• 08:12 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

  • 07:38 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 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 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

  • 04:41 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

  • 04:46 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

  • 03:44 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

  • 03:36 How to paint a radiator

    How to paint a radiator

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    This video shows how to paint a radiator using Zinsser perma white. There are three separate radiators in this video, one is in a bathroom, which is rusty at the bottom. This radiator is sanded to remove the rust, then treated with a rust convertor before

  • 05:26 Zinsser Gardz | Drywall sealer/primer

    Zinsser Gardz | Drywall sealer/primer

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    Zinsser Gardz is a high performance sealer that can repair damaged drywall or lining paper, it can also eliminate bubbles. This primer can also be used to seal skim coats of plaster, can be used to prime drywall/plasterboard giving it a hard and durable f

  • 04:33 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

  • 05:44 Popular Dewalt wall dogs

    Dewalt wall dogs

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    Dewalt wall dogs are an all steel, tension free, one piece threaded fastener that is suitable for use in most substrates including concrete, stone, brick, plasterboard and timber. When using the dewalt wall dogs in concrete, brick or masonry it is a good

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 03:23 Popular How to countersink metal

    How to countersink metal

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    This video shows how to use a countersinking bit on a piece of metal plate in order to get counter sunk bolt flush with the surface of the metal.

  • 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+

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 02:56 Popular How to join chrome tube

    How to join chrome tube

    by Admin 182 Views

    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.