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Soft vs Hard Water

Apr 05, 2019  |  By Brham Trim (Edmonton)  |  General Plumbing


Have you ever heard the term 'hard water'? Do you know what it is and what causes it? How ‘hard’ water is can be measured by the amount of calcium and magnesium minerals present in it...

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The Toilet and Thomas Crapper

Feb 08, 2019  |  By Brham Trim (Edmonton)  |  Toilets


The historical plumber Thomas Crapper is occasionally credited with the invention of the flush toilet. However, this distinction actually belongs to...

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Pressure Assist or Gravity Toilets

Jan 11, 2019  |  By Brham Trim (Edmonton)  |  Toilets


Though it may seem like all toilets are more or less the same, there are actually many options to consider. One of those choices is between a pressure-assisted or gravity toilet.

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Strange Sewer Finds

Sep 07, 2018  |  By Brham Trim (Edmonton)  |  General Plumbing


Do you know anyone who has disposed of anything unusual in the toilet? Or perhaps you’ve done so yourself? Though this is obviously not something we would encourage (no, for real – you don’t want to seriously plug or damage your pipes!), we were baffled by some of the items on the following infographic...

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Over or Under the Roll? The TP Debate Continues

Jun 01, 2018  |  By Brham Trim (Edmonton)  |  General Plumbing


Do you prefer to hang your toilet paper with the paper draped over the top of the roll or hanging behind it? EngineeringDegree.net waded into this debate back in 2011 with the infographic below. Take a look below at some very interesting facts.

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All About Sump Pumps

Mar 23, 2018  |  By Brham Trim (Edmonton)  |  Sump Pumps


As you might guess from its name, a sump pump is a machine used to pump water away from a building to prevent water damage, or at least mitigate it. Water pumped from the home is redirected somewhere safer such as a dry well or the local storm drains...

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Origins of the Modern Bathtub

Jan 26, 2018  |  By Brham Trim (Edmonton)  |  Bathtubs


Regular – often daily – bathing is now a social norm in Canada. Sanitary, hot water available on tap coupled with bathtubs and showers installed directly into most homes makes this possible, but where did our modern bathtubs originate?

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Art from Plumbing

Dec 29, 2017  |  By Brham Trim (Edmonton)  |  General Plumbing


There are many ways that art can be achieved or created. Every artist works differently and employs a variety of mediums. At Action Auger, we are always especially interested in design and art projects that utilize plumbing materials...

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Friday Funny Video

Dec 01, 2017  |  By Brham Trim (Edmonton)  |  General Plumbing


What do you expect to see when you leave a public bathroom? Probably the exact same thing you saw when you left. For these people, their expectations may have just been shattered…

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The World Celebrates World Water Day

Oct 20, 2017  |  By Brham Trim (Edmonton)  |  General Plumbing


With the UN’s World Water Day celebrating its 24th year yesterday, we invite everyone to take a moment to appreciate what a great gift we enjoy here in Canada with clean and safe water. Officially recognized since 1993, World Water Day was created to raise global awareness of just how important fresh water is to our daily lives...

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