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by TorreDelAguila
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: ITV rules re tyres
Replies: 36
Views: 3891

Re: ITV rules re tyres

Glad it all went well. It's a very professional set-up in comparison to the UK!
by TorreDelAguila
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Intel sat
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Intel sat

High altitude dense cloud and rain can also reduce the signal: quality drops off first, before strength.
Dish alignment critical, as said.
by TorreDelAguila
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: To instal aluminium guttering or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: To instal aluminium guttering or not?

Our plastic guttering (wall-fixed) has been in place for 14 years now, with no issues. Winds at the house can reach 80km/h. Wall fixing will be more secure than tile-edge clipped, but if you have a large roof-tile overhang, there may be little choice.
by TorreDelAguila
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Fitting a round window
Replies: 16
Views: 414

Re: Fitting a round window

I recommended the use of expanded polystyrene not as an aid to cutting, but as something to cement round - or even cast around, if you're feeling really creative...

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Work in progress; polystyrene and timber cast window apertures and arches
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by TorreDelAguila
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: To instal aluminium guttering or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: To instal aluminium guttering or not?

Permission almost certainly not needed, unless on a building of special interest, or maybe on a main road. Plastic guttering here is really durable, bracketed at least every 1m to the wall; if hung from the roof-tile edge, probably every 0.5m. Various profiles available, including half-round and fla...
by TorreDelAguila
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Fitting a round window
Replies: 16
Views: 414

Re: Fitting a round window

Expanded polystyrene, cut to shape (hot-wire makes it easy), makes an excellent mould/template/cast for wall openings of a special shape, as well as arch-top doorways etc. Most builders' suppliers stock large sheets/slabs of polystyrene. For small circular openings (eg for an extractor fan or vent) ...
by TorreDelAguila
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: chrome and glass tv stand
Replies: 21
Views: 396

Re: chrome and glass tv stand

...or have it delivered to a friendly local business, as a one-off.
SEUR etc have drop-off/service points of their own (shops, usually) in almost all areas, to cope with just what you describe.
by TorreDelAguila
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Smarty DNS
Replies: 58
Views: 1542

Re: Smarty DNS

This latest hiccup seems to have been very much device-specific, as stated on Smarty's dashboard front page.
At 23:30 last night, no go on Fire, but ok on iPad.
by TorreDelAguila
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: recessing a sundial into stone
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: recessing a sundial into stone

If it's sandstone, it will be fairly soft, and easy to 'machine'. Not sure whether the surface is vertical or horizontal, but - either way - clamp on a piece of timber (about 2cm thick) with a circular hole in it, to limit the area of excavation. Sandstone can be attacked either with a masonry bit, ...
by TorreDelAguila
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Speed test server
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Speed test server

I get local servers too (with SmDNS) Ping usually about 30ms.
by TorreDelAguila
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Wood turning lathe
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Re: Wood turning lathe

Just looked at them, Gerry. Ye gods, they're expensive!
by TorreDelAguila
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Wood turning lathe
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Re: Wood turning lathe

Don't forget to try all the Amazon sites: .es, .uk, .fr and .de. Content can differ. .de can be good for tools. Bauhaus can sometimes be expensive - looked at a workshop dust extractor there, which was €400+. Same item on Amazon uk for half the price, delivered. Also worth browsing <justoffbase.co.u...
by TorreDelAguila
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: dehumidifier
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: dehumidifier

A fan does help you keep cool, by speeding up evaporation.
Moving air also prevents mozzies from biting.
by TorreDelAguila
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Wood turning lathe
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Re: Wood turning lathe

This item is on Amazon.es...
" Holzkraft 5920450 DB 450 - Pequeño torno para madera, diámetro de giro máximo 254 mm. "
10" turning capacity, solid bed, 1m max length, 500-3150rpm, 4-speed belt drive.
by TorreDelAguila
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: ITV rules re tyres
Replies: 36
Views: 3891

Re: ITV rules re tyres

Chase the moisture out of the headlight by removing the bulb, and blowing some warm air in there (from a hair-dryer) for 10 mins or so. Try to squirt the air in so that what's in there can escape - maybe use a couple of bits of hose: one in, and one out.
by TorreDelAguila
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: iva on community redecoration
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: iva on community redecoration

Could that be right?
by TorreDelAguila
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: iva on community redecoration
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: iva on community redecoration

I was surprised to find, when involved in budgeting for concreting half a kilometer of campo road, that even Ayuntamiento purchases for public works attract the full IVA rate, with no refund possible. They were just as amazed such a thing was possible in the UK.
by TorreDelAguila
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The rain in Spain
Replies: 80
Views: 3026

Re: The rain in Spain

Wonder if the growers copiously watering open hillsides will bother to turn off their irrigation during this intensely wet spell?
by TorreDelAguila
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: 25 YEARS OLD
Replies: 21
Views: 598

Re: 25 YEARS OLD

The diagnostic kit is going to have to be hellishly comprehensive to be able to cope with the huge variety of both socket variations and interrogation differences between manufacturers' models. Then there comes the complication of the operator actually being familiar with the diagnostic software eac...
by TorreDelAguila
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Drive repair in the campo
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: Drive repair in the campo

I doubt that you would need a licence to simply repair an existing private drive (jointly with your neighbour), although the town hall will no doubt be more than happy to sell you a licence. What you should do, however, is ensure that the old concrete is properly disposed of, if dug up. Ad hoc buria...

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