Draining down my bulgarian house

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Postby troyan » Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:07 pm

if its a blue meter it should be OK they can withstand quite severe conditions.........if its orange or red these are designed for less harsh conditions.

as mememe said depends on multiple factors.


Postby Johnnjulie » Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:41 pm

Hi yeah def blue meter. My only worry is the drain valves I believe there's two down around the meter and these weren't opened. I'm taking it these hold the residual water in the house. Could someone advise if that's the case or what their function is. Thanks again.

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Postby troyan » Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:38 pm

they drain down the water in and between the meter and the house being usually the lowest point
if the rest of the system is drained down it gives the remaining water room to expand and worse case you will need a new meter which is not the end of the world


Postby FlagHostel » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:37 pm

my old neighbour in samokov was english - matt.

he had lived there for 8 years and no trouble.

as soon as he took his first holiday in 8 years, his house and garage full
of stock got turned over.


NO - you cannot trust anyone in villages.

my other neighbour, the other side of me, was nice to my face.
always smiled and waved.

then tries to smuggle a kilo of weed in a bag he gave me telling me it was
just a rolled up jumper to post onto his son in belfast


you cannot trust anyone in villages !

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Postby scot47 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:56 pm

"You cannot trust anyone" Not my experience. Take time to get to know people and you will find who you can trust.

I wonder why Flaggy ever left his house in England.


Postby FlagHostel » Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:14 am


yes samokov is a **** hole.
i agree with you.


when i bought there it did not matter to me it was a **** hole.
all that mattered was that it was near the rila mountains, only 45 mins bus ride from sofia - so easy access


it was near to the sapa hot bath as houses in sapa village are really expensive.

my plan on the school house i bought there was to run it as a hostel
1st april - 1 oct using my network in sofia & across europe to drag in guests

then oct - april run it as an english school giving the village free lessons but everyone else pays.

but i have sold my house now and my hostel network route to a hostel in sofia

i cannot be bothered to help a village if they are more interested in trying to **** me over than take advantage of me teaching them english for free

the whole village has lost out now i have sold the school house and left

it's bulgarian mentality all over BG
they would rather quick money today than look for a future for themselves or
their families

and if anyone knows anywhere in BG that is NOT like this, let me know and i will
move there and teach their village english for free

my neighbour who tried to smuggle drugs via me i was even going to teach
his sons for free too.

so i think it is not a case of everywhere i go i find trouble troyan.

its more a case of when you offer a village/someone free help, they take the p i s s

samokov is a **** hole.
there are a few good people there i know.
people who work in or run their own businesses

i even used to meet people at the sapa hot bath who were working in germany, scotland etc but just back to visit their families for a week.
they were all good people.
they had shifted their arse and made a better life for themselves instead of sitting
around in samokov moaning like losers

but thats the same all over BG troyan.
the good people, with any ounce of brain, have left.

BG is left full of losers

even the government are aware of the good people leaving and are worried
it is leaving a skill shortage for the whole country.

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Postby scot47 » Sun Oct 23, 2016 1:21 pm

If you hate the place so much why are you still around ?

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Postby troyan » Sun Oct 23, 2016 2:44 pm

your description is not my experience of BG, I think a lot of smart people are doing well in BG and have no intention of leaving

and some people have realised that the streets are not paved with gold in northwest Europe and are coming home, as the major cities become Islamic hellholes.

BG is in a good position to have a good future,fiscally sound with the second lowest debt to GDP in Europe great climate, great nature, low crime, affordable living standards.

rather than wait three deep at a bar to pay four quid a pint and nowhere to sit, I would rather relax in a nice street cafe sit down and be served by a nice waitress and pay a couple of lev........no comparison


Postby alfandalma » Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:04 pm

The water meter is fitted in a regulation depth concrete lined hole. At this depth the ground heat will stop the meter from freezing as long as either there is plenty of insulation dropped down the hole or a 75mm polystyrene lid is fitted with a waterproof cover. Most locals just drop poly bags filled with old clothes or bedding down the hole and this is sufficient, that is how my meter was protected for 8 years and the water was only turned off in the cellar.
The fee to have a meter changed is 15.60lev

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