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by buksida
15 Jun 2021 07:56
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Power/electric supply problems in Suan Luang
Replies: 33
Views: 4089

Re: Power/electric supply problems in Suan Luang

They're becoming more frequent in the early mornings, such as today's outage.

It seems that when households start powering up at the same time the transformer explodes.

Edit: Monday mornings are becoming very common.
by buksida
12 Jun 2021 11:30
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates
Replies: 106
Views: 47142

Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

Just got a phone call from our local health volunteer in Ban Krut saying they’re now starting manual registration of foreigners. She asked me to take my passport to her restaurant tomorrow. (She’s busy on family stuff today) Will update tomorrow on what if anything happens next Yes, let us know - i...
by buksida
11 Jun 2021 08:33
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates
Replies: 106
Views: 47142

Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

The celebrations were short-lived - BS hospital ran out of shots on day two.

Back to the end of the line ...
by buksida
09 Jun 2021 07:17
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Power/electric supply problems in Suan Luang
Replies: 33
Views: 4089

Re: Power/electric supply problems in Suan Luang

Haha - yes, get used to it though they're not as severe over here.

Outages usually last about 1-2 hours and are down to sheer incompetence on the part of the PEA rather than acts of nature.
by buksida
08 Jun 2021 07:37
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Power/electric supply problems in Suan Luang
Replies: 33
Views: 4089

Re: Power/electric supply problems in Suan Luang

Power was out for 2 hours Monday morning. Likely to happen a lot more during the rainy season.

Solar still worked to keep stuff on - even without direct sunlight hitting the panel.
by buksida
08 Jun 2021 07:32
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates
Replies: 106
Views: 47142

Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

Vaccinations at BS Yai hospital started yesterday (including foreigners over 60). For those that can stomach facebook, people are posting pics and reports here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bangsaphanfans Registration at the local clinic in Suan Luang ( not the hospital ) was available from May 1...
by buksida
07 Jun 2021 08:14
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates
Replies: 106
Views: 47142

Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

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I think people have got used to the idea of getting screwed around by this "government".
by buksida
05 Jun 2021 10:06
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Power/electric supply problems in Suan Luang
Replies: 33
Views: 4089

Re: Power/electric supply problems in Suan Luang

To add panels I'd need to upgrade the inverter to a 3kw or higher ... and buy more batteries.

At the moment it is not necessary as the system does the job which is keeping the computers and internet on for a couple of hours during those weekly outages.
by buksida
04 Jun 2021 12:42
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates
Replies: 106
Views: 47142

Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

Reports of cancellation calls for those over 60 or with chronic illnesses that were scheduled for a jab this month.

What a surprise!
by buksida
04 Jun 2021 07:48
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Power/electric supply problems in Suan Luang
Replies: 33
Views: 4089

Re: Power/electric supply problems in Suan Luang

A new transformer was installed at the end of our soi so hopefully, that will alleviate some of the power problems.

The solar setup performed as it should when they shut off the juice for an hour to install it.
by buksida
01 Jun 2021 07:26
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates
Replies: 106
Views: 47142

Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

Will be a long wait here, especially for foreigners ...
"The locally produced AstraZeneca vaccine will reportedly not be delivered in June as scheduled."
https://www.thaienquirer.com/28085/hosp ... -concerns/
by buksida
31 May 2021 08:45
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Computer Equipment coming to Thailand
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Computer Equipment coming to Thailand

I think I've answered a lot of these on the power problems thread ... but anyway: I would buy as much as you can in the US. Prices for computer hardware have skyrocketed here recently (they were high to begin with): https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/2120503/price-of-new-computers-on-the-rise Ther...
by buksida
22 May 2021 11:39
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates
Replies: 106
Views: 47142

Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

June 7 is the date they are supposed to start. But ... it seems any surplus has been sent back to Bangkok to vaccinate them first - so there will be a long wait for us in the sticks - even longer if you're not Thai.
by buksida
21 May 2021 07:47
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates
Replies: 106
Views: 47142

Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

Too good to be true it seems - appointments are already being cancelled because they don't have enough vaccines.
by buksida
15 May 2021 10:30
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates
Replies: 106
Views: 47142

Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

Moo 9 residents have been getting calls for registration for vaccination appointments. Confirmed they will be getting the AZ shot. Ages irrelevant but over 60s will be prioritized, appointments beginning on June 7 at BS Yai hospital. Farangs can get on this list regardless of age, but they did ask f...