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    Default setting up?

    OK guys I am now trying to put everything together for my move down budget. Mind you I am bringing the clothes on my back and maybe a laptop. So lets assume I will not buy but rent. I am assuming worst case of having no real infrastructure to work with. I will be either in Susua or Santiago.
    I have list of things that I feel must be setup before I am comfortable living there. I think I have a handle on what the startup cost will be for them.
    They are water, cooking, electricity, transportation and communication.
    UV water treatment will be right a $1000 US.
    I can buy a diesel-fueled range with oven for around $1000.
    A 20kw planta will be around $5000.
    And a dependable car will run around $1000.
    Satellite Internet will be just under 3k for the system I would want.

    If I am in Sosua I can Use a bike as well as if I am in metro Santiago.
    Are my figures off?
    John
    I tried to search is there a sticky that covers this already?

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    Talking

    If you’re in Sosua or Santiago, you have infrastructure.
    How many times have you been here?

    US$1,000 for a dependable car, good luck!
    Take a look at http://super-carros.com to get an idea of pricing.

    "I can buy a diesel-fueled range with oven for around $1000"
    Why don't you buy a propane oven like 99.9% of us that live here? They work, are cheap and yes gas is available.

    "UV water treatment" Why? 5 gallon bottles work just fine.

    "Satellite Internet" Not needed if you are going to be in Sosua or Santiago. We have cable and DSL.

    This is the Dominican Republic, not the middle of the Australian bush 100's of miles from "real" life

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    Yeah I have been there to the towns. I was like I said worst case senerio.

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    Lightbulb Lots of self-sufficiency, for sure

    Originally posted by jsizemore
    Yeah I have been there to the towns. I was like I said worst case senerio.
    That senerio [sic] includes what, a war?

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    Default Ice Blocks

    No I plan on bringing down carving ice freezer and related stuff. So I would need a reliable power source for the freezer. A three hour power outage could cost me days preperation. It would also be prudent to make sure the water I froze was potable.
    So with the exception of the Internet which was just plane and simple I like my speed everythig else was more resonable. The average weight of an ice block is 300 pounds so I may be dealing with renting a house and not being in an apartment. I may have to retro fit it with the basics that an apartment would have otherwise.
    While it may seem paranoid to say worst case in this case it isn't. So like I said worst case for me is alittle extreme. Three or four hour power outage could hurt.
    Plus I just survived Isabel up here.
    John

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    Question

    I have another question. Who are you doing the ice carving for?

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    I am going to be playing around so I can get good enough for competions in the US. It is not a business it is just something I want to do.
    Maybe trade a carving for free beer at a party or something. Just something I want to do. It is a check point I need for me next level of certifications in the culinary field.
    Some people collect shells and others do Roses. I plan on blowing sugar and carving ice.
    John
    Last edited by jsizemore; 01-05-2004 at 09:12 PM.

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    Originally posted by jsizemore
    I plan on blowing sugar and carving ice.
    Who's this 'Sugar' chick anyway? She a Dominican girl? Nah, if after doing that you still have to be 'carving ice' my guess is she must be American.

    Ah,well. Good luck to you either way!

    Tom (aka XR)

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    Well she is sweet and hot and she will be above boing around 280 degrees and I will be putting a straw up inside her as a blow and make her expand out. I will be using a blow tourch to keep her from becoming fridged. I will be of course playing it safe and handling her with gloves so as not to get any long lasting problems.
    John

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    Default Re: setting up?

    Originally posted by jsizemore
    OK guys I am now trying to put everything together for my move down budget. Mind you I am bringing the clothes on my back and maybe a laptop. So lets assume I will not buy but rent. I am assuming worst case of having no real infrastructure to work with. I will be either in Susua or Santiago.
    I have list of things that I feel must be setup before I am comfortable living there. I think I have a handle on what the startup cost will be for them.
    They are water, cooking, electricity, transportation and communication.
    UV water treatment will be right a $1000 US.
    I can buy a diesel-fueled range with oven for around $1000.
    A 20kw planta will be around $5000.
    And a dependable car will run around $1000.
    Satellite Internet will be just under 3k for the system I would want.

    If I am in Sosua I can Use a bike as well as if I am in metro Santiago.
    Are my figures off?
    John
    I tried to search is there a sticky that covers this already?
    I really do not know how much a planta costs but I am sure know that a dependable car will cost you a least 5 times that amount. If you get one at 1,000, please let me know.

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