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Inventor rolls out 100 years.

Milestones come and go. However, It shouldn’t pass without notice that January 23rd 2019 is the centenary of application No.9902/19 with the Commonwealth of Australia’s patent office of the “serving apparatus for toilet paper” also known as the toilet paper roll holder. The invention dispenses a product most of us use daily. Whether your favourite toilet roll is textured or...

Why this plumber makes a regular blood donation

Its a simple thing to give blood. It doesn't hurt at all! In fact it makes you feel really good.... and you get to help someone else. Who knows, I may get to help you or your loved ones. So what does that have to do with plumbing...... Well, only that all of your pipes need flushing from time to...

Why men spend so much time in the Loo!

Why men spend so much time in the loo is still a mystery to me! My Dad could disappear in there for what seemed like hours, he would emerge with the Herald under his arm and an understanding of what had been happening in the world. He took time to think! Meditation perhaps? My eldest son is just the same....

Welcome to Movember. Mens Health Month

Mens health is something very close to my heart. Having lost my dad in 2009 to prostate cancer at 73 is something that changed the way I look at my own health and health checks. Over this month Movember I plan to share the personal stories of plumbing colleagues, clients and work mates. They’re all just normal men who felt...

Get your pipes checked…. I did!

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...

Using a public toilet. Should I hover or cover the seat?

Here is a little fun on Friday! Have a great weekend, and wash your hands!

A place for inspiration and relief

In previous blog posts on urinals  and toilets, I showed you a field goal in a urinal that helped to reduce spillage, and also the infamous 'fly in the urinal' at Schiphol Airport. So once again, courtesy of Exponential Growth Strategist (http://www.ExponentialPrograms.com) Dr Marc Dussault (http://www.MarcDussault.com)  here is another photo, this time of  an unknown location in Amsterdam. This is just another...

The latest sewer notes and history of Venice

[caption id="attachment_1327" align="alignleft" width="373"] Mozarts neighbours get the drains cleared[/caption] More S - - T from Venice! The best part about this blog is sharing with so many people and getting your insights into my topic S - - T. Our knowledge of the sewers of the world grows. Basically, we all use our toilets regularly and if you are...

Something to aim for….a fly on the wall.

In a previous blog post  He aims, he shoots, he scores, I showed you a field goal in a urinal to reduce spillage. Some people were wondering what the original one at Schiphol Airport (http://www.schiphol.nl/) looks like... So once again, courtesy of Exponential Growth Strategist (http://www.ExponentialPrograms.com) Dr Marc Dussault (http://www.MarcDussault.com)  here is the infamous fly in the urinal at Schiphol Airport!  ...

What’s Your Poo Telling You? #2

 A friend and colleague, Dr Marc Dussault (http://www.MarcDussault.com), recently visited San Francisco and came across a great little bookstore... Little did he know it was Chronicle Books the publisher of the great little bestsellers "What's Your Poo Telling You?" and "What's My Pee Telling Me?"... I guess this is another example of how small the world really is. These books...

He aims, he shoots, he scores!

Today's blog post is from Exponential Growth Strategist (http://www.ExponentialPrograms.com) Dr Marc Dussault (http://www.MarcDussault.com) who tells me that Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam setup a test with a fly printed at the bottom of the men's urinals to 'reduce' spillage. From memory, the reduction was astonishing, 75+% reduction. The reason it seems is that given a target, men can actually aim quite...

Would you use this loo?

 I have just returned from Louisville Kentucky where I attended 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...

So you think you’re having a bad day?

Today's blog post is from Exponential Growth Strategist Dr Marc Dussault. (http://www.MarcDussault.com). 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...

Water or wine. Is there bacteria in water?

To my friends who enjoy a glass of wine... and those who don't, remember this during the festive season: As Ben Franklin said; "In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom,  in water there is bacteria." In a number of carefully controlled trials, scientists have demonstrated that if we drink 1 litre of water each day, at the end...

S_ _ T Happens. Short Guide to Comparative Religions

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...

What’s that smell? A pig of a gas leak

As licensed gasfitters,we have electronic equipment  that detects  gas leaks from all sorts of gas appliance, gas pipelines and gas meters, but this one  is unusual.... A big pig with flatulence sparked a "gas emergency" near the Victorian city of Bendigo last week when the smell wafting from a  120kg oinker sparked fears of a potentially dangerous gas leak. Two...

A Sign of the Times?

A Picture paints a thousand words. We really enjoyed these photos, and hope you will as well.... https://www.thelonedrainerandpronto.com.au  

Even Wizards need a Plumber

To be a plumber is to be a Wizard (ace, adept, champion, genius, hotshot, magician, mavin, sensation, star, superstar, virtuoso, whizz, wiz) This was taken from the Sydney Morning Herald on 26th August, 2009. SSSSSire CCCCertainly SSSSSounds like a job for The Lone Drainer and Pronto https://www.thelonedrainerandpronto.com.au/index.php

S_ _t Happens. The Most Functional English Word

Well, it's s_ _t . that's right, s_ _t! S_ _t may just be the most functional word in the English language. You can smoke s_ _t, buy s_ _t, sell s_ _t, lose s_ _t, find s_ _t, forget s_ _t, and tell others to eat s_ _t. Some people know their s_ _t, while others can't tell the...

Plumbing or Art?

Artist Clark Sorensen, the man who created the urinal/sculpture of former U.S. President George W Bush has many other wonderful plumbing creations which can be used as functioning wash basins and urinals. For examples of creative plumbing products and further information check out: http://www.clarkmade.com/ https://www.thelonedrainerandpronto.com.au/

George Bush Toilets

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 "Dubya", 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...

Use only Genuine Pipes! for Plumbing

Today's post is courtesy of  Dr Marc Dussault. Check him out at:  http://www.ExponentialPrograms.com/business/blog Piping Specifications Mr. Santa Singh is a brilliant engineer of College of Engineering Patiala and Mr. Banta Singh is his boss and a gold medalist of Jalandhar University. Both of them are serving for Punjab Pipes whose owner is Ms. Gurujit Kaur. In one of the tenders...

The History of Plumbing

Here's something the Romans did for us - they invented plumbing! [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oK0NRgbZVmA[/embed] 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...

Plumbing Humour

Today's post is courtesy of Dr Marc Dussault, who is Australia's #1 Exponential Growth Strategist. It's a hilarious YouTube video that he has posted on his Personal Mastery Blog. Click here to view the video. It's about a toilet-house built in South Korea; it shows what passion is all about - even when you're in the Toilet Industry! Marc calls...