Saturday, September 26, 2015

Stuck in a Drainage Pipe

Animals that Get Caught in the Pipes

Council Drain ... 23 May 2011

Yes many animals get caught in between pipes and drainage systems. (Photo Credits)

Getting trapped in a drainage pipe is a very reasonable fear to have. It can be dirty, it can be fatal.

Animals in fact, usually fall victim to getting stuck in drainage pipes.

Take the case of these manatees in Florida as shared by

"After hours of labor, local authorities and animal rescue teams rescued 19 manatees who swam into a Florida town's storm drain and got stuck Monday. Bay News 9 reported that rescuers had to cut the drain pipe in order to free the last of the giant marine mammals. Florida Today reported that some of the animals had scrapes and bruises after coming into contact with the drainage infrastructure, but there were no reports that any more serious injuries occurred. Officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said that they believed the manatees swam into the drain from the Indian River Lagoon in search of fresh, warm water."

Check out the photos here

Cuteness stuck on a pipe

OSHA Plumbers These puppy featured over at the website Independent Journal Review meantime fell in a drainage ditch. "This video…shows a Rottweiler pup stranded on a tiny island of dry refuse in a drainage canal. Luckily for it, some good guys drove into the canal in a Jeep to go grab it and take it to shelter. That's the kind of compassionate act that makes everyone feel good. Hopefully, the guys take the pup in and give it a loving home for good."

Watch the video here.

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Kittens are also prone to falling into drainage ditches. In this story shared by LoveMeow.Com, three young boys rescued three little kittens in a drainage pipe near their home. Plumbing Info

"Three young boys from Cape Coral, Florida saved three tiny kittens from a drainage pipe last Tuesday and have been caring for the fur babies since. Racha Leasure's two boys and their friend found the kittens soaking wet in the drainage pipe after Tuesday's rain storms."

Check out the photos here.

What have you found on your drainage pipes?

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Upcycling Plumbing Materials and Supplies

Discovering other uses for Plumbing Materials

{twisted} pipe dreams

Plumbing Materials can be upcycled too. (Photo Credits)

Plumbing supplies do not necessarily need to be utilized exclusively for plumbing purposes. In fact, there should be more uses to these supplies and materials apart from your usual plumbing-related repairs and projects.

If you scour the internet, you will see that there are a lot of Do-It-Yourself instructional materials and videos geared towards upcycling plumbing supplies and materials.

Just like this plumbing pipe firewood holder featured over at

"Have you been in search for a way to keep the quality of your garden at high standards? Surely, the soil used has an important role in this equation, so if you want a good result in the garden, you must pay extra attention to the soil. The DIY compost bin we suggest can help you solve this issue. Besides the fact this clever device keeps rodents away from your compost, the design build is simple and will be easy for you to make in your spare time. The materials are also easy to get and use. You have to make sure you have Reclaimed Cedar and other lumber, some concrete pavers, hardware cloth, metal sheet roofing, screws and some important tools like a sander, table saw, drill and shovel. Check out the tutorial and good luck on building this device."

Read the step-by-step instructional here.

More uses than one meantime featured galvanized plumbing parts as possible curtain rods for your home and bathroom. OSHA Plumbers

"I'm definitely not the first to make these, and after this tutorial, I'm hoping there will be some of you who will also tackle this DIY project. There were a few things I learned along the way, so you can learn from my mistakes!"

Check out the Do-It-Yourself instructions here.

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This plumbing supplies company though is bent on making sure that they remain innovative in terms of the plumbing materials that they supply to both plumbing contractors and homes. featured Uponor, the plumbing company that is serious in making sure that they remain on top of all the latest technologies and innovations when I comes to plumbing.

"The program is open-ended, yet somewhat exclusive. For one thing, Uponor doesn't want to stray too far from its core business — plumbing, heating and water management. Out of 40 new-idea candidates so far, Uponor has thrown in with just one prospect, New Brighton-based Upstream Technologies, which makes systems to treat stormwater run-off, licensing a patent from the University of Minnesota. In a recent interview, Gray talked about Uponor Innovations and how it fits in with the larger company."

Read the rest of the interview here.

So how do you upcycle those plumbing supplies lying around in your home?

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(888) 231-1086
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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Controlling the Thermostat

Controlling Temperature Indoors


Who controls the temp in your home? (Photo Credits)

A thermostat is an important fixture in any home, office, or structure for that matter. It often gets neglected, until a person feels too warm or too cold for comfort.

Wired.Com for instance, tried to explain why offices feel colder to women compared to men. Plumbing Info

“It is midsummer, and you came to work dressed appropriate for the weather outside, but you had to bring a scarf and sweater to survive a day in the meat locker otherwise known as “the office.” Meanwhile, the guy next to you is doing fine. He even has his sleeves rolled up. It’s like the building was designed to make you uncomfortable. And in fact, maybe it was. A new study suggests that the insulation that’s supposed to make buildings more energy-efficient doesn’t keep them warm enough—that the standards are biased toward the metabolic rates of men, who tend to burn hotter than women. Is the question of which sex gets to control the AC more complicated than that? Guess. Just guess.”

Read the rest of the article here.

Dads Set the Temp

In the home, Dads also get to control the temp. OSHA Plumbers

In a post published by the British website The Daily Mash, it let out its observation that the man of the house usually gets obsessed over controlling the thermostat.

“The nation’s fathers have forbidden anyone else to touch or even look at the central heating thermostat. Anyone passing through the hall is questioned closely about their intentions toward the heating beforehand and ordered to avert their gaze while in the thermostat’s presence.”

Read more here.

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This ex-husband featured over at the website IJReview.Com, has another thing in mind when it comes to thermostats.
“Divorce is never easy. Throw in an unfaithful spouse with a penchant for high-living, and the environment can get a bit heated. Literally. One man, reviewing the Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat on e-commerce site, shared his epic story of marital revenge.”

Read the rest of the blogpost here.

So who controls the thermostat in your home?
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