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by Trooperman
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Attending Court Loja, Granada
Replies: 5
Views: 1369

Re: Attending Court Loja, Granada

Happened to my wife...Guardia suggested WE approach the (Ronda first, then Malaga) court to ask for an interpreter.......using the reference on the letter summoning her as a witness, a local Spanish friend phoned the court and asked on our behalf. Job done......... (Interestingly, or so I thought, t...
by Trooperman
Wed May 02, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Tent on rustic land
Replies: 24
Views: 4801

Re: Tent on rustic land

Is that a "No" for any regs or "No" you can't have one....He!He!
by Trooperman
Wed May 02, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Tent on rustic land
Replies: 24
Views: 4801

Re: Tent on rustic land

Benidorm wrote: May I suggest that you call at your local Town Hall and ask for advice :problem: Don't forget there is a "Napoleonic" culture in Spain that will tend to say "you can't do that because no-one has said you can"......or am I just a cynic? :lolno: :lolno: :lolno: Seri...
by Trooperman
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Dunas & Cats
Replies: 8
Views: 3245

Re: Dunas & Cats

Here's some info for you: https://www.ruralidays.co.uk/blog/dog-friendly-beaches-andalucia-spain/ Can't vouch for its absolute accuracy, but sounds about right from what I know and have seen on notices whilst walking my dog near Casares beach. As for cats.... :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?:
by Trooperman
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Registering with the Padron
Replies: 17
Views: 1840

Re: Registering with the Padron

Well, again, there are others here who may be more up-to-date with their information, but as I recall, from many years ago, the application for residency is done at the National Police Offices which will be in a major town near where you'll be living. (Mine was in Ronda - my area's administrative ce...
by Trooperman
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Registering with the Padron
Replies: 17
Views: 1840

Re: Registering with the Padron

Don't confuse Residency with the Padron. The health care stuff will impinge on your ability to access the former whilst the Padron is the town hall's list of who lives in their village/town. For the padron, you'll need to go to the town hall with your escritura/rental agreement, NIE document and pas...
by Trooperman
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Fitting a round window
Replies: 16
Views: 1893

Re: Fitting a round window

whats the best method for getting a perfectly round hole with the plaster etc? I suspect it'll be a case of making good afterwards. Cut a hole as near as possible to the circle required - angle grinder and hammer/bolster - insert window frame and infill gaps with brick pieces, mortar and, finally, ...
by Trooperman
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: 25 YEARS OLD
Replies: 23
Views: 2888

Re: 25 YEARS OLD

Connecting to the onboard computer will show, not only software divergences from the manufacturers' original spec, but disconnection of devices such as the EGR. How do I know? I've got a fault code reader and it shows that my EGR is by-passed! But it comfortably passes the emission tests!
by Trooperman
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Missing Person(s)
Replies: 2
Views: 1552

Re: Missing Person(s)

Thanks, Enrique....never thought about social media....must be an age related thing!
by Trooperman
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Missing Person(s)
Replies: 2
Views: 1552

Missing Person(s)

Not too sure if this forum can help, but I've received an email from a friend of long standing who has lost touch with her brother and she has concerns about his health and well-being (he's 72). Unfortunately he was last seen/heard of, not in Andalucia, but in Alicante province, but I would struggle...
by Trooperman
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Terracotta tiles for interior/exterior
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Re: Terracotta tiles for interior/exterior

I am surprised at some of the comments! :eh: We've got them - "lozos de barro" - both inside and out and it is possible to treat the internal ones with a sealant and then a polish on top. Way back in our first house we used products from a company called "Monasterio" , but I don'...
by Trooperman
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: DWP form S1
Replies: 5
Views: 469

Re: DWP form S1

As far as I recall (from 5 years ago) it is the Junta de Andalucia regional Social Security Offices. In my case this was Ronda although I lived in a village nearby. In your case, in Ayamonte, I would go to your local health "consultario" and they will tell you where your office is....then ...
by Trooperman
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: flu jab
Replies: 13
Views: 1724

Re: flu jab

wollie said: i cannot picture prodding a needle into myself Just had mine done courtesy of the Andalucian health system and this year it was one of those pre-prepared syringes with a needle about 1cm long - the same size as the ones that administer (self administer) Heparin anti-coagulant into the s...
by Trooperman
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Choosing / changing electricity contract
Replies: 34
Views: 3708

Re: Choosing / changing electricity contract

One thing I am wondering is whether, as the potencia can be changed online, I can simply change this down and up during periods of potential almost zero use, medium use when we are over for a visit, and potential max use in high summer if we ever decide to let out the apartment. As it seems to be b...
by Trooperman
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Choosing / changing electricity contract
Replies: 34
Views: 3708

Re: Choosing / changing electricity contract

"Out of interest, what happens if one picks too low a potencia ??"

It'll trip out.......so you won;'t be able to use the kettle AND the hairdryer at the same time!
by Trooperman
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Choosing / changing electricity contract
Replies: 34
Views: 3708

Re: Choosing / changing electricity contract

Hi! There are others who have their fingers on the pulse when it comes to electricity....such as El Cid......so expect some helpful info later, but you'll need to address the "potencia" question: that is a maximum amount you are allowed to draw from the "grid" in one go (as it we...
by Trooperman
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: you only need two tools
Replies: 2
Views: 574

Re: you only need two tools

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by Trooperman
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Pool chlorine/salt levels (again)
Replies: 4
Views: 458

Re: Pool chlorine/salt levels (again)

OK Beachcomber! I understand your detestation of the method! :lol: I will ask my local pool shop (in Antequera) for measuring options. BUT....I do have my own "litmus" test and that comes in the shape of any one of my seven cats: if they drink from the pool, all is OK! What settings have y...
by Trooperman
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Pool chlorine/salt levels (again)
Replies: 4
Views: 458

Pool chlorine/salt levels (again)

I know this subject has appeared before, but most of what I'm now worried about was partly discussed many years ago and contributors will have changed so I'd be grateful for the latest thoughts please!.....and we start from the basis of me being "O" level Chemistry failed :oops: I have a (...
by Trooperman
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Car sunroofs
Replies: 11
Views: 700

Re: Car sunroofs

If it's of any help in deciding, I have an (old-ish) Discovery with twin sun roofs (or perhaps that should be "rooves") and we hardly ever use them....just as well, because, as noted above and borne out by a specialist web forum, they are prone to leaking, having seized mechanisms and beco...

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