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  1. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    In the downstairs bathroom there is a rather old light socket. I've replaced lights before, but there is an additional two wires that powers a ventilation fan. I'm a little confused because black and red indicates live, and blue neutral, and yet there are two black wires going into one connector...
  2. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    I'm wondering if anyone has any tips on how I can reduce my electricity costs. I live in Barcelona in a 45m2 flat, have a "potencia" of 3,3 kW and have a monthly bill of around 70 euro. I have air conditioning and heating but try not to use them that much. My air conditioning, fridge and washing...
  3. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello - Having benefited from Selectra to help us set up our original electricity contract with EDF, we are now advised by them that a good alternative would be to consider changing to a new provider - ekWateur, who it seems offer better terms and conditions. Does anyone have any experience...
  4. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Hi everyone, If anyone out there in Portugal could give an idea as to how much would I pay for: - Internet - T.V - Cellphone - Electricity - Water Really appreciate it, it's kind of hard to find online! thanks
  5. Life in Australia
    Dear all, Would you kindly share your experience and recommendation on electricity and gas provider in NSW? I've just moved here 2 weeks ago, currently staying at a friend's place and going to move to a studio apartment soon. Thank you, Zaki
  6. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi everyone, I am new in the forum and joined as my wife and I plan moving to Leymen in Alsace in the coming months. We found a house that we like a lot, settled on the price and are about to sign the compromis de vente. However, some days before signing it, we realised that there are some...
  7. Philippines Expat Forum
    Hi guys 1st of all im a new comer here and i would like to ask for an advise regarding home electrical wiring. Im not an expert but i want to learn im a computer engineer. I just recently moved to an old apartment near to my workplace and the problem with it is that it has a lot of wires hangs...
  8. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    I wonder if anyone can advise if average DEWA bills of 5000-7000AED per month are normal for 4 bed legacy villa in Jumeirah Park? The highest cost seems to be coming from electricity (2000-3000aed per month alone!) and it makes no sense if compared to our old Jumeirah Islands bills that were...
  9. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi, can anyone help us with a recommendation of a good Solar Electrical installer. We are looking for a full house system with generator back up. I hear prices have come down but need some cost certainty before agreeing a price for a house located between Gandia and Xativa. Thanks very much.
  10. Other Asia
    I had a property and sold in 2012. (rpgt had paid) this property was rented out up to the agreement ended in 2012 as well. I found that there is an electricity expense not settled by ex-tenant, which i had paid to tnb already. This expense is uncollected from the tenant anymore. (tenant...
  11. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hello Beautiful People, I am interested in understanding what people are paying for a 3-4 Bedroom Villa with approx 3K-4K sq ft of space? I will assume DEWA means AC, Electricity and Water, and also a minimalistic garden with just grass. No Pool. Please post your monthly bill data if...
  12. Other Asia
    While preparing for our move to the Kuala Lumpur area for an expat assignment, we were hit with a shocker, most of our electrical items (U.S.A. 120V 60Hz) are not compatible with the electricity in KL (230V-50hz). I have read that step down transformers may be used on some items, but not...
  13. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, I am new to this forum and looking for practical advice from Americans who have moved from the US to Australia. We are an American couple who will be relocating from Washington DC to Melbourne in December 2012. While we've traveled abroad before, we've never lived outside the U.S., so we...
  14. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hi, I am going to be relocating to Jo'berg in August from USA. I understand that there are two issues with taking a TV from the US. 1) Different electricity 2) Different signal type I have heard there are converters for both (power & television signal) Can only recommend websites on where...
  15. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi, I've just joined this forum and wonder if somebody can add to this: I had my contract electricity power increased to 5.75 kW and they came and fitted a new remote reading (GSM?) meter. I checked the reading when we left for a stay in UK and sure enough the correct reading appeared on our...
  16. Thailand Expat Forum for Expats Living in Thailand
    I was wondering, as I peruse through the many forum posts, why there are so few locations actually mentioned as destinations for farang? I hear about Bangkok, of course, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Pattaya, Phuket, Hua Hin, and some others, but, for the most part, not much else. So, may I ask...
  17. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Just to cheer you all up ... El Gobierno aprueba la mayor subida del recibo de la luz en 28 años · ELPAÍS.com
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