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started by: tawneyx-561588 · last update: 1512720532 · posted: 1512567171

started by: mark60 · last update: 1512293067 · posted: 1512210655

We recently moved into SW France and the property has a recently installed Septic Fosse. As I know very little about the design/set up of these systems can anyone help with the following:1. It would seem that the green plastic push on lids have lost the swivel clamp screw/plate that secures them in place. Do these form a better seal as well as preventing easy access? (If not can anything else be used to seal?) Are these securing plates/screws easily available?2. Can anyone recommend a website that will give some information to how these systems work and whether there is any regular servicing I can do to benefit their working. Thank youMark 17330.

started by: Rebecca-Lavallee-896124 · last update: 1511790335 · posted: 1511631339

Hi,Do pepiniere/nurseries sell bare root trees and shrubs? If not, does anyone know a good online site? Thanks.

started by: alanjcoote · last update: 1511625639 · posted: 1511604989

Hi, Any tips on best place to buy large bags of Sunflower seeds and bags of Peanuts for our wild birds. We get a great selection of wild birds here in Chatain 86250, and I we like to keep our feeders topped up. Ta

started by: Alethea-Fisher-898389 · last update: 1511340557 · posted: 1511273194

Hi, we think our fosse is full and needs emptying urgently. Does anyone know someone who can do this for us. We are in Ruffec 16700. Thanks 

started by: Rebecca-Lavallee-896124 · last update: 1511287907 · posted: 1511090257

Hi,I am looking to purchase a large quantity of good quality compost to be delivered to my place in Champagne Mouton 16350. Can anyone recommend a place selling it at this time of the year?

started by: Rebecca-Lavallee-896124 · last update: 1511212088 · posted: 1511090428

Hi,I am looking for large quantity of newspaper and/or cardboard. Anyone have a stash they are looking to get rid of? I will be in the area in mid-December and am happy to pick up within a 20-30 minute drive from 16350 Champagne Mouton. Thanks!

started by: Charlie-Bamber-914860 · last update: 1511100121 · posted: 1510872811

Does anyone know the purpose of the stone chamber with semicircular access hole surmounted by a vented cupboard to the side of a Charentais fireplace?

started by: alanjcoote · last update: 1510906384 · posted: 1510823010

Hi, Looking for a recommended double glazing window installer. We are in Chatain, 86250. Advice and price required for supply & installation of new large aspect window with shutters into and existing outside South facing wall. Additionally, replacement of some "blown" double glazed window panes into original wooden windows.  I have looked and asked in the "Directory" but no joy!  Thank you. 

started by: fish16-566296 · last update: 1510687422 · posted: 1510322570

I am considering buying a 7 kw pellet stove for secondary heating . Can anyone with experience comment on a salesman's claim that one can be run for over 48 hours on one 15 k sac of pellets please ?

started by: Ashley-Wykes-914168 · last update: 1510410880 · posted: 1510255314

Hi all, would like to buy a new, large tv and get it connected, but not to sky.  Would anyone know of someone who could do this.  I am in Messac.

started by: Ashley-Wykes-914168 · last update: 1510410375 · posted: 1510408037

Does anyone know of someone who can un stink a smelly carpet and underlay after a recent water leak from an upstairs Radiator.  Failing that, does anyone know of a Carpet supplier/fitter around the Montendre area.  I am in Messac. 

started by: Sian-Shuttlewood-903973 · last update: 1510349659 · posted: 1510258963

Hi, We have painted beams that need to be stripped. I've heard that soda stripping is the kindest and that sand blasting makes a mess. Does anybody have any experience/ equipment/recommendations?

started by: Tigger1954 · last update: 1510304104 · posted: 1510052347

….it will be abirthday/x-mas present. (This doesn’t mean to beready than, could be the painting will be done 2018) Theme: Background fora (existing) model railwayscale: 1:87Post code:  17520Payment to negotiate(+ traveling cost)  

started by: eastender-918138 · last update: 1510168313 · posted: 1510069386

I have one of the large Butagaz cylinders in my garden. Has anybody gone through the process of getting Butagaz to take it away? Thank you.

started by: steph-wren-913516 · last update: 1509726681 · posted: 1509577423

can anybody tell me how much it cost to fell a large tree

started by: grand union · last update: 1509698739 · posted: 1508851261

Hello, can anyone tell me if there are any scrap metal yards, where I can buy from, in the Charente?

started by: shegee · last update: 1509612097 · posted: 1509351023

Does anyone know where we can buy boxes and bubble wrap for moving house

started by: Jaqueline-Freeman-856393 · last update: 1509611923 · posted: 1509561227

started by: kath68 · last update: 1509571260 · posted: 1509107025

I’ve been contacted by numerous “solar panel”companies recently. Last week I caved and someone came round to do an assessment. Lovely chap, but I thought the prices he was quoting for solar PV, hot water and some heat exchange thing were a bit on the high side. I would like to have solar energy. We have a large, south-facing roof so we are in an ideal position. I know I could get an eco loan for the hot water bit and that there is some kind of cash back thing from EDF for each converter for the panels, and that somehow there is money available for energy production but if you go through EDF direct they don’t buy your spare back from you. Tbh, I’m a bit confused about the whole thing. I have tried reading up on the French websites about this but, whilst my spoken French is ok, I am struggling to get my head round the written info. Can anyone help? Is there a company out there who can fit solar panels without this whole business about borrowing money and “guaranteeing” it will pay for itself over the next eleventy billion years? Any thoughts or advice/recommendations very gratefully received.

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