DeWalt vs. Milwaukee

Nick B

DeWalt vs. Milwaukee.  Team Red or Team Yellow.  A debate as old as time (or at least as long as power tools have been around.)  Which brand is better?  Which brand is tougher?  Which brand could beat the other brand in a fight.  I'm sure you've at least seen this debate before and I want to …

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PSA: Pumpkin Guts Bad For Plumbing

Nick B

With Halloween around the corner there will be enough frights, don't let your plumbing become one too!  No Halloween is complete without a valiant attempt at the perfect jack-o-lantern.  If you are anything like me, that involves starting with some complicated design, creating some monstrosity t…

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Who’s This Bathroom For?

Nick B

When there's one bathroom for men and another for women the signs to tell you which is which should clearly tell you which is which, right?  Seems like a simple qualification for the bathroom sign to do literally the only thing it is made to do, but that is not always the case apparently.  Englis…

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Introducing Pick Up Stix: A Plumber’s Best Friend

Mark

Pick Up Stix are the back saving, germ fighting, toilet moving solution every plumber needs.  Stop grabbing the dirty toiler bowl and penguin walking it out of the home, Pick Up Sticks keep you clean and makes moving a toilet a breeze.  The spring-loaded handle is easy to use and stays fir…

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At 96, Texas Toilet Seat Artist Closes Shop

Nick B

Barney Smith is a man of many talents.  The master plumber turned artist and museum curator has spent the last 70 years building the Toilet Seat Art Museum from the ground up.  Unfortunately it's time for the for the "King of the Commode" to step down from his throne.     At 96 …

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I May Have Underestimated Iguanas…

Nick B

Some of you may remember a post I made a little while ago, Florida Man Dons Riot Gear to Pull an Iguana from Toilet.  In regard to how the iguana found its way into the toilet, I so confidently said that an iguana couldn't fit up the plumbing of a toilet and that it must have come in from an above …

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Mario Isn’t A Plumber?

Nick B

Everyone knows Mario, the portly but amazingly athletic plumber who has saved the Mushroom Kingdom countless times.  Even if you don't play video games you would be hard pressed to have never been exposed to him.  He's everywhere.  And love it or hate it, he's probably the world's most famous plu…

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8 Great DIY “Fixes”

Nick B

They are back and in greater numbers.  Yes, the head scratching "fixes" are still being found and until the human race stops overestimating its ability to do stuff they will continue to be made.  Misguided ingenuity is a defining characteristic of mankind and I for one am glad it is.  So once aga…

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Update: Kind Plumber Finds Love

Nick B

Some of you may remember a blog post a couple months ago about a Plumber's Small Gesture that Went Viral, but the story doesn't end there!  In case you need a reminder, Andy Sullivan of the UK plumbing company Leak Busters was working on the job when he noticed a sad looking, elderly lady across th…

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The Toilet Timer: Idea of the Year?

Nick B

Know someone who spends too much time in the bathroom?  Maybe a good friend who loses track of time while playing Angry Birds on the toilet.  (The kids are still playing Angry Birds aren't they?)  Well if that's the case then the Toilet Timer might be the product for you!  Motivated by his wife …

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Florida Man Dons Riot Gear to Pull an Iguana from Toilet

Nick B

David Adams had a problem.  This problem happened to be a large iguana who decided to hang out in his toilet.  First thing he did, maybe after taking a couple of pictures, was to call pest control. They cautioned Adams to protect his eyes from the iguana's spiny tail.  So he went to grab the onl…

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Meet the Plumbing Hacks – A Facebook Group for Plumbers

Nick B

“Plumbing Hacks and Plumbing Professionals Discussions” is a Facebook community of plumbers united by the trades.  Coming from the humble beginnings of a single post by founder Bryan Hammons on his personal profile, it has grown to a 16,000 member group with people looking to join daily.  The …

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