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by spanish_lad
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Fencing
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Re: Fencing

That would of been my next step had they still tried to get out
by spanish_lad
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Fencing
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Re: Fencing

With our .. Escape artists.. I bought about 50 metal reed bar from the metal shop, 1m long, and banged them in the ground inbetween the posts, then tied the fence to it with wire. Where there was a 'clear run' of fence, i mixed up cement and made a /\ at the bottom of the fence. Its not the smoothes...
by spanish_lad
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Potencia change
Replies: 1
Views: 537

Re: Potencia change

If you have a new meter it should be pretty quick i suppose ? As long as all the paperwork they have on file is ok, bollatin etc?
by spanish_lad
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Fencing
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Re: Fencing

Lyric, a couple of years ago when we had the parcela fenced it was 25€ / meter squared, all in / finished. So a 2m high fence would be 50€ per linear metre. Its not cheap. Please be aware, this is just fence to the ground, posts in concrete 'standard' style. It wont stop the dogs digging underneath.
by spanish_lad
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Refilling my swimming pool
Replies: 16
Views: 858

Re: Refilling my swimming pool

Blimey your town water is cheap.... Yes, it is only 1€ per m3. Our landlord was horrified that the bill was 30€ for two months in the summer, because we had a sprinkler on in the garden :wtf: It does vary alot from town to town - my girlfriend used to live in Alhaurin de la Torre and she tells me t...
by spanish_lad
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Refilling my swimming pool
Replies: 16
Views: 858

Re: Refilling my swimming pool

is it illegal to use "town water" ? if we filled 60m3 it would only be 60€ for the lot.

might take about a week to do it tho.
by spanish_lad
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Old Linksys router.
Replies: 5
Views: 483

Re: Old Linksys router.

why dont you keep it and make it a repeater, to boost the signal where its not very strong ?
by spanish_lad
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Water accion available?
Replies: 11
Views: 696

Re: Water accion available?

wow, well there you go. Something that I didnt know about!

It seems like a crazy situation, especially for that cost?

I´d be fitting gutters and drains all over the place and having my own tanks on my land instead of paying out all that money.
by spanish_lad
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Locksmith
Replies: 13
Views: 989

Re: Locksmith

costakid wrote:slid in recess and opened the door in 30 seconds.
Amazing how easy it is to break into houses when you know how isnt it :eek:
by spanish_lad
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Palm Weevils
Replies: 7
Views: 672

Re: Palm Weevils

The dont 'normally' go for yuccas, and as Cid says, its normally canary palms that get it, but i have seen washingtonias showing signs.. Some very high ones that we needed a 3 piece ladder and extension pole to reach. In my previous life as a gardener/handyman/electrician, we used to buy little blue...
by spanish_lad
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Rematriculating a Previously ES-plated Car
Replies: 6
Views: 556

Re: Rematriculating a Previously ES-plated Car

Good Morning, thanks Costakid, that is indeed 'what i do' - parking mainly, and customer ITVs, bodywork, mechanics, imports etc. The imports now we leave in the hands of a specialist, but the situation that you describe es-uk-es has actually happened. It was a couple of years ago, but as far as i kn...
by spanish_lad
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Water accion available?
Replies: 11
Views: 696

Re: Water accion available?

Sorry thats totally lost me? Whats a water accion? Normally water is supplied by a big company (is it patamalara in torrox now?) , and comes directly to your house, from them, under the road, then theres a water meter outside your gate. The pipework from the meter into the house belongs to you, anyt...
by spanish_lad
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Praise for good customer service.
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: Praise for good customer service.

costakid wrote:Carrefour are a nightmare if you try and get a refund.

Perhaps different stores are different, ive returned things in carrefour los patios, and carrefour coin, as well as to carrefour online .. All without incident and imediate refunds?
by spanish_lad
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Water accion available?
Replies: 11
Views: 696

Re: Water accion available?

I think you are asking for your own water supply ? Is the "builders" supply a black pipe dangling along the street etc? Is the house a new build ? I would recomend going to the office in Torrox Pueblo, and asking them about your own supply - but without a bit more information none of us can really h...
by spanish_lad
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: CANCELLING MOVISTAR & RETURNING THEIR EQUIPMENT
Replies: 15
Views: 1183

Re: CANCELLING MOVISTAR & RETURNING THEIR EQUIPMENT

Movistar fusion is 100mb with a landline with free calls and 2 mobile phone contractS. The current price is €53 a month. I’m not sure where got €200 from! Sid sorry, i should of said €150 - €200 / month - It was 10mb adsl, with tv, and the mobiles were 30 a month each O.o Funny cos i asked about ta...
by spanish_lad
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: 10% Deposit for property
Replies: 33
Views: 1294

Re: 10% Deposit for property

we were recently looking at a house being marketed exclusively by Red Piso (c/cadiz, malaga centro) and we were being "co-erced"? or "persuaded" to leave a deposit of 6000€ (to their account) on a house of €145,00 to "take it off the market" - and it was dependant on us getting a mortgage - they pro...
by spanish_lad
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: CANCELLING MOVISTAR & RETURNING THEIR EQUIPMENT
Replies: 15
Views: 1183

Re: CANCELLING MOVISTAR & RETURNING THEIR EQUIPMENT

I recently changed my mum & dads house from movistar to 02 (02 uk is now owned by movistar) the movistar tech came to the house, installed the fibre optic cable, put the fibre optic router (is it still a router?) in the corner of the room, and left the old movistar ADSL & tv/fusion equipment behind....
by spanish_lad
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Why some Spanish Bank Accounts are being blocked
Replies: 7
Views: 623

Re: Why some Spanish Bank Accounts are being blocked

I´ve had the same sort of card with cajasur for 10 years or so. they took it away this year - now i use my 6 digit pin each time to make a transfer etc.
by spanish_lad
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: ITV questions
Replies: 15
Views: 743

Re: ITV questions

How do they test electric handbrakes? This is the "brakes" testing procedure: You move your front wheels onto the rollers, when the rollers start moving and the machine "registers" that the car is there (you´ll see the guages on the screen move) the tester will tell you to "brake until you get into...
by spanish_lad
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Is Wheel Clamping allowed ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1410

Re: Is Wheel Clamping allowed ?

championc wrote:And you could rush out one day and forget to remove it, and destroy your car bumper.
fit it in the middle of the space, or far enough in that its under the car when you park?