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by TorreDelAguila
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Solar lighting for gardens
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: Solar lighting for gardens

An electrical wholesaler would provide access to commercial items, as opposed to the lightweight domestic stuff.
by TorreDelAguila
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Skype New Version 8.3
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: Skype New Version 8.3

I got fed up with Skype 8 as well, which I use for sending SMS messages. (I know there are other ways to do this.) Chaotic and unfriendly, and no way to switch off the dreadful Return=Send keystroke, whereby an unfinished text gets sent every time you decide on a new line or paragraph. [If you use S...
by TorreDelAguila
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: For Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: For Sale

Try Digame (DigamExtra).
by TorreDelAguila
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Electricity Cables
Replies: 13
Views: 387

Re: Electricity Cables

Yes, that right. Not easy to summarise.
Only safe tack is to read the label, to check whether intended for AC or DC, and what voltage.

It's no wonder the sales assistants in the Lighting section of Leroy Merlin are permanently busy!
by TorreDelAguila
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Renewing expired ITV
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Renewing expired ITV

Gerry's right on this.
First matriculation date (or first registration date) can be a bit haphazard, as it may not be properly recorded, or even confused with the manufacturing date! For imported cars, situation is even worse.
Bastidor/VIN always works.
by TorreDelAguila
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Electricity Cables
Replies: 13
Views: 387

Re: Electricity Cables

Virtually all commercially available LED lights (mains and 12v) are designed to run on AC, and polarity doesn't matter. This is especially true where the LED bulb is designed to fit into a traditional lamp socket, whether bi-pin, bayonet or screw. Only 'component' LEDs and some specialist items such...
by TorreDelAguila
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Anti Bark Collar
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: Anti Bark Collar

We have just bought a couple similar.
Amazingly, they appear extrordinarily effective: they first beep - short, then at a repeat bark longer, then a longer one + vibrate (like a phone).
by TorreDelAguila
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Engine Warning Light - Automatic !TV fail???
Replies: 16
Views: 323

Re: Engine Warning Light - Automatic !TV fail???

Groping around in the dark will get you nowhere, and probably lead to more expense. Sensible course of action is to get the fault (list) properly read, and then you'll know what you're dealing with. If you've had years of relatively trouble-free use of the car, then you should expect a few faults to...
by TorreDelAguila
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Engine Warning Light - Automatic !TV fail???
Replies: 16
Views: 323

Re: Engine Warning Light - Automatic !TV fail???

The record of some faults will be wiped (on some cars) when the battery is disconnected (for a short or long time). Minor faults may not bring on the EML, but if they continue to re-occur, with eventually reach a threshold where the light does come on. Disconnecting the battery (or erasing the fault...
by TorreDelAguila
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Engine Warning Light - Automatic !TV fail???
Replies: 16
Views: 323

Re: Engine Warning Light - Automatic !TV fail???

No point in removing the bulb - it's one of the warning lamps that the tester will expect to see working, and then extinguish.
You could always ask your Opel workshop to read the fault list (probably about €40?) to see why the light is coming on.
by TorreDelAguila
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Unknown Embargo on Bank Account
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: Unknown Embargo on Bank Account

1 - It could be a scam, so be careful. 2 - If in doubt, go to your nearest tax office and ask for confirmation and clarification. I have just had to do this, for an additional IBI sum (almost €200) raised for "arrears" of IBI from 2016-17. Turns out IBI was 'adjusted' (raised), following r...
by TorreDelAguila
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Victorian-style Ceiling Drying Rack
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Re: Victorian-style Ceiling Drying Rack

They're on both Amazon.uk and .es - look for Classic Clothes Airer.
by TorreDelAguila
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What gender are you
Replies: 21
Views: 817

Re: What gender are you

Never assume. Never ever. Especially online... :roll:
by TorreDelAguila
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Reform Requirements
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Re: Reform Requirements

If minor works, and no building consent required, then an architect's plan would only be necessary to ensure that you contructed something to a good standard, and maybe for the benefit of a future owner.
by TorreDelAguila
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What gender are you
Replies: 21
Views: 817

Re: What gender are you

chrissiehope wrote:You don't get many blokes called 'Chrissie' . . .

I say, steady on there . . . :problem:
by TorreDelAguila
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Property Won't Sell - Help!
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: Property Won't Sell - Help!

Good luck with it. As has been said, worth (your solicitor) talking to the bank about a hand-back and a figure, which could be better than you might hope. Remain cheerful - it will sort itself out.
by TorreDelAguila
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Regrouting swimming pool
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: Regrouting swimming pool

Hi Olive, Old/loose grout does need raking out, hopefully leaving the mosaic tiles still adhered. Never tried doing it with a power tool, but if it can be done without damaging the mosaics (which are glass), then I can't see why not; would need doing with a bit of care. New grout will adhere well to...
by TorreDelAguila
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Regrouting swimming pool
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: Regrouting swimming pool

Thank you TorreDelAguila! Have you done the regrout before and what grout would you recommend? Standard grout - which can be very fast to apply, which is why it's used - will last maybe 5+ years, but is slowly attacked (dissolved) by the mildly acid water in the pool. This is exacerbated by regular...
by TorreDelAguila
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Electricity Cables
Replies: 13
Views: 387

Re: Electricity Cables

Wrong, wrong, wrong.
Brown = live (230v)
Blue = neutral (0v)

Yes, the light will work either way round.
If the bulb is screw-in, it is preferable for live to end up on the small contact at the bottom of the socket, and not on the threaded side contact, which might more easily be touched.
by TorreDelAguila
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Property Won't Sell - Help!
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: Property Won't Sell - Help!

If you have given up on hoping to sell it for a meaningful sum, then maybe you should cut your impending losses, and simply hand the apartment back to the bank who owns the remainder of the property. They may be willing to offer you a token sum; worth asking. Just a suggestion.

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