All posts tagged plumber

thoughts on being a mother and a plumber

I’m a Contradiction – Thoughts on Being a Mother and a Plumber

There was a time where I was anti-women getting into trades. I was an end-of-third year apprentice, had just finished my Diploma in Fashion Styling and I was about to […]

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The Biggest Asset In A Tradies Business That Won’t Fit In The Toolbox

Last year I had a question from a wife of a plumber, asking me how she can better assist her husband with his plumbing business. I sent my advice and […]

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30 Ways to Save Water at Home

A couple of years ago, I was asked to write a guest post sharing ways to save water around the home. I came up with 16 ways, and in this […]

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QLD Has a New Female Ambassador for Plumbing 2017

Officially, today is World Plumbing Day, but many plumbers and those that work in the industry, celebrated yesterday morning with a breakfast at Hillstone where we also found out the […]

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Just Watch Her

Every new challenge has a rival. Every dream has a setback. No matter how determined you are in achieving your goals this year, there will be something that will try […]

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From 1970’s Drab to 2016 Glam: An Honest Account of What Can Happen During a Bathroom Renovation

When I went to Problogger a month or so ago I met the woman behind the brutally honest and hilarious blog, Hugzilla. I told Hugzilla when I met her that I […]

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10 Reasons Why You Should Consider Going to Your Industry Conference

This post has been written in collaboration with the Master Plumbers Association QLD I’m smack bang in the middle of conference fortnight. Last week I headed down to the Gold […]

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How Your Plumber Can Get Your Outdoor Area Ready for Spring

Today, I am presenting and attending the QLD Plumbing and Gas Conference. I’ve asked Plumber to the Rescue to guest post for me today, sharing ways your plumber can get […]

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The Reece Grant Helps Tradies Help The Less Fortunate – Applications Open Now

This post has been written in collaboration with Reece Plumbing Australia Have you ever been to a third world country and realized just how blessed you are to live in […]

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The Desires of Your Heart as a Parent

At my old church, there were initiatives and events in place to get more women to connect with each other. To mainly get the older and younger women interacting with […]

a good plumbing story

A Good Plumbing Story

When you choose a good plumbing product from a good plumbing retailer and hire a good plumber to install said product, you’re going to get a good outcome, even if […]

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A Pull Towards my Old Life

Last Thursday night, as I dished out dinner for the kids and Jacob, I announced my last minute decision to attend the Southside PIPE Plumbing Expo, coordinated by the Master […]

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Bob The Plumber

Yesterday morning after I dropped Esther to school, I made a quick phone call to my dad to organise a time to catch up. Sickness and medical emergencies had prevented […]

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When The Poo Escapes The Pan – Out of Hours Plumbing

This post has been written in collaboration with Gladesville Plumbing Services Out of hours plumbing call outs are not ideal. They’re not ideal for homeowners because they pay a higher […]

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If You Want to Get Rich, Become a Plumber. Apparently.

This week the media has decided to cause a stir by reporting on what tradies around Australia earn per hour. First it was this report from MSN news, Which tradies get paid […]

Why Do I Have no Water Coming Through my Shower Head

Why Do I Have no Water Coming Through my Shower Head?

Last Thursday night, I was asked about a plumbing problem on Facebook by a follower named Carly*. It was an enquiry about ‘why do I have no water coming through […]

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The Four Year Itch PLUS Giveaway

It takes 4 years to complete an apprenticeship or get a degree (if you study full time), it can also be the pinnacle year of a blogger because usually by […]

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Destruction on the Construction Site – A Tradie’s Response to Late Payments #HIT

On Tuesday I shared a news report that showed a video of two Australian tradesmen attacking a building site with chainsaws over unpaid invoices. The video was shared on Snapchat […]

5 Things you need to succeed as a female plumber

5 Things You Need to Succeed as a Female Plumber

Every Monday, I’ve had this idea floating in my head of starting a Motivation Monday series dedicated just to the female plumbers and tradies that are working hard in their […]

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How to Store Your Tools When You’re an Apprentice – Tool Box Review & Giveaway

Congratulations Rachael Abbott on winning the prize. When you become an apprentice, you don’t anticipate all the costs of setting yourself up. First up is the clothing. Some companies will […]

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How to Protect Your Plumbing This Christmas

The last thing you want to be spending your money on this Christmas is an expensive out of hours call from a plumber because of your plumbing. Christmas and New […]

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A Van or Ute for Tradies?

This post has been written in collaboration with XL When you’re starting out as a plumber, or any trade really, there are a lot of upfront costs like purchasing insurance, […]