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  1. Sticky: Let me clear up this "paper" issue with American...

    Let me clear up this "paper" issue with American drywall. The drywall sheets are made using "paper" that is not technically considered paper, as it is now a totally non-organic material. The main...
  2. Sticky: I understand that drywall is commonly used in...

    I understand that drywall is commonly used in high humidity regions of the US. However; I also know how widespread a problem, hidden mold damage is throughout the country. Just so you know, mold...
  3. Sticky: Just like everything else in life, construction...

    Just like everything else in life, construction materials and techniques evolve; even in DR. Builders are always looking for ways to improve by making construction easier, cheaper, or longer lasting....
  4. Sticky: What I could actually see as a more suitable...

    What I could actually see as a more suitable building method is EIFS. That's the systems that you see commonly used in the US for commercial buildings. It looks like stucco on concrete, but it is...
  5. Sticky: AE, Fiberock is not concrete board. I would think...

    AE, Fiberock is not concrete board. I would think that Chip is referring to something like Durock; which is a concrete board used in the US for shower walls and other applications such as outdoor...
  6. Sticky: Interesting! Do you have any more info on this...

    Interesting! Do you have any more info on this building technique? Is it currently being used in DR and are the materials readily available?

    I've seen sheetrock in the ferreterias, but not the...
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    Here are some Dominican signs: This is what...

    Here are some Dominican signs:

    This is what happens when you don't pay!
    http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc15/NotoriousWRX/Funny%20Signs/1.jpg
    Hopefully she's better at doing hair than...
  8. There's now some politicians that make that list....

    There's now some politicians that make that list. (richest in DR) All would be PLD members, with the exception of Amable and MVM.
  9. Thread: Jagua

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    Actually; they do eat the fruit by making...

    Actually; they do eat the fruit by making dulce... meaning, they cook it down in water, sugar, cinnamon, and cloves, in the same manner that they do it with orange peel, cherries, cashew friut, etc....
  10. Actually, in the US it varies by state. In NJ,...

    Actually, in the US it varies by state. In NJ, winners can not remain anonimous.

    His first mistake was immediately acknowledging publicly that he was the winner. He should have validated and...
  11. Yes, Fedex provides fast, reliable service to DR....

    Yes, Fedex provides fast, reliable service to DR. :)
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    Starting Wednesday, May 1, 2013... Jetblue -...

    Starting Wednesday, May 1, 2013...

    Jetblue - Flight #: 206 STI - 1:06PM SJU- 2:15PM 1h 9m Embraer RJ-190 Economy (P) $6,669.00DRP
  13. I would advice him against it, as you know that...

    I would advice him against it, as you know that the politicians there would device a way to get their hands on that money somehow. :p
  14. We've all seen or heard the stories about lottery...

    We've all seen or heard the stories about lottery winners being broke within a few years. Hopefully he'll wise up and go into hiding, then re-emerge after getting some sound financial and legal...
  15. Dominican immigrant wins $338MM USD lotery jackpot

    Nice to see an average person win it. Hopefully he'll have a long life to enjoy his winnings!

    Immigrant deli worker Pedro Quezada in Passaic, N.J. claims winning $338M Powerball ticket - NY Daily...
  16. Thread: Jagua

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    It's definitely an acquired taste with a flavor...

    It's definitely an acquired taste with a flavor that is hard to describe, as it is not similar to anything else. All frio-frio street vendors carry the flavored tea. Not my favorite!

    I always...
  17. If you are looking for a contractor to hand him a...

    If you are looking for a contractor to hand him a check and build your dream home, without going through any hassles on your part, then you might as well buy something that's already built, because...
  18. Price of land varies greatly based on exact...

    Price of land varies greatly based on exact location. We can be talking beachfront or in some campo in Puerto Plata. Big difference!
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    This info is correct. Customs charges import...

    This info is correct. Customs charges import duties based on the size of the tv, regardless of value, brand, etc. They also do the same with electric generators.
  20. Does the job come with a new jeepeta and a few...

    Does the job come with a new jeepeta and a few queridas? :confused:
  21. It would make sense to use a chase with PEX...

    It would make sense to use a chase with PEX tubing for the water pipes. However; you still have the issue of sewer pipes for second/upper floor bathrooms, which have to be placed in what would be the...
  22. A little more snooping around, and I found that...

    A little more snooping around, and I found that the rep for Xypex in DR is a company called Coberdom, which lists some major projects all over the island. Now I wonder if the actually sell the...
  23. Just went back to Xypex's website, and they do...

    Just went back to Xypex's website, and they do list an individual distributor for their products in DR. However, there's no info such as tel number or address; just a way to email him.
  24. Other than one house which I saw with an...

    Other than one house which I saw with an asphaltic membrane, every attempt at waterproofing roofs that I've seen in DR involved painting the surface with some elastic coating type product.

    Out of...
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    This contract was sent to the senate and chamber...

    This contract was sent to the senate and chamber of deputies by LF with explicit instructions to rubber stamp it in a rush; which they did, without a public reading or discussion.

    The same...
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