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In praise of PigletJohn

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Giraffeski Sat 29-Mar-14 16:45:13

I would just like to say,

I am in awe of your amazing general knowledge and would just like to say thank you for all the amazing advice you give on these boards.
I always think, PigletJohn will know the answer to this. And lo and behold, you always do!

So, thanksthanksthanksthanksthanks

cricketpitch Mon 26-May-14 21:14:33

Fluffy love that post. Spot on. Made me smile. smile. That is, of course, life!!

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 25-May-14 20:40:04

Mrs PigletJohn probably thinks you are all welcome to him at times wink

Sizzlesthedog Sun 25-May-14 20:20:02

I always read his posts. He is fab. How can someone be so knowledgable? He is wonderful. Mrs Pigletjohn is lucky.

legoqueen Sat 12-Apr-14 14:10:34

PigletJohn is legendary...

ContentedSidewinder Thu 10-Apr-14 09:30:14

I agree local people know local stuff. I always go off recommendations.

I also love PigletJohn and his sage advice.

thornrose Tue 08-Apr-14 22:38:13

Thanks, sorry, just really desperate for advice and have no-one to help in RL.

PigletJohn Tue 08-Apr-14 22:25:43

You need to post in Property & DIY, not Fanmail.

Ask around friends and neighbours for a trusted and experienced local plumber or small builder. Don't use yellow pages or internet advertising "recommendation" websites. Don't call a non-geographic phone number. Look for an established local business address that you can look at and is not an accomodation address. Check the postcode online to see how many companies use it.

A local firm will have seen hundreds of properties just like yours.

thornrose Tue 08-Apr-14 21:24:32

Oh dear I have a plumbing problem I'm hoping someone (ie PigletJohn) can help me with.

I have had a blocked toilet. I called out plumbers yesterday who spent 3 hours sorting it out finally using high pressure water jet.

They had major problems which they tried to explain to me but I didn't understand! It appears the toilet has been fitted badly (I'm ground floor of a Victorian conversion) They finally gave me a receipt saying that there are out of line joints and they cannot guarantee drains as they don't discharge into the manhole for the toilet.

My toilet is now blocked again, well, the waste is disappearing but the water level is too high.

I don't know what to do next, its already cost me £150 and I cant really afford anymore right now sad

InsertUsernameHere Sun 06-Apr-14 22:34:06

We looked at ground source heat pumps and our architect agreed with PJ. He reckoned they weren't really that green and only worth it if you have a free source of electric and live in a passiv house.

PigletJohn Sun 06-Apr-14 22:11:27

don't know

seems very expensive and I am suspicious of payback.

BoffinMum Sun 06-Apr-14 21:36:54

PJ, please can you share your opinions on ground heat pump and air pump technology? Are they cost effective to install and what problems do people often encounter?

Cuddlecouch Sun 06-Apr-14 08:51:36

He worked out our heating and water system when we moved house just from me describing the colour of the water tank. He is amazing. Love you PJ.

PigletJohn Sat 05-Apr-14 19:17:08

No, she thinks it eats up time.

hollyisalovelyname Sat 05-Apr-14 19:07:26

Is Ms./ Mrs. Piglet John a Mumsnetter too.

Rummikub Sat 05-Apr-14 18:24:12


Rummikub Sat 05-Apr-14 18:23:48

[Grin] oh ok then.

I do the filter on my washing machine. It's v obvious being at the front.

ErrolTheDragon Sat 05-Apr-14 17:05:04

'RTFM' - sound advice indeed! grin
Esp on dishwasher filters as exactly how you get them out depends on the type.

NaturalBaby Sat 05-Apr-14 17:04:24

<considers relocating to Hull>

PigletJohn Sat 05-Apr-14 16:59:06


Rummikub Sat 05-Apr-14 16:56:27

shock there are filters in the dishwasher! and you're supposed to clean them??

dontstopmenow Sat 05-Apr-14 16:50:26

I have lurked on many a thread where PigletJohn gives advice - its always fantastic and helps me lots and lots - great appreciation here!

Swannykazoo Thu 03-Apr-14 10:23:30

Good recommendation on a willow hedge here for me -ta!

MrsMarigold Thu 03-Apr-14 10:16:53

He helped me with my house alarm - so lovely. smile

SpacegirlRevisited Thu 03-Apr-14 10:09:25

I imagine Piglet John in a shirt and tie with a nicely pressed navy cotton drill boiler suit/overall over the top and a pencil behind one ear.

Bet he never does that teeth sucking in thing when pricing a job either.

Fabulous person.

ThePearShapedToad Thu 03-Apr-14 08:10:05

Hot water and an old toothbrush works on mine, just a case of doing them every month

Quite enjoyable now that I don't have a year's worth of scrambled egg stuck in them!

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