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  1. Nothing to do with where your account is based - you can use your US or Canadian account on the Amazon Mexico site - just add your Mexican shipping address. When you are on the Amazon Mexico website, items that are located in the US or Canada (or other countries) which do ship to your Mexican address are identified by the word "Importacion" in the item description. If you purchase one of these, there is a shipping charge that includes the import taxes. If you want to avoid that, select a product that is in an Amazon Mexico warehouse - usually shipping is free, taxes included in the pri
  2. All you need is the plate#. Taking a past receipt is the easiest way - you just hand the previous year's receipt to the clerk and they do the rest. You do not need to be the registered owner to do the renewal.
  3. The town of Chapala is required by way of their extraction concessions with Conagua to test the water taken from their wells on a scheduled basis. The water is tested by Agua Jalisco and the test results are on file at the SIMAPA office in Chapala. If you are interested in seeing them, go in and ask to see them. I have "heard" also that Chapala has a bit of a struggle with arsenic levels in one or more of their wells but have never investigated it further because I don't live there. The wells I take care of east of Chapala are well below the maximum for allowable arsenic of 0.025 mg/l. (p
  4. The OP did not indicate what contaminants he/she is interested in testing for, so it can make a big difference where to get the testing done and the cost. Most homeowners are interested in determining if there is anything in the water that can make them sick in the short term - called microbiologicals. Typically the labs will test for coliforms which can cause intestinal disease/sickness. 2 tests are usually done - one for Total Coliforms and the other a subset of this called Fecal Coliforms. The results are expressed in units of UFC (colony forming units)per 100 ml. of sample water.
  5. Many Canadians (including me) live here full time and collect CPP and OAS. The only thing you won't qualify for is GIS payments (if you qualify). You can own a house in Mexico. It is none of the Canadian Gov't's business what you do in Mexico. What is it you want to know??
  6. The lab between here and Guad you are referring to will no longer take test samples from private systems. If you need the full spectrum (like what the municipal systems are required to do by Conagua), there are several options in Guadalajara for private labs.
  7. It has been almost impossible to get claims paid in the past anyway.
  8. The local farmers want the old ones. They cut them in half and they make wonderful watering & feed troughs for their animals.
  9. I built one for myself (4 x 6 mtrs.) and had a custom tarp to fit my steel "A" frame made by the guys that do truck tarps at the Abastos market in GDL. Cost was $5000 pesos and fit perfectly. It has been up for two years and still looks new. Their shop is on the west side of the Pemex station in the market area. Wide selection of colours and material types available.
  10. Exactly where are you referring - what road are you intending on travelling? You have to cross a few other states before you get to the State of Jalisco if you cross into Mexico at Pharr, TX.
  11. Might be less expensive to get a new registration as if it was a newly built trailer.
  12. If Shaw has "forced" an xKu VCode onto your receiver (such as the National Menu VCode 4378) you will no longer be able to tune signals that are coming from the Anik F1R - IF - you still have the older dual Ku band dual LNB(s). But you will still be able to tune channels that are coming from the Anik F2 which is what most of us watch. The proper VCodes for the dual quad setups are VCodes 4320 (Classic Menu), 4322 (Advanced Menu) or 4377 (new National Menu). You can temporarily reset your receiver to these older codes by pressing the Options key on your remote followed by the key sequence 1,
  13. I think Knowledge Network (National 223) is now on the G1 satellite and cannot be received Lakeside.
  14. There is an error on this spreadsheet. CTV Comedy West is actually on National menu 436, Advanced 176, Classic 547. Not that it really matters. If it is on G1 and not F1R we can't get it anyway. Comedy East we can because it is on F2.
  15. What Shaw has been doing is changing the Vcodes that some accounts were using. If you were on the old "Classic" or "Advanced" channel lineups, you may have been moved over to the new "One National" lineup without your permission. They changed my Vcode from 4322 to 4378 and now I cannot get some channels that I used to.
  16. No, CemPanel is a different product than Duroc. It is quite a bit lighter and easier to work with for cutting, etc. I just did a roof of 20+ sheets with it to replace an old and leaky tile roof. I purchased mine from, Constru Muros which is in Guadalajara at the SW corner of Gonzalez Gallo and Rio Reforma - address is 2594 Gonzalez Gallo. For a roof application I would recommend the 10 mm. or 12 mm. sheeting depending on the spacing between supporting purlins.
  17. Is an excellent material to make a quick roof. Comes in 4' x 8' sheets. Referred to as CemPanel and is available in 6,8,10 or 12 mm. thicknesses.
  18. I have had a couple of boxes of screws confiscated from my carry-on by security prior to an AeroMexico flight out of Mexico City. Agent told me no "hardware" items allowed in carry-on baggage.
  19. My wife had a misfortunate health issue last week and was admitted to this new hospital to spend a few days recuperating after experiencing a life threatening emergency condition. The facility is very nice - at least the part that is completed so far. The doctors seemed to be very good, the nursing staff - not very good yet. The prices seemed to me to be extremely high - probably gringo rates. The charge for a room is $3,480 per day!! Last time we were in Puerta de Hierro it was $2,000 but this was a couple of years ago. I don't think many lower income people will be using this facility.
  20. The Fester store beside Wal-Mart has a black asphalt coating which is elastomeric and with fibers in it. Good for foundation walls and crack sealing of rook flashing, etc. it is called Fester Microlastic and available in 4 ltr. Or 20 ltr. Pails. About $1500 pesos for the pails.
  21. No, the problem seems to be something unique to outlook and Hotmail email. It is very slow responding some times for such tasks within the program such as looking up an address from the address book (within live.com) or deleting an email message once read, etc. I do not seem to have any issues with other internet related tasks such as viewing the web boards or using Google to search from IE. I do use a VPN (Nord VPN) so am wondering if that might have something to do with it?
  22. Yes, I am having a lot of difficulty today as well - I use outlook.com.
  23. Just remember, you have to be a little bit careful if you are mixing the types of LNB's you are using (on different dishes) on the same account. The new triple LNB uses a different software setup for its channel selection scheme (referred to as the "V-code") than the older twin LNB setups like most of us have here in the south. It is a bit difficult to explain to the Shaw techs why you need to have different V-codes on different receivers - but it is possible. You can tell what your receiver's V-code is set to by looking at the first 4 digits of the "Map Status" in the configuration menu.
  24. My neighbour just tiled the inside of his. Used a swimming pool type grout. Should be a lot easier to clean.
  25. Thanks for the lead. Their website is www.iFibramx.com. They show a local office in Ocotlan. Some really nice packages on their website. May be a solution for those of us in Chapala and east along the Carretera to Mezcala. iFibra Reforma No. 216 Col. Centro, Ocotlan Tel: 392-925-0718
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