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Hello, I am looking for a repair man who can fix or replace a leaking water pump. I am living in a rental house on the darkside, soi Khao Talo. Does anyone have any recent good experiences with a handyman who knows about water pumps ? Thanks for any info.

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I agree,  but the landlord is in BKK and asked me to see what can be done .

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I would politely, but firmly insist on your landlord sorting it. You can withhold rent till the repair is done.

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2 hours ago, champers said:

I would politely, but firmly insist on your landlord sorting it. You can withhold rent till the repair is done.

Serious question:  What would the OP gain from this stance as opposed to getting a name on here and making a call to get him to have a look?  Seems it could be quicker and more convenient and a win/win for the OP and the landlord.

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1 hour ago, treetops said:

Serious question:  What would the OP gain from this stance as opposed to getting a name on here and making a call to get him to have a look?  Seems it could be quicker and more convenient and a win/win for the OP and the landlord.

One of the reasons people rent rather than buy is that they don't have to shop around to arrange repairs on the property. Report what needs fixing to the landlord; maybe with photos; and let him get on with it. It is his responsibility. The OP states the landlord is in Bangkok; it is hardly the other side of the world.

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PM me and I will give you the name and number of a guy I use who is based in Nernplubwan. Have used him for years for all kinds of work and always been satisfied.

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They can get tiny holes in after a few years. Bloke across the rd did ours with a bit of welding 300 baht. You can buy new tanks apparently

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This shop on north road repairs pumps, could ask in there for a guy.

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, champers said:

One of the reasons people rent rather than buy is that they don't have to shop around to arrange repairs on the property. Report what needs fixing to the landlord; maybe with photos; and let him get on with it. It is his responsibility. The OP states the landlord is in Bangkok; it is hardly the other side of the world.

Were I renting, I would rather pick my own pump and back-charge the landlord. 

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4 hours ago, Dave Aarons said:

PM me and I will give you the name and number of a guy I use who is based in Nernplubwan. Have used him for years for all kinds of work and always been satisfied.

Thanks.  I sent you a PM.

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Update:  Friday @ 6:30pm....I had appointments with 2 different people over the past 3 days.  No one showed up and neither man bothered to call to let me know they would not be coming. Even when I wrote to them on Line/Facebook,  they still didn't reply back.  Even stranger, the last handyman wrote first to me after seeing my thread and offered his services. I guess no one needs work or money here.  Hopefully,  someone will give me another handyman to  try. Thanks 

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37 minutes ago, how241 said:

Update:  Friday @ 6:30pm....I had appointments with 2 different people over the past 3 days.  No one showed up and neither man bothered to call to let me know they would not be coming. Even when I wrote to them on Line/Facebook,  they still didn't reply back.  Even stranger, the last handyman wrote first to me after seeing my thread and offered his services. I guess no one needs work or money here.  Hopefully,  someone will give me another handyman to  try. Thanks 

The problem is not helped by fact most such people long ago moved upcountry to be with family as not enough employment in cities during covid and they have not come back.  Suspect those that are still here want a sure baht (install new equipment) rather than trouble shoot problems.  Keep trying seems to be all we can do.

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2 hours ago, how241 said:

Update:  Friday @ 6:30pm....I had appointments with 2 different people over the past 3 days.  No one showed up and neither man bothered to call to let me know they would not be coming. Even when I wrote to them on Line/Facebook,  they still didn't reply back.  Even stranger, the last handyman wrote first to me after seeing my thread and offered his services. I guess no one needs work or money here.  Hopefully,  someone will give me another handyman to  try. Thanks 

No one needs work, everyone needs money...

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2 hours ago, how241 said:

Update:  Friday @ 6:30pm....I had appointments with 2 different people over the past 3 days.  No one showed up and neither man bothered to call to let me know they would not be coming. Even when I wrote to them on Line/Facebook,  they still didn't reply back.  Even stranger, the last handyman wrote first to me after seeing my thread and offered his services. I guess no one needs work or money here.  Hopefully,  someone will give me another handyman to  try. Thanks 

Use a pump shop technician for guaranteed outcome here. Used “Chainaris” Shop before.


Learnt the hard way NEVER to trust someone’s “ recommendation” of random trades ….unsupervised / inexpert Thai trades will typically promise the earth but always take the shortest route to final payment which typically has little to do with properly fixing the problem …..

 

my furred up hot water tank element was improperly diagnosed & carelessly treated under such informal “ trust”. Needed a real HWT specialist sub- contracted by our great AC specialist for final 500 baht fix…. After dropping 7,000 baht on probably unnecessary other tank parts from mfr.  

 

Buyer Beware ! 

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28 minutes ago, TropicalGuy said:

Use a pump shop technician for guaranteed outcome here. Used “Chainaris” Shop before.

Are they in Pattaya ?  Google is showing Phuket.  I am in Pattaya. 

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19 minutes ago, how241 said:

Are they in Pattaya ?  Google is showing Phuket.  I am in Pattaya. 

Your nearest best Pump Shop will do ! 

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You're renting so this shouldn't be a big hassle for you as it's the owner's responsibility.  Eliminate the hassle and go to Home Pro on Sukhumvit, buy a new pump (Mitsubishi water pump EP 155 or EP 205), then go to the front customer service desk and tell them you need someone to install it, then deduct all the costs from the next months rental fee.

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1 hour ago, bbko said:

You're renting so this shouldn't be a big hassle for you as it's the owner's responsibility.  Eliminate the hassle and go to Home Pro on Sukhumvit, buy a new pump (Mitsubishi water pump EP 155 or EP 205), then go to the front customer service desk and tell them you need someone to install it, then deduct all the costs from the next months rental fee.

I think he needs to contact the landlord first to tell him what he is planning to do. I would not blindside the landlord with a invoice after the repairs.

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23 hours ago, champers said:

I would politely, but firmly insist on your landlord sorting it. You can withhold rent till the repair is done.

Always a good way to build a happy relationship with your landlord - - not. 

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11 minutes ago, Artisi said:

Always a good way to build a happy relationship with your landlord - - not. 

I am sure the landlord is happy that all he has to do is check his rent has been paid every month.

So far, it doesn't seem to be a happy state of affairs for the tenant.

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1 hour ago, champers said:

I am sure the landlord is happy that all he has to do  check his rent has been paid every month.

So far, it doesn't seem to be a happy state of affairs for the tenant.

I see no reason to suggest there is any problem with the tenant  /landlord, let's just assume the landlord doesn't have any local contact for repairs and had asked the tenant to check around locally. But then of course it's easy to make assumptions without knowing the situation. 

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On 7/2/2022 at 10:04 AM, longball53098 said:

I think he needs to contact the landlord first to tell him what he is planning to do. I would not blindside the landlord with a invoice after the repairs.

He mentioned the landlord early in this thread.

 

"the landlord is in BKK and asked me to see what can be done ."

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On 7/4/2022 at 7:41 PM, bbko said:

He mentioned the landlord early in this thread.

 

"the landlord is in BKK and asked me to see what can be done ."

OK sorry, Never learned to read, now at 77 I cannot see so a double whammy

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