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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Plastic pipe is now very common, this video shows how to join it together
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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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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
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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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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 cut and join copper pipe ready for making a joint
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How to change the ceramic cartridge in a quarter turn tap. Often these types of taps leak and there is no washer to change and so you have to replace the ceramic cartridge. This cartridge at my local plumbers merchants was £2 at a large DIY store it
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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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Chrome pipe can be difficult to join, this video explains why
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Solvent weld pipes are common in many homes, they come in various sizes and once the joint is made they are normally very reliable. Here we join a piece of 32mm solvent weld waste pipe using solvent cement.
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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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Push-Loc by Melimatic is a range of push on brass fittings for use on MDPE pipe. These fittings are good quality and are easy to use, with the added advantage that they are much smaller than traditional push-fit fittings. These fittings also do not requir
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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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In this video we try several popular methods of unblocking a sink that is difficult to unblock. Normally a plunger will work in most cases but there is always one sink or basin that just will not unblock. Here several methods are tried in order to remove
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In this video Razor demonstrates how to remove an immersion heater element from a copper cylinder.
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power plumber is a quick and easy way to unblock a sink or basin