Re: diy stoes easter opening

by blaudeix • Fri 16 Jan 2009 12:46

google is you best friend

Link

closed monday, and never open suday anyway - what do you think this is the uk? :lol:

you'll have to get in there early to fight off the other brits that have the same idea :lol:

good luck :wink:

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: DIY stores Easter opening
Replies: 3
Views: 1275

Re: Fosse Septique - its management?

by blaudeix • Tue 06 Jan 2009 18:51

Wow! I see we've been made sticky! :mrgreen: has anyone out there put in their own septic tank and soakaway field? we arn't going to be in the position to pay a firm 5-60000 euros and would like to know how we would find out the spec for the pipes etc.thanks. one or two... :lol: I'd say the base pr...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Fosse Septique Management
Replies: 49
Views: 18529

Re: renovation

by blaudeix • Tue 06 Jan 2009 18:16

if the electricity and water pass just outside the house, how much does it cost to reconnect? that old chestnut :wink: from free to "I paid less than that for the house!" They do it all buy guesswork, sorry I mean estimates (devis) Talk to EDF on their english line on 0562164908 (whats that canned ...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Renovation
Replies: 1
Views: 1213

Re: doors

by blaudeix • Wed 31 Dec 2008 18:07

I doubt you're going to spend over 1500 quid on a front door so have a look athowdens

for 1500ukp I reckon you could get a chippie over and fit it and paint it and take you out for a meal :lol: That door is less than 200 from memory..

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Doors
Replies: 6
Views: 2472

Re: Accommodation needed near La Grand Bourg

by blaudeix • Tue 30 Dec 2008 19:50

See Gîte Rental in the Directory.

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Accommodation needed near La Grand Bourg
Replies: 4
Views: 1536

Re: Van - Ferry prices

by blaudeix • Fri 24 Oct 2008 08:47

speedferries 25ukp each way

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Van - Ferry prices
Replies: 10
Views: 1740

Re: Fosse Septique - its management?

by blaudeix • Sat 18 Oct 2008 22:17

Hmmm, It sounds like your system is not going to pass, sorry to bring doom :roll: saying it has sand & stones in it only reduces its volume so I'm assuming that it's the second tank that has this in, so it could be a prefilter, to clean the water a bit more before it goes...erm.. where ever it goes....

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Fosse Septique Management
Replies: 49
Views: 18529

Re: Fosse Septique - its management?

by blaudeix • Sat 18 Oct 2008 12:58

A vested interest in selling you stuff that you don't really need; just like so many garages do when you take your car for a MOT in the UK. what like water? Or do they have another sideline :?: I can only speak about the Creuse but I've never seen a spanc technican installing a fosse nor trying to ...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Fosse Septique Management
Replies: 49
Views: 18529

Re: Fosse Septique - its management?

by blaudeix • Sat 18 Oct 2008 09:02

They work for companies already operating in the supply / treatment of water and as a result there is a high risk of them having a vested interest. a vested interest in what? Making sure that their water supplies arn't poluted? it’s even worse because you can’t take your property round to another i...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Fosse Septique Management
Replies: 49
Views: 18529

Re: Fosse Septique - its management?

by blaudeix • Thu 16 Oct 2008 14:34

Fosse management, ah, a subject dear to many a brits noses :lol: Well, to start, lets assume that it's a system that meets all the current requirements. Mr Spanc (I love that name) or whoever has been delegated to do the work of inspecting your installation will visit you every 4 years, at which poi...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Fosse Septique Management
Replies: 49
Views: 18529

Re: compact tractors

by blaudeix • Tue 09 Sep 2008 22:13

Well I never like to rely on the opinion of somebody else when I'm spending MY money so google is your best friend.

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: compact tractors
Replies: 4
Views: 2016

Re: Nous Avons Arrivez at last!

by blaudeix • Sun 07 Sep 2008 19:58

If I may stress a point of language :
to have = avoir
to be = être
BUT to translate "We have arrived" in Frenche, we say " Nous SOMMES ARRIVÉS".
:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

but " at last" isn't french....

Welcome to the land of piccy b*st*rds cowpat :wink: :lol:

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Nous Avons Arrivez at last!
Replies: 9
Views: 2167

Re: Plumbing, especially a bac a grasse

by blaudeix • Fri 29 Aug 2008 21:10

If you have a fosse septique on your land that you have to get emptied then it seems unlikely that you are connected to the communes system. If the fosse is less than 10metres from the house then you don't have to have a grease tank but it obviously helps keep undesirables out of the fosse.

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Plumbing, especially a bac a grasse
Replies: 2
Views: 1382

Re: DIY superstores on the web?

by blaudeix • Mon 25 Aug 2008 13:53

It's something that they've started this year, blink and you miss the publicity... I only have one eye that blinks ;)

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Re: DIY superstores on the web?
Replies: 4
Views: 1648

Re: Don't move to France ( it really is rather horrid)

by blaudeix • Mon 14 Jul 2008 21:07

Well I'd heard that rose tinted glasses were half price on the ferries :) .... provided you handed over your common sense :)

My favourite is "well you don't need planning permission for it in the uk"

Re: ebooks

by blaudeix • Mon 30 Jun 2008 08:23

pps. for all Luddites: Have a smashing time!
:lol: though I guess if you don't know where the word originates it's not funny

Forum: Technology Troubles
Topic: ebooks
Replies: 8
Views: 1951

Re: Planning application

by blaudeix • Sun 29 Jun 2008 13:51

have already submitted a front elevation drawing showing the frontage with the current door in and another drawing showing the proposed with the window in. This was a black-and-white line drawing. Yeah, I've had the same problem in the past, thinking bleedin idiots I've already shown them. I think ...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Planning application
Replies: 9
Views: 2662

Re: Planning application

by blaudeix • Sun 29 Jun 2008 12:26

Aparently not that unusual though its never happened to me. I seem to remember that it was written on that receipt that if you hadn't heard anything after a month (or was it 2?) you could get on with it. But that might have been the old declatation de travaux.. my mind is fuzzy as I don't do it ever...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Planning application
Replies: 9
Views: 2662

Re: Favourite French film & why

by blaudeix • Sat 28 Jun 2008 23:09

Last Tango in Paris :)

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Favourite French film & why
Replies: 13
Views: 2592
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