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How to fit a bath: Abacus Bathroom Installation

bathroom installation

Roger Bisby demonstrates how to fit a bath from Abacus Bathrooms. Incorrectly fitted baths can easily move and allow water to seep down the back so it’s very important that they are fitted properly. Roger Bisby talks through some key points to consider when fitting a bath including ensuring that the bath is level along both planes. www.abacus-bathrooms.co.uk

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How to: Fix your leaking stopcock – repair dripping water

Fix your leaking stopcock

In this episode Roger repairs an old leaky stopcock with some PTFE tape. A simple solution to one of the most common problems any plumber will encounter. Fix that dripping mains stopcock in under 5 minutes.

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How to fit door handles easily & accurately with the Jigtech Pro

jigtech Pro review

In this latest video Roger Bisby demonstrates how to fit door handles easily & accurately with the Jigtech Pro Smart Door Handle Fitting System. The device from Dale Hardwear makes the fitting of door latches and door handles a lot quicker, easier and more accurate. The makers of the Jig Tech Pro claim that you can use the device to …

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How to install and set up a Foscam HD CCTV Security System

Foscam HD CCTV Security System

Roger Bisby shows how to install a Foscam HD CCTV Security System following which, Dylan Garton, Skill Builder’s technical expert talks through how to set up the system and breaks down some of the technical jargon associated with the technology. The system has several attractive features such as motion detection which means you can easily identify any incidents the camera …

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Removing load bearing walls: Brick Brace review

brick brace review

Makers of the Brick Brace claim it will help you gain  fitting space, reduce repair time and achieve a superior and safer finish when undertaking masonry alterations. Roger Bisby takes a look. Most builders hardly give a second thought to knocking away supporting walls and propping them with a small forest of screw-jacks or Acrows as they are generally called. …

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HOW TO Fit an Abacus wall hung WC & Basin (Part 2: Fitting the basin)

abacus installation

In the second part of this video Roger Bisby continues his explanation of how to fit a wall hung WC and basin from British company Abacus Bathrooms. As a British company Abacus has a good understanding of British plumbing and the WC and Basin in this video have been designed to work with British systems so you’re not running around …

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What are your favourite loft conversion tools?

loft conversion tools

In this video Roger Bisby shares the five tools he wouldn’t be without when carrying out a loft conversion. From the Hultafors Talmeter tape measure featuring an extension that allows you to make an accurate measurement between two fixed points, to the Stanley Bostitch framing air nailer that’s easily portable and cheap to run, Roger talks through five of his …

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How to replace a toilet entry fill valve

replace toilet entry fill valve

In this latest video from Skill Builder Roger Bisby talks through how to fix a toilet by replacing an old broken fill valve with a Fluidmaster Bottom Entry Fill Valve that costs less than £10. www.fluidmasteruk.com

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How to remove a load bearing wall safely and easily using brick brace

load bearing wall removal

In this video Roger Bisby demonstrates how to support brick work safely using the brick brace system during load bearing wall removal.  “It seems like years ago that I was first introduced to the Brick Brace. It is no illusion, time flies and in all that time I have been waiting for the right job to try it out on. …

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How to silicone seal a basin or bath with Abacus Bathrooms

silicone seal a basin or bath

In this latest video on the Skill Builder You Tube channel Roger Bisby shares some tips on how to silicone seal a basin or bath and explains some cheats which can make the job easier. Among Roger’s tips are making sure that the surface is clean and dry before beginning the job. Roger also demonstrates a tool from Abacus which …

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