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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Copper push fit fittings look just like normal copper fittings, here we connect two pipes using cuprofit connectors
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This video shows how to cut and join MDPE pipe using two popular types of fitting, John Guest speed fit and Melimatic Push-Loc.
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How to solder copper pipe using solder ring fittings
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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.
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This video shows How to install a pop up waste to an L shaped bath.
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Installing a basin waste can be difficult especially if you try to use the sealing washers that are supplied with the basin waste. Here we fit a pop up waste into a square vanity unit basin.
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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.
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How to replace a tap washer in a traditional tap
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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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How to clean a waste trap from a shower.
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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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How to remove a seized tap head gear
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Compression fittings are a quick and easy way to join pipes, they can be used on copper pipes or plastic pipes (with inserts)
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How to cut plastic pushfit pipe ready for joining
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How to replace bason, sink or bath taps
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Waste pipes typically come in 32mm and 40mm sizes for domestic properties, but 32mm solvent weld pipe and 32mm push fit pipe is not the same size and so people often get confused when trying to join the two together.