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2023 Plumbing Olympics

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June 20, 2024

Houston's Best Plumbers Go Head-to-Head in the "Plumbing Olympics"

Witness the Exciting Competition of Strength, Speed, and Precision on April 25th!

Houston, get ready to witness the second annual "Plumbing Olympics" hosted by John Moore in honor of National Plumber Day on April 25th.

Five of Houston's top plumbing companies, John Moore, Bradbury Brothers, Woodlands Plumbing & Air, Dr Cool & Professor Heat, and Air Specialist, will send their best plumbers to compete in five different events that showcase their strength, speed, agility, precision, and craftsmanship.

When & Where is the Event?

The event will be held on Thursday, April 25th, starting at 8am in the John Moore parking lot. With bleacher seating available, five teams, each with two plumbers, will compete simultaneously.

There will be a total of 3 judges, with one judge from each company, and the event will be judged based on time, with penalties for technical evaluations.

How Long is Each Event?

The event will kick-off with an opening ceremony, and each event will last 30 minutes, after which teams will rotate to the next event. A food truck will arrive at 7:00 am, and all judges and contestants must arrive by 7:30 am.

How are the Teams Judged?

The events include Strength, Speed, Craftsmanship, Agility, and Precision, with each station being judged on time and technical accuracy. From unloading a large sewer machine to walking across a simulated attic rafter, the plumbers will be put to the test.

When Will We Know Who the Winners are?

Don't miss the award ceremony at 11:00 am, where the winners will be announced. The schedule is below. See you there!

Time Description
7:00 Food truck arrives
7:30 All judges & contestants must arrive / Melanie from Houston Life arrives
8:00 Opening Ceremony/National Anthem
8:30-8:45 Event #1
8:45-9:00 Scoring
9:00-9:15 Event #2
9:15-9:30 Scoring
9:30-9:45 Event #3
9:45-10:00 Scoring
10:00-10:15 Event #4
10:15-10:30 Scoring
10:30-10:45 Event #5
10:45-11:00 Scoring
11:00-11:30 Award ceremony

Plumbing Pros Battle It Out: The Ultimate Test of Strength, Speed, and Skill!

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  • Unload a large sewer machine
  • Transport it to a designated area
  • Pull out all cable 100’
  • Hand retract it and return to start spot.
Grade - Total time elapsed to complete all tasks – time penalty may apply


  • Unstack a pile of 4” sewer pipe to get to the last one
  • Take the last one and each team member will cut two pieces off with a hacksaw (no power tools)
Grade - Cuts will be measured for straight – time penalty may apply for bad cuts


  • Carry a toilet to flange Set toilet and tighten to floor (no wax ring).
  • Caulk toilet base
Grade - Toilet tight no wobble, clean caulk and square with wall– time penalty may apply


  • Simulated attic rafter walk
  • Walk across attic to working wall Pipe from entry point to exit point with pvc, primer and glued
Grade - Primer and glue use. Level and square pipe install – time penalty may apply


  • Kitchen sink simulation
  • Remove existing and install new basket strainer and garbage disposal complete with plumbers putty.
Grade - Cuts will be measured for straight – time penalty may apply for bad cuts

Event Location

10005 West Sam Houston Pkwy North, Houston, TX 77064 (Conveniently located in Northwest Houston, right on the Beltway - Find on Google Map)

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