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by telboy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Quarry Tiles
Replies: 3
Views: 2566

Re: Quarry Tiles

Cheers :thumbup:

There are only 12m of walls, probably go for the silicone sealant option.

terry
by telboy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: speeding up Town halls in Spain
Replies: 7
Views: 3272

Re: speeding up Town halls in Spain

Friends of ours needed a first occupancy licence to enable them then in turn to get their holiday property rental licence, said their lawyer. Just another way of taking money from you.

terry
by telboy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Batr Spirits Tot Measures
Replies: 10
Views: 2959

Re: Batr Spirits Tot Measures

We visited a bar just recently (lunchtime) in Benalmadena Marina, I had a beer and the wife a Cointreau & Bitter Lemon. At out table the barman glugged a huge measure of Cointreau into the glass, I noticed that the plastic ring in the bottle top was missing, after tasting my wife was certain is was ...
by telboy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Architect, Technical Architect etc
Replies: 2
Views: 2217

Re: Architect, Technical Architect etc

The second architect who is accredited and is a friend of his gave us a price of 5,000€ for building work that will cost us around 27,000€, we went back to the Ayuntamiento so see their in-house architect and he was shocked at fee the other guy wanted and said quote 'there are thieves everywhere not...
by telboy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Quarry Tiles
Replies: 3
Views: 2566

Quarry Tiles

Just recently had an external walled terrace built with 10cm bricks and finished with mortar render, the wall top have been finished with what we call Quarry Tiles in the UK, they are 14cm x 1cm x 29cm, however these tiles haven't been grouted can anyone recommend a kind of epoxy waterproof tile gro...
by telboy
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Architect, Technical Architect etc
Replies: 2
Views: 2217

Architect, Technical Architect etc

Having a property reformed to which our Ayuntamiento Arquitecto stated that the work we want doing comes under the Obras Menoras title. He instructed us that we still need to use an Arquitecto Technico to visit the property with us and draw up plans of our requirements. We had this done and presente...
by telboy
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Reform Requirements
Replies: 1
Views: 1563

Reform Requirements

We are wanting a property reformed which we discussed with the Ayuntamiento architect. He said the work we want does not require a 'Proyecto' as it is obras menores but we will need to submit plans drawn up by an Arquitecto Tecnico. Does anyone know how detailed this plan needs to be? Is it just roo...
by telboy
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Ring Beam
Replies: 3
Views: 2443

Re: Ring Beam

No Gerry, I've just said what it does, I want to know what the Spanish call it!

terry
by telboy
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Ring Beam
Replies: 3
Views: 2443

Ring Beam

Having a house reformed consisting of two floors the walls are 50cm thick, I want to keep the ground floor walls at 50cm but remove the top floor and room and have this part totally rebuilt this involves putting in what we call a 'Ring Beam' it totally surrounds the house and is reinforced with meta...
by telboy
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Water Deposit Dilemma
Replies: 2
Views: 2260

Water Deposit Dilemma

We look after a holiday home in the campo, after last years drought the owners decided to have a 4,000ltr water deposit installed. The town water feed continually tops up the deposit via the contador and water filter, when the water is used a pump kicks in to regulate the flow to the house. When the...
by telboy
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Potato like weeds
Replies: 5
Views: 9007

Re: Potato like weeds

Mirabilis jalapa - or more commonly known as '4 o'clock plant'.

terry
by telboy
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Black border around TV screen
Replies: 2
Views: 1809

Re: Black border around TV screen

Same here - If we watch UK TV via the Apple TV from my MacBook it fills the screen however from my iPad there is a thick black border, none of the format/ratio controls on my Samsung Smart TV do the trick.

terry
by telboy
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Nevada shopping
Replies: 7
Views: 2388

Re: Nevada shopping

Yes - Agree with most peoples comments, the Nevada Centre stores are the same as everywhere else, including Flying Tiger, Casa, Natura, A Loja Del Creo Gato the same as Miramar Fuengirola, MediaMarkt and Fnac too, originally there was supposed to be an Apple Store. The cinema there showing films VOS...
by telboy
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Residencia Card/Document Query
Replies: 10
Views: 2619

Re: Residencia Card/Document Query

Our residencia document is A4 size so as you can imagine it's folded to fit in my wallet and is tatty after 8 years. If you Google 'Spanish Residencia Documentation' (Images) some are cards and others like ours, maybe it differs from province to province. Didn't know you needed a dog licence - as we...
by telboy
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Residencia Card/Document Query
Replies: 10
Views: 2619

Residencia Card/Document Query

When we became Spanish residents about a year after we came here, we were issued a photo card ID. On renewal after 5 years, we were issued with a green paper document with no photo and were told that this would last indefinitely. Is this also the case for new residents or are they issued with some o...
by telboy
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Former Iberbanda Customers
Replies: 17
Views: 4739

Re: Former Iberbanda Customers

Olive - Sorry only just read your last post. No need for an aerial where we are, we are in a valley at 760m with views across to the nearest small village of Zagra. When we were with Iberbanda we had a small dish (WIMAX System) which needed to be in direct view of the mast which was on the hillside ...
by telboy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Earth Tremor Sunday Morning
Replies: 2
Views: 2450

Earth Tremor Sunday Morning

Sunday morning experienced an earth tremor, it was acknowledged on one of the ‘earthquake tracker’ websites at 9.47am apparently it was 4.1 magnitude at 8km depth. Only experenced anything like it once before In our area. This time it was a jolt lasting around 1 to 2 seconds no damage at our house b...
by telboy
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Dyson Vacuum Cleaner Repair
Replies: 6
Views: 3979

Re: Dyson Vacuum Cleaner Repair

Whitehorse - Checked the fuse, that is OK. My wife was using the cleaner switched it off to do something else but it failed to come on the next time. She initially thought it may have a censor that detects overheating. On YouTube (e-spares guy) he mentions changing a faulty spring on the DC05 model ...
by telboy
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Former Iberbanda Customers
Replies: 17
Views: 4739

Re: Former Iberbanda Customers

Update - Very happy with our Movistar service, Skyping is not a problem with our 800kb upload limit but is a problem with FaceTime that requires around 1.5mb. because it is in HD. Our download limit is wonderful, we can now watch programmes in HD with minimal disruption during peak times. Even bette...
by telboy
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Former Iberbanda Customers
Replies: 17
Views: 4739

Re: Former Iberbanda Customers

Update - Very happy with our Movistar service, Skyping is not a problem with our 800kb upload limit but is a problem with FaceTime that requires around 1.5mb. because it is in HD. Our download limit is wonderful, we can now watch programmes in HD with minimal disruption during peak times. Even bette...