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by spanish_lad
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Locksmith
Replies: 9
Views: 335

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: 287

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: 5
Views: 114

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: 7
Views: 172

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: 123

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: 7
Views: 172

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 ca...
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: 445

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: 611

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...
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: 445

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...
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: 287

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: 13
Views: 206

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 "...
by spanish_lad
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Is Wheel Clamping allowed ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1079

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?
by spanish_lad
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Kicking Endesa Into Touch
Replies: 8
Views: 991

Re: Kicking Endesa Into Touch

In our first house, we registered on the endesa APP, and paid all the bills that came to the house by visa card. We had a notification saying there was a bill, logged in, and paid it.. easy really, its a shame it cant be like that for everyone.
by spanish_lad
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: ITV Documents
Replies: 49
Views: 8459

Re: ITV Documents

I booked one last night (28/01), in Mijas, for monday morning, (03/02) .. I was quite surprised.
by spanish_lad
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Buying a rural property - are any legal??
Replies: 70
Views: 17531

Re: Buying a rural property - are any legal??

so a 4 man year tank used by two people in a household will require emptying every two years Davexf Indeed Dave, under "normal" circumstances... when we moved into our first campo house, we had to have the thing emptied about 3 months after. the landlord refused to pay, even tho we had on...
by spanish_lad
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Long Term Car Parking at Malaga Airport
Replies: 21
Views: 2434

Re: Long Term Car Parking at Malaga Airport

katy wrote: ...stood outside the terminal for over an hour...


:shock: :shock: jeez, and i thought our normal "the car will be there in less than 10 minutes" was pretty slow !!! :wtf: :wtf:
by spanish_lad
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Fridge/Freezer wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: Fridge/Freezer wanted

carrefour sell online, and deliver for free also.
by spanish_lad
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Long Term Car Parking at Malaga Airport
Replies: 21
Views: 2434

Re: Long Term Car Parking at Malaga Airport

I haven't flown for over twenty-five years so no need for airport parking but the one thing that would concern me about leaving my car with a car collection service is seeing boy-racers careering around the airport in what are obviously customers' cars and going through the tunnel well in excess of...
by spanish_lad
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Repsol bombona delivery
Replies: 5
Views: 770

Re: Repsol bombona delivery

the bp currently charges €13,50 - i´ve found that the repsol in front of the airport is selling propano at €11,71 !! cheapest i´ve ever seen.
by spanish_lad
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: itv Hub - Won't update or open
Replies: 17
Views: 929

Re: itv Hub - Won't update or open

and if not you can just delete the app, then go to aptoide to install the latest version.

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