Monthly Archives: December 2009

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...

Plumbing emergencies during the Christmas season

Today's post is on behalf of all our team, we wish you Peace, Happiness and Family togetherness during the festive season. Spend as much time as you can with the ones you love and the ones who love you. May 2010 be your Best Year Ever. During the festive season, if  you need help with a plumbing emergency, Just call!

I can’t turn my water meter off!

If you have a plumbing emergency, or you have water running all over your house, or a split tap washer, or burst water heater and  your water meter won't turn off, you may be in trouble! If your meter tap has a tee-head on it, turn it off in a clockwise direction as firmly as you can. Firmly; don't overdo it. If your...

HELP! I’ve got a burst pipe in my bathroom!

This post is relevant to a Randwick plumbing emergency that happened yesterday. We had an SOS from a long term client "Joan". You could hear the panic in her voice. "Come quickly, we have a burst water pipe under our vanity basin and we can't turn the water off" screamed Joan. "Is your floor waste drain clear?" we asked. "Yes" Joan replied!...

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...

Stylish French @ Reims and Beaune Hotel

Sydney builder Steve Miller and his wife Carmel were on a working holiday in France and visited this beautiful hotel. If  you think your kitchen sink tap  or mixer tap needs replacing or  the gooseneck spout  over your tubs is old, then check out this "Gooseneck" spout that made up the plumbing in the hotel kitchen sink. Steve says it's...