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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.

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

    How to Solder using a heat gun

    by Admin Added 2,637 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 2,068 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 2,574 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 2,724 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 2,742 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 2,959 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 4,216 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.

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

    Cutting pipes beneath floors | Rubble sack

    by Admin Added 6,569 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.

  • 09:36 Popular Replacing a lead water pipe

    Replacing a lead water pipe

    by Admin Added 2,355 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

  • 06:19 Popular How to repair a Leaking lead pipe | Leadloc

    How to repair a Leaking lead pipe | Leadloc

    by Admin Added 1,897 Views / 0 Likes

    Lead pipe is still found in many properties in Britain, these pipes can leak when disturbed and it can be difficult to repair a lead pipe. Here we repair the pipe by cutting off the damaged section and then we fit a leadloc fitting which is specifically d

  • 05:32 Popular How to install a basin waste

    How to install a basin waste

    by Admin Added 4,771 Views / 2 Likes

    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.

  • 06:08 Popular How to install a bath waste

    How to install a bath waste

    by Admin Added 4,799 Views / 1 Likes

    This video shows How to install a pop up waste to an L shaped bath.

  • 12:39 Popular How to install a bath

    How to install a bath

    by Admin Added 4,463 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.

  • 05:28 Popular Surface drain unblocking

    Surface drain unblocking

    by Admin Added 1,665 Views / 0 Likes

    Surface drains can easily become blocked with debris, therefore it is a good idea to clear them before they get blocked and cause problems. Often this is simply a case of lifting off the covers and removing the debris.

  • 00:56 Popular Stopcock opening/closing | Stop tap opening/closing

    Stopcock opening/closing | Stop tap opening/closing

    by Admin Added 2,491 Views / 0 Likes

    A quick tip when opening a stopcock is to never open it fully as you run the risk of it seizing in the fully open position.

  • 04:15 Popular How to cut and join MDPE pipe

    How to cut and join MDPE pipe

    by Admin Added 11.9k Views / 0 Likes

    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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