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by ebyard
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: UK driving licences valid in Spain?
Replies: 33
Views: 7893

Re: UK driving licences valid in Spain?

As far as driving/renting a car in Spain goes (assuming you are non resident or don't swap your UK licence), you will need an International Driving Permit number 1949 . Valid for 1 year. https://www.postoffice.co.uk/international-driving-permit#IDP-Checker Remember that if taking your car from the U...
by ebyard
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Waste disposal
Replies: 8
Views: 2392

Re: Waste disposal

All towns as far as I am aware have recycling facilities. Yes, it is on Ronda de Levant next to the municiple cemetery! Two recycling points together!!! This is exactly what I needed to know - thank you, Gerry! I drove the stuff over there and a helpful man told me which skips to put it in. All sor...
by ebyard
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Bottled gas - how does it work?
Replies: 26
Views: 7619

Re: Bottled gas - how does it work?

Fixed it ! It was two things, firstly the gas from the bottle seemed to be taking time to reach the boiler, but also the flow rate to the kitchen tap wasn't high enough and was shutting off the boiler. Took the tap spout off and cleaned it out - it was full of scale - and bingo, worked first time. W...
by ebyard
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Bottled gas - how does it work?
Replies: 26
Views: 7619

Re: Bottled gas - how does it work?

Well, I got new gas, replaced the regulator and hose, and......................nothing. The boiler makes a clicking sound (I actually took the cover off, and could see the sparking) and then I get an error code which appears to be "no gas". So either the pipe is blocked or something else i...
by ebyard
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Waste disposal
Replies: 8
Views: 2392

Waste disposal

Hello Just sorting out my new apartment and I have a load of stuff to get rid of; and not entirely sure what to do. Obviously, in the UK, you'd drive it all to the local dump but I believe they don't have those here (I am in Motril area). Can anyone advise on what to do? Mattresses - I believe the l...
by ebyard
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Malaga car hire.
Replies: 170
Views: 112321

Re: Malaga car hire.

Hi All I rent cars often from Malaga, and I can give you some advice. 1. Buy yourself an excess protection policy (use confused.com for price comparison) - it is MUCH cheaper than the excess protection the car hire firm will try and flog you. I think I paid £30 for a year, and Interrent wanted £150 ...
by ebyard
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Bottled gas - how does it work?
Replies: 26
Views: 7619

Re: Bottled gas - how does it work?

Thanks all - one bombona it is, for now at least !

Ed
by ebyard
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Bottled gas - how does it work?
Replies: 26
Views: 7619

Re: Bottled gas - how does it work?

This is all super useful information, thank you all!!!

I'll go and get 2 bottles; assuming 1 shower a day and a bit of washing up, how long should they last?
by ebyard
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Bottled gas - how does it work?
Replies: 26
Views: 7619

Re: Bottled gas - how does it work?

Thanks Sid, I have 3 bottles (!) all of which seem empty to me, the boiler is ignited by sparks from some D-size batteries that need replacing, so I can't actually fire it up until I replace those next week when I visit. So you think if I take the empties back, they will just replace them with no ha...
by ebyard
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Bottled gas - how does it work?
Replies: 26
Views: 7619

Bottled gas - how does it work?

Hello Can anyone help me quickly? I've bought my place on the coast, a lovely apartment, and it has bottled gas for the hot water boiler. I know you can buy gas bottles from the local petrol station, but do you need a contract or can you literally just turn up with your empties and buy full bottles?...
by ebyard
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Thinking of buying in Andalucia...
Replies: 41
Views: 20375

Re: Thinking of buying in Andalucia...

Hi All Quick note to say, I am visiting Almuencar next week to look at some apartments. After doing a fair amount of research, it looks like a nice place and I have spoken with people who actually come from the town (or very nearby) and have good things to say about it. So we will see what happens. ...
by ebyard
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Thinking of buying in Andalucia...
Replies: 41
Views: 20375

Re: Thinking of buying in Andalucia...

Thanks for the info - so I won't be able to run a kettle and the oven at the same time then! Oh well. That seems odd coming from the UK but if that's how it is, then that's that! I guess I can't bring my electric car which charges at 7kw! :D I am planning a trip to the Costa Tropical, which is where...
by ebyard
Mon May 21, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Thinking of buying in Andalucia...
Replies: 41
Views: 20375

Re: Thinking of buying in Andalucia...

Thanks all for your advice; this is very helpful indeed! I'm keen to hear of any issues you encountered when buying - what went wrong (and what would you do differently, if there were a next time). I take on board the comments about travel from the UK; you can write off a day no matter where in Euro...
by ebyard
Thu May 10, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Thinking of buying in Andalucia...
Replies: 41
Views: 20375

Re: Thinking of buying in Andalucia...

Thank you for all the comments so far - really helpful :) I must admit to being a bit alarmed by the estate agent situation; reading elsewhere about properties advertised that are already sold. I am looking on Rightmove Overseas as well as a few more local agents websites. Also I had no idea the Spa...
by ebyard
Wed May 09, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Thinking of buying in Andalucia...
Replies: 41
Views: 20375

Thinking of buying in Andalucia...

Hi Everyone I'm new to the forums, though I have been lurking for some time - the help and advice on here is brilliant - but I have LOTS of questions! I am considering buying a place in the Costa Tropical; myself and my wife are in our mid 30s, and we would love somewhere we can go for long weekends...

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