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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.

  • 01:40 Popular How to measure water pressure

    How to measure water pressure

    by Admin Added 1,148 Views / 0 Likes

    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 water

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  • 01:21 Popular Power Plumber

    Power Plumber

    by Admin Added 1,583 Views / 0 Likes

    power plumber is a quick and easy way to unblock a sink or basin

  • 08:11 Popular How to use a pipe bender

    How to use a pipe bender

    by Admin Added 2,426 Views / 0 Likes

    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.

  • 08:30 How to fix a leaking radiator valve nut

    How to fix a leaking radiator valve nut

    by Admin Added 79 Views / 0 Likes

    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.

  • 01:23 Popular copper pushfit fittings | cuprofit

    copper pushfit fittings | cuprofit

    by Admin Added 14.9k Views / 0 Likes

    Copper push fit fittings look just like normal copper fittings, here we connect two pipes using cuprofit connectors

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

    Stopcock opening/closing | Stop tap opening/closing

    by Admin Added 2,707 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.

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

    How to install a shower waste trap

    by Admin Added 2,852 Views / 0 Likes

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

  • 10:42 Popular How to use slip couplings to tee into a pipe that cannot be moved

    How to use slip couplings to tee into a pipe that cannot be moved

    by Admin Added 494 Views / 0 Likes

    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 th

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  • 01:38 Popular How to use compression fittings

    How to use compression fittings

    by Admin Added 3,605 Views / 0 Likes

    Compression fittings are a quick and easy way to join pipes, they can be used on copper pipes or plastic pipes (with inserts)

  • 01:13 Popular How to use a Weir cup to measure water flow

    How to use a Weir cup to measure water flow

    by Admin Added 2,222 Views / 0 Likes

    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.

  • 04:43 How to cut cast iron pipe using a chisel

    How to cut cast iron pipe using a chisel

    by Admin Added 71 Views / 0 Likes

    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

  • 01:54 Popular Cutting copper pipe using a pipe slice

    Cutting copper pipe using a pipe slice

    by Admin Added 2,325 Views / 0 Likes

    How to cut and join copper pipe ready for making a joint

  • 05:28 Popular Surface drain unblocking

    Surface drain unblocking

    by Admin Added 1,722 Views / 0 Likes

    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.

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

    How to isolate a central heating header tank

    by Admin Added 2,742 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.

  • 06:04 Popular Solder ring fittings | Yorkshire fittings | capillary fittings

    Solder ring fittings | Yorkshire fittings | capillary fittings

    by Admin Added 329 Views / 0 Likes

    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 i

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  • 05:10 Popular How to unblock a drain using drain rods

    How to unblock a drain using drain rods

    by Admin Added 933 Views / 0 Likes

    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 t

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