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Please is a word used in the English language to indicate politeness and respect while making a request. Derived from shortening the phrase "if you please" or "if it please(s) you", the term has taken on substantial nuance based on its intonation and the relationship between the persons between whom it is used. In much of the Western world, use of the word is considered proper etiquette, and parents and authority figures often imprint upon children the importance of saying "please" when asking for something from an early age, leading to the description of the term as "the magic word".

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  1. W

    What radiator size please?

    The recommended radiator size for my bathroom is 2500BTU. The rad. I have chosen is available in 2258 BTU and 2741 BTU. The smaller one will fit better but I would not want to compromise the heat output by choosing it just because it looks better in place. Bathroom size is 7' x10' x8' high with...
  2. HeatonDan

    Can you identify this toilet, please?

    Just moved house. Need to change the seat on this toilet, but after buying 3 (that did not fit), and spending around 6 hours trawling the web, I can't find a seat that matches the dimensions I need. I am stumped, and hoping one of you just recognises this by sight! Info / clues: Neither the...
  3. T

    Can you please identify a shower mixer ?

    The thermostatic cartridge in this shower has failed and I have no idea who the manufacturer is. It is in the shower room of an Arab Prince's London House and he is ranting that he want's a shower and it is stuck on Hot ! Any suggestions ?
  4. P

    Drainage advice please BOS/diversion

    Hi we had an agreement with Welsh water to divert some surface water pipes-also a BOS but not relevant. There is a small amount of water left in the drain invert for a few hours after rain. Is there a tolerance for water in bottom of pipe? I have already dug it all out once and re-levelled...
  5. J

    URGENT Advice please if possible

    Advice please, I have payed for a boiler to be fitted by a gas safe family member and he took an age to fit it, then came back a week later to fit the 28mm pipe required from the boiler to the meter, since then he has been fobbing me off about a sparky (his friend ) who needs to come and fit the...
  6. B

    New boiler in remodelled property - advice please

    At the start of COVID we started increasing the size of a small bungalow to create first floor. All electrics and plumbing removed. Electrics done with exception of connecting boiler. Mid COVID needed hot water so bought a pre plumbed Gledhill pressurised tank and connected not and cold pipes...
  7. T

    Anyone know what flush valve this is please?

    Got to change this flush valve!
  8. J

    Can someone please help/advise what we can do next

    I wondered if anyone could help. We have just had some panels installed however there is quite a large gap left at the top where the panel joins the roof to be filled. Is this normal? I was under the impression they should really go to the roof with a little silicone?
  9. D

    Plumber problems - need advice please

    Hi Everyone This is my first post here and I hope to hear from some of the experienced plumbers or anyone else in general that has had an issue with plumbing. In October 2018 a plumber came to install full central heating and a unventes cylinder which was zoned to two floors (Basement and...
  10. M

    4” osma fittings advice please?

    I’m doing some 4” soil and I’m having a debate about what can be done with these fittings. They’re both 45s. The double socket has a ring seal on it facing up and the spigot of the other 45 goes into it the bottom. The 2nd 45 is then glued on the spigot and socket. Is this acceptable?
  11. B

    Do my CH pipes look right? Getting frustrated now!

    Hi all, I've had F23 error on my Vaillant ecofit pure because of CH system. My rads are not heating up properly. I've replaced the 3 way mid position valve, and taken the head off the Grundfos UPS2 and cleaned out the impeller. I've run Sentinel x400 for 4 weeks now, prior to this I drained...
  12. S

    Gas boiler leak/advice please

    Hi all, looking for some advice please. So I've got a 25 year old Ideal classic NF40 boiler. We live in a naturally warm house so only have the heating and water on for an hour in the morning and an hour at night. The last week or so we've noticed it's stinking of gas on start up. Pilot light is...
  13. L

    Please help foul smell coming from boiler

    Hello I wonder if anybody can help me please , my boiler which is an old system with the tank etc , recently my heating stopped working so my neighbour done a quick fix for me as was going on holiday , sorted my connector out for me so I could get water as my heating was coming on when I was...
  14. G

    Are ActivFlo water conditioners any good please UK?

    Are ActivFlo water conditioners any good please UK?
  15. KDorn1

    Views on this please?

    This is my new Silicone Soap idea, 1 handed and 2 swipes!
  16. P

    Outdoor tap help please

    Hi all, I would appreciate some help - I have an outdoor tap that leaks around the spindle. However there isn’t anywhere to tighten it/take apart and renew PTFE tape. Decided on a new tap but it won’t line up correctly despite adding lots of PTFE. Any suggestions?! TIA
  17. P

    Pan connector advise please

    After some advise please. Currently in the process or replacing a toilet. I was hoping to use the existing pan connector as it seems completely seized in the soil pipe collar. I'm worried I'll break the collar if I try and twist thr connector too hard. The front seal on the existing pan...
  18. N

    Help a girl out!??? Please...

    Hi, I had a new radiator fitted today and whilst re filling the system the plumber said a big leak occurred from the boiler, he thinks from the plastic manifold? He said I am lucky this happened to him as it was obviously on the way out and could have happened anytime and flooded my garage...
  19. S

    Recommend adhesive for drain pipe please

    I know this is a bodge but the previously 'glued' repair has held for 12 years. This was originally installed by a large gas company when installing a new boiler, it is the condensate drain pipe which is connected via the elbow to the kitchen sink waste pipe (below floor): Yes, it was just...
  20. plumb_know

    UFH help please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    need to replace old john guest hard wired UFH room stat, spoke to manufacturer and there is not direct replacement available. we have put in a standard UFH dial stat but it is not working with the john guest wiring slave & slave programme. I am not very familar with the UFH wiring and nothing...