Plumbing videos


Plumbing is one of the most used of all home improvement skills. Here you will find a broad range of plumbing videos designed to help everyone with their home plumbing. Whether you are doing a fresh plumbing install or repairing an existing installation the videos below will help.

  • 05:24 Where to use PTFE tape

    Where to use PTFE tape

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    I often get asked how much PTFE tape to use on compression fittings and other screwed fittings that do not require PTFE tape, this video will hopefully help people with limited experience where and when to use PTFE tape. Normally PTFE tape is only require

  • 07:32 Automatic radiator bleed valve | Aladdin autovent

    Automatic radiator bleed valve | Aladdin autovent

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    automatic radiator bleed valves can be extremely useful as they remove the need to manually bleed central heating radiators. Aladdin were kind enough to send me a few of these to test out. These automatic bleed valves are widely available at most plumbers

  • 08:17 Aladdin EasyFit Isolator | Isolate a live water pipe

    Aladdin EasyFit Isolator | Isolate a live water pipe

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    The Aladdin EasyFit Isolator can be used on any 15mm copper or plastic pipe containing hot or cold water at mains pressure, once installed it offers a means of isolating the water safely and quickly without using a freezing kit. This makes The Aladdin Eas

  • 06:12 Popular How compression fittings work

    How compression fittings work

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    Compression fittings are very versatile, but many people are not confident when using them. Some people also believe that you need to use a sealing compound or PTFE tape with compression fittings, but simply is not the case (unless your compression fittin

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  • 04:28 Popular compression fitting pressure test

    compression fitting pressure test

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    Compression fittings are one of the most versatile fittings available. They can be used on copper pipe or plastic pipe as long as a pipe insert is used. Just out of curiosity I thought I would see just how much pressure a compression fitting could hold wi

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  • 01:27 Popular How to remove a ferrule

    How to remove a ferrule

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    It can be difficult removing a ferrulefrom a piece of pipe, although you can buy dedicated tools for the job such as anferrule cutter or anferrule puller. In many cases you can remove theferrule by striking the nut with a large adjustable spanner. Copperf

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  • 06:10 Popular How to repair a leaking stop tap

    How to repair a leaking stop tap

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    It is very common for a stop tap or an outside tap to start leaking from the gland nut, this can easily be repaired using an adjustable spanner, and some PTFE tape or string and silicone grease.

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  • 02:56 Popular How to join chrome tube

    How to join chrome tube

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    Chrometube often looks better than copper or plastic pipe but joining the pipe can be difficult if the incorrect fittings or technique are used. This video demonstrates the problem of using push fit or solder ring fittings on chrome pipe.

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  • 03:52 Popular Join Chrome pipe solder fitting | Join chrome pipe push fit

    Join Chrome pipe solder fitting | Join chrome pipe push fit

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    Chrome pipe cannot be joined using solder fittings or push fit fittings unless the chrome plating is removed first, the easiest solution for chrome pipe is to use a compression fitting but you may need to use a solder fitting or a push fit fitting, this v

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  • 02:01 Popular How to Solder copper pipe using a heat gun

    How to Solder copper pipe using a heat gun

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    Blow torches do a wonderful job of soldering copper pipes but they are also good at setting fire to your home! A heat gun is a much safer alternative and does not have a dangerous naked flame to come into contact with flammable building materials. In this

  • 02:44 Popular How to bend copper pipe using a spring

    How to bend copper pipe using a spring

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    A copper pipe can be bent using a spring bender. This flexible spring is a tight fit in the pipe and it prevents the pipe from crushing. It is important to get the correct diameter spring for the pipe that you are bending or else this technique will not w

  • 06:00 Popular How to solder copper pipe

    How to solder copper pipe

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    Joining two pieces of copper pipe together is easily achieved using a coupling of the correct size. The coupling can be end feed, which requires additional solder or it can be a solder ring fitting (Yorkshire fitting). Preparation of the pipe is critical

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  • 03:05 Popular How to solder a wet pipe

    How to solder a wet pipe

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    Soldering a wet pipe or a pipe that is dripping can be difficult as the water can prevent the solder from sealing the joint correctly. If the pipe is dripping the water can actually be heated into steam which can in itself be dangerous. In this video an o

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  • 08:11 Popular How to bend copper tube

    How to bend copper tube

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    This video shows how to use a pipe bender to bend some copper tube. When a pipe or tube is bent it increases in length by the diameter of the pipe or tube so for example if you bend a piece of 3/4 inch copper tube to 90 degrees it will stretch in length b

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