Plumbing & Heating

Bathroom Renovation #3 – Shower Tray Prep

The third episode of our bathroom renovation series in association with Abacus bathrooms. Over the course of this video series, we will show you how to renovate a bathroom from start to finish. The shower tray (or shower former) sits inside the existing floor which means cutting into a very old structure and peering into the past. This part can …

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Bathroom Renovation #2 – What Lurks Under Floor?

Part 2 of our bathroom renovation series and it’s time to pull up the floor boards and see what lurks beneath for Roger to tackle. To be honest, Roger has been doing this for so many years, there aren’t any plumbing or building problems he’s afraid of. #bathroom #renovation #plumbing

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Bathroom Renovation #1 – Demolition & Rip Out

The first episode of our new bathroom renovation series in association with Abacus bathrooms. Over the course of this video series, we will show you how to renovate a bathroom from start to finish. This is the rip out and demolition of the old bathroom before the new wet room can be built. Tools and materials used in this video …

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How to install a bathroom

install a bathroom

A longer video from Roger this time talking through how to install a bathroom which contains useful information for plumbers, installers and householders alike. Roger is installing a bathroom from Abacus because he likes the way the British manufacturer designs its bathrooms with British plumbing systems in mind making them easy to install.

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Kitchen sink drama – Plumbers with rescuer syndrome

Kitchen sink

I was working on a roof trying to get it done, I had no plumbing tools on board and suddenly I was plumbing. Uni had tried to sort out her plumbing problem, good luck to her but one look at it told me she was in too deep and… she had people coming to dinner. What are you going to …

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Baxi launches first of its kind weather sensor

Baxi IFOS

Baxi has officially launched the pioneering IFOS (In Flue Outdoor Sensor), which is designed to help make Boiler Plus compliance simple and cost-effective. The patented Baxi IFOS clips onto the air duct of the horizontal flue terminal, resulting in a straightforward install which takes just minutes. Crucially, this placement also means that there is no need to fit the sensor …

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How to Replace a Central Heating Pump – Plumbing DIY

central heating pump

Spoiler alert – not all jobs go according to plan and this one had Roger on the ropes. Replacing a central heating pump is a simple enough DIY job, but years of plumbing experience come in very handy when the job gets too wet. The old broken pump goes out to be replaced by a brand new Grundfos UPS2.

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How to fix one cold radiator – Plumbing Tips

one cold radiator

Do you have one cold radiator that needs fixing? Would you like to try fixing it yourself? Roger Bisby troubleshoots that problem radiator. “If you have a radiator that isn’t getting hot there are a few things potentially happening. “Your central heating might be on and your other radiators are warm but you have one cold radiator. “If you feel …

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How to Join Copper and Plastic Pipe – Plumbing Tips

join copper and plastic pipe

Roger visits his favourite local plumber’s merchant and shows you how to join copper and plastic pipe. There are two videos in this How to join pipes series – this, the first video, looks at how to join supply pipes – the second video will look at how to join waste pipes. For supply pipes and central heating pipes you …

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Baxi announces new boiler and smart control

Baxi 600 Combi

Baxi has launched a pioneering new combi boiler, which the company says is set to make light work of the complex installation process. To coincide with this, the manufacturer has also developed a new smart room thermostat which allows customers to control their heating using an app. The Baxi 600 Combi has been designed with the needs of the installer …

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