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Best home improvement ever swaps water plumbing for beer

This is one prank you'll wish your friends would play on you.


Austin Powell

Internet Culture

Posted on Sep 17, 2013   Updated on Jun 1, 2021, 6:22 am CDT

This is one prank you’ll wish your friends would play on you.

Some dudes from New Zealand swapped out the plumbing in a guy named Russ’s house to tap into a series of kegs instead of the water line, making it rain beer from every faucet in the place. It’s like an Old School version of Extreme Makeover Home Edition

It’s going to take these guys longer to float the kegs than it did to actually set up. Working with about six people, one of whom claims in the video to be a plumber, the team makes the switch in a day’s work. You can watch them crawl on hands and knees in the crawlspace and check the valves.  

Russ’s reaction is the best part, and thankfully, the dudes set up a 14-camera system to record the whole thing. Granted, this is LittleJohnnyNZ’s first foray into YouTube, so this could just be another Jimmy Kimmel-esque rouse, but who cares? It works. There’s beer in the kitchen, beer in the bathroom sink, beer in the laundry room, and it’s always 5 o’clock there now. (Update: Tui, a New Zealand beer company, has confirmed it sponsored the prank.)

There’s a short version available if you’re pressed for time, but honestly, such a human accomplishment warrants a full eight minutes of your time.

To borrow a line from the old Bud Light ads, these are real men of genius. We salute you.

Screengrab via YouTube

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*First Published: Sep 17, 2013, 8:43 am CDT