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

Stopcock –Replacing or Moving

Guide explaining how to change or move the mains water stopcock including information on lead pipe connections and push fit plastic to copper adaptors as well as adapting the pipe work, fitting and testing the new stop valve.

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Stopcock and gate valve repair

Diy maintenance of gate valve and repair of seized stopcock including washer and gland packing.

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Tap Aerator Nozzle - Removing Lime Scale

An aerator nozzle fixed to a tap outlet is designed to save energy but can become clogged with lime scale in hard water areas.  In this guide, we explain how to remove the limescale by dismantling and separating the metal gauze discs and cleaning the aerator. The benefit of aerated water mixed with air is that it can produce the same pressure but use less water.

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Tap ceramic disc cartridge replacement

Diy plumbing guide shows how to replace a ceramic disc cartridge in a bath basin or sink tap.

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Tap valve seat repair

Diy plumbing guide shows how to repair valve seat using a reseating tool to regrind or jumper washer and seating set.

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Tap washer replacement 1

Diy plumbing guide showing how to replace a tap washer - locate, undo and replace.

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Tap washer replacement 2

Diy plumbing guide showing how to replace a mixer spout or reverse pressure tap washer.

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Tap washer replacement 3

Diy plumbing guide showing how to replace a mixer tap valve "O" ring type washer.

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Taps

Diy how-to showing how to fit new taps including undoing the old and connecting the new. Using a tap spanner and releasing stuck taps.

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Toilet - choosing types

Diy plumbing advice on choosing or selecting a new toilet or wc - the types available and planning the installation.

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Toilet - plumbing in new 1

Diy plumbing guide to fitting a new toilet or WC in the bathroom. Fixing to the floor, connecting to the soil pipe and drain, plus assembling the cistern and ball or float valve.

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Toilet - plumbing in new 2

Diy plumbing guide to fitting a new toilet or WC in the bathroom. Connecting the cold water supply and the wc overflow.

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