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About ross163103

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  1. I put one in years ago--I pounded it into the soil so I know that part is right, but it has since been concreted/tiled over--I know, not a good idea, so I don't know the condition of it. I know that now and will install another one just in case the original has corroded down to nothing. At the time of concreting/tiling I didn't think the copper would corrode, but I read on this forum of another person that found his earth rod corroded while doing some gardening; can't remember exactly but seems like it was REAL short.
  2. Yes, I guess "Somchai" liked the colors....or these colors were cheaper. LOL I'm done with Thai electricians; I'm sure there are some good qualified ones out there.....but I can't find them.
  3. Can someone with some electrical knowledge tell me if this breaker box looks correctly wired? I realize you can't see every wire and where it goes, but I'm particularly interested in the earth and neutral connections. I had an RCBO breaker installed and it has worked on some circuits but there are others where I still get a tickle when touching the connected appliance. I don't understand why the RCBO won't trip on all the circuits in the house. I won't attempt anything on my own as I'm not qualified but just want some info until I find an electrician. Also, do you think it's better to have individual RCBO's on each circuit as additional protection or is this overkill because the main breaker has one? Thanks in advance.
  4. I can, but going by your signature I guess you haven't had much luck getting work. Good luck filling up those pockets.
  5. As with a lot of houses here in Thailand; I've got electrical issues. I've had a couple of "Somchais" come in at different times and work on my house but not surprisingly I still have issues. Does someone know any qualified farang electricians around the Pattaya area that would take on some work? Basically checking the ground and making sure all outlets/hot water machines are grounded. Somchai has said everything is correct but I still get some "tingles" from some of the appliances.
  6. The last sentence was for the people that don't realize they have two choices, give the Thai authorities what they want or go somewhere else if you can't. Some people act like Thailand immigration shouldn't be doing what they're doing, and maybe relax the rules to suit the foreigner........which isn't going to happen in this country and in most other countries as well. And yes, I agree with you, more hoops all the time. And yes, also all the foreigners overstaying, committing crimes, and trying to "get around the rules", aren't helping those of us trying to live here full time.
  7. Exactly....maybe not home but somewhere where you can provide what the authorities want in order to live, because there's no other choice. I don't know many countries that relax their rules because people can't provide what they ask for.
  8. Actually that's not the only reason; the exchange rate would be another reason. Obviously farang retirees have foreign currency they have to convert to live here. The baht 10 years ago was 35.03 to the USD, today it's 31.42.
  9. Hmmm, funny how just yesterday there was an article in ThaiVisa stating that Bangkok, Phuket, Chang Mai, and Pattaya were among the most expensive cities to live in ASEAN, with Bangkok 2nd behind Singapore and Phuket (4th), Pattaya (6th) and Chiang Mai (8th). Maybe two different journalists with different parameters. I guess if you live like a Thai person would it can be a cheap place to live.
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