• 05:42 New How to fix heavy items to plasterboard / drywall

    How to fix heavy items to plasterboard / drywall

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    One of the questions I get asked regularly is how to fix heavy items such as a TV to plasterboard or drywall. Unfortunately there are no plasterboard fixings available that I would trust to hold up a 65 inch TV that has cost hundreds of pounds, as even th

  • 06:10 New 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

  • 05:24 New 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 New 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 New 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

  • 09:37 New How to remove rounded off screws

    How to remove rounded off screws

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    In this video I look at how to remove somerounded screws by using everything from an elastic band to a dedicated damaged screw removal bit. The 7 techniques used in this video are- Elastic band Impact screwdriver Damaged screw remover Trend Grab it pro Le

  • 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

  • 04:38 Popular How to repair a rusty angle bead

    How to repair a rusty angle bead

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    A rusty corner bead or a rusty angle bead can be a real problem to fix and must be done correctly because if you try to paint or paper over it without fixing the rusty bead first the rust will eventually come through the paint or paper. This video shows h

  • 04:11 Popular Speedtaps | tapping holes with an impact wrench!

    Speedtaps | tapping holes with an impact wrench!

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    Speedtaps are a very fast way to tap drilled holes. The speedtaps are made from M2 steel and nitrate coated to make them extremely tough. The hexagonal heads on the speedtaps correspond with the head on the bolt so you use the same socket for the speedtap

  • 08:12 Popular How to remove plasterboard fixings and repair the hole in the drywall

    How to remove plasterboard fixings and repair the hole in the drywall

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    Some of the plasterboard fixings today can leave a large diameter hole in the plasterboard or drywall once they are removed. In this demonstration a Geefix fixing is removed and also a GripIt fixing, both of these fixings will leave a 25mm or 1” dia

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  • 07:38 Popular How to use a magnetic base drill to drill structural steel

    How to use a magnetic base drill to drill structural steel

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    Magnetic base drills, often called mag drills or mag base drills are extremely useful. These drills are used widely in industry and construction, they can be used on any type of magnetic steel and once the magnet is energised they are almost impossible to

  • 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

  • 05:23 Popular How to file key steel | Taper bush

    How to file key steel | Taper bush

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    Key steel is often used in engineering especially for couplings or fixing things to round shafts. By using key steel it means that you are not just replying on the friction from the taper fitting gripping the bar. Key steel is often used with spider coupl

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  • 04:41 Popular How to fix to insulated drywall

    How to fix to insulated drywall

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    Fixing to insulated drywall can be very difficult. In this demonstration I use space-plugs to bridge the gap between the item being fixed and the external wall. Fixing to an insulated wall is much easier if you use the space plugs. Some insulateddrywall c

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  • 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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 03:16 Popular How to replace a Dewalt XRP drill gearbox

    How to replace a Dewalt XRP drill gearbox

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    Here we replace the gearbox, clutch and chuck on a Dewalt 18v XRP drill as one complete unit. This is extremely useful if the gearbox on your drill is damaged. Dewalt tools are very easy to repair and parts are widely available.

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  • 07:42 Popular How to make a feather edge garden gate

    How to make a feather edge garden gate

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    This video shows how to make an inexpensive garden gate using some 4 inch by 2 inch tantalised timber and some feather edge tantalised boards. This is probably the cheapest garden gate you could ever make!

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  • 15:22 Popular Angle grinder electrical fault finding

    Angle grinder electrical fault finding

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    This video shows how to fault find on a dewalt angle grinder and replace the faulty component, which in this case was the switch. A new switch is about $25 delivered and so it is well worth repairing it as a new grinder is $100+

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  • 03:03 Popular How to drill large holes in metal using a hole saw and pillar drill

    How to drill large holes in metal using a hole saw and pillar drill

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    Drilling large holes in metal can be difficult as many lager drill bits use taper shanks, which will not fit in regular drill chucks. Hole saws work well and fit into most standard chucks on most hand drills or pillar drills. Here I cut a 1 inch hole in s

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  • 17:22 Popular How to build a timber garden gate

    How to build a timber garden gate

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    This small gate has been made for an opening at the bottom of the garden. It is made from tongue and grove redwood, which is harder then traditional pine as it is grown slower. Once built this gate was given three coats of fence paint to ensure it lasts f

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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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  • 04:58 Popular Fugenboy | caulking tool

    Fugenboy | caulking tool

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    The fugenboy caulking tool is designed to help give you a perfect bead of caulk or silicone. This is one of the tools that professionals use in order to get that perfect looking bead.

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  • 01:06 Popular Install mini trunking with silicone

    Install mini trunking with silicone

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    Mini-trunking is often screwed to the wall but you can easily install mini trunking by using silicone sealant as an adhesive. This means that you do not need to drill the wall and can simply glue the trunking in position.

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  • 01:58 Popular How to Shape timber using an angle grinder

    How to Shape timber using an angle grinder

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    Timber can quickly be shaped using a flexible sanding disk and an angle grinder. This is a very quick but dusty way of removing large amounts of material very quickly.

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  • 02:37 Popular How to re-use a silicone cartridge

    How to re-use a silicone cartridge

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    Used silicone tubes are often discarded, but these tubes are useful and can be refilled with thick liquids such as Boss white, grease or wood glue. This video shows how to re-use the empty cartridge again and again.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 02:24 Popular Cone drills | drill sheet metal

    Cone drills | drill sheet metal

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    Drilling sheet metal using a normal HSS twist drill can be difficult;cone drills make the process much easier as demonstrated in this video. Cone drills are also known as step drills. Once you have used one of these drills on thin sheet metal you will nev

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