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by dxf
Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:26 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Liquid spilt on keyboard
Replies: 11
Views: 2160

Re: Liquid spilt on keyboard

Hi Usually with laptops, you can plug a normal keyboard in replacing the original one. Therefore a ten euro keyboard may save the day (although if you truly use it as a laptop mobile it is not necesarily practical). It IS also possibe to remove then replace the keyboard (or clean it as I have on sev...
by dxf
Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Using Nationwide cards will no longer be free
Replies: 5
Views: 2178

Re: Using Nationwide cards will no longer be free

Hi
I notice the link said "Credit card"; so I went onto "Current Account" and it boasted about no fees for its Debit account - however there is no protection for debit cards

Davexf
by dxf
Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: paper residencia
Replies: 9
Views: 1586

Re: paper residencia

Hi
Yes I did mine Thursday in Cadiz and had to pay 10 euros this time

Davexf
by dxf
Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: UK car onto Spanish plates
Replies: 19
Views: 3494

Re: UK car onto Spanish plates

Hi 10RDan,

Sudden thought, where do you live? if its England then it is possible to avoid the "import tax" but you have to own the car for 6 months before importing it

Davexf
by dxf
Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: UK car onto Spanish plates
Replies: 19
Views: 3494

Re: UK car onto Spanish plates

Hi Sorry I obviously did not make it clear, - We have change matriculation on pre 2000 cars without any problems or extra processes - however, they have been "normal" cars, nothing special or fancy, just "run of the mill" cars. If there were millions of buyers when the car was made, then it should b...
by dxf
Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:57 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: UK car onto Spanish plates
Replies: 19
Views: 3494

Re: UK car onto Spanish plates

Hi Sid, I have to explain this (and how we can avoid it) many times to may people, mostly "Face to Face". It is the easiest way I have found that is acceptable to "hard nosed" people. Some try to tell me that they have already paid as they are Europeans etc. You wouldn't believe the ways people try ...
by dxf
Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: UK car onto Spanish plates
Replies: 19
Views: 3494

Re: UK car onto Spanish plates

Hi

To avoid "import tax" the car has to classed as one of your "chattels" so you must have owned it for 6 months or more. If less (or you buy an English plated car from a returning ex-pat) then you will have to pay "import duty".

Davexf
by dxf
Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:26 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: UK car onto Spanish plates
Replies: 19
Views: 3494

Re: UK car onto Spanish plates

Hi
We have completed several pre 2000 cars without major problems; the real problem is that the rules change virtualy daily.
So give us more info to work on like what the car is and what documentation for it and for yourself exists

Davexf
by dxf
Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:43 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: UK Caravan
Replies: 5
Views: 1048

Re: UK Caravan

Hi Yes there is a massive problem. All trailers over 750 Kgs have to be registered and plated. Unless the manufacturer can supply a "Certificate of European Conformity" acceptable to Trafico, you are in for a lot of expenses, probably totalling 3,000 (three thousand) euros. The MOT alone will cost i...
by dxf
Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Spanish language school in Cadiz
Replies: 11
Views: 1767

Re: Spanish language school in Cadiz

Hi

One thing I forgot to mention is the "corrupt" Spanish accent we have around here. Like geordie or perhaps the Birmingham twang, it is very different. Go to Seville for a better (TV) accent

Dave
by dxf
Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: quick safe post to u.k and back
Replies: 16
Views: 1130

Re: quick safe post to u.k and back

Hi

We are lucky, we have both Seur & DHL nearby, try googling for your area
by dxf
Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spanish language school in Cadiz
Replies: 11
Views: 1767

Re: Spanish language school in Cadiz

Hi, Chiclana is just an inland town, its magnificent beach being La Barossa some 8 kms away; to get to the sea from Chiclana, follow the river across salt flats etc. You get the picture. The town itself is quite small, used to be 25/30,000 people but has expanded over the last 10 years to 70,000. It...
by dxf
Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: quick safe post to u.k and back
Replies: 16
Views: 1130

Re: quick safe post to u.k and back

Hi

There are courier companies, and you can have the new licence posted to a friend's house who can then courier it back to you

Davexf
by dxf
Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spanish language school in Cadiz
Replies: 11
Views: 1767

Re: Spanish language school in Cadiz

Hi

In Cadiz itself NO, but I have been using "Cenuen" in Chiclana, for five years and if they can teach an old duffer like me, then they can teach anybody

Davexf
by dxf
Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Pool room issues & Q's for help, please?
Replies: 11
Views: 1792

Re: Pool room issues & Q's for help, please?

Hi If the pool of water is in the shed, then it probably drips within the shed; you could put something on the underside of the pipe to make it drip in a certain place, and collect it in a container to prove the "run" of the drip. Remember that it only drips when the pump is running, so dry everythi...
by dxf
Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Pool room issues & Q's for help, please?
Replies: 11
Views: 1792

Re: Pool room issues & Q's for help, please?

Hi Yes condensation can be normal - I assume it is in a shed - open the door on a non raining day and it should go. However, if when the pump is OFF the pool of water goes, then it is not leaking UNTIL the pump is switched on. A pump both "sucks" and "blows". Therefore I suggest you look at the pipe...
by dxf
Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gestor - Vejer/Conil/Chiclana
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Re: Gestor - Vejer/Conil/Chiclana

Hi

Yes in Chiclana, cross over the footbridge with the lifts going north (towards Macdonalds roundabout) and there is one opposite on the right.

What do you need one for if you don't mind saying

DaveXF
by dxf
Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: what plans do you have for xmas?
Replies: 45
Views: 6538

Re: what plans do you have for xmas?

Hi Yes I do live here. Bob Gaston is in Estapona, the holiday is Portugal & Ayamonte, both Hotel Rui. The food has to be seen to be believed; start with bucks fizz, cereals - you name it - its there. Have your breakfast cooked in front of you, or just get it from a constantly topped up self server. ...
by dxf
Sat Nov 08, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: what plans do you have for xmas?
Replies: 45
Views: 6538

Re: what plans do you have for xmas?

Hi With a girl friend, we will be spending the 14 days (Xmas & New Year) with Bob Gaston Golf tours. Neither of us play golf, but at less than 50 euros a head a day choice of over 100 items for Breakfast, and a different 100 for evening meal, we reckon it is very good value for money. We also did th...
by dxf
Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Water softeners - again.
Replies: 6
Views: 1585

Hi

Just a quickie, is he on mains water, or like me, does he have his own well? If so then some people have the softener in the well head where there is sufficient room.
Dave