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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.

  • 02:42 Popular Removing a seized tap head gear

    Removing a seized tap head gear

    by Admin Added 3,083 Views / 4 Likes

    How to remove a seized tap head gear

  • 06:10 Popular How to fix a leaking stopcock

    How to fix a leaking stopcock

    by Admin Added 3,607 Views / 4 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.

  • 08:05 Popular Shower tray install on mortar

    Shower tray install on mortar

    by Admin Added 2,299 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.

  • 05:09 Popular Reseating a tap seat

    Reseating a tap seat

    by Admin Added 2,172 Views / 2 Likes

    How to reseat a tap using a tap reseating tool

  • 12:39 Popular How to install a bath

    How to install a bath

    by Admin Added 4,096 Views / 2 Likes

    This video shows how to fit an L shaped bath. It can be time consuming to fit but it is worth spending the time to get the bath in the correct position and level. Once fitted correctly and sealed correctly your bath should last for years.

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

    How to replace a single hole lever tap

    by Admin Added 2,162 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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  • 09:36 Popular Replacing a lead water pipe

    Replacing a lead water pipe

    by Admin Added 2,202 Views / 1 Likes

    How to replace a lead water supply pipe with a MDPE pipe. Before doing this you need to contact the utility company that supplies you with water and get advice from them. United utilities are my supplier and they run a lead pipe replacement scheme where y

  • 02:12 Popular Water pressure versus water flow

    Water pressure versus water flow

    by Admin Added 734 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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  • 04:09 Popular How to replace a cartridge in a quarter turn tap

    How to replace a cartridge in a quarter turn tap

    by Admin Added 1,890 Views / 1 Likes

    How to change the ceramic cartridge in a quarter turn tap. Often these types of taps leak and there is no washer to change and so you have to replace the ceramic cartridge. This cartridge at my local plumbers merchants was £2 at a large DIY store it

  • 04:26 Popular How to Solvent weld pipes

    How to Solvent weld pipes

    by Admin Added 1,889 Views / 1 Likes

    Solvent weld pipes are common in many homes, they come in various sizes and once the joint is made they are normally very reliable. Here we join a piece of 32mm solvent weld waste pipe using solvent cement.

  • 01:57 Popular Cutting pipes beneath floors | Rubble sack

    Cutting pipes beneath floors | Rubble sack

    by Admin Added 6,401 Views / 1 Likes

    A quick tip when cutting pipes beneath floors that contain water it is often difficult catching the water, without it spilling onto the ceiling below. A rubble sack is the perfect answer as it is flexible and waterproof.

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

    How to unblock a sink or basin

    by Admin Added 1,384 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

  • 11:34 Popular How to replace taps

    How to replace taps

    by Admin Added 2,952 Views / 1 Likes

    How to replace bason, sink or bath taps

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

    How to Solder using a heat gun

    by Admin Added 2,317 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

  • 04:43 Popular Immersion heater element removal

    Immersion heater element removal

    by Admin Added 1,220 Views / 1 Likes

    In this video Razor demonstrates how to remove an immersion heater element from a copper cylinder.

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

    How to join any water pipe | Philmac UTC

    by Admin Added 2,717 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

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