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by El Cercardo
Tue May 19, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Removing layers of old flakey paint
Replies: 7
Views: 1580

Re: Removing layers of old flakey paint

For big areas of flakey paint we have used the blade of a garden spade...works wonders!! For the small stubborn patches we ended up using a small hammer and paint scraper. Works well but a bit time consuming :)
by El Cercardo
Fri May 15, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Registering on the Padron
Replies: 7
Views: 684

Re: Registering on the Padron

We've just registered for the Padron...all we needed was something to prove we owned the house (deeds) and copies of our passports and NIE's. We then got a follow up visit from the local police at the house to double check our passports.
by El Cercardo
Tue May 05, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mosquitos this year
Replies: 19
Views: 3908

Re: Mosquitos this year

We have just got back from a fortnight out in Spain (Costa Tropical) and we were gobsmacked at the lack of flies and mozzies!! My Mrs always used to get eaten alive by them but this time managed just the one bite which is amazing for her. With that said we have had a load of fruit trees taken out to...
by El Cercardo
Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:11 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Does Spain want entrepreneurs?
Replies: 12
Views: 1297

Re: Does Spain want entrepreneurs?

Jool wrote:Councillor for Cleaning Services, José Ibáñez, has told the local media that he feels sorry about the case, but he has never cancelled a cleaning fine and he is not going to start now.
Don't you just love that attitude :mrgreen: But you do have to feel sorry for the poor bloke.
by El Cercardo
Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Cost of seriously strong retaining walls
Replies: 37
Views: 8195

Re: Cost of seriously strong retaining walls

Is the problem actual movement/creep, or purely erosion? The problem is just erosion. We have had the place about 3 years now and it has never caused us a real problem before. Have had a couple of very minor falls which were easily scooped up with a shovel and wheelbarrow. However the latest slip w...
by El Cercardo
Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Cost of seriously strong retaining walls
Replies: 37
Views: 8195

Re: Cost of seriously strong retaining walls

The track to the right is not ours...it goes up the hillside to a handful of other houses.
by El Cercardo
Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Cost of seriously strong retaining walls
Replies: 37
Views: 8195

Re: Cost of seriously strong retaining walls

Ok, lets see if this works...

Image

The problem area is actually out of shot...it is to the far right behind the car, but it gives you an idea of what faces us.
by El Cercardo
Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Cost of seriously strong retaining walls
Replies: 37
Views: 8195

Re: Cost of seriously strong retaining walls

...erm...yes - I was just using some poetic licence :oops: :lol:

Anyway...found the photo, just need to try and attach it here now :?
by El Cercardo
Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Cost of seriously strong retaining walls
Replies: 37
Views: 8195

Re: Cost of seriously strong retaining walls

Cheers Hilly, The drop is nigh on vertical and it must be upwards of 8 metres at its highest (if not more :shock: ). We already have some trees planted at the top and some trailing plants going over the edge. It only seems to subside when there is extreme torrential rain, which fortunately isn't tha...
by El Cercardo
Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Cost of seriously strong retaining walls
Replies: 37
Views: 8195

Re: Cost of seriously strong retaining walls

Teralin, sounds like we have similar problems. Although ours isn't so urgent (yet!), it is something we will have to be looking at in the future. We keep getting landslips from a terrace of ours which all ends up on a track below. I like the sound of those gabion things, but don't think it would be ...
by El Cercardo
Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Fantastic time apart from the guacamole and the Tagine lid!
Replies: 19
Views: 1809

Re: Fantastic time apart from the guacamole and the Tagine lid!

What a wonderful picture you paint, DA

Another "driving over lemons" in the offing????
by El Cercardo
Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Making a living
Replies: 18
Views: 1551

Re: Making a living

Robano wrote: Why would you want to block them if they are the means for the A.com people to make a living??? :o Steve
Quite simply through personal choice...I have no need for any adverts to show. I find them annoying and intrusive. Just becuase I block them doesn't surely effect the fee paid by them :?:
by El Cercardo
Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Making a living
Replies: 18
Views: 1551

Re: Making a living

Nor me...firefox plus adblock is a wonderful combination...not an ad in sight anywhere...bliss :mrgreen:
by El Cercardo
Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Have they got a death wish?
Replies: 4
Views: 937

Re: Have they got a death wish?

The Guardia must be slipping...I would have thought if someone pulled a gun out on them, then they wouldn't have hesitated in gunning them down and asking questions later!
by El Cercardo
Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: butano
Replies: 16
Views: 1932

Re: butano

spanish_lad wrote:on the 1st of april ??? yeah ok, believe it when i see it...
It's not an April Fuel :mrgreen:
by El Cercardo
Sat Feb 28, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Making a Spanish Will
Replies: 7
Views: 1074

Re: Making a Spanish Will

I am led to believe that anyone named as a beneficiary in a Spanish will must have an NIE number. Can anyone confirm this please.
by El Cercardo
Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:39 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: CAR INSURANCE
Replies: 18
Views: 2560

Re: CAR INSURANCE

Linea Directa do all sorts of cover...have just done an online quote with them. They have Third party only, 3rd party F & T and fully comp...Not much difference in price between the 3 of them (about 80 euros from low to high).
by El Cercardo
Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Changing the ownership of a scooter
Replies: 10
Views: 4461

Re: Changing the ownership of a scooter

I presume the gestor will sort the "other" tax and debt side of things out...I haven't gone through the process yet but will be flying out tomorrow to sort it all out...will update the thread when we get back if the answer hasn't been forthcoming in the meantime :D
by El Cercardo
Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Changing the ownership of a scooter
Replies: 10
Views: 4461

Re: Changing the ownership of a scooter

Can't help with where to go as I am nowhere near you, but having just bought a car out in Spain, I have been told that the following paperwork is required: - A photocopy of sellers NIE - A photocopy showing seller has paid the Annual Tax for 2008 to the Town hall, its called in Spanish "Impuesto De ...
by El Cercardo
Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Builders Register
Replies: 9
Views: 2459

Re: Building and DIY translations

Another good idea is to take a copy of a "Screwfix" catalogue with you...just show them a picture if you get stuck!! It works wonders... :mrgreen: