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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Year on year electricity bills increase at a much higher rate than inflation. By installing low energy light bulbs you can make a substantial saving on your energy bills in a quick time. Typically payback is after 12 months, by that time you have paid for
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How to use holesaws to cut out large holes from wood, plastic or metal.
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how to free rusted parts using spray penetrant. Often this is all that is required to free rusted parts.
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Detail sander sheets are currently £7 for 5 at B&Q but for the same price you can buy a 5 metre roll of abrasive paper, which can be cut to the same shape as the detail sander sheet and can be glued to one of the old worn out sheets, then when t
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How to cut plasterboard/drywall, using the score and snap technique
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A spirit level is very useful when doing a wide variety of DIY projects from wallpapering to installing decking. This video shows how to use a spirit level in normal use and also how to use a level to calculate a fall when installing decking.
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A loose paving step can be a real danger, here we re-fix a loose paving step using a mortar mix of 5 sand to 1 cement by volume
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How to refurbish brass door furniture, this can save you a lot of money as it is much cheaper than replacement
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Gyproc Easi-fill was originally made for filling the joints between sheets of plasterboard or drywall once they had been fixed to the wall using the direct bond method. I know decorators that have been using it as a filler for years and now Gyproc have reFeatured
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Damaged patches of Tarmac can easily be repaired inexpensively using a suitable cold lay repair compound.
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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.
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Cracks can often appear in plastered or drywall walls due to settlement or slight movement. In most cases the cracks are nothing to worry about and are only cosmetic. These cracks in the plaster or cracks in the drywall can easily be fixed using a suitabl
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Children just love to press buttons, especially if the button is illuminated. This simple trick shows how to use a small piece of acrylic with a 6mm hole drilled through it to protect the switch from little fingers. The appliance can still be switched on
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The Gutter Hedgehog is a fast and easy way of prevent gutters from being blocked by leaves/debris etc.
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Euro cylinders are normally pretty easy to change, this video shows how
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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