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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Flexi tails are now very common, here we show what the various types can be connected to
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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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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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This video shows how to install a McAlpine waste trap to a quadrant shower tray.
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Unblocking a sink can be done quickly using a plunger
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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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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 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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Tap revivers are a quick way to service an old tap
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How to convert standard taps to lever taps
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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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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.
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How to reseat a tap using a tap reseating tool