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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 2,776 Views / 0 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.

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

    How to join any water pipe | Philmac UTC

    by Admin Added 2,668 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 2,535 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 2,513 Views / 0 Likes

    How to use PTFE tape when assembling threaded components

  • 01:35 Popular Sink unblocking

    Sink unblocking

    by Admin Added 2,458 Views / 0 Likes

    Unblocking a sink can be done quickly using a plunger

  • 03:05 Popular How to solder a wet pipe

    How to solder a wet pipe

    by Admin Added 2,371 Views / 0 Likes

    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

  • 06:08 Popular Disabled tap conversion

    Disabled tap conversion

    by Admin Added 2,306 Views / 0 Likes

    How to convert standard taps to lever taps

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

    How to install a shower waste trap

    by Admin Added 2,297 Views / 0 Likes

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

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

    How to Solder using a heat gun

    by Admin Added 2,276 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

  • 08:05 Popular Shower tray install on mortar

    Shower tray install on mortar

    by Admin Added 2,243 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.

  • 06:14 Popular Tap revivers

    Tap revivers

    by Admin Added 2,178 Views / 0 Likes

    Tap revivers are a quick way to service an old tap

  • 09:36 Popular Replacing a lead water pipe

    Replacing a lead water pipe

    by Admin Added 2,177 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

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

    How to isolate a central heating header tank

    by Admin Added 2,173 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.

  • 04:26 Popular Plastic pipe for plumbing

    Plastic pipe for plumbing

    by Admin Added 2,169 Views / 0 Likes

    Plastic pipe is now very common, this video shows how to join it together

  • 05:09 Popular Reseating a tap seat

    Reseating a tap seat

    by Admin Added 2,140 Views / 2 Likes

    How to reseat a tap using a tap reseating tool

  • 02:44 Popular How to bend copper tube

    How to bend copper tube

    by Admin Added 2,136 Views / 0 Likes

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

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