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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Water pressure can easily be measured using a relatively inexpensive water pressure test gauge which costs approximately £10 http://fave.co/1IPpqKm You might want to know how much pressure you have, if you are fitting a new appliance etc. High waterFeatured
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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
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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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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 accomplishedFeatured
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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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How to replace bason, sink or bath taps
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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 solder copper pipe using solder ring fittings
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A heat gun is often much safer than using a blow torch, here I solder two pipes together using a solder ring fitting
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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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Rain water drains can soon become blocked with leaves and soil etc. This waste settles in the trap beneath the drain and causes the pipe to block. In extreme cases this can cause your property to flood, so it’s essential to check all drains around tFeatured
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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
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Bending copper pipe can be difficult with a pipe bending spring, where possible a dedicated pipe bender should be used as these machines can make bending copper pipes much easier and more accurate.
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A weir cup is a quick and useful way of measuring water flow, this video shows how to use one to measure the flow of water in a domestic property.
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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 use PTFE tape when assembling threaded components