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by Faire d'Income
Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: butane/propane ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2288

Re: butane/propane ?

Commercial butane is typically spiked with propane and will usually have other hydrocarbons such as propene but its limiting factor is that it can only boil off (convert from liquid to gaseous state) at temperatures above 0c. To do this, it depends on ambient temperature and the wetted surface of th...
by Faire d'Income
Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spring is coming
Replies: 7
Views: 826

Re: Spring is coming

Pink or white?
by Faire d'Income
Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Orange balls on power lines, again
Replies: 12
Views: 4108

Re: Orange balls on power lines, again

As has already been suggested, they are an aid to visibility for aircraft operating in the are; this could be crop dusting, airfield activity or an evac area for helicopters including military aircraft. Whilst the OP is correct regarding line features, you don't physically follow every curve of the...
by Faire d'Income
Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Orange balls on power lines, again
Replies: 12
Views: 4108

Re: Orange balls on power lines, again

As has already been suggested, they are an aid to visibility for aircraft operating in the are; this could be crop dusting, airfield activity or an evac area for helicopters including military aircraft. Whilst the OP is correct regarding line features, you don't physically follow every curve of the ...
by Faire d'Income
Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Sun Lounger Refurbishment?
Replies: 0
Views: 572

Sun Lounger Refurbishment?

Hi, any ideas as to where I can get sun loungers re-upholstered? The existing cane covers have rotted but the frames are goo quality and simply need new covers attaching so any help for someone in the Axarquia/Malaga area would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
by Faire d'Income
Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Smuggler's Routes into Spain
Replies: 1
Views: 1855

Smuggler's Routes into Spain

Hi, anyone know of any good 'side' routes into Spain from Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey Land? I'm looking to avoid the main arterial routes that the socialist scum are blocking and slip over the Pyrenees via a route that won't be blockaded. Also, is super unleaded affected to the same/lesser extent...
by Faire d'Income
Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:44 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Bottled gas prices up by 9% 1st April
Replies: 7
Views: 1975

Its called demand and supply and in this case demand has outstripped supply, nothing more sinister than that. Given the wholesale prices have risen by more than 57% over the last six months, I'd say that end users are getting a good deal although it does demonstrate how out of touch Spanish business...
by Faire d'Income
Sat Jan 19, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: gas pressures? are they differnet ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2859

Propane boils at -47C whilst butane boils at 0C so essentially once the ambient temperature approaches OC, then butane cannot boil off inside the cylinder to produce a vapour. Realistically, butane is most efficient between 13C - 20C so if your boiler is externally mounted alongside the cylinder the...
by Faire d'Income
Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: gas water heater...
Replies: 2
Views: 2012

You pays your money and you get your goods. I've not been overly impressed with the boilers on the Spanish market, even Junkers who are part of the Bosch Group seem to make fairly lightweight units despite their good reputation in Spain but the same can be said for any LPG appliance which seems stra...
by Faire d'Income
Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: gas pressures? are they differnet ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2859

Butane runs at 28mb and propane at 37mb so not only are the pressures different to mains gas but as Country Boy has suggested you'll need to get it re-jetted to run on the above which most manufacturers will offer as a retrofit provided its a modern boiler.
by Faire d'Income
Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A pic for Kenny
Replies: 7
Views: 3159

Ah, didn't realise that there were so many Ibex about so probably won't take the hound with me, however I might try it in April.
by Faire d'Income
Wed Jan 02, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Deliveries from IKEA
Replies: 14
Views: 3283

Hire a people carrier? We looked into getting a bed and other stuff delivered the other day but with a bit of due diligence managed to force it into a Kia Picanta (small car) with the wife in the back seat - surprising what you can fit into a car if you don't care about it.
by Faire d'Income
Wed Jan 02, 2008 1:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A pic for Kenny
Replies: 7
Views: 3159

Grouser, have you walked to the top yet? Tried off roading in our Kia Picanta hire car but it wasn't playing the game, however, there looks to be a great walk to the top which I thought I'd take Wilko up in the summer? If you take the road from Vinuela to Alhama de Granada, about halfway you come to...
by Faire d'Income
Wed Jan 02, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cutting Wood
Replies: 19
Views: 4989

Stihl or Husqvarna will do the job admirably, although I'd probably opt for Stihl in Spain as I've seen more dealers especially inland and haven't had any complaints from any of mine. Probably budget for around €500 for a decent sized one and as others have said, make sure you buy all the protective...
by Faire d'Income
Wed Jan 02, 2008 1:36 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: gas boiler
Replies: 15
Views: 4700

Try switching to propane rather than butane cylinders as well.
by Faire d'Income
Sat Dec 15, 2007 6:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Priority boarding scam
Replies: 93
Views: 22714

Have to agree that the flights are a bargain whether you scramble for a seat or not, and for a short flight it doesn't bother me that much, though I still like to gawp out of the window. Most of our flights are with BMIbaby who allocate seats, so the situation doesn't occur. I don't really understa...
by Faire d'Income
Sat Dec 15, 2007 4:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: And now British Airways charging for snacks
Replies: 21
Views: 6620

I've been watching this thread with (very) amused interest, can ANY of you tell me why it's important to have food and drink on a 2½ hour flight?? Because it allows us one meal which we don't have to prepare, particularly on a Friday evening when all I want to do is get from the office to the aircr...
by Faire d'Income
Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: And now British Airways charging for snacks
Replies: 21
Views: 6620

I've been on four BA flights this week and can confirm that they don't charge for the normal trolley service so I'd imagine that this is GB Airways getting into Sleazyjet mode several months in advance.

Thankfully, with the new BA timetable we won't have to suffer Sleazyjet much longer.

8)
by Faire d'Income
Sun Dec 02, 2007 3:29 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Chuggers
Replies: 8
Views: 2899

Chugging refers to any charity collectors irrespective of whether they're employed by an agency, so that includes those do-gooders who insist on milling round outside Waitrose.

:roll:
by Faire d'Income
Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:16 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Sky viewing card
Replies: 32
Views: 10460

Say, for example that someone had the Sky+ package in the UK but wanted to take it to Spain for Christmas to temporarily replace the free to air system would it have to be the main box (the one that records) or the spare one in the kitchen? I realise that one couldn't actually record but more channe...

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