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How To : Replace a toilet ballcock with a fill valve

Most older toilets have older-style fish and ballcock for toilets. But they are prone to fault, like running and constant water. Replacing them with a newer-style fill valve will save water and frustration now and later on. Watch this plumbing video tutorial to learn how to re ...more

How To : Fit an external expansion vessel into a boiler

An expansion vessel is a small tank used in water heating systems that performs the important job of absorbing excessive water pressure. If the expansion vessel in your plumbing is not working, you could call up the plumber and get it fixed - for a very huge sum. Or you can w ...more

How To : Cap off a water pipe

Watch this video to learn how to cap off a water pipe with a push fit fitting within seconds. Useful for when you absolutely have to cut a pipe. 1. Put an insert firmly into the pipe. 2. Push the fitting onto the pipe. 3. To take if off, just push on the collar and pull it of ...more

How To : Repair a leaking pipe caused by a loose washer

Drip, drip, drip. Other than maybe a fly buzzing around your head in concentric circles, a leaky pipe is possibly the most annoying thing you can hear in the middle of the night when you're trying to get some sleep. Thankfully, though, a leaky pipe is one of the easiest plumbi ...more

How To : Make a Siphon Hose

Get the requirements You will need a plastic cap (from a bottle), PVC pipe, and a tube with a diameter not larger than the cap's. Cap. PVC. Tube. Drill some holes You need to drill 2 little holes, one in the cap, and one in the PVC pipe. It should look like this: Hole in c ...more

How To : Fix a leaky bathtub faucet

Everyone hates a leaky faucet. The dripping can be annoying and it wastes water and increases your water bill. If you have a leaky bathtub faucet, then you'll want to watch this video and see how to fix it. Part 1 of 15 - How to Fix a leaky bathtub faucet. Fix a leaky bathtub ...more

How To : Use compression fittings on copper pipe

Copper pipe is perhaps the most versatile of all piping types in that you can use virtually any fitting with it. Copper pipe, however, is not particularly flexible, which can make it a little unwieldy to work with. Simplify your copper piping projects by using compression fitt ...more

How To : Install a kitchen faucet in a granite countertop

Ask the Builder host Tim Carter demonstrates how to install a kitchen faucet in some granite countertop around your sink. Putting in your own kitchen faucet isn't as hard as you think. This video walks you through hooking up the waterlines and a veggie sprayer.

How To : Replace an outdoor electrical plug and cover

If you're interested in replacing your existing outdoor outlet and cover because of cosmetic reasons or safety reasons, this tutorial should help. In the video, you'll be taken through the process of replacing an old existing outlet with a new one that is better suited to be ...more

How To : Repair a leaky tap faucet washer

Here's a helpful house and apartment video tip to help you succeed in your home. Watch this tutorial to learn how to repair a leaky tap faucet washer. If you're close to it, the sound will drive you mad, and on top of that, it's wasting you money and everyones water. Fixing a ...more

How To : Replace and install a pendant lighting fixture

Bring a touch of elegance into your home with a gorgeous pendant lighting fixture. Lighting is one of the easiest ways to dramatically transform the atmosphere in your living space. Whether its an apartment of a house, pendant lighting fixtures make for a stylish home.

How To : Bleed a radiator & get the air out

Trapped air prevents radiators heating up fully, so if your radiators feel cooler at the top than at the bottom, it's likely that a bit of air has got stuck in them. Luckily - getting the air out of the radiator - "bleeding" it - is as simple as it gets. Watch this video tutor ...more

How To : Install a utility sink with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a utility sink. Steps: 1. Turn off water 2. Cut section from existing drain pipe and install a new Wye-fitting 3. Assemble PVC pipe and fittings for new drain/vent system 4. Glue drain/vent system to existing vent s ...more

How To : Unclog a sink in the bathroom or kitchen

In this Home & Garden video tutorial you will learn how to unclog a sink in the bathroom or kitchen. It's extremely simple. Put a bowl under the U joint. Unscrew the plunger rod located under the sink and pull it out. Then remove the sink blocker and remove any dirt from insid ...more

How To : Fit a toilet seat correctly

In this tutorial, we learn how to fit a toilet seat correctly. First, take your seat off of the hinges where it is at on your toilet. After this, take a look at the hinges that are on it and see how large they are compared to the ones that rest behind the seat. You will want t ...more

How To : Unclog a backed up toilet

This video shows you how to unclog a toilet using a plunger. Usually a toilet clog is caused by too much toilet paper. If the water runs out of the toilet, use towels on the floor to absorb excess water. You should place the plunger down into the toilet at an angle and start p ...more

How To : Cut a machine screw without damaging the threads

Every electrician knows you have to cut a screw every now and then to make it fit. But do they do it properly? Most will probably just use their linesman's or dikes, but using your wire strippers equipped with screw cutting is the proper way. Watch this video tutorial to see h ...more

How To : Fix a leaky faucet in the kitchen

In this video, we learn how to fix a leaky faucet in the kitchen. This is for a faucet that is leaking around the handle. You will want to start off by figuring out what type of faucet you have, and get the proper parts and repair tools for it. Next, you will need to turn off ...more

How To : Turn off your water supply

To turn off your water supply you need to locate the stop tap. It is usually under the kitchen sink. Follow the cold water pipe along and you will find it. Turn it off like a normal tap. Turn off your water supply. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com

How To : Fix a leaking toilet flapper valve

If you are having trouble with a leaky john, check out this helpful tutorial. In this video, you will receive step by step instructions for how to clean the mating surfaces on a toilet flapper valve to prevent unwanted water leaking from the tank into the bowl. So, if you are ...more

How To : Easily install a toilet seat

In this tutorial, we learn how to easily install a toilet seat. First, unscrew and remove your previous toilet seat. Next, take the two plastic bolts and remove the nuts and washers. Then, install these into the proper spots in the seat. Then, flip the seat back over and slide ...more

How To : Easily unclog a kitchen sink

Prepare to get messy! In this helpful home tutorial, you'll be finding out how to unclog a kitchen sink. One of the most obvious reasons for a clogged sink is because if leftover food. But there are other things that can clog a pipe, so check out this tutorial on how to easily ...more

How To : Unclog your kitchen sink

It can be pretty nasty when your kitchen sink gets clogged. The kitchen is an easy sink to clog up - food, trash and tons of other junk can get caught in the delicate drain. In this 90 second tutorial, learn how to unclog that sink and get things running smoothly again. A bloc ...more

How To : Wire a combo switch outlet with constant power

Doing electrical work is one of the most intimidating tasks for a novice home repairman. But if you know what you're doing, the risk is pretty minimal. In this clip, Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus.com shows us how wire a combo outlet with power.

How To : Use push-fit joints on copper pipe

Copper pipe is perhaps the most versatile of all piping types in that you can use virtually any fitting with it. Copper pipe, however, is not particularly flexible, which can make it a little unwieldy to work with. Simplify your copper piping projects by using push-fit fitting ...more

How To : Wire a single pole light switch

Before working on any circuit in your house, make sure you turn the light off at the circuit breaker and then test it at the switch. Use 14-2 wire which has two insulated wires, a white and a black, and a bare copper wire which is used for grounding. First you run a 14-2 wire ...more

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