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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Chrome pipe is difficult to join using solder or push fit fittings unless you remove the chrome first, this video shows how to remove the chrome plating
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How to solder copper pipe using solder ring fittings
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Unblocking a sink can be done quickly using a plunger
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power plumber is a quick and easy way to unblock a sink or basin
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Lead pipe is still found in many properties in Britain, these pipes can leak when disturbed and it can be difficult to repair a lead pipe. Here we repair the pipe by cutting off the damaged section and then we fit a leadloc fitting which is specifically d
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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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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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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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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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This video shows how to install a McAlpine waste trap to a quadrant shower tray.
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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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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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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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If you need to isolate your central heating header tank this video shows how to do it when there is no isolation valve.