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by burrotaxi
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Bringing my dualsport Suzuki to Spain
Replies: 4
Views: 1244

Re: Bringing my dualsport Suzuki to Spain

I’m not too keen on having to resolder electrical connections every year and effectively dismantle other parts of the bike. As you say the mods are very minor my options are to either matriculate in Spain or keep uk reg and mot it every year and travel with it. For many reasons that isnt ideal so I ...
by burrotaxi
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Bringing my dualsport Suzuki to Spain
Replies: 4
Views: 1244

Bringing my dualsport Suzuki to Spain

I have a Suzuki DRZ 400 here in the UK that I originally planned to bring to Spain and register. Whilst it is mildly modified (after market exhaust, tail tidy etc) I have the original components which I planned to fit in order to ease the matriculation process. After that I would like to revert to m...
by burrotaxi
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Moving inland
Replies: 2
Views: 581

Re: Moving inland

Forgot to say only suggested mag box because it seems popular, would prefer something available without subscription.

Thanks
by burrotaxi
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Moving inland
Replies: 2
Views: 581

Moving inland

We are in process of moving to Cordoba province and wont have access to satellite dish tv (albeit limited channels). I would like to have access to Spanish and English stations so was considering normal Spanish aerial and then something like a Mag 256 streaming box and internet connection. Is this f...
by burrotaxi
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Ferry to Spain
Replies: 2
Views: 1626

Ferry to Spain

After twenty years flying to Spain and with retirement beckoning it is our intention to start driving over (with dog etc) and staying for up to six months at a stretch. I’m not conversant with ferry crossings so wondered what the best options are for booking at lowest cost and with open ticket? Are ...
by burrotaxi
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Terracotta tiles for interior/exterior
Replies: 7
Views: 1379

Re: Terracotta tiles for interior/exterior

Appreciate all your messages. We’ve had them before inside and I can relate to concerns but they will be going down in a low traffic area and its just the two of us so I think we can keep on top of them, they will also be covered with rugs. Externally we’ve had them before and they did break up but ...
by burrotaxi
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Terracotta tiles for interior/exterior
Replies: 7
Views: 1379

Terracotta tiles for interior/exterior

I’m having difficulty specifying traditional terracotta floor tiles for both interior and exterior use. I want to use the same tile for both and would treat the interior ones with boiled linseed oil to seal. My builder seems intent on bringing me samples of modern thin ceramic tiles that resemble te...
by burrotaxi
Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Classic status
Replies: 2
Views: 1786

Classic status

I have a 1988 Mercedes that has been spanish registered since new in Malaga province. I understand there is a classic matriculation for cars over 25 years old that can provide less frequent itv and cheaper tax. I cant find any information on the benefits or how you going about registering your car a...
by burrotaxi
Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Transporting a kitchen to spain
Replies: 9
Views: 1505

Re: Transporting a kitchen to spain

A few years ago before IKEA opened in Malaga we specced out an IKEA kitchen and compared prices in Spain and the UK. At that time it would have meant travelling to Seville to order it with all the associated language issues. The comparison actually resulted in the UK kitchen being cheaper so we boug...
by burrotaxi
Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:02 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Anyone recommend a carpenter
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Re: Anyone recommend a carpenter

I'm ordering the door next week so was going to ask them when I go in. A personal recommendation though might be better than a referral for someone's brother in law so any suggestions welcome.
by burrotaxi
Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:39 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Anyone recommend a carpenter
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Anyone recommend a carpenter

I need to replace a front door and whilst I have found somewhere (thanks to this Forum) to make a new door and frame I need to find someone reliable to fit it. I am in the Mijas Pueblo area so any recommendations for a local carpenter would be gratefully received.

Cheers
by burrotaxi
Mon Oct 06, 2008 12:50 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: holiday home - car hire or car purchase?
Replies: 13
Views: 2274

Re: holiday home - car hire or car purchase?

We did the figures 5 years ago when we were getting out much more often and it made sense to have a car in Spain. It was not only cheaper but much more convenient. That said we actually ended up buying a lhd Beetle in the UK and driving it out and having it registered in Spain. At the time it was po...
by burrotaxi
Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: UK TV in Spain
Replies: 3
Views: 986

Re: UK TV in Spain

Thanks for that, had a look at their website and they seem to announce the offers that are available in store plus they seem to be opening a store in Malaga at some stage so it will be worth looking out for.
by burrotaxi
Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:40 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: UK TV in Spain
Replies: 3
Views: 986

UK TV in Spain

I am looking to buy a new flat panel TV but the prices in Spain seem to be much higher than comparitive cost of the same in the UK. Most of the UK models come with Freeview installed. Would this cause any issue if I were to buy a UK TV and use it in Spain. Are there any other issues I should be awar...
by burrotaxi
Thu May 29, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Car detailing (mopping)
Replies: 1
Views: 2078

Car detailing (mopping)

Our Beetle has been exposed to the Sun and Spanish car parks for 5 years now and the paint has suffered from severe fading in places plus some minor scratches/scuffs. What I really need is for the paintwork to be professionally cut back and buffed up. I know this will work because a minor repair was...
by burrotaxi
Thu May 29, 2008 11:52 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Car LPG fuel availability in Spain
Replies: 1
Views: 2197

If you google 'LPG Spain' you should find a site that lists LPG filling sites in Spain. I recollect researching this a while back and LPG is certainly not so common in Spain but more so in France. One thing to note though is that the French use a different filling nozzle. The Spanish and UK are the ...
by burrotaxi
Wed May 28, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Replacement wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 2243

Replacement wheels

Having read of other people problems with the ITV test can anyone help me on this one. I have new VW Beetle and also have a set of Audi TT wheels that will fit without modification. The original wheels are 16in the replacements are 17in. 17in wheels were fitted to the Beetle but not this specific ty...
by burrotaxi
Tue May 20, 2008 5:22 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Replacement Sand Filter in Pool
Replies: 10
Views: 3634

Thanks Beachcomber. I think I have all the information I need! will check at the weekend, looking at the forecast we won't be using the pool anyway!!
by burrotaxi
Tue May 20, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Replacement Sand Filter in Pool
Replies: 10
Views: 3634

Apparently it is 'split both sides at the top and as it is pressurised it cannot be repaired' As the guy who looks after the pool charges for maintenance he will normally fit items at no additional cost so this represents the cost of the filter. Is there much difference in quality, are there recogni...
by burrotaxi
Tue May 20, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Replacement Sand Filter in Pool
Replies: 10
Views: 3634

I'm assuming the filter has nothing to do with the pump? as we had a new pump last year.

More expense!

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