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by Gambrinus
Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Hi-fi techie required
Replies: 9
Views: 1626

Re: Hi-fi techie required

If you are going to invest in the sound system, I would suggest you have a look at Sonos. The system will give you full control of the ambient music in your house from your iPhone or tablet and you can cross-link it to any media source (iPod, TV, DVD). As it is a modulated system, you can expand it ...
by Gambrinus
Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: no longer updated - Tolls on the A22
Replies: 358
Views: 44565

Re: Tolls on the A22

Traffic increase from Portimão to Lagoa was already noticeable this morning at 08.15h.
by Gambrinus
Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: no longer updated - Tolls on the A22
Replies: 358
Views: 44565

Re: Tolls on the A22

Toll charges at each gateway: http://economico.sapo.pt/public/uploads/articles/varios/portagemscutalgarve.jpg Source: Diário Económico Normal cars are all class 1, class 2 is for jeeps and vans with >1.10m height from the axle, class 3 is for vehicles with 3 axles (excl. class 1 vehicles with a trai...
by Gambrinus
Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: WATER AGAIN
Replies: 33
Views: 4929

Re: WATER AGAIN

The issue I have with the water system is the scaling of the consumption. Basically, the meter readings need to be accurate and regular to avoid a massive inflation of the water bill. This is an example of the price difference on a 200m3 consumption if the readings is not done correctly: Water price...
by Gambrinus
Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:48 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: German language channels on PT's meo package
Replies: 2
Views: 644

Re: German language channels on PT's meo package

If I am not mistaken, there is one lonely channel up in the high numbers somewhere, but it is not interesting enough to be considered when offering the service to clients.
by Gambrinus
Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:38 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: The Amarok Way
Replies: 3
Views: 1047

Re: The Amarok Way

Drove round the test track yesterday and I have to say, taking your feet off the pedals when facing the pavement at a 45º downward angle is really a leap of faith. However, it does what it says on the tin - put it in low gear first, point the car where you want it to go and the car does the rest.
by Gambrinus
Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: coffee confusion
Replies: 1
Views: 737

Re: coffee confusion

They are missing a few types (cafe curto, cafe duplo, bica cheia), but it is a good start :lol:
by Gambrinus
Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Martins Kulinarium
Replies: 12
Views: 3792

Re: Martins Kulinarium

Martin's Kulinarium: 962741323
by Gambrinus
Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: How far from Rocha Brava?
Replies: 4
Views: 1051

Re: How far from Rocha Brava?

Or take the 'Noddy Train' from the RB reception . . . Every half hour I think. The train runs a round trip with no stops nowadays. The local cabbies were none too pleased when it had stops set up along the route, so they petitioned to shut it down. There is a regular bus service during the daytime ...
by Gambrinus
Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:25 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: no longer updated - Tolls on the A22
Replies: 358
Views: 44565

Re: Tolls on the A22

06.04.2011
A22 tolls have been suspended by the interim Government until further notice.
by Gambrinus
Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Sewer system and fossas
Replies: 11
Views: 1445

Re: Sewer system and fossas

Incidentally, you also have to pay the connection fee to the camera which if I am not mistaken is 0.3% of what the property is valued at for tax purposes (Valor Patrimonial). This would be the base charge for the connection if it were a new build and although it is an absolute rip off for properties...
by Gambrinus
Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: German forum - Deutsches Forum
Topic: Autobahngebühr A22
Replies: 1
Views: 1135

Re: Autobahngebühr A22

Lebensversicherungsbeitrag ist gut und schön, aber die 125 wird trotzdem zum grössten Parkplatz Europas im August. Wer dann mal eben schnell irgendwo hin will, kann sich an jedem Knotenpunkt auf Unfälle und Stau freuen. Entweder schalten sie im Juli und August das System aus und lassen alle frei fah...
by Gambrinus
Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: "recibos verdes"
Replies: 6
Views: 1212

Re: "recibos verdes"

A lot of people are scratching their heads at the system the govt has set up for green reciepts. Given that not every person has access to an internet connection or even ability to use a PC, forcing the green reciept system "online" makes you wonder what kind of geniuses are currently responsible fo...
by Gambrinus
Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:40 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Sewer system and fossas
Replies: 11
Views: 1445

Re: Sewer system and fossas

laserblazer wrote:Gambrinus what with your job and being a mod, you must love dealing with sh!te. :)
One man's shite is the next man's paycheck - just ask the guys driving the fossa trucks. :wink:
by Gambrinus
Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:50 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Sewer system and fossas
Replies: 11
Views: 1445

Re: Sewer system and fossas

Having recently done this for several properties in Vale da Lapa which were all built to spec for a mains connection once it became available, I can confirm tha the costs varied between 400€ and 1900€, the latter due to a miscalculation in the level of the system in relation with the road forcing th...