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Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by Hippo, May 20, 2013.

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  1. Stanleysteamer

    Stanleysteamer Well-Known Member

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    Well what a country, paperwork not a pain, water a pain.
    Doesn't @Shippers have some way of dealing with it, catch tanks for rainwater or summat? We do the same for watering the garden, a massive concrete tank sunk in the garden which takes the drainpipe outflows and sends the excess down the drain. Not an immediate solution, but now you are going to be permanent residents maybe a possibility. Ours is a concrete septic tank, if that is any use. With a submersible pump.
    Anyway, congrats on the red tape, must be a big relief!
    Did you have to pass a test in Bulgarian?:eek:
     
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    Stanleysteamer Well-Known Member

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    speak for yourself MrMcBigTurd!
     
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    Stanleysteamer Well-Known Member

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    Maybe despite your best efforts, your body language or summat warned him off!
     
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    Stanleysteamer Well-Known Member

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    Do love the stained glass, is it original to the house?:):):)
     
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    Stanleysteamer Well-Known Member

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    Try this on for size,
    3 bits of batten 2 metres long each , (admittedly free of knots) 13 x 37 mm (1/2" x 1 1/2") and 22 off 4.5 x30mm countersink wood screws = €15. FFS
    No wonder you see so many brits driving trailers of wood over to France. You wouldn't believe how much we brought over.
    So yes, we brought all our paint over too as even the most expensive Brit stuff isn't a patch on the prices these robbers charge.
     
  6. Stanleysteamer

    Stanleysteamer Well-Known Member

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    TMI!!!
     
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    Well it's gonna be hot again today and I have lots of fiddly sawing and chiselling to do, must put up the parasol!
    I think I'll start by sharpening my chisel!
    Still, last night managed to reattach the "A" key to my pooter. Way hay!
    Using "Youtube"
    Hey Kev, dye think this channel was named by some scotties?
    I imagine a conversation like this.
    "Hey, Jimmie, how d'ye dae this then?"
    "Doncher know? You chube!"

    "There, tha's et dun for ye"
    "Ye should put tha on t'web, mek a channel out a et"
    "Whet should ah call et?"
    "Dunno, et up to ye, You chube!"
    :D:D:D:D:D:D:D
     
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    Hi,
    No, sadly not. There was stained glass in all the windows when we moved in 30 years ago, but all of the "on-site" made frames were perished and you could poke your finger through them.
    These are the "Finest" Anglian windows of c.1991 and the "Stained Glass" is on the outer panes of all of the top windows as you can see, it is in fact a covering on the glass and the leadwork is "stick-on".
    It has lasted well for 29 years. I am changing because the white plastic inside the house looks dated and clunky.
    What will replace these windows are new slimline "Critall" style Powder-coated aluminium ones in gloss-black with real wood inner sills/cills in mahogany also painted gloss black.
     
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    We are looking at sinking a well in the garden, its common here. the water table is quiet high in the winter but drops in the summer so not sure how far down we will see. We may need a small holding tank depending on how good/big the well is though.

    We already had long term residence cards but had to change them because of the B word. But it means we have European rights even though we are English in any other European country (if that makes sense). We already have Bg driving licences. Not really knowing how bad things will be just need to cover as many bases.
    But thankfully for residency no test required.....:) yet;)

    J
     
  10. Stanleysteamer

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    Good on you!
    The sunken cesspit thing is a lot easier than a well, and prolly cheaper, but if you need shedloads of water.....
    Can you sink a borehole or summat to find the depth of the watertable near you? Or use a water diviner? My ex sil can divine water, amazingly.
     
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    Sounds very nice, though prolly pricey.
    A former owner of our place had the windows replaced with wood-framed units which went misty over time, but he removed the original stained glass and put it in the window next to the front door, which was nice of him!
    Was still like that when we sold the place. We drove past and almost everything that had been in the house was out and on the front garden! Sadly lots of original 1920s features. :(:(
     
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    Id heard it was expensive, did you tow a trailer full of diy gear.... ah the perfect holiday. :D:D
     
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    Considering we have only had a handful of rain days since May, not sure we could store enough. Its not like we use alot. we always have a handy 80k+ litres in the pool:)
    As I say wells are common as are springs at the side of the road.
    When they dug out for the pool water came in at the pumproom end which would have only been just over 2m deep. Also had it when digging out the pit at the same depth, both jobs carried out after the summer months and before the wet starting so dont think we need to look to hard to find it:) as both places are pretty much opposite corners of the property.

    J
     
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    Great, sounds like the solution will be easy then.:):):)
    Will you be able to use it for drinking or will that need a test like in Fr?
    Our neighbours who use a spring for most things still buy bottled water for food and drink purposes, but another neighbour will not drink either tap-water or bottled water so drives up into the mountains to a spring he knows and fills his bottles there. He's 84 and still alive! :eek:
    Looking forward to seeing the pics!:):):)
    Just wondering how much water we have in our pool, although it is salt so not much use for drinking! 45 cubic metres, so 45k. your pool is nearly twice as big as ours. (ours doesn't have a "deep end").
     
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    We bought the first Disco precisely to do a shed load of trailering. All the installations in the house, so kitchen, bathrooms, utility, ...........
    In fact quicker to say what we didn't bring over:
    Granite worktop for kitchen, one kingsize bed and two bedside cabinets.
    But we did bring all the tiles for the bathrooms, wooden floor for master bedroom, pergola, decking, so yes, lots of tools! But surprisingly the tools aren't expensive, it's the materials that cost and again some of those are cheap, it seems mostly to be wood, paint, tiles and ancillaries like adhesives, grout etc that cost a packet.
    Here's a pic of the Disco plus the trailer so you can get an idea!

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    House looks very bare as we hadn't had it long. The Virginia Creeper now has to be constantly cut back.
     
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    Haha cunyfunt lol
    Scottish one would be.... ya chube lol
     
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    OK "Version anglaise, avec sous titres" YouTube, "version écossaise sans sous titres (cos they can't read) "YaChuuuuube":D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
     
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    Morning all...

    Overcast/damp & a chill in the air was lovely yesterday too. :(
    Getting a free trike made from a robin reliant or the other one cani mind noo ??
    Anyhow its free looks like its from the mad max films haha non runner 900cc suzuki
    shaft driven thing, hope to get it going & cleaned up then punt it for some pocket money. :D

    Have a good day ya'll
     
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    I thought this was very useful.

    Or a simple borehole and pumping into a holding tank for when the water table drops.
    Or this....
     
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    Hmm, I have just been informed that because the government have lifted the shelter in place, we are going to be made to go back in to the office.
    I may have to do a @Shimsteriom and resign :eek:
     
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