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  1. I was told that you could not buy them in Mexico because of some chemical in them that might hurt you. Like smoking may not hurt you? much less KILL you?? Give me a break!! Let's see, over 30,000 people die of lung cancer per year in the U.S. almost all from smoking. How many die trying not to die. What nonsense.
  2. I have bought them b/4 at both of the lumber yards in Ajijic and Chapala. You will find that they come in different sizes depending the drawer depth.
  3. And I'll do another $100 USD. That's TWO. Let's keep it rolling, these are a great bunch of kids.
  4. I think you are looking for black pipe not BLACK galvanized. Black pipe and galvanized are two different types of pipe. True, black pipe is used for gas and other things, but galvanized should never be used for gas as galvanized pipe will " flake " off and plug up the very small orifices at the appliances. I also could not find it her locally a while back, but you might try asking a local hardware store to order it for you. They come in 20 ft. lengths, but are often cut in half to 10 ft. for easy storage and transportation. For shelving, go ahead and use galvanized pipe, no problem. It may cost a bit more and the fitting you will need are available in galvanized. Make sure they have the round floor "mounts" that your 1/2 or 3/4 pipe slides into that secures the entire pipe bracket to the wall ( or floor ).
  5. The kid's carpentry school Have Hammer for sure would love to have them. Thanks! I will have someone from the school contact you.
  6. Just another YES for Todo Bueno between Have Hammers and S and S auto after my experience of many items from top to bottom values being sold to my satisfaction. They have a lot of extra storage area for your extra items which I needed. This non- profit supports MANY causes around lakeside which you would recognise at a glance.
  7. Buy a plain thermostat used for heating or A/C they for sure are available, also at the same time pick up a magnifying glass to cover it with or buy a cheap pair of reading glasses to hang next to the stat.
  8. Let's see! If the gas price is $20 pesos per lt and I put into my tank 10 lt of gas and stop, the cost should indicate that I owe $200 pesos so far. If it shows more than $200 pesos, then the pump needs calibrating and you are being screwed. Simple and anyone can do it in 15 seconds.
  9. Is there any more room for more players tomorrow, 1pm at Maria Isabel Restaurant
  10. We do have a carpentry trade school here called Have Hammer... will travel who I think has students who you can sponsor or a young guy or girl you know that you can sponsor like your maid or gardeners kid.
  11. Well! Everytime I get nervous it ticks me off or I go and get the spray bottle of OFF. Yuck,yuck.
  12. Not much of a leap at all being as Drew has been coming to Ajijic for the past 5 years looking it over already and ready to move here.
  13. Also besides the 1st and last months rent paid in advance you might offer to pay the summer months in advance also to close the deal if needed. Good Luck and come on down.
  14. If you locate a house NOW but not arriving until Sept. try offering the landlord 25 or 30% of the rent for part of May, all of June, July and August. He gets part of the loaf while it would be setting empty anyways and a full loaf from Sept. on and know right now that he has a renter instead of looking for one latter. Sounds like a deal to me.
  15. If you are handy with tools you might ask at Have Hammers 766-4830 Eloy or Keith to see if you can use their tools and shop on an hourly basis or so ect. I believe they were or are considering something of this nature. That is a beautiful piece of art in the picture, wouldn't it be marvelous if you were the one who hand carved it. WOW!!
  16. Try Have Hammer Carpentry School next door to S & S Auto and Todo Bien Thrift Store in Ribaris. I know they have had then in the past. 766-4830
  17. I think a shot glass is one ounce and a jigger is 1 1/2 ounces. I read this somewhere, I think in a bar.lol
  18. It may depend on the use of the shims. Cedar shims may be alright for door jams while being very irregular, but the pictured shims are by far a different story used for much more exacting purposes. For this you would need a good table saw and a operator who KNOWS. Have Hammers and the maestro Lalo can do it here or maybe Home Depot in Guad might have them even tho wood is not a big item in Mexico.
  19. From two very reliable sources I have been told that the hill will be used only for going down and mainly for the folks going and coming from work. Go figure!
  20. Thank you traderspoc this is what I heard also just today.
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