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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.

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

    Cutting pipes beneath floors | Rubble sack

    by Admin Added 6,373 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 2,178 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 1,718 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 4,111 Views / 0 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 4,123 Views / 0 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 4,027 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 1,526 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 2,078 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 7,978 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.

  • 02:37 Popular Push-Loc MDPE fittings

    Push-Loc MDPE fittings

    by Admin Added 1,537 Views / 0 Likes

    Push-Loc by Melimatic is a range of push on brass fittings for use on MDPE pipe. These fittings are good quality and are easy to use, with the added advantage that they are much smaller than traditional push-fit fittings. These fittings also do not requir

  • 02:44 Popular How to bend copper tube

    How to bend copper tube

    by Admin Added 2,138 Views / 0 Likes

    Coppertube can be bent with a dedicated tube bending machine or for simple bends you can use a pipe bending spring.

  • 04:26 Popular How to Solvent weld pipes

    How to Solvent weld pipes

    by Admin Added 1,869 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.

  • 06:41 Popular How to join Waste pipe

    How to join Waste pipe

    by Admin Added 2,942 Views / 1 Likes

    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.

  • 06:00 Popular How to Solder copper pipe

    How to Solder copper pipe

    by Admin Added 7,218 Views / 0 Likes

    How to solder copper pipe using solder ring fittings

  • 04:43 Popular Immersion heater element removal

    Immersion heater element removal

    by Admin Added 1,196 Views / 1 Likes

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

  • 02:38 Popular How to replace a stop tap washer

    How to replace a stop tap washer

    by Admin Added 2,536 Views / 0 Likes

    If your stop tap is passing ( the water is not isolated with the tap in the closed position ) you probably need to replace the washer. This can only be done when the incoming water can be isolated at a point before the faulty stop tap.

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