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The Importance of Water to Jobs

Nov 23, 2017  |  By Brham Trim (Red Deer)  |  General Plumbing


Since the UN introduced World Water Day back in 1993, the event has been recognized every year with a different theme topical to the water situation worldwide. This year marks the event’s 24th birthday and was centred on ‘Water and Jobs,’ urging us to consider how water is integral to our very livelihoods.

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Thomas Crapper’s Impact on the Modern Toilet

Nov 09, 2017  |  By Brham Trim (Red Deer)  |  Toilets


It is a common misconception that Thomas Crapper, a historical plumber active in the 19th century, invented the modern flush toilet. In reality, the indoor flush toilet can be traced back hundreds of years earlier to...

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Pressure Assist vs Gravity Toilets

Sep 28, 2017  |  By Brham Trim (Red Deer)  |  Toilets


Perhaps surprisingly to some, choosing a new toilet brings with it several decisions to make, one of which is between going with a pressure-assist or a gravity toilet.

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A Funny Video for Friday

Jul 20, 2017  |  By Brham Trim (Red Deer)  |  General Plumbing


It’s Friday – you need a good laugh! Have you heard the one about the people who walked into a public toilet? When they walked out… Well, take a look!

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Recent Bathtub History

Jul 06, 2017  |  By Brham Trim (Red Deer)  |  Bathtubs


When was the last time you were able to bathe? If you’re like most Canadians, you probably had a bath or shower within the last 24 hours. This great convenience is largely due to modern plumbing systems which provide clean, safe water straight into our homes...

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Artistic Plumbing

Jun 22, 2017  |  By Brham Trim (Red Deer)  |  General Plumbing


Artists have many methods and sources of inspiration for their work, and often use a variety of mediums to achieve their vision. But, being plumbers here at Action Auger, whenever we come across pieces created with plumbing materials, we really sit up and take notice...

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Functions of a Sump Pump

Jun 08, 2017  |  By Brham Trim (Red Deer)  |  Sump Pumps


Some homes have sump pumps installed. These devices serve to push water away from the structure so as to protect it from water damage. The expelled water is usually pushed to a location where it won’t cause further harm such as a city’s storm sewer or a dry well...

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The Effects of Hard Water

Mar 30, 2017  |  By Brham Trim (Red Deer)  |  General Plumbing


Many have heard of 'hard water' before, but what is it? How does it affect us? Water, as it travels below the surface of the Earth, absorbs minerals by passing through rock formations. When it passes through limestone or chalk formations, it picks up calcium and magnesium particles...

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Curious Findings in Sewers Throughout the World

Feb 16, 2017  |  By Brham Trim (Red Deer)  |  General Plumbing


Some people flush things that maybe they shouldn’t down their toilets. Maybe you’ve even been guilty of it in the past yourself. But have you ever heard of some of the strange objects discovered in sewers around the world in the infographic below?

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Over or Under – How Do You Like Your TP?

Feb 02, 2017  |  By Brham Trim (Red Deer)  |  General Plumbing


Some people are very passionate about which side of the roll the loose end of their toilet paper hangs. Some prefer over the top, while others are adamant about it hanging from the back. EngineeringDegree.net decided to create an infographic on the subject back in 2011 which looks at both sides of the age old debate. Check it out below for some surprising facts and tidbits...

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