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Flushable Wipes... not so Flushable Flushable Wipes... not so Flushable
04 Dec 2014
Manufacturers of wipes have done a great job of convincing consumers about the hygienic benefits of their products; however, those labelled as ‘flushable’ are having devastating effects on sewerage systems across the globe.
Wipes Choking our Sewer Lines Wipes Choking our Sewer Lines
04 Dec 2014
Wipes may be a great cleaning cloth, but flushable wipes could cause more mess than you originally contended with. Plumbing Connection publisher Jeff Patchell finds out just how devastating flushable wipes can be on the sewerage system.
The Deal with Mates Rates The Deal with Mates Rates
01 Dec 2014
People with trade skills are always faced with the old ‘mates rates’ dilemma, so how do you offer or not offer them without affecting relationships with family and friends? Brad Fallon explains.
Why Bend, when you can Flex? Why Bend, when you can Flex?
01 Dec 2014
Jeff Patchell reports on an Australian company that is leading the way in the flexible connector market.
Give your Old Boots the Boot Give your Old Boots the Boot
30 Nov 2014
Hydraulink Launches its Exciting New Franchise Opportunity Hydraulink Launches its Exciting New Franchise Opportunity
07 Oct 2014
A Plumber learning new skills A Plumber learning new skills
11 Sep 2014
“Plumber”, Australia’s first hand transplant recipient, has found a new lease on life. Ian Kenins reports.
Ladies don't want broken tradies Ladies don't want broken tradies
11 Sep 2014
With tradies ranking third in the sexiest jobs scale according to news.com.au, it’s easy for Aussie tradies to think they are not only ‘hot’ but also indestructible.
Coming out of a bad cold Coming out of a bad cold
18 Jul 2014
Having been involved in the plumbing industry for 46 years and in a family business with 70 plus years involvement it was a natural progression to become involved in design and consultation writes Peter Jackson.
From tragedy to triumph From tragedy to triumph
18 Jul 2014
Alex John, a plumber for 16 years has introduced a new, unique and all-Australian flexible, extendable and reusable silicone nozzle onto the market.
In case of emergency In case of emergency
18 Jul 2014
The Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) is building a unique emergency services learning and training facility. Head Contractor on the project, Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd, has engaged Geschke Plumbing to oversee the installation of the rainwater and gas facilities. Jonathan Jackson speaks with one of Geschke Plumbing’s directors, Gareth Dickson about the challenges ahead in this important project.
Lead Free - An Australian Perspective Lead Free - An Australian Perspective
10 Jun 2014
When Mixed Material Pipe Systems Collide
24 Feb 2014
There are some significant issues in the market place affecting the performance of PP-R pipe systems in combination with copper in hot water recirculation systems. Jonathan Jackson speaks with hydraulic consultant David Steblina about those issues and how they can be worked around.
Where is Australia at with Backflow Prevention? Where is Australia at with Backflow Prevention?
19 Feb 2014
Peter McLennan, Secretary of the Backflow Prevention Association of Australia Inc., explains why he is concerned by the lack of resources dedicated to maintaining the protection of Australian drinking water.
A Worthy Investment A Worthy Investment
18 Feb 2014
CoINVEST administers the compulsory long service leave scheme for the construction industry – an initiative that allowed Dan Kennedy to realise a life-long dream.