Video: Plumber’s call-out gone “pong” in Christmas crap-tastophy

A Gold Coast plumber’s Boxing Day got off to a very crappy start after a blocked drain dumped all over his holiday cheer.

Paul Eyers
By Paul Eyers
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A Gold Coast plumber’s Boxing Day got off to a very crappy start after a blocked drain dumped all over his holiday cheer.

Joshua Bowser was called to an emergency job the day after Christmas for a blocked toilet at a Surfers Paradise apartment complex.

After removing the base from the floor, the drain-clearing specialist began using his water jetter to clear the mess.

But the dodgy dunny had other ideas instead of giving Josh a belated Christmas gift so bad you’d think he’d spent most of the year at the top of Santa’s naughty list.

The 26-year-old was met face-first by a volcanic eruption of raw sewage that would leave Mount Vesuvius proud as the jetter’s high-velocity stream ricochetted back at him.

Watch the video below:

In caught-on-camera footage provided exclusively to Built-it, the bog’s blast was enough to knock the camera’s off switch, cutting the recording.

Josh says he knew his boxing day was bad after going from picking at Christmas dinner leftovers to picking out other people’s from his hair.

“Luckily, there was a shower in the same room, so I immediately jumped in there in my work gear,” he told Build-it.

“When I met up with the lads at the next job, they were still finding clumps caught in my hair.”

Josh told Build-it a pre-Christmas curse could be to blame for the incident, which had never occurred before in his ten years on the tools.

“Just days before Christmas, I was telling my boss how I was the best at clearing drains,” he said.

“He warned me saying that would come back to bite me in the ass, although he should have said it would come back to blast me in the face!”

“At least I’ll get good use from all the Lynx shower gel Christmas gift sets I got again this year.”

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Paul Eyers has worked as a journalist for a range of media publishers including News Corp and Network Ten. He has also worked outside of Australia, including time spent with ABS-CBN in the Philippines. Stepping away from the media, Paul spent five years sharpening his tools in construction - building his skill set and expertise within the trade industry. His diverse experiences and unique journey have equipped him with an insider view of Australia’s construction game to dig deep into the big stories.