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Thomas Crapper’s Influence on Modern Plumbing

Jun 07, 2019  |  By Brham Trim (Lethbridge)  |  Toilets


Occasionally, the historical plumber Thomas Crapper is erroneously credited with the invention of the modern flush toilet. However, the flush toilet’s invention can actually be traced back to...

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Sump Pumps

May 24, 2019  |  By Brham Trim (Lethbridge)  |  Sump Pumps


In order to protect buildings from flood and other water damage, some basements have a device called a sump pump installed. As the name suggests, a sump pump directs water away from the structure to a place – like a dry well or a city’s storm sewers – where it won’t cause problems...

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Water and Jobs for World Water Day

May 10, 2019  |  By Brham Trim (Lethbridge)  |  General Plumbing


The UN’s 24th annual World Water Day was recognized yesterday, inviting us once again to reflect on just how lucky we are in Canada to have easy access to clean, safe water. World Water Day was begun in 1993 as an effort to draw attention to water-related issues around the world and how important safe water is to quality of life...

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Plumbing as Artistic Expression

Mar 01, 2019  |  By Brham Trim (Lethbridge)  |  General Plumbing


Different artists work in different methods and mediums to achieve their vision. As plumbers, we at Action Auger are always impressed when we see art or design projects that make interesting use out of plumbing materials...

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Pros and Cons of Gravity and Pressure Assist Toilets

Jan 04, 2019  |  By Brham Trim (Lethbridge)  |  Toilets


When the time comes to replace your toilet, you have a variety of options to choose from. One such choice is whether you want a gravity or pressure-assist toilet.

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Unconventional Sewer Surprises

Oct 26, 2018  |  By Brham Trim (Lethbridge)  |  General Plumbing


You might have heard of people flushing odd things down their toilets – or perhaps even tried it yourself – but the objects found in the sewers on this infographic below really take the cake! Please remember that we do not encourage you to flush anything besides human waste and toilet paper – you could cause expensive, damaging clogs if you’re not careful.

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Watch a Funny Video on Your Friday

Aug 31, 2018  |  By Brham Trim (Lethbridge)  |  General Plumbing


When you walk out of a public toilet, you probably expect to see about the same location you saw when you entered it. These people, on the other hand, might just be in for a surprise!

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Toilet Paper Preferences – Over or Under the Roll?

Jun 08, 2018  |  By Brham Trim (Lethbridge)  |  General Plumbing


Which way do you prefer your toilet paper to hang? Do you like it draped over the top of the roll, or hanging behind the back? While the debate may never truly die, EngineeringDegree.net entered the fray in 2011 with an infographic tackling the subject. Check below for some surprising facts!

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The Cause and Effects of Hard Water

May 25, 2018  |  By Brham Trim (Lethbridge)  |  General Plumbing


If you've ever heard the term 'hard water' before, you might have been confused as to what it actually means. Water is described as 'hard' when it contains a certain amount of calcium and magnesium minerals, which it picks up when flowing through limestone and chalk rock formations...

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Modern Bathtub Origins

Mar 30, 2018  |  By Brham Trim (Lethbridge)  |  Bathtubs


Most Canadians bathe regularly, even daily, thanks to bathtubs and showers built directly into our homes, and hot, clean water available on demand. But how did our modern bathtubs come to be?

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