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by Trooperman
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Insect zapping gadgets
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Insect zapping gadgets

Seems to be a plague of very annoying flies around at the moment. Has anyone got an exterior "Insectocutor" that works?....and that, thus, can be recommended? I've tried a chinese cheapie that does kill whatever lands on the enticing light, but which is ignored by the flies that still want to land o...
by Trooperman
Wed May 27, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Deposit or well?
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: Deposit or well?

Hi! Complicated eh? You seem to have worked out some details correctly viz: the visible pump kicking in whenever the town water pressure drops below a certain level: in your case you say it's 1.5 bar. But where does that pump draw its water from when it "kicks-in"? If you've traced all the pipework ...
by Trooperman
Mon May 25, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Antequera
Replies: 10
Views: 392

Re: Antequera

I live near Antequera: Fuente de Piedra. Yes, it's hot in summer and cold in winter. We live there for reasons that suit us. Is not Villanueva del Rosario on the coastal side of the mountain chain? In which case, our weather may be different: you'll have to find some way of experiencing those extrem...
by Trooperman
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1452
Views: 29968

Re: Coronavirus

Managed it with some difficulty.....on the Endesa site........we''ll wait and see eh?
by Trooperman
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Town hall
Replies: 1
Views: 233

Re: Town hall

Our Town Hall is doing (some) things AFAIK. I suspect it depends upon the mayor. You'll have to ask.
by Trooperman
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Dog walking during the lockdown
Replies: 15
Views: 914

Re: Dog walking during the lockdown

15 minutes for us I was told when they saw me for a second time!
But then there's the walk to the basura....then the one to the recycling......then it's lunchtime and another "physiological" excursion. The "man on the Clapham omnibus" doesn't seem to figure in Spanish law!
by Trooperman
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Dog walking during the lockdown
Replies: 15
Views: 914

Re: Dog walking during the lockdown

My dog and I were approached by the policia local this morning who asked where I lived. I was about 400m from my home and I told them my address. He said "cerca la casa". I asked how many metres, in the light of this thread, and he said "It's not metres, it's close to the house". We parted with me a...
by Trooperman
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Dog walking during the lockdown
Replies: 15
Views: 914

Re: Dog walking during the lockdown

Petroldracer wrote:
within 50 metres from the home"
OK. Source(s) for this please?
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: 566

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: 566

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 (excluding cuoto...
by Trooperman
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Solar Water Heater and problems
Replies: 2
Views: 19260

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: 545

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. That's jus...
by Trooperman
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Laying Terracotta tiles
Replies: 3
Views: 1058

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 from it to ...
by Trooperman
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Roca toilet parts
Replies: 12
Views: 2122

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: 14134

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: 11929

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 confirmation that I...
by Trooperman
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Endesa Sales Pitch
Replies: 6
Views: 11929

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: 11929

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: 17246

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 it WhatsAp...
by Trooperman
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Septic tank emptying in El Gastor, andalucia
Replies: 1
Views: 3161

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 ...