The free diy home improvement guide with answers to your questions on a wide range of do it yourself projects.

Filtered Water Tap – Installing a Filtered Water Tap

Filtered water tap kits supplying filtered drinking water at the sink are straight forward to install. We look at how to fit either a separate filtered water tap or a combination tap supplying hot, cold and filtered water from one tap.

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Fixing and supporting copper pipes

Diy plumbing guide showing how to fix and secure pipework with pipe clips and fixings to support and prevent movement and noise from pipes.

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Frozen pipe thawing

Diy emergency plumbing repairs and how to clear or thaw a frozen pipe by gentle heating to allow water to flow.

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Got scale? 5 simple tips to remove limescale

Nothing is harder to get rid of in a shower or a bath than limescale. It forms from hard water, and while it’s not harmful to our health, it can cause a lot of problems. Often, when not treated for long periods of time it creates deposits. These deposits can clog plumbing and create issues down the road. Hard water is the culprit and will always create limescale if not treated straight away.

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Insulation of Plumbing

Pipe insulation and lagging of exposed water storage tanks will protect plumbing against the risk of water freezing. Applying suitable protection can prevent burst pipes and water damage from leaks.

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Lead to Copper – Connecting or Capping a Lead Pipe

How to fix a leaking lead pipe or fitting using a lead lock or Philmac coupling involves cutting the pipe back and assembling the new compression fitting before connecting to copper or plastic pipe. Typical uses include failed joints and leaking connections as well as capping off an old supply.

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Leak - repairing a holed pipe

Diy emergency plumbing repairs and how to repair a leaking or damaged pipe. Including how to repairing a pipe damaged by a nail.

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Leak - temporary repair

How to make a temporary repair to stop a leaking pipe. Diy advice on stopping the leak by isolating the water supply and using hose and clips or epoxy putty, plus permanent repair.

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Leaking tap

Diy plumbing guide showing how to repair or mend a leaking tap by tightening the gland nut or repacking.

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Leaking Water Pipe Joints – How to Repair or Replace

This guide explains how to deal with a leaking joint on water pipes by repairing or replacing the fitting – this includes solder fittings, compression fittings and push fit plumbing connections.

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Push Fit Plumbing

Plastic pipe and push fit fittings make plumbing faster and easier. A range of fittings is available matching most of those used with copper. Plastic pipe work and fittings are now widely used making many DIY plumbing jobs simple.

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Service Valve – Repair or Replace a Leaking Valve

Gate valves and isolating valves are types of service valve used to isolate the water allowing repair and maintenance jobs to be done. This guide explains how to fix a leak from the gland nut or compression fitting as well as how to fit a new valve.

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