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Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 1:42pm
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Melaphil

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Just moved into our apt in Los Gallardos and we are having problems with fuses blowing..  We would like an electrician to come and check it out.  Could anyone recommend one?    Thanks in advance.........................ET

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Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 3:41pm

Melaphil wrote on Sat May 11, 2019 1:42pm:

Just moved into our apt in Los Gallardos and we are having problems with fuses blowing..  We would like an electrician to come and check it out.  Could anyone recommend one?    Thanks in advance.........................ET

You may not need an Electrucian - Spanish electric is different to UK and often the power can't take all appliances on at the same time.

When the fuse blows try turning off one appliance at a time and reset the fuse. This way you will know what caused the fuse to blow. It could be a faulty appliance or could be that your property electric rating is not high enough for what you need. However when you have an idea what it is you can decide if you need an electrician or need to upgrade your electricity with the electric company.

Sometimes a property is fine with two occupants but if there's four or more using the electric at once it could blow a fuse. So if you think there is a chance that more people will be using the electric at the same time then it may need upgrading.

Melaphil

Melaphil

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Sat May 11, 2019 5:20pm

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Location: Los Gallardos

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Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 5:20pm

Thanks for your reply - my husband thinks it is the earth trip that keeps going.  We just tried to run the washing machine - nothing else was on - and it tripped.  When this first started, we did as you suggest but found it really did not matter = had the same situation as we had with the washing machine today..  We are only 2 people and do not expect anyone else so we think we should have it looked at.  If you could recommend someone, let us know,  Thanks again...................ET

BobL

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Sun May 12, 2019 6:20am

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Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 6:20am

Hi,

Rob always Recommends Elliott Smith of Smiths Plumbing & Electrics as do others.

950 46 80 41

687 81 43 88

We have a brilliant chap called Domingo of Domingo Lasso in Puerto Lumbreras but a bit far away.

Don't forget to get the free monthly copy of The Almeria Focus Magazine and Directory. Brilliant for.info although no guarantees of those who list. Most Brit outlets and there is an online version.

Sending pm.

Best Wishes,

Bob and Sandra

Mojacar Playa & Puerto Lumbreras.

Melaphil

Melaphil

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Sun May 12, 2019 7:29am

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Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 7:29am

Thank you for both your replies.  You are a wealth of information and we certainly need it now!

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Sun May 12, 2019 8:32am

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Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 8:32am

Jo,

Hope we can steer you away from those we have found unprofessional.

Unfortunately our plumber/ electrician/ AC/ Solar is in Puerto Lumbreras 76km away although he will come down for large jobs. Our motor mechanic is also there.

Best wishes & hope it gets sorted. We had similar at Mojacar apartment but Domingo sorted it. If Mr. Smith not able to help then I am back at cottage tomorrow & can call.into Domingo.

Best wishes,

Bob

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Sun May 12, 2019 8:48pm

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Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 8:48pm

1. Get used to fuse-panel tripping in Spain. This is usually caused by using too many electrical items at the same time.

2. You may not need an electrician to look at the situation. Just try using less electrical items simultaneously.(Remember turn off your water boiler about an hour after it has been turned on as you'll have enough hot water for showers etc for the day).

3. If you need an electrician just look at the small ads in the local magazines or notice boards in shops.

Melaphil

Melaphil

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Mon May 13, 2019 7:37am

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Location: Los Gallardos

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Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 7:37am

We had an electrician out and think that there was a fault in one of the small lamps that came with us.  So far it's working well.....................Thanks for replying

The brief

Wed May 15, 2019 3:04pm

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Location: Los Gallardos

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Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 3:04pm

We've just upgraded our power in Los G.If it's under 5.75 wattage,you don't need any documents.Go to Endesa in Garrucha,nd tell them you want 5.5 to the house,and they will come to the house and do it for free.

Make sure you have sufficient trips for all the appliances.They will also fit them for you,if you get the trip switches.

They were great with us

Melaphil

Melaphil

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Wed May 15, 2019 3:29pm

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Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 3:29pm

Thank you - we will check it out.

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