General DIY videos
This section contains videos that will help when doing general DIY that does not fit into any other categories. In here you will find videos showing how to remove mould or even how to remove a wall plug with ease.
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This video shows how to replace a damaged hose pipe in a Hozelock auto reel. The hose pipe in this reel had split in several places and required replacing. The hose length is about 30 metres or £150 feet. This was a bit of a challenge as some of theFeatured
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This video shows how to re-point the lead valley on a tiled roof safely using fibre reinforced mortar.
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In this video I seal a patterned concrete drive using acrylic sealer and xylene plus some rhino grip anti-slip additive. Sealing a concrete drive is required every couple of years to maintain the finish. If sealing is not carried out the drive can fade an
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How to use silicone sealant to seal a shower cubicle.
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Here we tank a concrete floor that has no physical damp proof course. Tanking the floor is a great solution that is cheap and will prevent any dampness from rising up through the floor. In this example KA tanking slurry was used which costs about £2
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How to use a diamond core drill to drill a large diameter hole through a solid wall.
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Mitre saws are now very common and can be picked up very inexpensively. It is however very important that these machines are used safely to avoid potential injuries to the mitre saw use. This video looks at using the sliding mitre saw in a safe manner andFeatured
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People often damage the cutting edge of their bolt cutters the first time they use them, this is because most people cut through the shackle of the padlock which immediately dulls the cutter blades as the shackle is made from hardened steel.
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Flashband can be used for repairs to leaking roofs and most sound surfaces, some absorbent surfaces may require priming before applying the flashband tape, this will help the tape to stick. Applying heat to the flash band will also help it to stick.
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A solid floor can often be un-level, but before a floor covering is applied (especially tiles) it is often necessary to level the floor. Here we level a very uneven concrete floor using floor levelling compound, which is mixed with cold, clean water. It's
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How to use holesaws to cut out large holes from wood, plastic or metal.
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Lifting floor boards is often required when doing DIY, here we demonstrate an easy way to lift floor boards so that they can be replaced with the minimum of making good afterwards.
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This video shows how to install the Lindam Easy fit safety gate to a landing.
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It's often useful to know how much force is required to move an object; this can easily be accomplished using a spring balance. Once you know the value in KG’s of the item you are trying to move you can easily convert it to Newtons.
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Here we mix mortar to a ratio of 4 sand to 1 cement by volume (never by weight) using a plastic mixing tray and a shovel.
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This video shows how to remove rust stains from stone. You can use oxalic acid or Nettrol to remove the rust stain.