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Plumbing Videos


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.

  • 05:10 Popular How to unblock a drain using drain rods

    How to unblock a drain using drain rods

    by Admin Added 476 Views / 0 Likes

    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 t

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  • 02:12 Popular Water pressure versus water flow

    Water pressure versus water flow

    by Admin Added 635 Views / 1 Likes

    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 ac

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  • 01:40 Popular How to measure water pressure

    How to measure water pressure

    by Admin Added 677 Views / 0 Likes

    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 water

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  • 08:04 Popular How to replace a single hole lever tap

    How to replace a single hole lever tap

    by Admin Added 1,916 Views / 1 Likes

    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 accomplished

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  • 03:05 Popular How to solder a wet pipe

    How to solder a wet pipe

    by Admin Added 2,247 Views / 0 Likes

    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

  • 05:38 Popular How to unblock a sink or basin

    How to unblock a sink or basin

    by Admin Added 1,313 Views / 1 Likes

    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

  • 01:13 Popular How to use a Weir cup to measure water flow

    How to use a Weir cup to measure water flow

    by Admin Added 1,670 Views / 0 Likes

    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.

  • 08:11 Popular How to use a pipe bender

    How to use a pipe bender

    by Admin Added 1,849 Views / 0 Likes

    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.

  • 03:52 Popular Solder chrome pipe

    Solder chrome pipe

    by Admin Added 1,750 Views / 0 Likes

    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

  • 02:01 Popular How to Solder using a heat gun

    How to Solder using a heat gun

    by Admin Added 2,207 Views / 1 Likes

    A heat gun is often much safer than using a blow torch, here I solder two pipes together using a solder ring fitting

  • 02:56 Popular Joining chrome pipe

    Joining chrome pipe

    by Admin Added 1,703 Views / 0 Likes

    Chrome pipe can be difficult to join, this video explains why

  • 02:05 Popular How to isolate a central heating header tank

    How to isolate a central heating header tank

    by Admin Added 2,111 Views / 0 Likes

    If you need to isolate your central heating header tank this video shows how to do it when there is no isolation valve.

  • 05:15 Popular How to install a shower waste trap

    How to install a shower waste trap

    by Admin Added 2,237 Views / 0 Likes

    This video shows how to install a McAlpine waste trap to a quadrant shower tray.

  • 08:05 Popular Shower tray install on mortar

    Shower tray install on mortar

    by Admin Added 2,175 Views / 3 Likes

    Many shower trays require installing onto a bed of mortar (cement), this video shows how to install such a shower tray onto a wooden floor.

  • 05:00 Popular How to join any water pipe | Philmac UTC

    How to join any water pipe | Philmac UTC

    by Admin Added 2,605 Views / 1 Likes

    It is now possible to join virtually any pipe to any pipe using the philmac universal transitional coupling. You do not need to worry about the pipe being metric or imperial as the UTC an connect either pipe. The UTC’s are available in a variety of

  • 06:10 Popular How to fix a leaking stopcock

    How to fix a leaking stopcock

    by Admin Added 3,461 Views / 3 Likes

    A stopcock, stop tap or outside tap can ften leak from the gland nut. This video shows hoe to tighten the gland nut ot even repack the gland nut using PTFE tape.

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