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by Trooperman
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: What's the latest, best, 'phone line deal?
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: What's the latest, best, 'phone line deal?

Costakid: I only need internet because everything else is sorted.

So what do you have now?
by Trooperman
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: What's the latest, best, 'phone line deal?
Replies: 5
Views: 367

What's the latest, best, 'phone line deal?

As it says in the Subject heading: what is the best 'phone line deal at the moment. All I want is an internet connection and, for example, Movistar wants to sell me a fibre optic internet/ phone line, "free" phone calls and all the razzamataz that I don't need for 52 euros per month (exclu...
by Trooperman
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Solar Water Heater and problems
Replies: 2
Views: 10589

Re: Solar Water Heater and problems

Well! The tank finally burst and fortunately I was at home to hear the water gushing out and was able to isolate it before serious damage was caused to the house! I've now got a new solar panel and tank etc for 1600euros. Standard bit of kit from Bricomart for 750 euros plus parts and fitting, sourc...
by Trooperman
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Harvesting green olives
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: Harvesting green olives

All "our" olives, that is to say those in the surrounding groves, are green and they've been going at it since the 1st October. They're still at it in some groves which supports the argument that there are various varieties. Indeed, one local producer, sells bottles of single variety oil. ...
by Trooperman
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Laying Terracotta tiles
Replies: 2
Views: 736

Re: Laying Terracotta tiles

3:1 is a very strong mortar. You could go to 5:1 or split the difference at 4:1. but I'd use 5:1. Soak them beforehand - it improves the ability of the mortar to adhere to the underside of the tile - can't give you "degrees" of wetness - I put them in a wheelbarrow of water and take them f...
by Trooperman
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Roca toilet parts
Replies: 12
Views: 1725

Re: Roca toilet parts

Been away for a week....only just read posts.....there's always Amazon.es......got my hinges from them......local ferreteria only stocks basic stuff and didn't want to go to coast.
by Trooperman
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Harvesting green olives
Replies: 10
Views: 5541

Re: Harvesting green olives

I don't have any trees....but am surrounded by squillions. Harvesting here (Antequera area) started on 1st October....still going on... (endless parade of tractors/trailers/tree shakers from about 7am)
by Trooperman
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Endesa Sales Pitch
Replies: 6
Views: 5351

Re: Endesa Sales Pitch

It is incredibly difficult to find out, in advance, the exact tariff.....and in any case, nearly half an electricity bill is add-ons such as the potencia contracted, impuestos and VAT, none of which is discounted in the 50 "free" hours. I said I was a cynic and El Cid's caveat is confirmat...
by Trooperman
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Endesa Sales Pitch
Replies: 6
Views: 5351

Re: Endesa Sales Pitch

Thanks for that. I didn't know there was an English language web page for Endesa. For those who are wondering, the offer is a tariff that discounts either the 50 highest consumption hours in a month to zero, or one day a week (that you choose) to zero or two hours every day (your choice) to zero. Ev...
by Trooperman
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Endesa Sales Pitch
Replies: 6
Views: 5351

Endesa Sales Pitch

Just received an email from (our beloved) Endesa telling me they have identified that I could save some money with a Tarifa Tempo Happy 50 horas It invites me to phone them, but my Spanish is not up to a phone call. Anyone know what it entails? Forgive me, but I'm a cynic, especially when it comes t...
by Trooperman
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Well, the whatsapp's gone quiet!
Replies: 19
Views: 8181

Re: Well, the whatsapp's gone quiet!

I have a windows operating system on my 'phone.....unusual I know....but I like it and it mirrors my computer....but for some months now I've been receiving a pop-up on my 'phone telling me that "Support for What'sApp on my windows phone will cease". Does anyone know what that's about? Is ...
by Trooperman
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Septic tank emptying in El Gastor, andalucia
Replies: 1
Views: 1649

Re: Septic tank emptying in El Gastor, andalucia

Never had mine done when we lived in the campo, but received wisdom said that if several of you got together and arranged for all your tanks to be emptiedon the one day, that's economy of scale and gets a cheaper price. €220 sounds OK if you consider it's a man with a truck and apparatus, an hour's ...
by Trooperman
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: water cooler/water dispenser in Malaga?
Replies: 8
Views: 6115

Re: water cooler/water dispenser in Malaga?

"There is a Spanish company that does this which tries to get clients with spam telephone calls " No doubt there are, but my neighbour has such a contract and seems satisfied EXCEPT there is a minimum number of water containers per week and as she lives alone, finds it a bit too much to dr...
by Trooperman
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: water cooler/water dispenser in Malaga?
Replies: 8
Views: 6115

Re: water cooler/water dispenser in Malaga?

Not too sure, but don't you go to a distributor (with vans) who deliver water in BIG plastic containers for fitting to chillers/dispensers that they "loan" to you? Mostly found in commercial offices/hairdressers etc? Less usual in domestic situations.
by Trooperman
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Washing machine spares Velez Malaga
Replies: 12
Views: 5356

Re: Washing machine spares Velez Malaga

They have pictures on-line which serve the same purpose :roll:
by Trooperman
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Washing machine spares Velez Malaga
Replies: 12
Views: 5356

Re: Washing machine spares Velez Malaga

I've always found the internet to be a good place to go: espares.co.uk is good and, although a UK company, will post to Spain. :thumbup:
by Trooperman
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.
Replies: 81
Views: 35051

Re: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.

Was I being petty? I could have formed a band called The Heartbreakers, been Free Fallin' whilst Learning to Fly and, however much she insisted, I Won't Back Down. That's how Petty I was, but they weren't getting my stuff after pulling that stunt. Bet you said "I'm Travelling, Will Bury it dee...
by Trooperman
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Nolotil
Replies: 7
Views: 6471

Re: Nolotil

Nolotil, also known generically as metamizole
by Trooperman
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: IKEA Malaga
Replies: 12
Views: 4574

Re: IKEA Malaga

Final Update: Just received, by bank transfer, (so no trip to store needed) a full refund of the thousands I paid for the kitchen. :thumbup: Isn't amazing that they give a refund rather than deliver the stuff to complete the contract. :crazy: :crazy: Thanks for all the suggestions about (token) retr...
by Trooperman
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: IKEA Malaga
Replies: 12
Views: 4574

Re: IKEA Malaga

have a rant on their Twitter and Facebook pages Will do. But I've just been promised, over the phone and with a bit of umming and erring, a refund within 3 days. I feel utterly humiliated by them: phoning to ask why the delivery has not been made; promises to call back not made; new delivery dates ...

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