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by SatCure
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: ANYBODY IN HERAKLION?
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Re: ANYBODY IN HERAKLION?

I thought that there were quite a few expats in and around Iraklio so I'm surprised that nobody has replied.
Unfortunately, most of the people whom I know are west of Rethymno.
by SatCure
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Homeless in Hania
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: Homeless in Hania

I think there is an (possibly more than one) organisation that takes food out to the villages for people who are struggling but I don't have any details. The "Social Supermarket" (based in Vrises Town Hall) does this in Apokoronas district. Also there were a few cafés in Crete that ran a ...
by SatCure
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: oil fired heating
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Re: oil fired heating

mythos master wrote:due to lovely autumn weather haven't used heating since, so will wait and see

We test ours every Autumn before the cold weather sets in. Otherwise, if you wait till everyone else has discovered their heating isn't working, you could wait weeks for a plumber.
by SatCure
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Wasps still around
Replies: 12
Views: 774

Re: Wasps still around

At dinner we set a separate plate on a corner of the table furthest from us (or on an adjacent surface) and place bones and unwanted gristle on it. The wasps prefer to swarm around that, rather than risking contact with humans. The only time I have been stung is while riding my little motorbike (twi...
by SatCure
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Key ring torch
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: Key ring torch

And what do you call it in Greek? I'm not aware of a specific word or phrase but "meea led lampa kleetheeoo" should do it* or "ena fakos meekros kleetheeoo" as all keyfob torches nowadays employ an LED anyway. As above, most Euro shops and supermarkets have them on display, incl...
by SatCure
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Internet Problems
Replies: 11
Views: 704

Re: Internet Problems

The router doesn't take much power so a <€100 UPS will keep it going for quite a long time if it is not powering anything else. A typical router takes about 1 Amp at 12 volts = 12 Watts. You can run it from a 12 volt alarm battery or from a car battery, with a suitable extension cable and plug. I m...
by SatCure
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Lightning damage
Replies: 10
Views: 703

Re: Lightning damage

Just a heads-up: more lightning is forecast for Monday Nov 13th and Thursday. It might not happen but I recommend unplugging phone line, aerial, satellite dish and sensitive equipment before you leave home, just in case.
by SatCure
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: oil fired heating
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Re: oil fired heating

First you need to determine whether the boiler is lighting. If it isn't, then there's your answer. If it is then check that the pump is working. (If you need to ask "how?" then I refer you to Warwick's answer.) Our boiler wouldn't light a few years ago. A quick check determined that the oi...
by SatCure
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Cost of Living
Replies: 18
Views: 1447

Re: Cost of Living

Kilkis wrote:I spend nothing on dental care, about €100 on haircuts and about €200 on prescriptions

Hmm, I spend nothing on haircuts or prescriptions but I just paid €50 for a tooth filling and €250 for a dental crown!
by SatCure
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: sky tv
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: sky tv

As it's relevant to this discussion, I have a reel of genuine WF100 copper/copper coaxial cable if anyone needs some. It has the lowest loss of all the standard "100" type cables. It's way better than the steel-cored stuff sold in Greece. It can make the difference between picture and no p...
by SatCure
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Lightning damage
Replies: 10
Views: 703

Re: Lightning damage

PS The image in Jeff's post above is not what he originally posted. I'm not sure why the original disappeared. Because Photobucket now charges a subscription. It's a pain because thousands of images across the Interweb have disappeared. The only way to make them reappear is for the original posters...
by SatCure
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: English speaking accountant
Replies: 7
Views: 474

Re: English speaking accountant

Mixos wrote:If you want to send me a PM I'll give you the details.

Out of interest, why won't you post basic details here? That way everyone can see it - even those who look for such info. in the future.
by SatCure
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: English speaking accountant
Replies: 7
Views: 474

Re: English speaking accountant in the Makry Gialos / Ierapetra area

If I were you, I wouldn't live there. :wink:

But, seriously, I'm sure there must be one, simply because accountants are generally well-educated and such an education usually includes English. (You might get more useful replies if you state your area in the original message title.)
by SatCure
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: mirroring to TV.
Replies: 20
Views: 762

Re: mirroring to TV.

Thanks, Warwick.

(Obviously the TV must have an HDMI input socket.)
by SatCure
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Lightning damage
Replies: 10
Views: 703

Lightning damage

Sat, Oct 28, 2017 The lightning season is here again. A friend unplugged his phone line during the recent storm. When the storm had passed (so he thought) he plugged the modem/router back in, briefly, to send an email. Ten seconds later there was a flash and a bang and his phone and broadband router...

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