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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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 acFeatured
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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
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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.
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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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How to use PTFE tape when assembling threaded components
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Chrome pipe can be difficult to join, this video explains why
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How to join copper pipes using just for copper, which is a solderless bonding solution. This is useful in areas where a blowtorch cannot be used.
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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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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 specFeatured
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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 cut plastic pushfit pipe ready for joining
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How to clean a waste trap from a shower.
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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
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Flexi tails are now very common, here we show what the various types can be connected to
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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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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