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by gus-lopez
Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Isopon P38
Replies: 12
Views: 2175

Re: Isopon P38

Find an automotive paint supplier. They stock it all.
by gus-lopez
Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: are dogs allowed in bars and restaurants over there
Replies: 16
Views: 6070

Re: are dogs allowed in bars and restaurants over there

wollie wrote:Thankfully have never seen a dog in a restaurant and if I did I would never return to it...
Why would dogs be allowed in places where people eat? I would be surprised if its allowed anywhere...
Plenty of restaurants we used in the UK this summer allowed dogs inside.
by gus-lopez
Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Adding phone number for La Ciaxa on-line security
Replies: 18
Views: 3887

Re: Adding phone number for La Ciaxa on-line security

concorde wrote:
Wonder if Olive has them?
You'd be able to get them at your branch.
& no Olive's won't do as they are individual to each customer. :lol:
by gus-lopez
Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Adding phone number for La Ciaxa on-line security
Replies: 18
Views: 3887

Re: Adding phone number for La Ciaxa on-line security

It is as gerry said. You should have received a pair of cards " Linea Abierta" when you opened the account for use when a code is required. & yes you input the phone code first now & then it goes to the screen you described. This has a 3 figure number on the left & next to it is the 4 figure number ...
by gus-lopez
Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Catalonia and independence
Replies: 6
Views: 5928

Re: Catalonia and independence

Heal what wounds ? They have wanted independence since Portugal attained it & Cataluñya could have done but didn't . They have regretted it bitterly for the last 987 years !! For every euro they pay in to central government they receive back 8cents !! The other 92 are dished out around all the other...
by gus-lopez
Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: SS payments
Replies: 4
Views: 1363

Re: SS payments

I think it is 50% for 1st 6 months then, 80% for next 6 months & then reverts to full wack. & yes you cannot have been in receipt of unemployment benefit for previous 5 years .
by gus-lopez
Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Taking a dog to UK for first time
Replies: 6
Views: 3455

Re: Taking a dog to UK for first time

& after they fill in details on pet passport make sure that they seal it with the clear plastic so that it cannot be tampered with ( new addition required by UK) otherwise they'll get funny.
by gus-lopez
Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Volkswagen.
Replies: 93
Views: 16060

Re: Volkswagen.

El Cid wrote: We have only seen the tip of the iceberg on this so far.

Sid
You are right there !
by gus-lopez
Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: ABOVE GROUND POOLS
Replies: 3
Views: 2744

Re: ABOVE GROUND POOLS

I have one of these. http://www.gre.es/en/product/15445/kitp ... 32-cm.aspx Been installed 13 years. water in all year ( if you empty it there is a good possibility it will collapse. ) but black plastic cover over in winter. When restarting in spring/summer crystal clear when cover comes off apart f...
by gus-lopez
Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Volkswagen.
Replies: 93
Views: 16060

Re: Volkswagen.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ ... tests-show

See they are nearly all in the frame now.
by gus-lopez
Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Volkswagen.
Replies: 93
Views: 16060

Re: Volkswagen.

My Spanish diesel car has the EGR completely removed & just blanking plates. The catalyst is still there as the exceptionally high temp of the exhaust ( it'll melt your crocks at the back !) means it has never given a problem. If it did then the guts would be removed. So what you are saying is that...
by gus-lopez
Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: ITV cautionary tale
Replies: 13
Views: 2212

Re: ITV cautionary tale

Had a call from a friend yesterday.........Car just passed ITV but on getting it home a rear tyre is deflating fast. Guessing they had picked up a puncture , removed offending wheel and looked for problem , no visible sigh of damage until I checked the valve , it had perished and came away from the...
by gus-lopez
Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Beam deflectors Spanish car to UK
Replies: 4
Views: 1683

Re: Beam deflectors Spanish car to UK

Spanish headlights only go up =main beam & down? dipped. They do not dip to the right like UK models dip to the left. This is why you see spaniards in the campo with fog lights on as they can't see the kerb or ditch . :lol: I?ve never used anything on car or motorhome in the Uk & do a lot of night d...
by gus-lopez
Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Volkswagen.
Replies: 93
Views: 16060

Re: Volkswagen.

which to my surprise turned up a total of 11 petrol second hand Octavias - in the whole of Spain . I then compared figures on autotrader uk and autoscout.es, and roughly 52% of the cars on autotrader are petrol, but only 31% on autoscout.es are gasolina. Does this suggest that (as usual) Spain is a...
by gus-lopez
Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Max braked towing weight
Replies: 6
Views: 1967

Re: Max braked towing weight

How do you find the max legal braked towing limit of your vehicle here in Spain? Is it the MTMA/MMA (Kg) e.g. 1850 on the green vehicle log book.? On the subject what are the other items? Tara - I presume is the unladen weight of your vehicle. e.g. 1350 What is: MTMA/MMA 1st E (kg)? e.g. 850 MTMA/M...
by gus-lopez
Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: 2 Tier Self Employment
Replies: 4
Views: 1362

Re: 2 Tier Self Employment

Yes I think it would be "venta ambulante" ( itinerant trader ) & that is the standard rate for them .
Never heard that they aren't entitled to a pension ? Agricultural workers also have a lower rate & women cleaners have an exceptionally low rate .
by gus-lopez
Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:16 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Discrepancies with catastral
Replies: 19
Views: 4644

Re: Discrepancies with catastral

As ajtg1952 says, the aerial photographs do not align, the physical tracks that border our property are way out of line with the photograph. Exactly the same up here. I own part of the road according to them ! :lol: I'm sure they've done it to generate income as you have to pay a fee to correct it,...
by gus-lopez
Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:26 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Endesa will make their minds up re bills
Replies: 2
Views: 616

Re: Endesa will make their minds up re bills

Go in & make a complaint. to my knowledge they cannot issue anything other than bi-monthly. Nor can they estimate. If it cannot be read they can only charge for the standing charges.
by gus-lopez
Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:15 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: IBI
Replies: 4
Views: 755

Re: IBI

They send planes around here & always have done every spring/summer. My ibi was 23€ when we purchased. When they revalued in 2005 they reduced all building costs/catastral valuations by 30% . Additionally they reduced the % payable on the amount from 0,75% to 0,67%.so ibi payable reduced by approx. ...
by gus-lopez
Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Canillas de Aceituno Resident Wins Lottery
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: Canillas de Aceituno Resident Wins Lottery

Pity he won't get the 9 million but only 7.2 after the 20% gambling tax ! Then he'll want to give some to the kids & there goes another 35% 'gift tax ' on each amount dished out !! ( Same as inheritance tax & included in same law ) . :lolno: