This section shows a selection of plumbing videos that will help when doing DIY plumbing.
We have a wide variety of plumbing videos showing how to do the most basic of plumbing tasks such as unblocking a sink to how to bend and join copper pipe. Many of the plumbing tips in this section have been passed down from professional plumbers.
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In this video I use two slip couplings to tee into a rigid copper pipe. Slip couplings are useful for joining into any rigid copper pipe as they allow a new fitting or piece of pipe to be inserted into a pipe which cannot be moved. The fittings used in th
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In this video I repair a burst copper pipe using two JG speedfit couplings and a piece of Speedfit pipe. This pipe burst a couple of weeks previously in my mate’s garage and nearly flooded the place. He did try to call out 5 plumbers but none of the
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In this video I repair a hole in a copper pipe using a flowflex copper click fix 15mm pipe repair patch. These are a superb way of repairing damaged pipes as the existing copper pipe does not need to be cut in order to make the repair. These fittings are
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In this video I demonstrate how to cut and join plastic push fit pipe, the pipe used is John Guest speedfit pipe and JG speedfit fittings. PEX barrier pipe is now very common and many plumbers will only install this type of pipe unless copper pipe is spec
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Rain water drains can soon become blocked with leaves and soil etc. This waste settles in the trap beneath the drain and causes the pipe to block. In extreme cases this can cause your property to flood, so it’s essential to check all drains around tFeatured
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It’s easy to get confused between water pressure and water flow. Many times you will hear people say that they are going to close their stop tap to reduce the pressure. Whilst it is possible to reduce the pressure slightly with a stop tap you are acFeatured
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Water pressure can easily be measured using a relatively inexpensive water pressure test gauge which costs approximately £10 http://fave.co/1IPpqKm You might want to know how much pressure you have, if you are fitting a new appliance etc. High waterFeatured
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This video shows how to replace a common lever basin tap. These are often called single hole taps as they are installed into a single hole where as many other taps require two fixing holes. This is normally a very simple job and can easily be accomplishedFeatured
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A common problem when doing plumbing is how to solder a wet pipe, this can be a real problem especially if you cut into a downstairs copper pipe as the rest of the pipes in the house can take hours to drain fully. Obviously the pipe needs to be dry before
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In this video we try several popular methods of unblocking a sink that is difficult to unblock. Normally a plunger will work in most cases but there is always one sink or basin that just will not unblock. Here several methods are tried in order to remove
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A weir cup is a quick and useful way of measuring water flow, this video shows how to use one to measure the flow of water in a domestic property.
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Bending copper pipe can be difficult with a pipe bending spring, where possible a dedicated pipe bender should be used as these machines can make bending copper pipes much easier and more accurate.
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Chrome pipe is difficult to join using solder or push fit fittings unless you remove the chrome first, this video shows how to remove the chrome plating
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A heat gun is often much safer than using a blow torch, here I solder two pipes together using a solder ring fitting
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Chrome pipe can be difficult to join, this video explains why
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If you need to isolate your central heating header tank this video shows how to do it when there is no isolation valve.