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by gus-lopez
Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: About This Forum
Topic: Spamming of ADC
Replies: 51
Views: 9883

Re: Spamming of ADC

Sounds a good idea to me.
by gus-lopez
Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: ???WHICH DOCUMENTS TO CARRY IN THE CAR AT ALL TIMES
Replies: 19
Views: 2288

Re: ???WHICH DOCUMENTS TO CARRY IN THE CAR AT ALL TIMES

Apart from documents needed, you must also have a spare set of bulbs, spare tyre, tools (for changing bulbs or tyre), two warning triangles, first-aid kit and a reflective vest. Also remember that if you wear glasses you must also carry a spare pair in the car. I'm not sure whether it's been introd...
by gus-lopez
Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: DO I NEED TO CARRY MY LOG BOOK
Replies: 18
Views: 5451

Re: DO I NEED TO CARRY MY LOG BOOK

Interesting one that Sid as in the UK where the logbook is issued, it does not prove ownership of the vehicle. I was on a site a couple of days ago where someone pointed out that when the log-book was updated some years back from the single sheet of paper, that they also quietly altered the law to ...
by gus-lopez
Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Andalucia Hunting Law
Replies: 15
Views: 3889

Re: Andalucia Hunting Law

julian wrote:make a denuncia direct to the court, not via the guardia civil if they are not doing anything to help you, here they are very helpful against hunting in no-hunting areas.
You make it direct to a Juez de paz ( justice of the peace ) don't you ?
by gus-lopez
Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Andalucia Hunting Law
Replies: 15
Views: 3889

Re: Andalucia Hunting Law

If you haven't already, you should apply to the local council for hunting restrictions to be limited to the occupier of the land only. These are the square black/white signs ( coto de caza ) which are put up around the boundary to your land . At least one of them is marked with a stamped number indi...
by gus-lopez
Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Electricity Costs
Replies: 17
Views: 1698

Re: Electricity Costs

2002 = 7,9213c per kw/hr
2003 = 8,041c "
2004 = 8,1587c "
2005 = 8,3007c "
2006 = 8,6726c "
2007 = 8, 9868c "
2008 = 10,7994c "
2009 = 11,473c "
2010 = 11,7759c "
2011 = 12,9299c "
This is the rates I paid.
by gus-lopez
Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Daily limit at ATMs?
Replies: 7
Views: 4214

Re: Daily limit at ATMs?

I'm with La Caixa & my limits are 600€ a day, 1800€ a week or 3000€ a month. I was being lazy, years ago & drawing large amounts using the card until one day it stopped working . When I went into the bank they explained the above limits & that it's a rolling month ( 30 day period ) , not a calendar ...
by gus-lopez
Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: KitKat promotion ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1767

Re: KitKat promotion ?

It was working fine this morning, but I was too busy to register so I left the page open. Coming back to it this evening, the page needed refreshing, and now it's all funny - little boxes and grotty text !! I'll try again later. Only in Spain would they have a promocion website that isn't up & runn...
by gus-lopez
Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Who needs to queue for Residencia certificate
Replies: 9
Views: 1030

Re: Who needs to queue for Residencia certificate

In addition here each person has to be present to pay the prescribed fee at the bank. I couldn't payfor my daughter because she wasn't with me.
by gus-lopez
Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Banks and Bank of Spain/Hacienda ????
Replies: 40
Views: 4871

Re: Banks and Bank of Spain/Hacienda ????

The money laundering regulations are the same as airport security rules - STUPID! The only group affected by these draconian imposts on civil liberties is the ordinary man/woman-in-the-street. Drug barons and terrorists will always find a way to elude these controls: in the meantime, snooping gover...
by gus-lopez
Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: what bird sounds like a cat ?!
Replies: 10
Views: 27860

Re: what bird sounds like a cat ?!

Could it be a hoopee bird, they call at night ?
by gus-lopez
Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:43 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Banks and Bank of Spain/Hacienda ????
Replies: 40
Views: 4871

Re: Banks and Bank of Spain/Hacienda ????

Do you mean the limit for drawing out cash Or carrying it ? I read an article recently that stated that you were still able to carry up to 100k in Spain,in cash, without needing proof. Might be that some regions have their own limits but I cant' see 6k when you can legally take 10k in & out of EC co...
by gus-lopez
Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Pool pump and filter replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 2018

Re: Pool pump and filter replacement

Easiest way to get the sand out is a wet/dry vacuum cleaner. I've got a cover/ offset funnel thingy that goes in place of the valve on top ,or where the top cover is,that allows the sand just to be poured in by the bag. Came with the filter, no idea what it's called.
by gus-lopez
Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Common Law Relationship and Death
Replies: 11
Views: 1252

Re: Common Law Relationship and Death

Thanks Miro. I think €600 a day (or something like that) can be drawn from my account using my bank card. Won't take long to empty it that way lol :lolno: All being well of course, I've got years yet but you never know what's round the corner. Yes I'll do some investigating when I'm next back to To...
by gus-lopez
Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Banks and Bank of Spain/Hacienda ????
Replies: 40
Views: 4871

Re: Banks and Bank of Spain/Hacienda ????

I have transfered amounts well over 3k without telling anyone and never had problems, I was told that you can take up to 10k euro cash without problems, but anything over that you have to prove that it came out of your bank account if stopped by customs. I took 10k and was worried, but was told tha...
by gus-lopez
Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Banks and Bank of Spain/Hacienda ????
Replies: 40
Views: 4871

Re: Banks and Bank of Spain/Hacienda ????

It's 3000€ & over that is reportable coming from anywhere. That's why the spaniards , if they can, ask for cheques for 2999€ . When I used to bring money over I used to have to trawl through A4 sheets in the bank ( La caixa ) & find the nearest reason as to what it was for. All transactions are code...
by gus-lopez
Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Has the smoking ban started?
Replies: 72
Views: 8416

Re: Has the smoking ban started?

No problems around here , all smoking outside & you can fire a shotgun inside the bars without hitting anyone ! The problem will come in the warmer weather when the non-smokers will be moaning that they can't sit in the sun. :lol: Can't have it always. Really , to be even-handed & non-discriminatory...
by gus-lopez
Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Electricity Costs
Replies: 17
Views: 1698

Re: Electricity Costs

My december rate was117759 cents/ kwh. It's gone up 9,8% as from the begining of the month though.
by gus-lopez
Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:10 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Has the smoking ban started?
Replies: 72
Views: 8416

Re: Has the smoking ban started?

I think you are much more likely to die from being hit by an unsecured back seat passenger than passive smokeing. I would rather take my chances with an unbelted non-smoking back seat passenger than allowing people to smoke in my car: http://www.inforesearchlab.com/smokingdeaths.chtml Very interest...
by gus-lopez
Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Roof ladders
Replies: 1
Views: 692

Re: Roof ladders

I bought mine from screwfix & brought it with me when I came out , years ago. I don't think they use them here because I lent mine to our spanish neighbours who thought it was wonderful. You could make one out of some steel tubing & skate board wheels. Another thought ,if you can get it del.somewher...