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by thisisreallycomplicated
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: growing fruits and vegetables for sale, in a residential neighborhood
Replies: 0
Views: 28

growing fruits and vegetables for sale, in a residential neighborhood

I'm looking for a house to rent, that has space to grow some fruits and vegetables. And right now they would just be for personal use. But someday I might want to grow some extra, and try selling them. Does anyone know if that's legal to do here, if you're in a residential neighborhood? And your yar...
by thisisreallycomplicated
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: plumbing question
Replies: 15
Views: 209

Re: plumbing question

Ummm.... okaay... depending on the phase of the moon, and what other stuff like that? :) I'm guessing the sun, moon, and tides mainly. But they're all related, so you could think of it as one thing (gravity) if you want. I'm about 1/2 km from the ocean, so the ground underneath me is probably a bit...
by thisisreallycomplicated
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: plumbing question
Replies: 15
Views: 209

Re: plumbing question

Chilean architects seem unable to design buildings where the water and sewerage lines are located close to the service shafts where the drain pipes are. So they often embed them in the concrete floor, where the floor thickness doesn't allow for the proper slope. . Google Search.png Talking from per...
by thisisreallycomplicated
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: plumbing question
Replies: 15
Views: 209

Re: plumbing question

1 Caustic Soda 2 A "Sopapa" 3 A drain unclogger - its a flexible steel cable that feeds down the toilet. Sodimac stocks all those items There is no reason for not putting toilet paper down the wc in a decent system. Here or anywhere....won't elaborate on my experiences, but a ping-pong ball was the...
by thisisreallycomplicated
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: plumbing question
Replies: 15
Views: 209

Re: plumbing question

in this area, from what I have seen, most construction is overpriced rubbish. Some of the new houses I looked at renting, were pretty flimsy. I was in one when a 4.7 hit, and everything started rattling. And the owner looked kinda scared. I think it would've been barely noticeable in my current hou...
by thisisreallycomplicated
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: plumbing question
Replies: 15
Views: 209

Re: plumbing question

Chilean architects seem unable to design buildings where the water and sewerage pipes are located close to service shafts. So they run pipes embedded in the concrete floor, where the floor thickness doesn't allow for the proper slope. . Google Search.png Talking from personal experience here...ran ...
by thisisreallycomplicated
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: plumbing question
Replies: 15
Views: 209

Re: plumbing question

Now that I think about it, the houses that I know or suspect have that problem, are all a little older. So maybe houses built around 2006 are generally ok. But older than that, maybe not. And that could explain why this one lease I wouldn't sign, said I'd be responsible for fixing any damages (inclu...
by thisisreallycomplicated
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: plumbing question
Replies: 15
Views: 209

Re: plumbing question

yea, a house, in an urban area with that problem in chile in 2019, means it is an provably an extrordinary bad old house, in a probably extrordinarialy bad neighborhood. the plumbing is the least of your concerns. I think it's still common in recently built buildings, in Coquimbo. The place I staye...
by thisisreallycomplicated
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Canadian citizen stabbed to death in Valpo
Replies: 19
Views: 411

Re: Canadian citizen stabbed to death in Valpo

I noticed a couple ads for rental houses, that said "no foreigners". It could just be 1 guy, with 2 ads. Or even the same ad, and I saw it twice. But it made me wonder if people around here are going to get a little less friendly. let me translate that for you. that means "no blacks, especially hai...
by thisisreallycomplicated
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: plumbing question
Replies: 15
Views: 209

plumbing question

I'm looking for a house to rent, and one problem that keeps coming up is bad plumbing. One really nice house was getting some of the flooring replaced, and I'm pretty sure it was one of those "you can't flush paper" situations. And another one, I asked the neighbor who lived there temporarily, and s...
by thisisreallycomplicated
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Canadian citizen stabbed to death in Valpo
Replies: 19
Views: 411

Re: Canadian citizen stabbed to death in Valpo

I noticed a couple ads for rental houses, that said "no foreigners". It could just be 1 guy, with 2 ads. Or even the same ad, and I saw it twice. But it made me wonder if people around here are going to get a little less friendly.
by thisisreallycomplicated
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Argentina power outage
Replies: 47
Views: 770

Re: Argentina power outage

forbes reported a while back that Argentina needed more than 350 billion dollars just to catch up on maintenance of their infrastructure. The terrifying thing about that is, argentina has nuclear power plants. Chernobyl anyone? Good think we have nuclear shield: the Andes. Think i will stay upwind ...