|By Dara Walter on Thursday, September 27, 2001 - 1:55 pm:|
The change of topic in the "Bring my Car" thread leads me to an interesting question...
|By Jake Richter - NetTech on Thursday, September 27, 2001 - 3:16 pm:|
|By Jason on Thursday, September 27, 2001 - 3:25 pm:|
|By Glen Reem on Thursday, September 27, 2001 - 4:13 pm:|
Seth counted on salt and humidity but I have never heard of termites living on wooden sailing ships. Toredos below the waterline often but not termites in chronometer cases!!! Not even in the RN.
|By Liz Ginocchio on Thursday, September 27, 2001 - 4:27 pm:|
Dara, We just bought a house in Bonaire a few months ago...we had some things shipped by AMCAR that we new were more expensive in Bonaire than the states or deals we couldn't pass up (we got a whole living room set, white wicker, entertain center, chest of drawers...etc for $500.00 bucks. Anyway...we picked up a lot at Dura (its across from Lisa Gas Station if I remember correctly...anyway, it was hit or miss and we paid extremely reasonable prices....Good Luck!
|By Hazel Scharosch on Thursday, September 27, 2001 - 9:59 pm:|
Dara, you ARE planning on taking those boxes of bright, shiny, pink sequins, aren't ya? :-)
|By Jason on Friday, September 28, 2001 - 11:20 am:|
Glen.. Two different issues.. Discussions was centering alot more on salt then bugs.. As far as termited.. maybe they were not envisioned in clock cases but if termites were as bad as we sometimes think then there would be no houses.. they are a problem and must be aggressively dealt with.. but I have a REAL hard time seeing how my old clock would be more attractive to a termite then my wood chairs, my wood storage cabinets, or my wood leg..
|By michael gaynor on Friday, September 28, 2001 - 11:25 am:|
There is very litte wood used in construction here. Roofing uses treated lumber and there are extermnators that regularly take care of the critters. FYI, Dura home center is sort of winding down his business as is the 77 store.
|By Jason on Friday, September 28, 2001 - 11:55 am:|
Michael.. I have a degree of wood in my house... you will note I did not refer to my wood roof or my wood porch for just the reasons you noted.. I have seen what termites can do on Bonaire, or in NJ or many other locations.. to say that you can't bring down a antique clock because of termites ..I view as a littel extreme.. I am just trying to balance things out a bit
|By Barry Gassert on Friday, September 28, 2001 - 12:09 pm:|
I would be cautious about termites on Bonaire...I had a house where my waterbed was on tile and when I moved, I discovered that the little buggers had come up through the grout and started eating the wooden supporting structure.
|By lenor johnson on Sunday, July 21, 2002 - 4:39 pm:|
After reading these last messages I think this is the site I need to be on. I am interested in purchasing a house in Bonaire ( I have one picked our) and am interested in hearing the pros and cons of Bonaire home ownership. Can any body give me any info?
|By Glen Reem on Sunday, July 21, 2002 - 10:19 pm:|
Be wary of bringing wood to Bonaire-- termites take most of it. I believe you will find most lasting furniture is rattan, etc.
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