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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.

  • 02:09 Popular Never trust a single isolation valve

    Never trust a single isolation valve

    by Admin Added 3,072 Views / 1 Likes

    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.

  • 02:02 Popular How to connect flexi tails

    How to connect flexi tails

    by Admin Added 3,014 Views / 0 Likes

    Flexi tails are now very common, here we show what the various types can be connected to

  • 05:00 Popular How to join any water pipe | Philmac UTC

    How to join any water pipe | Philmac UTC

    by Admin Added 2,924 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

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

    How to replace a stop tap washer

    by Admin Added 2,772 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.

  • 02:10 Popular How to use PTFE tape

    How to use PTFE tape

    by Admin Added 2,770 Views / 0 Likes

    How to use PTFE tape when assembling threaded components

  • 08:05 Popular Shower tray install on mortar

    Shower tray install on mortar

    by Admin Added 2,702 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.

  • 05:15 Popular How to install a shower waste trap

    How to install a shower waste trap

    by Admin Added 2,686 Views / 0 Likes

    This video shows how to install a McAlpine waste trap to a quadrant shower tray.

  • 01:35 Popular Sink unblocking

    Sink unblocking

    by Admin Added 2,610 Views / 0 Likes

    Unblocking a sink can be done quickly using a plunger

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

    How to Solder using a heat gun

    by Admin Added 2,598 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

  • 08:04 Popular How to replace a single hole lever tap

    How to replace a single hole lever tap

    by Admin Added 2,568 Views / 2 Likes

    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 accomplished

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  • 02:05 Popular How to isolate a central heating header tank

    How to isolate a central heating header tank

    by Admin Added 2,520 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.

  • 06:14 Popular Tap revivers

    Tap revivers

    by Admin Added 2,510 Views / 0 Likes

    Tap revivers are a quick way to service an old tap

  • 06:08 Popular Disabled tap conversion

    Disabled tap conversion

    by Admin Added 2,496 Views / 0 Likes

    How to convert standard taps to lever taps

  • 04:21 Popular Just for copper | solderless copper bonding

    Just for copper | solderless copper bonding

    by Admin Added 2,469 Views / 0 Likes

    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.

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

    Stopcock opening/closing | Stop tap opening/closing

    by Admin Added 2,442 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.

  • 05:09 Popular Reseating a tap seat

    Reseating a tap seat

    by Admin Added 2,401 Views / 2 Likes

    How to reseat a tap using a tap reseating tool

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