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what is the dominican home depot phone #


I reckon it might be more useful to have the fire department number memorized: (767) 448-2222. Or 999 under the British influence! grin



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According to some of the people that I talked to in Dominica, the government hired consultants to evaluate their system and make recommendations. As it is right now, 90% of their power is from hydroelectric generating stations up in the mountains. The average cost for electricity in Dominca, per month is $80-$100 EC, per month. $1.00 US is equal to $2.60 EC. These are residences that are approximately 800 sq. ft. and have no A/C in the majority of the cases. Of course, there is no insulation or anything that would equate to energy conservation. The only thing conservation wise that occurred was when the Cuban consultants recommened that they start using fluorescent bulbs instead of incandescents in their homes. According to the peron I was talking to, the government bought lots of these and passed them out.

They did say that the new Prime Minister is attempting to bring them into the 21st century. The comment was made that the old Prime Minister, as well as his predecessor were as corrupt as corrupt could be.

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Come on now, you're not being fair!
It looks like whomever is responsible for the the work in the second photo was at least trying to bring a workman like manner into the world he lives in. smile

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The open taps are bad, but not as bad as they appear - the screws visible in the picture are actually isolated from the wire. I found similar taps in a meter cabinet in Austria (standard lock, keys available in every hardware store) and was pretty shocked, so I held my voltage tester to the screws and got 0V.

Anyway, that's what you'd call "Russian" here wink

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Interesting stuff,
Is that what looks like an electrical cabinet key hanging on the wall in pic #6?
In pic #8, I don't really like how them overhead wires are hard up against that corrugated iron roof sheet either, that's just asking for trouble.
Nice pics, always good to see how things are done in other countries around the world.

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YIKES! Please tell me that xformer is not medium voltage on the primary..... shocked

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Any more photos of actual house wiring and devices in a typical house in Dominica?

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The only thing conservation wise that occurred was when the Cuban consultants recommened that they start using fluorescent bulbs instead of incandescents in their homes. According to the person I was talking to, the government bought lots of these and passed them out.



How important is energy conservation if its a hydro electric supply anyway?

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Obviously there are no trial lawers over there!!!

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I must have missed this one. Utterley Speechless.

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