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  • 51 05:20 Popular Tips for using a silicone gun or caulk gun

    Tips for using a silicone gun or caulk gun

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    A silicone gun can be confusing if you have never used one before. In this video we load a tube of silicone into a silicone gun and then apply a bead of silicone, getting this right is the basis of being able to apply silicone or caulk successfully.

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  • 52 10:27 Popular How to paint external timber

    How to paint external timber

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    In this video I paint some external plywood panels made from WBP ply which are part of a gate. The panels were originally painted by the gate installer who installed the panels as a favour and so painted them using the paint he normally uses on the galvan

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  • 53 04:54 Popular How to set hollow wall anchors

    How to set hollow wall anchors

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    How to use hollow wall anchors to fix to drywall without using the setting tool. This can be done providing the drywall has been skimmed with plaster, if it has not it is advisable to use the hollow wall anchor setting tool.

  • 54 09:18 Popular How to replace a damaged drill flex

    How to replace a damaged drill flex

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    Power tool flexes can become damaged easily, here we show how to replace the flex on a mains powered drill which has been completely chewed through by a dog.

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  • 55 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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  • 56 06:10 Popular Round bar centre finder | drill the centre of round bar

    Round bar centre finder | drill the centre of round bar

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    Finding the centre of a round bar can be difficult and time consuming. In this video I use a round bar centre finder which can be purchased on ebay for less than £6 http://fave.co/2sdV94Q This enables you to find the centre of ant round bar, tube or

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  • 57 07:08 Popular How to silicone a leaking shower

    How to silicone a leaking shower

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    How to use silicone sealant to seal a leaking shower area. This involves removing cracked grout and replacing it with silicone sealant.

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  • 58 03:44 Popular How to use decorators caulk

    How to use decorators caulk

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    Decorators caulk is one of the most useful of products when decorating. It can be used to fill any gaps which cannot be filled using a regular filler. Decorators caulk is flexible, available in several colours, can be over painted after just one hour and

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  • 59 04:52 Popular How to paint over tiles

    How to paint over tiles

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    Painting tiles is easy as long as you use the correct products. In this video we clean the tiles using methylated spirits, then paint the tiles using Zinsser 123 plus. After this has dried two coats of Zinsser Perma-White are applied with drying time allo

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  • 60 01:48 Popular How to use Concrete screws

    How to use Concrete screws

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    Concrete screws are a really fast and easy way to fix to masonry. Once the correct drill bit has been selected you can use these fasteners really quickly as there is no messing about- just drill the correct size hole and then screw the concrete screw into

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  • 61 01:55 Popular Flymo strimmer battery hack

    Flymo strimmer battery hack

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    In many cases when a power tool battery fails you can use a battery from another power tool use a power tool as long as it is a similar (lower) voltage. In this case this Flymo strimmer battery has died and will no longer work, here I have taken a Milwauk

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  • 62 04:04 Popular How to fix to a dot & Dab wall

    How to fix to a dot & Dab wall

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    Rigifix wall anchors are ideal for fixing heavy items to plasterboard walls that have a solid wall behind. Fixing heavy items to solid walls that have been drylined can be difficult as normal fixings can be problematic, The rigifix anchor provides an extr

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  • 63 01:40 Popular How to use Shear nuts

    How to use Shear nuts

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    Shear nuts are a security nut that are very difficult to remove without specialist tools, as their name implies the head of the nut shears off leaving behind a dome shaped nut which is very difficult to grip, making removal very difficult. The shear nuts

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  • 64 05:41 Popular Cut large holes in metal using holesaws

    Cut large holes in metal using holesaws

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    Using a hole saw to cut holes through metal can be difficult and dangerous if you do not know how to use the drill’s safety features. This video shows how to cut a 1 ¾” hole in some1/4 inch mild steel. It's important to use a coolant/lu

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  • 65 06:44 Popular How to replace the brushes in the Dewalt 24v DW006 cordless drill

    How to replace the brushes in the Dewalt 24v DW006 cordless drill

    by Admin Added 535 Views / 0 Likes

    In this video I replace the brushes in a Dewalt DW006. This dewalt 24v cordless drill is not the easiest Dewalt machine to change the brushes on but it’s still fairly easy for most people. Changing the brushes on your machine will ensure that it las

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  • 66 01:28 Popular Silicone sealant strength

    Silicone sealant strength

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    Silicone sealant is often used as an adhesive but just how strong is it? This video shows how strong a small amount of silicone sealant can be by holding a bag containing about 10lbs in weight.

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  • 67 05:54 Popular How to get a neat silicone bead

    How to get a neat silicone bead

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    Applying silicone sealant and getting a neat bead has never been easier due to several silicone tools. In this video a Fugi kit is used to tool off some silicone which leaves a perfect silicone bead. The special attachments mean that you can even silicone

  • 68 04:46 Popular How to paint a kitchen ceiling

    How to paint a kitchen ceiling

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    When painting a kitchen ceiling it is critical to choose the correct type of paint or else you might find that it needs repainting much sooner than you thought. In this video I clean a dirty, yellowed ceiling and then paint it with some Zinsser cover stai

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  • 69 05:04 Popular metal thread inserts

    metal thread inserts

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    Metal thread inserts are an extremely useful way of fixing to pieces of this metal where a normal nut and bolt cannot be used or where the metal is too thin to tap. These metal thread inserts are known as rivet nuts, riv nuts, nutserts plus a few other na

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  • 70 06:18 Popular How to Fix a Shelf to Drywall

    How to Fix a Shelf to Drywall

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    This video shows how to fix a shelf to a plasterboard wall. If possible it is best to always try and fix to one of the studs, but when that is not possible you can fix to plasterboard as long as you chose the correct type of fixing. If you are not in the

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  • 71 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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  • 72 04:31 Popular How to sharpen a HSS drill bit with a diamond file

    How to sharpen a HSS drill bit with a diamond file

    by Admin Added 527 Views / 0 Likes

    This video shows how to sharpen a HSS drill bit using a diamond coated file. These files are inexpensive and can be used to sharpen most items. It’s not always possible to use a bench grinder to sharpen drill bits so this is a quick and effective wa

  • 73 02:41 Popular Cutting hardened steel

    Cutting hardened steel

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    Hardened steel can be difficult if not impossible to cut without the correct tools. Here a hardened steel bearing race is easily cut using an angle grinder and abrasive disc.Steel can be hardened by having a high carbon content, heat treatment or by work

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  • 74 02:19 Popular How to use a centre drill

    How to use a centre drill

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    Centre drills are very common in machine shops and workshops but not well known outside of these places. This is a brief video explaining what a centre drill does.

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  • 75 15:26 Popular How to make a feather edge fence panel

    How to make a feather edge fence panel

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    Feather edge fence panels can be bought pre-made, however you can make the panels yourself and can make them from the best materials and ensure that all cut edges are treated with wood preserver. This is a relatively easy project and the panels should las

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  • 76 02:43 Popular Drywall fixing foam

    Drywall fixing foam

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    Dry fix plasterboard fixing foam from Pinkgrip, which is made by everbuild is a very quick and easy way to fix plasterboard to solid walls. Apparently this can also be used to fix the plasterboard to a stud wall as well but that’s a bit pointless in

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  • 77 03:19 Popular How to Remove a drill chuck

    How to Remove a drill chuck

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    Removing a drill chuck is normally easy, just remove the retaining screw from inside of the chuck and then tighten a allen key in the chuck and hit it with a hammer in an anti-clockwise direction. When this does not work you can then try the impact wrench

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  • 78 02:32 Popular How to use Dry wall screws

    How to use Dry wall screws

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    Dry wall screws are made especially for fixing drywall or plasterboard to timber partitions or joists. Dry wall screws are incredibly strong and are one of the strongest screws that you can get for the thickness of the shank. They are black phosphate coat

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  • 79 01:39 Popular How to cut drywall around a switch or socket

    How to cut drywall around a switch or socket

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    This video shows how to cut out a socket or switch from a sheet of drywall. If you are ever dry lining a room this will come in very handy as it shows the easiest way of cutting around electrical outlets using a drywall saw.

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  • 80 02:14 Popular Broken double glazed internal unit

    Broken double glazed internal unit

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    This video briefly shows what can happen to double glazed windows in cold weather once the sun heats the unit up too quickly. The difference in temperature can cause the window to implode, as you can see from the pane of glass on the inside of this double

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  • 81 04:33 Popular GripIt fixings

    GripIt fixings

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    GripIt fixings are a quick and easy way of fixing to plasterboard or drywall. These fixings are easy to use and currently come in four different sizes depending on what you are fixing to the plasterboard or drywall. Currently 4 different GripIt fixing are

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  • 82 02:51 Popular How to paint rusty metal

    How to paint rusty metal

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    Painting rust metal used to be a difficult and time consuming job. Now it has been made much easier with special primers such as Rustoleum's Rust reformer. Simply brush off any loose rust using a wire brush, wipe clean with methylated spirits and then pai

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  • 83 04:41 Popular How to change the oil in a compressor

    How to change the oil in a compressor

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    In this video the oil is changes in this ABAC compressor. It’s important when you do that that you use the correct grade of oil when refilling.

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  • 84 07:32 Popular 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

  • 85 01:31 Popular Drywall shelf weight test

    Drywall shelf weight test

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    This video demonstrates how much weight can be hung from a shelf that has been fixed to a plasterboard wall using snaptoggles (which are one of the strongest fixings available for plasterboard). The combined weight of both concrete blocks is 34 KGS or 75

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  • 86 00:40 Popular Treating Timber cut ends

    Treating Timber cut ends

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    Once a piece of timber is cut it makes it particularly vulnerable to penetration from water, which eventually will rot the timber. This video shows how to quickly treat the cut ends by standing them up in some wood preserver. The capillary action then suc

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  • 87 02:34 Popular How to replace the brushes in the Dewalt DW005 24v SDS drill

    How to replace the brushes in the Dewalt DW005 24v SDS drill

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    This video shows How to replace the brushes in the Dewalt DW005 24v sds drill. This is a very easy and quick job to do and can be done in a matter of minutes. A new set of brushes costs less than $13 and can ensure that your drill lasts much longer before

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  • 88 04:09 Popular How to repair drywall damage

    How to repair drywall damage

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    This video shows how to repair minor damage to plaster or drywall. Special thanks go out to indianaP wnz who suggested using Audacity to record and filter out the background hum from my computer which made this video possible much sooner than would have b

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  • 89 06:48 Popular How to paint a van vault

    How to paint a van vault

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    This video shows how to customise a van vault, which was bought at auction for about £30. You can see the completed vault here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A0eO0dLVB0 To prevent boring people with multiple uploads of the same thing I have not i

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  • 90 08:30 Popular Fixing to Drywall

    Fixing to Drywall

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    Fixing todrywall can be achieved several ways, here we demonstrate a few methods of fixing todrywall or drywall that has been used in a hollow wall construction that consists of a wall that is build from timber studs and plasterboard/drywall sheets.

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  • 91 03:59 Popular How to change the motor start capacitor

    How to change the motor start capacitor

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    Some single phase electric motors require a capacitor for them to work correctly. There are basically two different types, the motor start capacitor or the motor run capacitor. This is a simple job as long as you can get a direct replacement, in this inst

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  • 92 04:14 Popular How to paint Galvanized steel

    How to paint Galvanized steel

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    When painting Galvanized steel you have to be aware that some primers and metal paints are not suitable. You can use a dedicated Galvanized metal paint or you can use a suitable primer. In this video Zinsser 123+ has been used as a primer followed by one

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  • 93 06:06 Popular How to fix a radiator to Drywall

    How to fix a radiator to Drywall

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    Fixing a radiator to a stud wall can be difficult, but it is possible using the correct plasterboard fixings. In this video I use snaptoggles to fix a small radiator to a plasterboard partition. If you decide to use another fixing to fix to the drywall pl

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  • 94 03:24 Popular How to make a Butt joint

    How to make a Butt joint

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    A butt joint is probably the most common type of joint in woodworking but it is also probably the weakest. This video shows how to make a simple butt joint using self countersinking screws.

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  • 95 04:31 Popular How to make a miter joint

    How to make a miter joint

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    Miter joints are very common in woodworking and are relatively easy to make. This video shows how to cut and join a miter joint quickly and easily.

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  • 96 05:53 Popular How to spray paint metal

    How to spray paint metal

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    To get the best possible finish when painting metal it is important to prepare the metal before painting it, you should also choose a good quality paint and primer that is suitable for use on metal. Here we clean the metal using methylated spirit and a cl

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  • 97 06:52 Popular How to paint render

    How to paint render

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    Painting a render wall can often improve it's appearance and help to prevent moss build up and damp from soaking into the wall. Here you are shown how to prepaer the wall by using a stabilizing solution to the render first as well as treating the galvaniz

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  • 98 02:38 Popular How to replace the brushes in an angle grinder

    How to replace the brushes in an angle grinder

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    How to replace the brushes in a Dewalt angle grinder. The grinder is the Dewalt DW 490, the replacement brushes were bought from an ebay sell for about $10 which is a cheap price to ensure your machine keeps on working.

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  • 99 10:45 Popular How to lock nuts

    How to lock nuts

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    Sometimes you need to lock a nut or a bolt to prevent it from working loose. In this video we look at several methods of thread locking/nut locking including thread locking compound, Threadlocker, Nylock nuts, serrated washers, spring washers, castle nuts

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  • 100 09:47 Popular Overhead garage storage rack

    Overhead garage storage rack

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    The space above a garage door is often wasted and never utilised. This video shows how to make some useful hangers which allows long lengths of material to be stored in the space above where the garage door opens. These hangers will be used for storing 3

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