At the Southern Homebuilding and Renovating Show last month the Tiling a Bathroom presentation was one of the most popular demonstrations. Presenter Mike Edwards of DIY Doctor took questions from the audience afterwards, and there are always questions about replacing and reseating taps.
Mike Edwards Presents at the National Homebuilding and Renovation Show
So we thought we would bring to your attention our project on repairing a dripping tap.
We also have a growing selection of video reviews on tools and other products. Here are some you might find useful if you are undertaking work in the bathroom.
Monument Tools Tap Reseating Tool, click here for full review
Monument Tools Pipe Cutter, click here for full review
Rothenberger Telescopic Basin Wrench, click here for full review
There are also videos on the site to talk you through the process of using some of these tools and repairing problems with taps, please click here to go to our video tutorials on repairing taps.
If you want more information on having your product reviewed click here
We have just added a new series of videos on YouTube to do with domestic water and plumbing systems within your home and how they work.
Each video shows a different aspect of a plumbing system, for example the first in the series shows you where to find the mains stop cock and how it works, as well as about different mains valves you may find:
There are also videos explaining the plumbing in your kitchen, downstairs toilet and upstairs bathroom, as well as videos explaining how the cold water tank in your home works, how hot water tanks and immersion heaters work, and how power showers work and are installed.
Each video is between three and ten minutes long. You can watch them individually or as a series to gain valuable infomation and advice to help you understand your home.
We have a new project on the website for those of you who are needing to replace or lay a new floor for your bathroom or kitchen.
Your bathroom is obviously a wet place and the type of flooring you choose is very improtant, just as in your kitchen where there are often spills, so a waterproof flooring is a great idea. This project introduces a waterproof laminate flooring by Industrial Plastic Solutions Ltd (IPSL UK) called Aquafloor, which is 100% waterproof and can be laid yourself. It is an easy to fit interlocking system just like any other laminate flooring but instead of being manufactured from MDF, it is made from polymers, which as well as being waterproof is also very tough.
The ‘how to waterproof a floor’ project gives step-by-step instructions on how to prepare the floor, how to lay the boards and how to get the best finish. There is a range of colours available and you can get samples and order online.
DIY Doctor spends a great deal of time researching for each page we write. New products and methods are appearing all the time and regulations change like the weather. We need to keep abreast of these changes and our team is always searching and researching.
Our projects team were recently asked to research the problems of hard water and the subsequent limescale in certain areas of the country and we uncovered a fact that stunned us a little. We have always assumed hard water is bad for you and soft water good for you. NOT SO !
Certainly we found that the salts and minerals picked up from the ground in hard water areas will leave big chucks of limescale on your appliances, but are they harmful to humans?
Watch the video to find out. We have no hesitation in recommending the Eddy Water Descaler as it really does do exactly what it says on the tin.
I’ve been asked to fit a cooker previously used in HOLLAND,
Does anyone know if the domestic gas pressure in Holland is the same as in England?
The cooker is already fitted with a flexible hose and union connection.