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by bbobandannie
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Irrigation leak
Replies: 1
Views: 1200

Irrigation leak

Our house is bordered by a campo irrigation system, in fact on one side it runs under our land. Since the water has been switched back on, it was closed down until last week, there has been a trickle of water running from our land, down the road. It looks as if its coming from under our land. Its no...
by bbobandannie
Thu May 28, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Deposit or well?
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Re: Deposit or well?

Gerry, Trooperman, Thanks for the help guys. On further invest it looks as described. Easier to work out once i determined one stop c 0 ck wasnt working and the ballcock is sticking. The chamber is the deppsito, the vegetation is invasive roots and what i thought was a submersible pump is in fact a ...
by bbobandannie
Wed May 27, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Deposit or well?
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Deposit or well?

Please dont shoot me down for stupidity but any advice would be appreciated. We recently bought a campo house outside Coin. It was described as having town water and irrigation water. It does in fact have town water. However in the attached garage/lean to is a pump which feeds into the house supply ...
by bbobandannie
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Car finance
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Car finance

When we get back to normality i thinking of treating myself to a new car. As the better deals here invariably come with accepting the financed price can anyone advise re the probability of being accepted for finance. Does Spain have the same credit scoring system as the UK, if so can we view it? Wha...
by bbobandannie
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Rental deposit return
Replies: 15
Views: 925

Re: Rental deposit return

The landlord is Spanish and I agree, re the payment for outstanding months. As mentioned before i will agree anything reasonable but wont be fleeced. Annoyingly he and the agent both remarked how amazingly well kept the place was when we handed it back. i had completely redecorated and gutted the pl...
by bbobandannie
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Rental deposit return
Replies: 15
Views: 925

Re: Rental deposit return

Unfortunately the 2 years with a percentage payment for any months shorter was indeed in the contract but he did verbally contradict it by saying we could move earlier if needed. In fact, when I first questioned his first threats to hit us with damages I remarked that I was dissapointed as we had be...
by bbobandannie
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Rental deposit return
Replies: 15
Views: 925

Re: Rental deposit return

Good advice Gerry and appreciated. I read through the Citizens Advice info and it looks like were not covered by the latest legislation (pre 18 Dec 2018) so he could enforce the charges for not completing the agreed 2 years. I will give him another fortnight as he will definitely have the quarterly ...
by bbobandannie
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Rental deposit return
Replies: 15
Views: 925

Re: Rental deposit return

Indeed, we are uk landlords in the UK and the deposit scheme does work well. We just never realised it existed here. Additionally, though the initial rental was for 2 years he did say that after 6 months we could go with 30 days notice without penalties. Now hes threatening to charge for a percentag...
by bbobandannie
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Rental deposit return
Replies: 15
Views: 925

Re: Rental deposit return

Elusive, sounds like good advice. Im fairly certain he didnt declare it. I'll wait and see what bills he comes up with before threats and legal advice. Thanks again its appreciated
by bbobandannie
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Rental deposit return
Replies: 15
Views: 925

Rental deposit return

We moved out of a rental property, which as far as we are concerned was well looked after. We handed over fine and the landlord said he would refund the 2 months deposit to our account. He has since said he is not happy with the condition and is still waiting for the last quarters water bill. We mov...
by bbobandannie
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Residencia sin co pago
Replies: 2
Views: 784

Residencia sin co pago

We changed our health insurance last year to the dearer policy descriibed as being "sin co pago" and acceptable for residencia applications, (Caser Activa) Now, as we come to apply, our gestor states that the small print includes Co pago for psychology, max €8. Not a lot but she says the police in m...
by bbobandannie
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Bottle brush bush
Replies: 3
Views: 771

Re: Bottle brush bush

Wicksey, got it in one, its eben known by the nickname i gave it, weird. Thanks for that. Just need to find one locally now.
by bbobandannie
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Bottle brush bush
Replies: 3
Views: 771

Bottle brush bush

Obviously not the bush's real name but the last place we lived in had a beautiful bush, seemed drought tolerant, the flowers resembled bottle cleaning brushes. Bright red and yellow. Anyone got any ideas of their real name?
by bbobandannie
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Solar water heating
Replies: 1
Views: 605

Solar water heating

I understand the politics behind the taxation and subsequent drop in solar electric system sales but the relevant lack of solar water heating systems, particularly compared to countries like Cyprus surprises me. Im thinking of installing one but there's not a lot of info around and a suprising lack ...
by bbobandannie
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Solar Water Heater and problems
Replies: 2
Views: 19492

Re: Solar Water Heater and problems

Trooperman, interested as to whether you got anywhere with your problem. We'd like to install a solar water heating system so searching for any advice
by bbobandannie
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Pool help
Replies: 7
Views: 1249

Re: Pool help

Thanks ill try vacuuming to waste then.
by bbobandannie
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Pool help
Replies: 7
Views: 1249

Re: Pool help

So, now my water stats are all good. Ph,CL total alkalinity all good. However its still, chalky/milky/cloudy There's a white powder floating about that flies around when i vacum. When doing so the filter goes into the red. I then backwash and start again and about 20 minutes later i need to backwash...
by bbobandannie
Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Pool help
Replies: 7
Views: 1249

Re: Pool help

Looks like my total Alkalinity is shot. Lady in Sotos Coin was great. Taking a sample to her and shes confident well sort it.
by bbobandannie
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Pool help
Replies: 7
Views: 1249

Pool help

Just moved into our new place and the pool water is incredibly cloudy. I checked the CL and ph. The CL is high the Ph low. Im using the simple liquid reagent tester and the ph is yellow, indicating below 6.8. Ive added several doeses of ph incrementor enough to raise it by nearly 2 decimals, still n...
by bbobandannie
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Gas heater flush
Replies: 7
Views: 932

Re: Gas heater flush

Brilliant idea, will get straight onto it