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Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Dan Robinson, 10 Nov 2015.

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  1. Dan Robinson

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    • Don't cast aspersions on the tradesman
    • Don't generalise
    • Don't try and appear to know it all. We can smell Google Warriors a mile off
    • Say please and thanks
    • Give us specific information about the system you are having problems with. If in doubt look at past threads.
    • Don't think your problem is unique or never been answered here. It has you just haven't looked hard enough.
    • Don't assume you know the nature and situation of the professional poster.
    • Be careful of advice given by Google Warriors. Not many professionals give jip to other professionals here. If a poster is taken the micky out of, and they have more than a couple of hundred posts to their name, then they're probably muppets.
    • Beware of mods posting advice. Certain ones are clueless but hide behind their ability to delete posts.
    • A sarcy answer does not imply grumpiness. Maybe weariness at the same question being asked AGAIN. Or perhaps you've brought a sob story with you. We're not heartless. But, we've heard it before.
    • Pictures are usually better than your description.
    • Many of us are well educated. Quite possibly more so than you. Assume nothing.
    • We reserve the right to take the pish. This forum costs you nothing. It costs us time and our training costs A LOT of money.
    Now proceed to ask away. Once you have HAD A PROPER search of old posts and the FAQ.
     
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  3. maybe this should be made a sticky?
     
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    Good post Dan
     
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    Dan, which is the best boiler that I can fit?...:D
     
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  6. Dan Robinson

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    You sir can install what you like. I can heartily recommend any of the Intergas range. I can even get my mum to write you a letter about poor working pressure of your are stuck :D
     
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    Yeah but I did an internet search and they say that the raven heat is better than the intergas and I'd be fine with the 15mm gas supply and a magnetic filter will clean all the sludge out....:D
     
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    Only if you use x900 and pray to the boiler pixies.

    Ravenheap are fine, only if you install the built in clock at right angles.
     
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    Pah, you guys know nuffink.. I did an internet search and they said Fairy Liquid is ok and if I fit the boiler 300mm above the hob, I can recover the heat from the hob when I boil my socks..:whistle:
     
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    I assume [sic] you think I'm a middle class toff?
     
  12. can we add, don't accuse us of all being rip off merchants and then in the next breath ask us for free advice.
     
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    Now there's an oxymoron if ever I saw one.


    My previous post has everything to do with the price of fish.

    You also went on about tories, being a labour voter (which party introduced tuition fees? And which party flecked up the economy good and proper... Again?) and then had the front to say the TF1 was a decent product :LOL:.
     
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    Yeah, TF1 being good, I just love these internet experts. Is it true you get a free bucket with each one now?
     
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    Dan, that first post is a load of patronizing *******s!

    Get rid of the points you have been advised to get rid of, otherwise peple will take it for what ti is - patronizing *******s that shows why so many people ask a simple question here then feck off because of all the patronizing or offensive answers.
     
  16. I agree that some posters need a telling off now and then but a bit like dating, they should be f****ed on the second date. I do feel sorry for the genuine posters who don't know the ins and outs of a duck's @RSE, asking a genuine question, then getting abused. In fact, I stopped visiting the forum for a couple of years because of a certain 'professional' who just abused everyone (he has since left - I think).
    As a 'professional' I have to earn respect. It works both ways.
     
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    Is patronising your word of the day?


    How do you know I wasn't just being condescending? :p
     
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