaction fee you'll need to pay to transfer the bitcoin from your wallet to the wallet of whoever you are making the payment to. Miners usually include transactions with the highest fee/byte first so in recent weeks it's been as high as $26 per transaction at times. You should ask whoever wants you to make the bitcoin payment who will cover this.
  14. Hi, thanks for the helpful reply! I didn't know about that site, it's very useful. I can see the same SSD on there for 2,900 which, like you say, is higher than on Amazon. Good to know the prices before I go to a shop! Many thanks