Yearly Archives: 2009

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...

Danger of Gas Room Heaters

Last weekend, a dear friend asked me to look at his gas room heater. We opened the heater to have a good look inside and it appeared that the motor had overheated and had started to melt the casing. It was a disaster waiting to happen! Fortunately there was a tradesman working next door who quickly came on the scene...

Never Underestimate The Power of Water an its Effects on Drainage

The awesome power of water and the damage  it can cause has been widely witnessed in the past month, not only throughout Sydney, but along the entire eastern coastline of Australia. These problems have been caused by freak weather patterns and the failure of man-made stormwater systems to cope with the sheer volume of stormwater. Large storms in South East Queensland have caused the largest...

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...

Vaporooter Guarantee

Blocked drains are a major problem - any way you look at it! Tree root invasion of sewer lines is a common cause of such blockages -- BUT, when left unattended, tree roots will cause major damage to your sewer pipes (which, as you might imagine, can be far more troublesome than just any old blockage and the resulting sewerage backflow). Replacing broken or collapsed sewer pipes...

What Happens When Tree Roots Grow In Sewer Pipes

The intrusion of tree roots in sewer pipes is probably the most destructive single element that faces those maintaining a sewer collection system today. Sewers are ageing expensive assets that only attract public attention when they fail. There are more than 35,000 kms of water and sewer pipes in Sydney and 60% of all collection systems are made up of...

Plumbing Apprenticeship – ‘Giving back to the Community’

At The Lone Drainer and Pronto we like "Giving Back" to the community because the Plumbing industry has been very good to me and my family. Every year around January we have anywhere between 5 and 20 boys (or their mothers) contact us looking for a plumbing apprenticeship. We have trained 9 apprentices in 20 years (plumbers apprenticeship is 4 years). In...

Symptoms of a Blocked Drain

As Easter approaches we make plans to get together with our family and friends, so there is constant use of kitchen and bathroom facilities. Make the holiday break memorable and keep an eye out for some of those vital symptoms that might indicate you have a slow or blocked drain rather than having to call an emergency plumber to rescue you...

Blocked Drain Fixed with The Electric Eel!

I was on crutches and had asked Bruno the plumber to attend a blocked drain at a well known food shop in Bondi. Bruno rang me to say that he couldn't get the electric eel out of the drain pipe and could I come and help?  My wife (who was 8 months pregnant at the time) drove me to the site...

Plumbing Industry ‘Food Safe’ Cleaners

Being a plumber, I am often asked how surfaces that need to be 'food safe' e.g. in cafes, restaurants and any establishments that prepare or manufacture food products or meals, should be kept clean. A colleague, Gavin Buckett, of The Gourmet Guardian is a food safety specialist and has this advice to offer. In the food industry, most people are aware that...

Plumbing Humour

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

Welcome To Sydney’s Premier Plumbing Services Blog!

Welcome to the Lone Drainer and Pronto's NEW Blog! We've now got our blog up and running and invite you to come back regularly to have a look at the modifications, changes and enhancements that have been made. However, we would also encourage you to come back for the jokes, funny stories and videos that we're going to be posting....