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    Re: Propane gas cylinder adapter

    KWP where did you buy a tank like that. I have the old adapter that I used in the states but the PriceSmart tanks for my BBQ have the safety float that shuts the gas off when you tip over the tank...
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    Re: Propane gas cylinder adapter

    You might be able to jury rig something & I have been thinking about trying. The small tanks are handy to use. If you look at the Nica regulators they have a pin that you push in to open the valve...
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    Re: Promised Pictures of Water System

    It works for you am not knocking it. No luck for me. I have used the same thing as a kid an old water heater tank fed at the bottom. But eventually the air pocket was adsorbed into the water and it...
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    Re: Promised Pictures of Water System

    I have done that too. :mad:
    Nice clean design! I am on my 2nd sub $175 integrated system but I would still be on the first if it weren't for stupidity. Bladder ruptured because I did not maintain...
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    Re: From the US to Nicaragua; Which courier to use

    $3 Home Delivery in the Metropolitan Area (Managua)
    For $6 they deliver the package to SJDS & takes a day or 2 after it clears customs. Don't know what it costs other areas.
    Air freight goes on...
  6. Thread: Better Late

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    Re: Better Late

    You are right - You already installed the check valve near the street instead of at the house so add a long line or better add new check valve near the house for a shorter fill line. Your layout &...
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    Re: Americans obtaining Nicaragua citizenship

    Nicaragua is different. Nicaraguan Ley 149 clearly requires you to renounce your US citizenship before you apply for Nica citizenship but that law is not enforced. And states you lose Nica...
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    Re: Keep a lookout for Bilingual Roj

    This was an anonymous CL posting concerning a personal vendetta but included no proof of anything. Probably no reason to repeat it as having any merit without any knowledge of the facts. CL is used...
  9. Thread: Better Late

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    Re: Better Late

    Waiting for some photos of the new place. Got the solar working yet?
    You don't have enough hobbies so when are you gonna start another El Gato Negro or an expat bar? :)
  10. Thread: Better Late

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    Re: Better Late

    You don't need to close the input valve to the tank (except tank float valve failure) if you feed the line that fills the tank ahead of the street supply check valve. If the run is too long with the...
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    Re: From the US to Nicaragua; Which courier to use

    Packages & mail.
    Nicabox worked OK for me several years but this company is professional, English website, less expensive, and full online tacking.
    If your "phone Spanish" is "so so" your interface...
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    Re: This Craig's list is so Naive it is funny !!!

    Laws don't mean much because they get interpreted but FWIW
    http://www.dga.gob.ni/preguntadetalle.cfm?recordID=75
  13. Thread: La Trocha

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    Re: La Trocha

    KWP - Old thread buy only one I could find about your farm.
    DON"T MISS THIS!
    Great present for your wife's birthday or better yet wedding anniversary.
    ...
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    Re: Port Lobster Divers and Davy Jones

    I read this a couple of days ago but I did not post it because sometimes these stories get screwed up.
    Seemed to be more details than the La Prensa story:

    PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua (AP) — Rescue...
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    Re: Telecable Jinotepe - cable internet (2mb)

    Yep - It sounds like you nailed it & probably have a bad modem/router.
    In Nicaragua you can expect problems & if you still have a connection problem when you get new hardware it probably is a...
  16. Re: Cenrut 3.0 is major upgrade(Free GPS maps of Nicaragua)!

    Looks to me like the traditional GPS is going the way of digital cameras for the majority of folks. All the tourists I see driving or motoing are getting here using their Iphones, androids etc....
  17. Thread: A Pirate's Life

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    Re: A Pirate's Life

    Thanks - You sure gave permanent expats down here on an HMO something to think about.
    If I ever have to head back there for treatment of a serious illness I will know better than open my big mouth...
  18. Thread: A Pirate's Life

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    Re: A Pirate's Life

    7 years ago I enrolled in an HMO because it pays up to $10K per year for a life threatening emergency out of the country. Their information all gets sent to a USA address but I don't bother to have...
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    Re: Infogram on Electrical harnesses made in Nica..

    I was curious - My question was geared to what the Canadians think of the jobs.
    Are they good for Canada? Is the US losing good jobs?
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    Re: Infogram on Electrical harnesses made in Nica..

    The Detroit auto workers that unioned themselves out of a job probably were not happy either.
    What is the pay scale up there - Decent jobs or not?
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    Re: Not "news" but about La Prensa

    If you are using Firefox the plugin Flashblock stops all the auto play of videos - You gotta start them yourself.
    Adblock Plus is handy as well.
    Here in Nica land with the limited BW I have these...
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    Re: More Americans give up citizenship

    You are lucky - I think you missed the bus ;) FBAR Form TD F 90-22.1 for total foreign bank balances of more than $10K was due June 30th IN Detroit.
    Easy to file online though but you gotta use...
  23. Thread: Salado

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    Re: Salado

    Oh Oh - Original link for image went bad.
    http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i413/JohnSSS5/lost_dog_zps5486d74b.jpg
  24. Thread: Salado

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    Re: Salado

    Ya that one is as old as the hills but possibly they got the joke screwed up if any of the online translations are right.
    "jinxed" or unlucky are the ones I find too.
    Maybe shoulda been some phrase...
  25. Thread: Me & Electricity

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    Re: Me & Electricity

    Your link seems screwed up and the movie length is only 2:08 but copy & paste works and it plays OK.
    It is important that you use the AC adaptor wire @ 0:09 - Speaker wire does not work as well and...
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