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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power plumber is a quick and easy way to unblock a sink or basin
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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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In this video I repair a leaking radiator valve nut by wrapping some PTFE tape around the olive. It is quite common for radiator valves to leak via the nut/olive or pipe, especially on small bore pipes such as microbore.
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Copper push fit fittings look just like normal copper fittings, here we connect two pipes using cuprofit connectors
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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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This video shows how to install a McAlpine waste trap to a quadrant shower tray.
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In this video I use two slip couplings to tee into a rigid copper pipe. Slip couplings are useful for joining into any rigid copper pipe as they allow a new fitting or piece of pipe to be inserted into a pipe which cannot be moved. The fittings used in thFeatured
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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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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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In this video I attempt to cut a piece of cast iron pipe using a cold chisel and club hammer. The cast iron pipe is very old and is probably at least 50 years old. I recently got a NVQ level 2 booklet which showed how to cut cast iron pipe this way, obvio
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How to cut and join copper pipe ready for making a joint
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Surface drains can easily become blocked with debris, therefore it is a good idea to clear them before they get blocked and cause problems. Often this is simply a case of lifting off the covers and removing the debris.
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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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In this video I take a look at some Yorkshire fittings, often known as solder ring fittings or capillary fittings. These types of fittings are very popular in the UK and have been around for several decades. For some reason these fittings are not common iFeatured
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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