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oldwelshman

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  1. oldwelshman

    xmas in hua hin

    Jesus some happy soles here lol. Ferry to Pattaya has to be the best lol I don't particulalry want to spend a lot of time with Ignorant chineese or pissed Russians. Happy to visit some nice temples, decent thai food, beach and quiet drink.
  2. oldwelshman

    xmas in hua hin

    Ok I have few free nights in holiday inn hotel chain so doing 8 of them in Hua Hin. best places to visit while there 23/12 to 30/12?
  3. oldwelshman

    How to become the yellow taiban ban?

    Yes they also had the original docs as it was same lady who married us 3 months earlier lol
  4. oldwelshman

    How to become the yellow taiban ban?

    Not always very easy and many forms to fill in.
  5. oldwelshman

    How to become the yellow taiban ban?

    Thai driving license and proof of address to transfer a pension.
  6. Thanks for replies. My nearest homepro is in Korat about 90 mins away but I want to go cycling on the track there so could be good excuse That teak oil is verrryyyyyy expensive compared to UK though home pro looks reasonable.
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    How to become the yellow taiban ban?

    I opened a bank account with BK bank also, was not married at time. I tried Krungsri and she said I need work permit or visa, I explained I needed account to put money in for the bloody visa, no joy so I went next door to BK and opened account. As for yellow book, forget it not worth the hassle unless you realllly need it like I did this week. Heard many people state all is needed is wifes tabien baan, marriage certificate and passport. So off I trotted to amphur gave those in, he said come back later and bring mother in law and the village head!!! what? So we returned, the nice lady then asked for my UK embassy thai translation of my affirmation to marry!! I said "what?" " Why do you need that you have my wedding certificate" .. She said she needed it to show I was divorced !! I said "don't be ridiculous you married me 3 months ago and gave me the certificate in your hand". She asked if I have it, I said, "no, obviously as you kept it when you married me 3 months ago". She then enquired who I work for, my salary, how long I have been an engineer, how long I stay in Thailand each trip !!! The mom in law and village head and wife all had to sign forms!!! She then went off for about 2 hours typing some stuff on pc then returned and said she will call us when to collect it!!! Unbelieveable, 4 hours of my life I wont get back.
  8. What is it with Thailand that they are so far behind with basic diy items? As for meggahome has to be the most useless bunch of people ever employed with zero knowledge and they try to convince you to buy whet they try to sell lol 1) Where can I buy a standard face brick , not the miniature ones they sell here which take an infinite amount of mortar to build and back breaking job? 2) Where can I buy some PVA wood glue, like evostick or any other one. The don't even know what OVA is even when shown on internet.? 3) Wood paint!! Arghhh went to 8 different stores none even ever heard of water based gloss paint !! Why do they have 30 different tyoes of thinners and all paint is enamel metallic paint they insist is ok for wood. I suggested they try to come and paint my wood with it if its ok. I did find 1 tin of dulux in meggahome and the assistant showed me some nice colours in brochure so I selected red, only to be told they only do whit <deleted>. Then they procedded to show me many tyoes of woodstain and lacquer!! No Pain tplease, red. Wood primer/undercoat? forget it, again told enamel undercoat is fine, whoch goes on as easy as if I was using syrup. 4) Next I enquired about a brickies trowel only to be shown a pointing trowel, then even tried to sell me a tillers float!! to lay bricks? 5) This is my favourite, I have a few tables made from badoo and want to sand them down as they are stunning in natural colour so thought, being in Thailand, lets get some teak oil. They never even heard of it !! again shown the usual lacquer but no such thing as Danish oil, linseed oil or teak oil. next trip to UK I am bringing a trowel with me, jointing tool and a few bottles of teak from B&Q!!
  9. oldwelshman

    Possible to become guardian of thai niece?

    Cheers, will try that route
  10. oldwelshman

    Possible to become guardian of thai niece?

    I have no issue if the dad did change his mind but I know he won't ? For the mom zero chance if she shows up near the house she will be arrested and jailed ? So do you mean that the dad signs for the guardianship and for the passport, which I assumed anyhow, or does he also have to sign every time we travel once we get her a passport?
  11. Hi all. I sit possible for my Thai wife to become legal guardian for her Thai niece? We don't want to go down full adoption route just yet. She already lives with us and we support her, her dad lives away and does not support her, nor two other daughters !! and her mom is alive (just) bit abandoned her at birth. We want to be able to take her to UK for holidays, HK and other countries I work in when we go together etc. and its almost impossible for us to get her a thai passport and take her with us currently. Her dad is a nice guy, just not very responsible and he has no issue with us adopting or being guardian.
  12. oldwelshman

    Which wires go where??

    What about overload? Not just a short. RCCB wont trip if your tools is overloaded but the fuse would. Have you never had a fuse blow using woodwork tools such as saw, sander, plane? etc
  13. oldwelshman

    Which wires go where??

    Except the fact you have a light with only protection is a 20a fuse with 1mm cable? ? Think the cable may burn before fuse blows lol
  14. oldwelshman

    Which wires go where??

    I cannot believe how they wire here, no earth, and use the switches to run lights with no junction boxes so they just twist the neutrals and cover with bit of tape. Also crap plugs with no fuses !! Oh and often have 3 gang boxes with two power outlets and a light switch, even better having power and light circuits all together !!
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