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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.

  • 05:39 Popular How to replace the hose pipe in a Hozelock reel

    How to replace the hose pipe in a Hozelock reel

    by Admin Added 988 Views / 0 Likes

    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 the

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  • 04:40 Popular How to repoint a lead roof valley

    How to repoint a lead roof valley

    by Admin Added 865 Views / 0 Likes

    This video shows how to re-point the lead valley on a tiled roof safely using fibre reinforced mortar.

  • 05:06 Popular How to seal a patterned concrete drive | seal PIC drive

    How to seal a patterned concrete drive | seal PIC drive

    by Admin Added 127 Views / 0 Likes

    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

  • 07:13 Popular How to silicone a shower

    How to silicone a shower

    by Admin Added 7,378 Views / 0 Likes

    How to use silicone sealant to seal a shower cubicle.

  • 04:41 Popular How to tank a damp concrete floor

    How to tank a damp concrete floor

    by Admin Added 2,091 Views / 0 Likes

    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

  • 07:15 Popular How to use a diamond core drill

    How to use a diamond core drill

    by Admin Added 2,853 Views / 0 Likes

    How to use a diamond core drill to drill a large diameter hole through a solid wall.

  • 14:40 Popular How to use a mitre saw safely

    How to use a mitre saw safely

    by Admin Added 1,009 Views / 0 Likes

    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 and

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  • 02:01 Popular How to use bolt cutters | How to use bolt croppers

    How to use bolt cutters | How to use bolt croppers

    by Admin Added 925 Views / 0 Likes

    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.

  • 02:26 Popular How to use Flashband

    How to use Flashband

    by Admin Added 3,501 Views / 0 Likes

    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.

  • 06:24 Popular How to use floor levelling compound

    How to use floor levelling compound

    by Admin Added 2,908 Views / 2 Likes

    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

  • 03:05 Popular How to use holesaws

    How to use holesaws

    by Admin Added 1,478 Views / 1 Likes

    How to use holesaws to cut out large holes from wood, plastic or metal.

  • 05:39 Popular Lifting floor boards

    Lifting floor boards

    by Admin Added 1,820 Views / 0 Likes

    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.

  • 07:03 Popular Lindam safety gate installation

    Lindam safety gate installation

    by Admin Added 953 Views / 0 Likes

    This video shows how to install the Lindam Easy fit safety gate to a landing.

  • 01:15 Popular Measuring pull force using a spring balance

    Measuring pull force using a spring balance

    by Admin Added 934 Views / 0 Likes

    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.

  • 04:35 Popular Mixing cement

    Mixing cement

    by Admin Added 8,480 Views / 0 Likes

    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.

  • 02:57 Popular Remove rust stains from stone or masonry

    Remove rust stains from stone or masonry

    by Admin Added 1,354 Views / 0 Likes

    This video shows how to remove rust stains from stone. You can use oxalic acid or Nettrol to remove the rust stain.

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