Bish, Bash, Kibosh! New invention could transform plumbing world
The Southern Reporter says that Ross Dickinson, a 35 year old plumber from Walkerburn in Scotland, invented the “Kibosh” and has won £35,000 in funding for his idea at the 2011 Bright Business Idea competition in Edinburgh.
The Kibosh is a device that stops broken waterpipes gushing until a plumber can attend and fix the pipe. Homeowners can clamp the device on the burst pipe until a plumber is called, which restricts the amount of damage caused by the burst pipe and save the homeowner money as less damage is caused.
Ross explains how the Kibosh works:
“As a plumber I know that the most expensive damage and the greatest loss comes in the minutes after a pipe bursts. Yet with the Kibosh anybody can quickly clamp it over the burst, stop the leak, and get straight back to normal while they contact a plumber for a permanent fix.”
Ross reportedly came up with the Kibosh idea three years ago and developed the plans alongside his plumbing business. The extra funding will help Ross get his product out there and includes things like IT and legal support, as well as a set-up design package.
Posted on March 28, 2011, in construction jobs, construction news, plumbing, plumbing courses, plumbing jobs, Plumbing News, train4tradeskills and tagged burst pipes, Kibosh, Plumber, plumbing, plumbing news, plumbing training, Ross Dickinson Kibosh, Scotland, t4ts, train 4 trade skills, train4tradeskills, Walkerburn, Water pipe. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.