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by buksida
09 Apr 2021 07:50
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates
Replies: 77
Views: 38531

Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

First two cases of Covid in Bangsaphan - imported from Maya pub in Hua Hin - currently in BS hospital.


https://www.thairath.co.th/news/local/central/2065972
by buksida
09 Apr 2021 07:46
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Ko Thalu coral damage
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Ko Thalu

Its a combination of coral bleaching due to rising sea temperatures (which can actually happen within a year if there is a particularly strong El Niño) and fishing/anchoring on the reef. Once the organisms in the coral die out, the remains break up pretty quickly. Went out there about two weeks ago ...
by buksida
07 Apr 2021 15:58
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Power/electric supply problems in Suan Luang
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: Power/electric supply problems in Suan Luang

Usually around two hours per explosion, maybe less - they are getting a little quicker which they bloody should be fixing the same thing three times a week. Either way, it is far too long for any standard $100-$150 UPS to run for as they last about 15 minutes - plus the constant beeping would drive ...
by buksida
06 Apr 2021 11:07
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Power/electric supply problems in Suan Luang
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: Power/electric supply problems in Suan Luang

Another day, another outage.

They're getting shorter - but much more frequent, four in seven days now, and today its been off three times already.
by buksida
05 Apr 2021 08:49
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Power/electric supply problems in Suan Luang
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: Power/electric supply problems in Suan Luang

Developments - which means ten or more small, cheaply built houses squeezed into a rai or two of land. They're sprouting up like mushrooms around here and there are no upgrades to the power supplies. Met with the solar firm on Saturday, was told it was all modular and easy to expand so will be start...
by buksida
02 Apr 2021 10:23
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Power/electric supply problems in Suan Luang
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Power/electric supply problems in Suan Luang

Starting a new topic on this as it is an increasing problem that isnt going to go away. There have been three power outages this week, and very patchy internet services. One explosion was so loud that the windows rattled. The power situation is going to get much worse - there are about five new chea...
by buksida
26 Mar 2021 07:29
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Status of various things in Bangsaphan
Replies: 49
Views: 29978

Re: Status of various things in Bangsaphan

Looks like US prices are just as bad, if not worse than Thailand then.

There is a global chip shortage at the moment due to Covid and crypto mining which is why graphics cards are so expensive.
by buksida
24 Mar 2021 07:43
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Status of various things in Bangsaphan
Replies: 49
Views: 29978

Re: Status of various things in Bangsaphan

Just wondering ...why should anyone in BS GAF unless your underlined website is a scam or a hack No idea what the hell that is supposed to mean - the website is a reputable Thai computer shop, posted to provide a price comparison with the U.S. since there is no computer hardware available in BS, an...
by buksida
22 Mar 2021 08:09
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Status of various things in Bangsaphan
Replies: 49
Views: 29978

Re: Status of various things in Bangsaphan

There is virtually nothing available in BS - so any hardware can be purchased online from outlets such as Lazada. Hua Hin has a couple of computer stores but stock is limited and often more expensive than online (most things in Hua Hin are priced at a premium). Computer hardware in general is expens...
by buksida
18 Mar 2021 08:11
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Suan Luang finally gets a 7-Eleven
Replies: 0
Views: 925

Suan Luang finally gets a 7-Eleven

A new 7-Eleven is being constructed in the area almost opposite Bew Beems on the main road. They have chosen to place it right next to a long-standing local store which would not be best pleased with the development. It brings the total for the area to six now. I will still be using the local store ...
by buksida
02 Mar 2021 08:00
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Status of various things in Bangsaphan
Replies: 49
Views: 29978

Re: Status of various things in Bangsaphan

The cost of the setup will depend on the size of your house and of course your consumption. We get through anywhere between 600 and 800 units per month depending on the season (a/c on more in the hot season naturally). The bills vary wildly from around 1,600 up to over 3,000 and seem to be numbers p...
by buksida
01 Mar 2021 08:48
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Status of various things in Bangsaphan
Replies: 49
Views: 29978

Re: Status of various things in Bangsaphan

Another weekend, another power outage - almost three hours on Sunday afternoon. I'm now in the process of getting quotes for solar power for the full house - brief calculations suggest it will be paid back in 4-5 years as the electric bills are going up. A that does not factor in savings on lost pro...
by buksida
26 Feb 2021 07:24
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: A trip to support Prachuap FC
Replies: 399
Views: 219876

Re: A trip to support Prachuap FC

Thai football has become so farcical that I have given up following it.
by buksida
21 Feb 2021 11:56
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Status of various things in Bangsaphan
Replies: 49
Views: 29978

Re: Status of various things in Bangsaphan

Today the Koi pond pump has gone bang after the latest transformer explosion and power outage this morning.

Be prepared - it gets expensive replacing stuff.
by buksida
14 Feb 2021 10:38
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Status of various things in Bangsaphan
Replies: 49
Views: 29978

Re: Status of various things in Bangsaphan

Yep, its also something I'm considering, there is a shop up on the Petchkasem road that has a few of them - the new quiet ones.