Plumbing tips – an easy way of air testing pipe work

In this video Roger Bisby demonstrates a cheap easy way of testing for leaks in your plumbing.

Plumbers often test pipes by puttting water in them which can be a bit of a disaster.

Roger suggests an alternative method of air testing pipe work using a schrader valve and an ordinary foot pump.

There are now kits available for air testing pipe work but if you don’t have one to hand this is a cheap easy alternative.

Roger says it is a method which has saved him a lot of stress over the years.

Roger also provides some key safety tips for the testing process.

About Roger Bisby

Roger Bisby is an English television presenter and journalist, known for his expertise in the British building industry.

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  1. Couldn’t see the video even though I went to the trouble of subscribing. August 26 2019


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