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Forum: Portugal
Yesterday, 7:07 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 149
Posted By liveaboard

Re: EDP smart meters

Possibly you have a dual rate, and the number that didn't move is the night rate.
The numbers are a real pain to read, flashing for 2 seconds and then changing value.
Forum: Portugal
Nov 19th 2020, 8:35 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By liveaboard

Re: Clio 2006 Initiale.......To register in Portugal or not ''

Riv just wrote he does NOT intend to become a Portuguese resident; nor has he suggested any desire to keep the car with a UK plate in Portugal, which would be a losing propisition.

The question is...
Forum: Portugal
Nov 17th 2020, 10:49 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,625
Posted By liveaboard

Re: solar panels?

They installed a new meter at our place recently; I don't know what 'smart' means, but it's a meter that can be read remotely so they won't need to come to the house.
The installation guy told me it...
Forum: Portugal
Nov 16th 2020, 6:21 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By liveaboard

Re: moving an object from Germany

A company called DB Shenker was recommended to me, they quoted me a good price but not sure if they'll carry my machine.

BP-sped quoted a higher price but I decided to go with them as they use...
Forum: Portugal
Nov 16th 2020, 6:08 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,625
Posted By liveaboard

Re: solar panels?

They're investing in a lot of solar, but that isn't reducing the costs I'm afraid.
Huge installations going in are on contracts signed years ago, specifying high, outdated feed in tariffs.
While...
Forum: Portugal
Nov 16th 2020, 2:34 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By liveaboard

Re: Clio 2006 Initiale.......To register in Portugal or not ''

I've bought 2 second hand cars in Portugal, but I don't know what I can add you don't already know.

Mechanical parts have become much better in the last couple of decades, the most important...
Forum: Portugal
Nov 16th 2020, 11:37 am
Replies: 17
Views: 758
Posted By liveaboard

Re: getting my wine collection to Portugal

So send 4 cases with them, then another 4 a week later.
Or send 4 with them, 4 with Direct transport, 4 with algarvefreight, 4 with trans-Portugal...
Forum: Portugal
Nov 16th 2020, 11:29 am
Replies: 34
Views: 1,625
Posted By liveaboard

Re: solar panels?

You shouldn't bank on that reversible meter; EDP has a policy to swap them all out for 'smart' meters, and it's likely they'll be along to do that one day soon.

If you use a lot of power at slow...
Forum: Portugal
Nov 14th 2020, 11:24 am
Replies: 34
Views: 1,625
Posted By liveaboard

Re: solar panels?

That's interesting; I was told EDP wouldn't let inverters connect to their system unless their own installer did the work and they sold you the gear.

They give a discount on your power tarrif, but...
Forum: Portugal
Nov 13th 2020, 12:25 am
Replies: 34
Views: 1,625
Posted By liveaboard

Re: solar panels?

Batteries aren't practical if you have grid connection. They cost more than the power they will ever store.

Yes, there is no feed in tarrif; you give it free and then they charge you when you draw...
Forum: Portugal
Nov 11th 2020, 5:29 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,625
Posted By liveaboard

Re: solar panels?

Contact EDP, they have a sales team for this.
They install and wire it up for surprisingly little money. They'll also give you a simulation stating what you'll supposedly save on your energy bill....
Forum: Portugal
Nov 11th 2020, 8:58 am
Replies: 17
Views: 758
Posted By liveaboard

Re: getting my wine collection to Portugal

I would pack everything in crates, strap them to pallets, and get them moved before the end of the year.

Maybe there will be a practical way after that, but I doubt it.

Brexit is a real thing....
Forum: Portugal
Nov 8th 2020, 9:52 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By liveaboard

Re: Cost of new roof/floor

I thought we were talking about a rebuild with new floor and roof; if you can go on top with a tube of sealant, then you'll do the job for 5-100 euros [depends on how many tubes you need]
Forum: Portugal
Nov 8th 2020, 2:40 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By liveaboard

Re: Physiotherapy in Portugal

Work is thin here in Portugal, and medical people are poorly paid.
Not that you can't do it; but it won't be very comfortable living from the wage you'll earn.
Presuming you can find work in your...
Forum: Portugal
Nov 8th 2020, 2:31 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By liveaboard

Re: Cost of new roof/floor

50,000 to 100,000 euros.

If it has a habitation license AND you don't make any structural changes or change the positions or sizes of doors / windows you don't need to do any paperwork.
A new...
Forum: Portugal
Nov 3rd 2020, 9:15 am
Replies: 57
Views: 3,341
Posted By liveaboard

Re: Portuguese properties

Where I am we have a lot of Germans; followed by Lisbonites moving to the country or buying second homes for investment or personal use.
Lisbon is less than 3 hours from here, making weekending...
Forum: Portugal
Nov 1st 2020, 10:36 am
Replies: 83
Views: 3,674
Posted By liveaboard

Re: December Lock-Down

The premise is that bons would register as an EU citizen before Dec. 31, but Mr. Bons would arrive next year; no longer an EU citizen.

Anyway, the fact that the incoming [non EU] emigrant's income...
Forum: Portugal
Nov 1st 2020, 12:11 am
Replies: 15
Views: 825
Posted By liveaboard

Re: Sky tv

I just checked; I'm not receiving subtitles.
Forum: Portugal
Oct 31st 2020, 6:11 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 825
Posted By liveaboard

Re: Sky tv

I don't think you can get subtitles on the 907 sat; there is no program guide either, but I programed my box to get that over the internet automatically.
Does anyone get subtitles on the 907 feed?
Forum: Portugal
Oct 31st 2020, 2:39 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 3,674
Posted By liveaboard

Re: December Lock-Down

If you bring someone in on a family visa, the resident person has to be able to show sufficient income to support the new émigré; his/her income is not taken into account.

That's just one hurdle I...
Forum: Portugal
Oct 29th 2020, 8:23 am
Replies: 15
Views: 825
Posted By liveaboard

Re: Sky tv

I have a 2 meter dish, and when the new tight beam astra satellite was placed is service some years ago, my signal went to zero.
Unless things have changed [a lot] then the answer is no, you can't...
Forum: Portugal
Oct 23rd 2020, 12:23 am
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By liveaboard

Re: On the Cards to Close Restaurants ? Museums ?

Daily infections are more than double the April peak; hospitalizations have just passed the April peak too, following 2 weeks behind new infections.
2 weeks from now, the hospitals are likely to...
Forum: Portugal
Oct 21st 2020, 10:52 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 946
Posted By liveaboard

Re: Car Inspection Failure

If you need to take a low value older car to the dealer for service, it won't be long before the charges overtake the value of the vehicle.

Sorry for your loss; on the bright side, you get to go...
Forum: Portugal
Oct 19th 2020, 6:10 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,179
Posted By liveaboard

Re: COVID protection

There may be false positives [or just positives of asymptomatic patients]; but the hospitalization rate is driven by people being seriously sick, and those numbers are reliable.
Hospitalization for...
Forum: Portugal
Oct 19th 2020, 11:10 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,179
Posted By liveaboard

Re: COVID protection

There seem to be 2 realities with no room between them;
It's a deadly virus that will kill untold numbers unless we all hunker down.
OR
It's a heap of hype, just a severe flu that kills a few more...
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