Re: Permissions for swimming pool

by blaudeix • Thu 30 Jul 2015 21:31

He's a nice guy but a translator not a planning expert.

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Permissions for swimming pool
Replies: 3
Views: 1242

Re: A frame tie rods

by blaudeix • Tue 20 Aug 2013 18:51

If you have a design of what you want we should be able to help.

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: A frame tie rods
Replies: 4
Views: 1446

Re: Fosse Septique - its management?

by blaudeix • Wed 20 Mar 2013 20:06

Easiest it to use the yellow pages, pagesjaunes.fr put in your postcode & type in Vidange. When we have to use them we just go for the closest. Cost? usually around 250euro, doesn't seem to matter too much on the size, it's the travelling that counts. If you don't know how big your fosse is it'd be ...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Fosse Septique Management
Replies: 49
Views: 18625

Re: Cabine de douche

by blaudeix • Tue 31 Jul 2012 19:35

Are you using french pipe? The easiest thing is too throw the waste in the bin & get another. I think they would actually fit uk pipe (well some of it as there is several sizes of 40mm) Also if it's acryilic (spellin?) silicon won't stay stuck to it & the shower trays crack after 3 - 5 years but oth...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Cabine de douche
Replies: 2
Views: 1095

Re: Fosse septique

by blaudeix • Thu 26 Apr 2012 20:48

That's a very good question Frankie. One that deserves a long thought out reply.

I'll add to this message at the weekend.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Fosse septique
Replies: 3
Views: 1031

Re: Fosse Septique - its management?

by blaudeix • Thu 26 Apr 2012 20:44

ah, yes, but I believe salt water only goes down to minus 6,

I know people that use anti freeze.. how it affects the fosse I'm not sure but I'd hazard a guess that a couple of litres of that can't be any worse that bleach.

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Fosse Septique Management
Replies: 49
Views: 18625

Re: Fosse septique

by blaudeix • Wed 25 Apr 2012 20:19

In short, yes.

Is the tank 3000litres?
do you have a filter system after the fosse?
does the kitchen waste go into the fosse as well?
do you have 2 vents from the fosse?

If you can answer yes to all those you're safe from imprisonment :-D

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Fosse septique
Replies: 3
Views: 1031

Re: Broken water metre or should I say frozen water metre

by blaudeix • Tue 03 Apr 2012 18:11

I know someone who had the same thing happen, replacing it cost 200euro so you got off lightly

Re: Read, ponder and comment!

by blaudeix • Thu 22 Mar 2012 21:02

you got it. well done! :egypt: :up:

except somebody has moved my book.

another good one - how to win friends & influence people but I think we're hijacking the thread :tune:

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Read, ponder and comment!
Replies: 9
Views: 1365

Re: Read, ponder and comment!

by blaudeix • Thu 22 Mar 2012 19:59

@ maryr
can you post links to the evedence, just out of interest, not because I don't believe you

Application of these three sayings, and other similar words are the basis for lifestyle improvement
dammit, somebody moved my cheese

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Read, ponder and comment!
Replies: 9
Views: 1365

Re: Amazing moles

by blaudeix • Thu 22 Mar 2012 19:51

you must tell us the best method of getting the little bl**d*rs, you are obviously a pro ;)

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Amazing moles
Replies: 13
Views: 2090

Re: How to get French characters on a non French keyboard

by blaudeix • Wed 08 Feb 2012 20:14

there are some easier than that (perhaps more)

é is ctrl + Alt + e
€ is ctrl + Alt + 4

does anybody know what comination the other slopey e is ?

Re: Is there still a need for registered builders in La Creu

by blaudeix • Sat 28 Jan 2012 13:46

I was surprised to get an email notifying me of a response to this subject being that it was so old. 8O As Dave mentions there are artisans de-registering, who knows for what reasons, but given the economic climate the down turn in business generally is likely to be major factor. That's how we came ...

Re: Fosse septique- getting started with a new one

by blaudeix • Thu 12 Jan 2012 19:21

In that case if you apply they won't (shouldn't) bother you if ever they thought they might :)

Re: Fosse septique- getting started with a new one

by blaudeix • Thu 12 Jan 2012 18:18

Assuming you have had the property before the start of 2011 then there is nothing written that gives a timeline. I have permissions in place that are over 2 years old without having started the work (clients choice not mine) so it's fairly safe to say that you can get your permission sorted and do t...

Re: Fosse Septique - its management?

by blaudeix • Tue 30 Aug 2011 21:00

What you should have in a current, to the norms system, is a 100mm pipe above roof line with a mushroom on it where this is at the end of the pipework upstream of any WC. Then there is the extractor that is connected after the fosse, also in 100mm pipe and should be higher and more exposed to the wi...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Fosse Septique Management
Replies: 49
Views: 18625

Re: Asbestos-backed lino removal

by blaudeix • Mon 22 Aug 2011 17:37

of course the cost of the diagnostics are at the door of the seller but haveing found out there's asbestos it's a pretty good bargaining chip - get it out or I wn't buy it.
The same with lead, electrics or assainissement, termites, gawdy 70's wallpaper, purple bathroom suites & jonny haliday posters.

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Asbestos-backed lino removal
Replies: 4
Views: 2431

Re: Lighting Points

by blaudeix • Sat 06 Aug 2011 13:00

An outside end of garden toilet... hmm I can see why they didn't like it. If you had created a bathroom with all parts correctly fitted (I don't think they have to work)I reckon that would do - well you are going to install a bathroom arn't you? From reading their letter it is obvious there wasn't e...

Forum: French Electrics
Topic: Lighting Points
Replies: 11
Views: 4940

Re: Lighting Points

by blaudeix • Fri 05 Aug 2011 18:39

Low voltage lights: they count 300Va as one lighting point. You can daisy chain if the fittings have a spare set of holes, all DCL fittings have. An english junction box? why? after using a plastic box & wagos (push in connectors) you'll never want to touch a UK jb! They say lighting point, therefor...

Forum: French Electrics
Topic: Lighting Points
Replies: 11
Views: 4940

Re: Nordnet or Viveole Satellite Broadband

by blaudeix • Tue 12 Jul 2011 12:32

There is also sat2way that was pointed out to me last week.

Forum: Technology Troubles
Topic: Nordnet or Viveole Satellite Broadband
Replies: 3
Views: 2730
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