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by mcmuller
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Delivery carrier for Amazon
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: Delivery carrier for Amazon

...Amazon uses multiple carriers here, depending if it's Express/Normal and where it comes from. You should always put your mobile telephone number on the order - the streetnames and numbers are not enough.
Your question answered: It can be (April 2018) SEUR, MRW or UPS.
by mcmuller
Wed May 10, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Weather Station
Replies: 9
Views: 3230

Re: Weather Station

https://www.wunderground.com/personal-w ... =IFAROFAR4

...its this one at the school of Carvoeiro
by mcmuller
Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Maid's sick pay?
Replies: 10
Views: 3390

Re: Maid's sick pay?

It all seems a rather complicated system with no set rules
...it's as easy as: Have the maid properly registered & pay social security & benefit from social system OR let the maid be "self-employed" & risk fiscal fraud & possible claims in case of accident (her|paying guests|...)
by mcmuller
Sat Jul 11, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Solar panel schemes ?
Replies: 31
Views: 10344

Re: Solar panel schemes ?

@shaz1967: regarding buisness models, there are certain restrictions to make shure it remains personal/private production, bonded to a consumer. EDP is publicing their own solar-systems quite aggressivly: They even had a promo-truck (one out of 20) in carvoeiro-square last week! EDP offers an all-in...
by mcmuller
Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Solar panel schemes ?
Replies: 31
Views: 10344

Re: Solar panel schemes ?

@macccasa: the 11Kw plant shown is on-grid since 2012. Payback per kWh is 21ct, for 15 Years. After that, consumation price equals selling price. EDP-payback was around 4000,-€ a Year, more than double the amount of energy consumed in the attached villa. By the way, it's not an EDP-Installation! EDP...
by mcmuller
Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Solar panel schemes ?
Replies: 31
Views: 10344

Re: Solar panel schemes ?

There are incentive schemes for photovoltaic systems in Portugal. Look at https://energia.edp.pt/particulares/servicos/solar-energy.aspx for example. Or, as we did, google for "aljezur solar" - and at first hit you will find all info you need. There also was a promotion-truck from edp on the carvoei...
by mcmuller
Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Solar water heating
Replies: 21
Views: 4094

Re: Solar water heating

@alf1956: we just added a 3-way-thermostat, as recommended in the shop, connected hot and cold water and the power-supply for the electric backup-up heater. Only thing: the 300l deposit is very heavy and not easy to handle.
by mcmuller
Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Solar water heating
Replies: 21
Views: 4094

Re: Solar water heating

got this one last November to exchange my 20-year-old system, and it's with electric backup:

http://www.leroymerlin.pt/Site/Produtos ... 20156.aspx
by mcmuller
Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Broadband speeds
Replies: 20
Views: 4583

Re: Broadband speeds

Just did a speedtest.net on cabovisão with the following result:
http://www.speedtest.net/result/2776966395.png
...I'm 2km West of CVO center.
by mcmuller
Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Broadband speeds
Replies: 20
Views: 4583

Re: Broadband speeds

DOCSIS is experimental??? It is the protocol used for many years in cablemodems. Portugals Cabovisão is now on DOCSIS 2.x and down here (yes, in CVO...) on DOCSIS 3.0 . They have a Fibreoptic Backbone all over the country and serve certain regions (yes, CVO too!). Just look at their website - or at ...
by mcmuller
Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Broadband speeds
Replies: 20
Views: 4583

Re: Broadband speeds

look at http://www.cabovisao.pt - its 100% 360Mbit/s . I use 30Mbit, but could easily upgrade, if I would need that speed....They offer 30, 100, 200 and 360 Mbit/s .
For a deeper view on the technique they use visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DOCSIS
by mcmuller
Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Broadband speeds
Replies: 20
Views: 4583

Re: Broadband speeds

...on Rua do Barranco you can get up to 360Mbit downstream / 15Mbit upstream from www.cabovisao.pt - at reliable speed. They run a shop in Portimão, where you can order TV/Net/Telephone-packages. I use it for about three years now - no complains.
by mcmuller
Fri Nov 06, 2009 5:29 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: meo tv
Replies: 3
Views: 711

Re: meo tv

Do they already have fibre-to-the-home in Carvoeiro? And when yes, where (east,west,..)?
by mcmuller
Sat Jul 11, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: Carvoeiro Clube
Topic: CC ownership poll
Replies: 3
Views: 18599

Re: CC ownership poll

There are a lot of properties (the majority) up there in Carvoeiro Clube that are no longer managed by the original CC - Management. Do you ask for location or villa-management-relation?
by mcmuller
Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Property running cost comparison
Replies: 10
Views: 1110

Re: Property running cost comparison

watching your cost comparison i wonder if: you run pool and garden-irrigation pumps in UK? -> electricity you need to water your garden in the UK with the same amount of water? ->water costs is your UK house as poor isolated as a usual Portuguese one? -> gas I think comparing house-costs in differen...