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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This isolation valve was in the closed position, but on removing the flexi connector it became apparent that the valve was not closed at all.
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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
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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 use PTFE tape when assembling threaded components
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Unblocking a sink can be done quickly using a plunger
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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 convert standard taps to lever taps
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This video shows how to install a McAlpine waste trap to a quadrant shower tray.
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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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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.
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Tap revivers are a quick way to service an old tap
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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
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If you need to isolate your central heating header tank this video shows how to do it when there is no isolation valve.
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Plastic pipe is now very common, this video shows how to join it together
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How to reseat a tap using a tap reseating tool
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Coppertube can be bent with a dedicated tube bending machine or for simple bends you can use a pipe bending spring.