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2 hours ago, geriatrickid said:

You make an excellent point. There is a concrete gated housing project in Hua Hin that  boggles the mind. Everything is paved over. I mean everything. There are houses, but there are no yards per say, just semi walled enclosures which are cemented and asphalted over. Few shade trees. The place gets so hot during the day. I don't know what the developer was thinking

What makes you believe any thinking was involved in a design like that`

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3 hours ago, Peterw42 said:

All great advice, I would also add diet, avoid stodgy European food, live like a Thai person and go out at night sleep in the heat of the day etc.

.....Live like a Thai person and eat  steaming hot bowls of noodle soup every day to keep cool........:smile:

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2 hours ago, CGW said:

I live on a 3 Rai lot with very few neighbours, garden planted to maximise shade & for six months of the year have no need for AC apart from the bedroom, the other six months it is far more comfortable with AC, through breezes when it is close to 40c outside along with high humidity? not getting it, by 09:00 we close up the house and keep what "cool" we have, supplemented with AC run at 28c to keep heat & humidity down.

Yes it's the humidity that is the killer.

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32 minutes ago, Jonah Tenner said:

What makes you believe any thinking was involved in a design like that`

Yes dont ever make the mistake of assuming that Thai's think.

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I go home in April and enjoy a nice cool lousy English summer that everyone else is complaining about knowing that I will return in October for my summer which is the Thai winter. This also cools down nicely for a month or 2 in NE Esaan.

 

I have also learned to make sure I rent a room or house that faces East or North East which after some morning sun remains cool the rest of the day.

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5 hours ago, worgeordie said:

Thank God ,don't live in a condo,I don't have A/c ,because I don't like it,

our house is surrounded by trees and shrubs,with several water features,

sleep with windows open,same in daytime downstairs,only wear sarong

in the house,very comfortable at the moment,very small fan blowing,

best to try and live with what the weather throws at you,than trying to

control or fight it,been British was never brought up with A/c's,while

Americans they view them as an essential,must have.

regards Worgeordie

 

Do all your windows have mossie screens?

 

 

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5 hours ago, Crossy said:

Ditto.

 

Wide eaves, lots of through ventilation (and fans), multitude of shade plants, no aircon except in the bedroom at night.

 

It's definitely sizzling out in the sunshine mind, I'm happy to watch it from the comfortable shade.

But when the storms pass through you are a prime target for lightning strikes from what you have reported.  There seems to be a price to pay.:smile:

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If i owned a condo or house I'd put in those ceiling fans over the beds, when ive used them in the past there was no need for AC1526805134931.jpeg

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7 minutes ago, lopburi3 said:

But when the storms pass through you are a prime target for lightning strikes from what you have reported.  There seems to be a price to pay.:smile:

Lightening strikes do not inquire about status first....:stoner: 

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Also use what nature gives us to chill down in the tropics...drink fresh coconut water, cut in front of you !

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5 minutes ago, observer90210 said:

Also use what nature gives us to chill down in the tropics...drink fresh coconut water, cut in front of you !

And always drink enough water, many people feel sick because of dehydration, especially when drinking alcohol. 

 

   

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23 minutes ago, scubascuba3 said:

If i owned a condo or house I'd put in those ceiling fans over the beds, when ive used them in the past there was no need for AC1526805134931.jpeg

We have two of the "big brothers" of them in our sleeping room, a great breeze. 

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4 hours ago, geriatrickid said:

You make an excellent point. There is a concrete gated housing project in Hua Hin that  boggles the mind. Everything is paved over. I mean everything. There are houses, but there are no yards per say, just semi walled enclosures which are cemented and asphalted over. Few shade trees. The place gets so hot during the day. I don't know what the developer was thinking

The developper was perhaps just looking for new farangs to rush over and purchase on leasehold and that's it. Obviously, some developpers,  just don't care on the comfort of the client.

 

The goal is just to sell, fast, make money and then let the buyer to go to h*ll ?

 

Or perhaps they are trying to get the home owners pay extra if they want trees for shade planted and thus later on, charge extra surprise monthly "tree maintenance"  fees :whistling:

 

 

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i rent room from 3rd floor up, but not the top floor since that one soaks up the sun heat.

i stay in a seaside city for more even temperature around the year.

if i venture outdoors, its going to be on a bike so automatic extra breeze

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And always drink enough water, many people feel sick because of dehydration, especially when drinking alcohol.   

   

 

Yes need to check urine colour throughout the day, interestingly after a few beers my urine is the perfect colourless 

 

 

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