ISSUE 14 - Mar-Apr 2015



• Google Mobile Alert


• Drill drain cleaner

• Disconnector Trap


• World Plumbing Day

• QLD Master Plumbers

• Beer tastes like *$%*!

• DIY Disasters

• Never too old!


• What we've been up to

• Free Mobile update


• This month's joke




Australia's Worst DIY Plumbing Disaster Unveiled

While plumbing disasters can appear funny at first, thousands of people around Australia are hospitalised each year from DIY injuries.


Reece held a DIY Disasters Competition 2014 and recently announced the winners.


The winning entry was a home made heating device installed by the 98 year old home owner to heat his bath.

The contraption was made from an element connected to a plank of timber in the bath that would take 1 hour and 45 minutes to heat the water.


South Australian plumber Matthew Logmans picked up the $5000 prize with this winning entry.


Second place was a hot water system with electrical connections in direct contact with a leaking tap and splashing bath water, submitted by NSW-based Manuel Benkovic.


Third place was a cooktop regulator installed back to front, with a plastic bag used in place of a sealant, entered by Brett Matthews from NSW.