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  1. [quote user="master of none"]do I need to get the car retested upon purchase or wait until the C.T. expires?[/quote] when changing the Carte Grise to your name, the CT must not be older than six months. It is the seller who has to deliver you a valid certificate bonne chance Herbert
  2. http://www.latribuneauto.com/fr-prime-casse-voiture.html as far as I understand the law, you must buy a new car that fulfils certain demands less than 160gr Co2 and the old car ten years, still runs, still insured, and! you have been its owner for more than 6 months salut Herbert
  3. or file! (familier) [disparaître - cambrioleur] to scram, to scarper (UK), to skedaddle (US) je t'ai assez vu, file! I've had enough of you, scram! OU clear off! you find such things in: http://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/francais-anglais/file/33641 bonne chance Herbert
  4. I would use: pousse-toi or pousse-toi, tu vois bien que tu gênes! (familier) move over OU shove over, can't you see you're in the way? with the correct intonation, it sometimes even works on dogs, blocking the path. and you can add as already said: Dépêche-toi salut Herbert but why not inviting him-her to a drink and get friends
  5. Hello Mike No, you do not have to change it ... unless they get you without safety-belt .. not stopping at a stop sign ... speeding .... so take care salut Herbert
  6. [quote user="tuppence"]When the French wake up to topping up and it not lasting more than 1month, 2 month etc I'll buy a French sim card. [/quote] Here the money does not get lost, stays valid a year and the fee is €1.50 a month http://www.leclercmobile.fr/ salut Herbert
  7. [quote user="Théière"] I agree herbert it would be good to have demo's around the country, so far I have seen the Leroy Merlin demo only [/quote] perhaps this is of help to interested "builders" and I hope there will be additions made, or feed back given, if the visit to the place was worth while. I can just say, that I do not yet know, if I will go to the foire expo, as there is the noisy fair at the same time there is in Perigueux the Foire expo, september 11-20 http://www.parcexpo-perigueux.com/foire-exposition/accueil-2/ Toulon 11-13 September http://www.salon-enerbat.com/ Epinal September 17-21 http://www.salon-habitat-bois.com/ in Angers, September 18-21 http://www.angers-expo-congres.fr/salon-de-l-habitat/ a Toulouse Octobre 23-26 http://www.linternaute.com/agenda/evenement/157484/salon-maison-bois-energies-renouvelables-eco-materiaux/  in Marseille october 24-26 http://www.salon-ecobatmarseille.com/index2.html in Montpellier December 9-12 http://www.energaia-expo.com/  
  8. Hello Chancer those people wanted to sell a ready mixed jointing material with everything in it and not just sand. Something like this from Leroy Merlin http://www.leroymerlin.fr/mpng2-front/pre?zone=zonecatalogue&idLSPub=1169216216&renderall=on#9 bonne chance Herbert
  9. Hello Chancer there will possibly be some words that might help you. Good luck Herbert http://www.mining-technology.com/contractors/transportation/manitou2/
  10. Hello Mick The CESU is normally not meant to pay a builder unless http://droit-finances.commentcamarche.net/faq/sujet-1105-cesu-quelles-activites-et-quels-services Entretien de la maison Petits travaux de jardinage, débroussaillage Prestations dites « hommes toutes mains » (bricolage) Gardiennage et entretien et surveillance temporaires des résidences principale et secondaire you interprete this in a very very broad way http://www.completefrance.com/cs/images/emotions/biggrin.gif
  11. to create a small camping site, the new law just demands " simple déclaration préalable à la mairie s’il s’agit d’un aménagement ou d’une mise à disposition des campeurs, de façon habituelle, d’un terrain dans le but d’accueillir moins de 20 personnes ou moins de 6 tentes et/ou caravanes " but what I haven't found yet is exactly what melmoth asks [quote user="melmoth"] what might the law require in the way of toilets/showers and insurance? Brendan [/quote] à+ Herbert
  12. http://www.mongolyurt.fr/nos-yourtes/questionsareponses/16/33-legislation-sur-la-yourte.html possibly this is a start to an interesting discussion to follow à plus Herbert
  13. [quote user="lavorgere"] Do you just use concentrated pear puree or is any water added ? [/quote] Hello Lavorgere Normally there is no water added. But I said, some people add about 5kg of sugar to 100kg of fruit. This is done by a thick sirup, which has to cool down before you add it. But most important is to talk to the "distillateur" before you start all this work. but, by the way, do yiou know, you can just cut pears in nice pieces and sterilize them and have them without the effects of alhohol. It is much healthier, but of course less fun http://www.pickyourown.org/pearscanning.htm http://www.completefrance.com/cs/images/emotions/biggrin.gif
  14. [quote user="bubble"]I have a Triumph Spitfire which is due CT in November but I will be away from beginning October till mid November . Thanks in anticipation [/quote] Hello Bubble I do not see any problem. I would just talk to the controle technique and show them the papers and make a rendez vous for November 16th http://www.completefrance.com/cs/emoticons/emotion-15.gif
  15. how to do it: http://www.caveetdistilleriedelaruelle.ch/La%20mise%20en%20tonneau.htm [quote user="lavorgere"]Friends have a large quantity of pears and want to make eau de vie ( when the laws change in October ). Does any one know how you start the process and what quantities / proportions are needed please ? Thank you.[/quote] Hello Lavorgere I do not know, if I am up to date. You mentioned changing laws. First thing is you contact an ambulant distiller. He will give you the advice you need. Private people are only allowed to do their own fruit. You will need some two-hundred kilo, to convince un distillateur to do the job. Your pears, you collect, turn into puree and put in a big plastic bin, better is a plastic barrel 200ltr. Some people add 5kg of sugar to a hundred kilo of fruit, the liquid you stir every day and it will ferment and give a nice smell. Put the lid on the barrel, so flies will be kept away. But to not close tightly, the gas must be able to disappear .. after a few weeks, fermentation will stop, you visit the distillateur, he declares the amount of alcohol he produced, and you will get a letter from the state, how much taxes you have to pay. http://www.kewego.fr/video/iLyROoafY2WP.html bonne sante et à boire avec moderation Herbert google surely helps you to find more information http://www.absinthe-duvallon.com/categorie-10789243.html
  16. paid by a few hours of work a day on 10 ha property waiting for healthy retired nature-loving person . Knowledge with horse and donkey appreciated. Time and details to discuss.
  17. [quote user="UlsterRugby1999"]Whats with this flippin quote thing.??????[/quote] and I thought only I was too stupid to press the quotation button Herbert
  18. Okay, let's come back to the topic. Keni, In Perigueux there is the salon de habitat normally around april, a nice exposition where you can meet the different professionals demonstrating their energy saving products. There should be equivalent in other departements. But as I already said: you won't get any more the credit impot on an air-air heating pump. And I would like to apologize to all those I bored with my discussion on nuclear power. Can we just wait a little bit till the year 1.002.009 Herbert
  19. steve wrote: How much land do you want to put aside? not much land just every roof should have one. and prices will go down with the quantity and I hope, in a few years, batteries will be found that are more efficient and less expensive .. and do you know this http://www.solarmillennium.de/upload/Pressestimmen/SunWind_Energy_05_2008.pdf they store the heat 400°C in huge salt reservoires and so can keep producing electricity during night and there are already ideas for electricity lines that do thousands of kilometers without the losses they have nowadays. all this research is much more efficient, than wasting €1.5 Billion on Gorleben I do like the slogan I found today."Nuclear power? Great! Nuclear waste? Wait!"
  20. Hello Steve one is this http://www.solarplaza.com/news/lieberose-solar-farm-becomes-biggest-of-germany and make people more and more conscious of the possibilities and need of renewable energies by the way, a russian military training field was converted, no more migs there
  21. That's why: No site has been found anywhere in the world considered safe to store highly radioactive waste, which remains dangerous for millions of years. http://linksunten.indymedia.org/en/node/9492 http://nuclear-news.net/2009/05/29/gorleben-nuclear-storage-site-developed-illegally/
  22. Do I understand that air-air heat pumps are no longer supported? Herbert http://www.french-property.com/guides/france/finance-taxation/taxation/calculation-tax-liability/tax-credits/ 5.4.1. Home Energy Conservation An allowance ranging from 15% to 50% for the installation of certain energy conservation works in the family home. It may be an existing property, or one to be constructed, but second homes are not eligible. The allowance is called crédit d’impôt development durable. Hitherto, only the material costs have been eligible, but since 1st January 2009, in the case of solar glazing and thermal insulation installation costs can also now be charged. However, the tax credit is only available if the work is carried out by a professional tradesman, so DIY schemes are not eligible. The measures for schemes carried out in 2008 include low temperature boilers (15%), insulation and double glazing (25%), wall insulation (25%), rainwater harvesting systems (25%), heat pumps (50%), solar energy (50%), and wood burning stoves (50%). Certain of these percentages are increased if the works are carried out on an older property within two years of purchase. Low temperature boilers and 'air-air' heat pumps have been removed from the list of eligible works for 2009. The maximum eligible costs are €8000 per person, or €16,000 for a couple.
  23. Hello Keni with google you will find pages like this http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Generate-your-own-energy/Air-source-heat-pumps that might give you some information on this technology. But you must bear in mind, that this system uses electricity and the more people take over to such a thing, the less chance to get away from nuclear power. When you make your calculation that you get an output of three to Four Watt to your input of one watt, in winter this figure drops down a lot And do not forget, this thing works like a fridge and no seller will tell you how long the life expectancy of this mechanical instrument is.
  24. WHY CANT I QUOTE??as others do?? I assume the whole system gets hot then cools, gets hot then cools etc Whether this has a detrimental effect due to the 'hot' not being used I have no idea. That's what it should do. Once the water in the tank is too hot, say 90 degrees Celsius, there is a system that cuts off the pump, running the liquid in the panels. The vacuum tubes I have, survive more then 260°C my plumber told me and will cool down again at night and .. so it should be no problem but you should have seen me, when there was my first electricity cut off and nothing worked and the Perigordan sun did her best. My plumber on the phone told me to keep cool and just have my aperitif. When electricity came back after seven hours by 6pm, the panels had only a temperature of 130°c (because the hotter they get, the more energy they send right back to the surrounding air). Then the system did not start working ... (another telephone call to my plumber) of course it was not allowed until the liquid from the panels was cooled down enough not to ruin the tank. By 8pm the system started working as good as ever and it was me, who was then cooled down by a bottle of white Bergerac
  25. Hello Ulster.. 2nd Question: there is an electric heater included in the Brico offer resistance electrique d'appoint fournie pose et cable you see the black cubic thing in the middle of the tank, to the left 1st question:I don't know yet, where you live, but as said earlier, with two-three hours of fantastic sun, the 300 Ltr will get warm but you will not save 50percent of your electricity bill as long as you use reversible air con systems. They consume. herbert
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