Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing Humor’

Get your pipes checked…. I did!

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

November is Mens Health Month and my reminder came in the mail
“Its time to get your pipes checked again” said the friendly letter from my Colorectal surgeon.
It spelt out the process, the fasting, the preparation, the costs, the procedure on the day, what to expect afterwards, the discomfort but most of all…….. the benefit!
So on Sunday I began the preparation for a colonoscopy on Monday.
After a healthy and hearty breakfast on Sunday morning it was a time of fasting.
No food!
Then, from early afternoon into the evening I had to take not 1, not 2, but 3 doses of fairly unpleasant medicine that would clean my internal pipes so the surgeon could put his camera through them.
Now all this makes sense to a 54 year old male and father of 3 healthy and happy sons whose father, after being diagnosed with Prostate cancer passed away a few years ago.
So, I hear you ask, why is your plumber telling you this?
If your body is a temple and mine is and your home is your castle then it’s appropriate to get your pipes checked, especially if your castle has a history of problems or blockages in your sewer pipes
There are many parallels between a Colonoscopy and a Drainoscopy.

To get a Drainoscopy is easy!

We clear your pipes and then put a specialized drain camera through the pipes to find out what is actually going on in there.
Then we take the vision and put it on our YouTube channel with a description of what is going on in the pipes.
You can see it, you can share it, you can get a second opinion, you can evaluate the information and understand exactly what is going on underground or in your pipes.
Yes, it is a little uncomfortable.
But now I know that after Dr “L” has treated 2 areas of interest and checked my prostate, my pipes are in good condition.
I’ve seen the pictures.
And at the appropriate time, he will send me a reminder for my next Drainoscopy er Colonoscopy.

So to end on a high note watch this fun YouTube clip.

The Lone Drainer Rides West

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Shitbox RallyGood Luck to Henry Midgley and Ryan Spaccavento setting off for adventure tomorrow in the 2014 Perth-Darwin Shitbox Rally . Travel safely boys, have fun raising funds for the Cancer Council. If there are any plumbing emergencies or blocked drains out there, I guess the other drivers are going to come looking for you. :-)

Would you use this loo?

Sunday, March 28th, 2010


 I have just returned from Louisville Kentucky,to visit the 30th Annual  Pumper and Cleaner Environmental Expo. 

 This is one of the western world’s greatest collections of experts, gathering to talk about S _ _ T.

 How to clean it clear it, move it, store it, collect it and record it.

Over the next few weeks I will share with you some of the sights and sounds and people that made

Louisville 2010  the greatest plumbing expo so far this decade.

Please enjoy these images and come back to this blog page over the next few weeks to see Louisville KY through the eyes of  The Lone Drainer and Pronto.

In the meantime enjoy these images of a very unusual public toilet, 


I ask you, Would you use this Loo?


see thru loo houston

Now that you’ve seen the outside view,  take a look at the view from the inside out


 see thru loo inside out

It’s made entirely of one-way glass!

No one can see you from the outside, but when you are inside it’s like sitting in a clear glass box!

Could You….???       Now would you use this fun toilet?

So you think you’re having a bad day?

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

Today’s blog post is from Exponential Growth Strategist ( Dr Marc Dussault (

Some days when you think you are home free, there is a trap waiting for you.

Have you ever had a day like that?

Marc takes business growth very seriously, but insists we plumbers take time to have a laugh, even at our own expense.

Thanks for the medicine Dr! 


S_ _ T Happens. Short Guide to Comparative Religions

Saturday, December 26th, 2009


Every now and then, things come across my desk that I must share, and those of you who follow the Lone Drainer and Pronto blog know that S_ _T is, something that, well  it happens.


At Christmas, this is a tongue in cheek twist on “our subject”


Taoism                         S _ _ t happens

Buddhism                     If S _ _t happens, it’s not really S _ _t

Islam                           If S_ _t happens, it’s the will of Allah

Protestantism              S _ _t happens because you don’t work hard enough

Judaism                      Why does S _ _t always happen to us?

Hinduism                    This S_ _t happened before

Catholicism                 S _ _t happens because you’re bad

Hare Krishna              S _ _t happens rama rama

T.V Evangelism           Send more S _ _t

Atheism                       No S _ _t

Jehovah’s Witness      Knock knock, S_ _t happens

Hedonism                   There’s nothing like a good S _ _t happening

Christian Science        S _ _t happens in your mind

Agnosticism                Maybe S _ _t happens, maybe it doesn’t

Existentialism              What is S _ _t anyway?

Stoicism                     This S _ _t doesn’t bother me

Rastafarianism            Let’s smoke this S _ _t


S_ _t Happens. The Most Functional English Word

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

Well, it’s s_ _t . that’s right, s_ _t! S_ _t may just be the most functional word in the English language.

George Bush Toilets

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

The reign of US President George W Bush has come to an end, but as this piece of urinal art proves when it comes to “Dubbya”, many people will never grow tired of taking the piss….


The creator of this fantastic piece is a subscriber to “toilet humour”.      His bathroom creations are unbelievable, I will soon share with you some of his other works. 

and for all you plumbers, imagine clearing a blocked drain in the outlet of this urinal, be careful now!


“What Did The Romans Ever Do For Us?!”

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Here’s something the Romans did for us – they invented plumbing!

What Did the Romans Ever Do for Us?

by Adam Hart-Davis

Julius Caesar had a weekend native-bashing excursion to Britain in 55 BC. But I guess he didn’t enjoy the damp boarding houses with their fierce landladies, for he quickly went back to Rome, naturally claiming a great victory. Almost a hundred years later the emperor Claudius sent a powerful invading army, and the Romans then occupied Britain for the next 350 years. What did those Romans ever do for us? (more…)

Bruno And The Eel or “The Nature of The Beast”

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

I was on crutches and had asked Bruno the plumber to attend a Bondi blocked drain at a well known food shop.

Bruno rang to say he couldn’t get the electric eel out of the drain pipe, could I come and help?  My wife (8 months pregnant) delivered me to the site and I limped in and found Bruno with electric eel over an access drain and the eel cables stuck fast!

“What happened” I asked. Bruno said “The eel cables just kept going in, so I kept on putting them in”.

“How much cable is in that hole, Bruno”? I asked. ” About 45 feet” (15 metres) he replied!

“How far to the blocked toilet, Bruno”? I asked”  “About 10 feet” he replied!  I cringed!

Me on crutches and  Bruno tried to drag that electric eel out of that pipe. It wouldn’t budge!

Fortunately, the house behind the shop was vacant …. except for the “beast” that had been unleashed in the bathroom.

The extra 35 feet of eel had come out through the back of the toilet, done a complete circuit of the small bathroom, out the door and down the hallway towards the kitchen. The spinning action of the eel had allowed it to grab the old carpet hall runner in a “death roll”.

When we had tried to wrestle the eel from the pipe, the old carpet had got stuck fast!

Of course we salvaged the situation, had the carpet cleaned, replaced the loo and successfully cleared the blockage.

Some 12 years later when I have a coffee with Bruno (who now has his own very successful business) and we laugh about our daily plumbing lives, telling those gathered about the dangers of the electric eel, Bruno still blushes and says “David, it’s just The Nature of The Beast“!

Plumbing Tip: Dont keep putting your resources into a black hole!

Plumbing Humour

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

Today’s post is courtesy of Dr Marc Dussault, Australia’s #1 Exponential Growth Strategist. It’s a short YouTube video that he posted on his Personal Mastery Blog which I think is hilarious.

Click here to see what passion is all about – even when you’re in the Toilet Industry!

Marc calls this “antimimeticisomorphism” he even has a website devoted to this concept!

Stay tuned for more intriguing posts like this one – who said plumbing can’t be fun?!?!?!?