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The Importance of Water to Jobs

May 31, 2019  |  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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Over or Under – How Do You Like Your TP?

May 03, 2019  |  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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Pressure Assist vs Gravity Toilets

Apr 05, 2019  |  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

Jan 11, 2019  |  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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Functions of a Sump Pump

Nov 30, 2018  |  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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Recent Bathtub History

Nov 16, 2018  |  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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The Effects of Hard Water

Sep 21, 2018  |  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

Aug 10, 2018  |  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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Thomas Crapper’s Impact on the Modern Toilet

Jun 29, 2018  |  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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Artistic Plumbing

Jun 01, 2018  |  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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