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3 minutes ago, MiKT said:

Oh wow, how I hate to see all his "anti-Thai everything" <deleted>. Yes there can be (certainly are) some lousy electrical installations, but this is down to individuals mostly using their local road sweeper or their brother-in-law as a cheap alternative to getting someone at least partially qualified to do the job.

 

If you live in a dwelling that has not got adequate earthing, circuit breakers and RCD's then you certainly deserve to have to pull the plug on your washing machine any time you want to empty the machine, its just ridiculous. What about your fridge, or TV, or.............. but in any case, if there is a fault in the washing machine, it is unlikely to be Thailand's fault, I can't recall any local manufacturers. In fact, in common with most counties, Thailand laws insist that electrical appliances are safe when sold, as you can see by todays article on a person killed by a faulty pressure washer, imported via the internet.

 

It is your own responsibility to keep yourself and your family safe by having a safe electrical installation in your house; and its the same in every country. I was once blown right across the kitchen and had black and blue bruises all down my chest and arms because I leant on the washing machine and the cold water tap in a flat I had recently moved into.

 

Naturally I had checked that the electricity outlets were all the latest (British 3 square pin) items, but on investigating I found that the was no earth wire in the place and the fuses were only on the neutral wires. 

 

Where was this wonderful death trap............... England of course.

 

If you have the slightest worry about the electrical (or plumbing come to that) installation in your housing, don't risk your families health, write (send photo's) to Crossy, he really is an expert on Thai home installations.

 

Thais can build railways, airports, etc. in accordance with the strictest international standards and the actual standard of Thai workmanship in properly supervised installations (with Thai supervisors before you gloat) is as good as in any country.

 

And...........bleating about Thai doctors and dentists, is just pathetic, I have lived and worked in 16 different countries and none of them, including UK, Germany, France (especially France) have as good hospitals and doctors as in Thailand. As for dentists, some of the best in the world work here and medical tourism was (before C19) a very flourishing business as the costs are much lower than other countries.

 

Bah Humbug, why do you live here if everything is so bad? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You are quite missing the point.  Everything is not 'wine and roses in Thailand, far from it.  What you read on this post has got very little to do with liking living here, or seeing it as a great place to spend your time. of course it is.  Thailand  is barely out of the third world development stage and they have got a lot very wrong indeed, not least their education and technical development, their adherence to the Rule of Law, such that it is here and the tackling of wide scale, low level  corruption, at all levels of society.  That is just stating the obvious to anyone who has lived here for any length of time.  You should be able to see that distinction.

As for the doctors and dentists, their training, if in Thailand, is barely adequate for a modern world and I would never trust a training and university system that you can 'buy into', without necessarily holding the right qualifications for entry. I have met a good few of their medical profession in passing, who's level of technical and scientific  knowledge is very low indeed. I avoid them if I can and I am not alone it that. Like all, generalizations, it doesn't hold for them all and no doubt there are some very competent members of that profession in the larger City international hospitals, I can't say that for the rural ones, who seem to be universally poor. I love living here, I like most Thai people, but I certainly don't see it through rose tinted glasses and they will only improve things if people 'call them out' on these things. 

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

Thai's exacting standards.

Standards are the same as laws - no matter how 'exacting' they are useless unless; a) people follow them and, b) someone enforces them. 

 

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

that didn't meet the Thai's exacting standards. 

555555......

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It is my understanding that the independent Quality Control of these imported devices was entrusted to a subsidiary company in far Cathay listed as.......C.H. Ina Co. Ltd.  🙂 No mention of the manner in which the deceased connected the device to his domestic electrical system installed to exacting Thai standards. How a grounded circuit and RCD could fail is beyond me.....

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2 hours ago, DaLa said:

That's why I always wear rubber wellies when I'm operating the wife's electric toys.

Kinky! Battery operated toys?

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8 minutes ago, Scot123 said:

You might be surprised. My sister in law is a dentist whose Doctorate is in surgery/surgeon which she just finished in the USA. You may also be surprised that the cream of Thailand's docotors and dentists work for the government in their hospitals and daddy bought me a degree are all in private hospitals which i have found on a whole are no more than clinics. Oh and her English is very good however her written English and grammar is the best I have seen and far better than mine. 

As I say, they are exceptions to every generalisation.  I was once butchered by a Dentist in a Thai Dental Teaching hospital so I bear the scares, that not all are that competent. 

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"didn't meet the Thai's exacting standards."

Maybe customs cops need to do some homework and confiscate these sub Thailand standard foreign tools and equipment.....

But then I guess if the come from China, someone might lose face....so keep the junk coming!

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Right where I am sitting I have a plastic socket for plugs.  6 sockets , all twin and earth , trouble is the cable for the mains is only twin , no earth. Why are these allowed to be made ?  Could be chinese I suppose  but I don't like to touch it , if I do I will lose the pc or the fan or the speakers.

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11 minutes ago, Pilotman said:

As I say, they are exceptions to every generalisation.  I was once butchered by a Dentist in a Thai Dental Teaching hospital so I bear the scares, that not all are that competent. 

If you get dental work done by students on the cheap do not expect first class work they are after all students. If you want world class treatment then you have to pay and this is the same in the UK.  

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Just now, Scot123 said:

If you get dental work done by students on the cheap do not expect first class work they are after all students. If you want world class treatment then you have to pay and this is the same in the UK.  

For goodness sake, stop guessing about a situation, of which you know absolutely nothing!  The dentist in question  was not a student, but a lecturer, who had 2 students with him to watch the procedure. It wasn't cheap.  I had gone there in the false assumption that I would get excellent service. 

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6 hours ago, webfact said:

30 million baht's worth of substandard foreign tools

Chinese garbage, in other words. Why not say like it is?

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there is two things at play here, the one that stands out more

is that none of the previous members had any thought at all to the victim,

it was all a good laugh.

 

the second part is that nearly none of the electric outputs has a wire for ground,

so it wont matter if the tool has this most basic feature

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