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by alicia
Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Wiring a Spanish Plug
Replies: 12
Views: 3539

Wiring a Spanish Plug

Hi My iron stopped working. Not sure why as only had it about a year. Got it from Al Campo. Anyway, I thought maybe it was the plug. So I bought new plug from local Ferreteria. I have cut off moulded plug and thought it would just be straight forward to put the new plug on. But on unscrewing the new...
by alicia
Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: How To Spot Load Bearing Wall
Replies: 2
Views: 775

How To Spot Load Bearing Wall

Hi Wonder if anyone able to offer some basic advice. I want to take out a small wall in the kitchen to open it up more. The house is quite old and I am pretty certain the wall I want to take out isn´t load bearing but just want to be absolutely sure. Any simple ways of spotting these in an old Spani...
by alicia
Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: so telefonica/movistar just made me a better offer...
Replies: 12
Views: 788

Re: so telefonica/movistar just made me a better offer...

Hi Well done Spanish Lad. My Last bill total for Internet 3MB plus calls to fixed National Lines (which I never make) with individual phone line to the house, was 52.70 Euros. This broke down to 41.90 Euros plus 2.52 Voice calls (which incidentally we never made) plus 8.03 IVA. Any advice how we can...
by alicia
Sat Sep 03, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Electricity In The Campo
Replies: 11
Views: 896

Re: Electricity In The Campo

Hi Just a quick update. Spoke to Endesa and they said in addition to all the other stuff (documents wise that is) my friend has to have a "Permiso De Ayuntamiento"!!! I asked if this was the same as a Licence of First Occupation and the lady in Endesa office said that no it wasn´t. So, wou...
by alicia
Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Electricity In The Campo
Replies: 11
Views: 896

Re: Electricity In The Campo

Hi Thank you for all the information which I will now pass on. Spanish Lad, I take it that it is Endesa themselves who will send out one of their own Technicians to check if there is any power left at relevant Pylon? Do you as a customer or potential customer have to pay for this Technician or is th...
by alicia
Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Electricity In The Campo
Replies: 11
Views: 896

Electricity In The Campo

Hi A friend has built a house in the campo but doesn´t have electricity. She seems to think that she has all the necessary paperwork from the builder - who I think used "builders electricity" whilst house was under construction. I don´t suppose anyone would be able to detail a step by step...
by alicia
Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Dry cleaners/laundromat in Gaucin
Replies: 1
Views: 387

Re: Dry cleaners/laundromat in Gaucin

Hi Don´t know about Gaucin but I was thinking of taking some curtains to be drycleaned locally in Coin st year and was advised by someone who had had theirs done - not to, as their curtains had come back shrunk. Not sure how shrunk they were or whether it was just a one-off with a particular dry cle...
by alicia
Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Satellite Dish affected by the Intense Heat
Replies: 7
Views: 1210

Re: Satellite Dish affected by the Intense Heat

Thanks Sid.

Maybe time to give the Sat Engineer a ring then. Blinkin nuisance though as I wanted to watch Who Do You Think You Are this evening with J K Rowling. Never mind.
by alicia
Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Satellite Dish affected by the Intense Heat
Replies: 7
Views: 1210

Satellite Dish affected by the Intense Heat

Hi I know in the winter the pictures normally received by Satellite Dishes break up and become pixellated (not sure if I have spelt that right or not.....possibly not) - but over the last few days the picture received on my TV from the Sat dish is also breaking up and becoming pixellated..........is...
by alicia
Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Base for Sun Umbrella
Replies: 4
Views: 850

Base for Sun Umbrella

Hi

Would anyone happen to know where you can buy base for a sun umbrella that isn´t too expensive - one one of those in the shape of coca cola cap would be great but have never seen any of those in the shops only ever in the bars................
by alicia
Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Internet Provider
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: Internet Provider

Thanks for the replies. How do I get Movistar/Telefonica to reduce the price then? DoI just tell them I want to cancel the fixed line only or both the fixed line and internet connection? Will they then worry about "losing a customer" and offer reduced rate? Not sure exactly what "wi-f...
by alicia
Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Internet Provider
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Internet Provider

Hi Up until present, I have a fixed phone line and intenet connection provided by Telefonica/Movistar. It was useful having the fixed line initially but really at this point, I don´t really need it or use it. Also it is quite expensive at around 70 odd euros a month. However, Telefonica/Movistar wil...
by alicia
Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Residencia Renewal
Replies: 11
Views: 1856

Re: Residencia Renewal

Is this the "green" residencia form we are talking about? How long does it last then? I just assumed it was indefinite.
by alicia
Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Spanish Electricity
Replies: 8
Views: 737

Re: Spanish Electricity

Hi No, I haven´t added any new electrical appliances. In the fuse box, when the fridge trips and everything blows, it is a "big-one" that I have to flip up. I don´t want to call out the Whirlpool Technician as apparently everyone tells me that would cost mega bucks and there would be no gu...
by alicia
Sun Jul 03, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Spanish Electricity
Replies: 8
Views: 737

Spanish Electricity

Hi My "Whirlpool" fridge freezer keeps blowing all the electricity - not sure why though as it was working fine until yesterday afternoon. I inadvertently took all the ice from the icemaker from the fridge for the coolbox and then all the lights started blinking on and off and then went of...
by alicia
Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Alozaina Municipal Pool
Replies: 1
Views: 356

Alozaina Municipal Pool

Would anyone happen to know if the public swimming pool is open to the public yet!!!! and also what the opening hours are????

Would be grateful if anyone could tell me.

Many thanks.
by alicia
Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Doing Up a House
Replies: 13
Views: 2512

Re: Doing Up a House

Hi Thanks for all the posts and advice. Initially I did think that maybe I had made a mistake with regard to the house only being 50m squared but having read a lot of the posts I now feel quite inspired. The info with regard to the licences as well was very helpful. All in all thank you everyone. I´...
by alicia
Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Doing Up a House
Replies: 13
Views: 2512

Re: Doing Up a House

Hi Thanks for all the advice. It is really helpful in making decisions. The house is in Andalucia about fifty kilometres from Coin. The info in respect of spiral staircase very helpful. I was only thinking of spiral staircase as I thought it would maximise space and perhaps light as well. Basically ...
by alicia
Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Doing Up a House
Replies: 13
Views: 2512

Doing Up a House

Hi Bought a small shell of a house with intention of making it into small home. Small being the operative word as it is very very small. Would it be very difficult to do it myself do you think. In UK I used to do DIY jobs all the time albeit nothing like fully wiring and plumbing a house. Also would...
by alicia
Tue May 03, 2011 12:29 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Bought A New Satellite Box
Replies: 19
Views: 2662

Re: Bought A New Satellite Box

Hi Was going to take Sat Box back to Alcampo and then realised Monday was Bank Holiday. So persevered all day and finally tuned into Astra Satellite - seemed I hadnt changed a dialogue box to ask Satellte to do an exhaustive search and also put in transponder number (how would you know to do that!!!...