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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.

  • 03:43 how to drill a hole in a cast iron soil pipe

    how to drill a hole in a cast iron soil pipe

    by Admin Added 46 Views / 0 Likes

    In this video I cut a 57mm diameter hole in a cast iron soil stack pipe. This can be difficult to do as cast iron is tough compared to todays modern plastics. To cut the hole I have used a Starrett 57mm Bi-metal hole saw and arbour. Ideally this job would

  • 03:29 How to install a mechanical boss | cast iron pipe boss

    How to install a mechanical boss | cast iron pipe boss

    by Admin Added 45 Views / 0 Likes

    In this video I install a mechanical boss onto a cast iron soil pipe. How to cut the 57mm hole in the soil pipe can be seen here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm0GGDsw2OU A mechanical boss can be used to connect a waste pipe, either 32mm or 40mm into a

  • 06:04 Solder ring fittings | Yorkshire fittings | capillary fittings

    Solder ring fittings | Yorkshire fittings | capillary fittings

    by Admin Added 42 Views / 0 Likes

    In this video I take a look at some Yorkshire fittings, often known as solder ring fittings or capillary fittings. These types of fittings are very popular in the UK and have been around for several decades. For some reason these fittings are not common i

  • 10:42 Popular How to use slip couplings to tee into a pipe that cannot be moved

    How to use slip couplings to tee into a pipe that cannot be moved

    by Admin Added 276 Views / 0 Likes

    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

  • 05:15 Popular The easiest way to fix a burst pipe

    The easiest way to fix a burst pipe

    by Admin Added 323 Views / 0 Likes

    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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  • 06:06 Popular How to repair a hole in a copper pipe using a click fix patch repair

    How to repair a hole in a copper pipe using a click fix patch repair

    by Admin Added 274 Views / 0 Likes

    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

  • 09:39 Popular How to use push fit pipe | JG speedfit

    How to use push fit pipe | JG speedfit

    by Admin Added 811 Views / 0 Likes

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

    How to unblock a drain using drain rods

    by Admin Added 821 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 963 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 1,000 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 2,567 Views / 2 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 3,651 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 1,552 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 2,087 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 2,240 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 2,184 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

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