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  1. Thread: Food

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    http://target.scene7.com/is/image/Target/14757141?...

    http://target.scene7.com/is/image/Target/14757141?wid=520&hei=520&fmt=pjpeg

    You can get these at Target, though a bit more than the $10 I paid. I think it's the 35 gallon size. They're just...
  2. Thread: Food

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    Not to mention price. I got my rice cooker in...

    Not to mention price. I got my rice cooker in the US at a discount store for $15. Black and Decker. Same cooker here will run over 1500-2000 pesos. Blenders are not bad used here and easy to...
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    Turbidity... Maybe that's why the town water...

    Turbidity... Maybe that's why the town water only just came back today after ten days. Saw a couple houses destroyed by the river where the bank was undermined.

    We went to a swimming hole a...
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    Beaches do appear and disappear after earthquakes...

    Beaches do appear and disappear after earthquakes here, usually overnight. Much of the eastern coastal plain is coral uplift. The beach in front of Hotel Waterfront in Sosua didn't exist 15 years...
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    "Tide goes out; tide comes in. You can't explain...

    "Tide goes out; tide comes in. You can't explain that!"
  6. Cilantro? Ick!

    Cilantro? Ick!
  7. The paper wasps are aggressive. The nests are...

    The paper wasps are aggressive. The nests are often shoulder height and they sting with any disburbance. The nests are usually only an inch or two across under leaves with a dozen wasps. Touch the...
  8. What's the cost of importing some Doc Martins? :)

    What's the cost of importing some Doc Martins? :)
  9. He must have been running away from the centipede!

    He must have been running away from the centipede!
  10. They guy put it in a soda bottle to sell. They...

    They guy put it in a soda bottle to sell. They are used for some kind of local medicine, but I didn't understand enough of the details. I tried to take another video with close ups, but I was too...
  11. Kill it with fire!! "Goat killer" centipede video.

    They were tearing up a stone wall next door when this popped out. Eats mice and bats(!) among other things. About 10".


    https://youtu.be/6PGzwKqfGtI
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    I use a $40 Digiland tablet from Best Buy for...

    I use a $40 Digiland tablet from Best Buy for everything, including Kindle and Audible. I have two 1500mA power packs to keep it charged all day.
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    Before buying cinder blocks, check to see if you...

    Before buying cinder blocks, check to see if you can drop one from chest height onto concrete without it shattering. This would be a fail:


    https://youtu.be/nHiQCQ_vBj4
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    My dad and I did a spec house about five years...

    My dad and I did a spec house about five years ago using IFC blocks for the foundation. They would be great here if they could compete on cost. They have braces built in to hold the rebar in place. ...
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    Yes, that's the theory, but they usually just tie...

    Yes, that's the theory, but they usually just tie the posts and beam rebar together with metal ties. It's not like they're running the rebar through the posts, but to the posts. If they bent the...
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    Ted Talk on construction in Haiti. Very much...

    Ted Talk on construction in Haiti. Very much applies here for what should be done in construction.


    https://youtu.be/b98Iw_AeGQg
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    Yup. I was watching them build the first floor...

    Yup. I was watching them build the first floor last year with different crew. I'm thinking the buttresses are suppose to tie into the vertical columns, but it would still be very poor engineering....
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    I know, let's make the second floor bigger than...

    I know, let's make the second floor bigger than the ground floor! What could possibly go wrong? Not sure, but I think my wife said they want to put another floor above the second. A dozen or so...
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    They are putting in sidewalks and gutters in...

    They are putting in sidewalks and gutters in front of my sister in law's house. They had to demo her porch because it crossed the setback right in the way of the sidewalk. I've demoed *real* block...
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    It wouldn't be too hard to make one up out of...

    It wouldn't be too hard to make one up out of 3/4" plywood. I think you'd have to do one side at a time to avoid bumping into rebar and then a second device to butter the ends of the blocks. The...
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    Interesting device for laying brick. I wonder if...

    Interesting device for laying brick. I wonder if it could be made to work with concrete block here. Still doesn't solve some issues but better than having more than an inch of mortar between runs:
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    I just talked to one of the guys on the site. I...

    I just talked to one of the guys on the site. I think he said it's going to be a short term warehouse. Maybe for receiving a container worth of products for local distribution. It's way out of...
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    You have a 25' x 48' living room? The Chinese...

    You have a 25' x 48' living room?

    The Chinese remodeled a supermarket just over the bridge last year for yet another mega 20 y 40 store. The market for cheap women's shoes seems to be bottomless. ...
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    Maybe 1200. I think it will be a commercial...

    Maybe 1200. I think it will be a commercial build.

    The street was dirt two years ago, but they finished a new bridge last year and paved our street. The other bridge is a real pinch point for...
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    The small $10,000 lot next to the Haitian shanty...

    The small $10,000 lot next to the Haitian shanty already sold and they have a crew digging the perimeter. I was talking to a local mason yesterday and he says he has more work than he can handle...
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