– Hey guys, welcome to today’s video, my name’s James. Today we’re gonna be having
a very, very quick look, very brief video talking
about strap bosses, how we instal them, why you instal them, and best practises that I
always use to gettin’ them in and that sort of thing. This is a simple job, really. This shouldn’t take you
five seconds to really learn as long as you follow a few little tips that I’m gonna give you now. Please remember to follow
us over on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter, what? And we’ll have a little look from there. I don’t know if this
is gonna go out midweek or on a Saturday, but hey, it probably won’t
matter for most of you because you’ll be watching
it after the fact anyhow, won’t ya? Anyway, enjoy the video guys. I’ll see ya soon, and
remember to hold tight. See ya later. By the way, if you follow us on Instagram you’re gonna see stories like this, with Mister G. (sweet music) (moving into rock music) I mean, how sexy can
filming solvent weld boss installations actually be? I mean, pretty sexy I think. What’s that hat you got? Plumber hat? (mumbles) Give paw. Paw. Now with the other paw, other paw. Good boy. Say hello to (mumbles) (dog barking) Guys, let’s have a very quick close look at the boss itself. Usually, now what we’ve
got in here at the moment is an inch and a quarter of, oh I put the wrong one in there. You know, what, oh no I haven’t. Firstly, you tend to
get two types of boss. We’ve got an inch and a half one here, and then we’ve got an inch
and a quarter one here. The inch and a quarter
one you’re gonna use more for just a basin
waste if it’s on its own, like a hand basin, not a kitchen one. Kitchen one’s are gonna
want this one here. Also, you’ll probably use
this if you’re gonna be takin’ a condense from a boiler
or that sort of thing, and they’re really, really hand. Oh, bloody hell. Now, as you’re probably aware I’m gonna show a T-branch
appearing right next to me now. You can drill out the small
sections on the side of them to boss into stuff, but what we’re gonna show you today is how to drill out a small bit of pipe that we have actually here for this job. The job here itself is we’ve got an elbow coming out of a wall with a socket on it. We’ve got a small stub
of pipe going into there, and then we’re gonna have
a toilet pan connector going into one end. But on top of going into that, I’m gonna drill my hole, we’re gonna boss into this pipe, and that’s gonna take our kitchen waste and also a little hand
basin waste as well. You might have seen the
video a couple of weeks ago when we were putting the
6 metre length of pipe, and that’s what this is going into here. I’m just being sort of a bit sneaky really and using the studio that we’ve got to show you as many little plumbing jobs as I possibly can. I think they’re gonna
help a lot of you guys out who are just apprentices and also just trying to figure out, oh I wanna boss into something. Let’s show you on a small piece of pipe. I mean you can obviously do
this on a 6 metre length, a 3 metre length,
whatever length you like. But you’re only ever gonna
be working on 1 foot’s worth, aren’t you? When you’re cutting that hole in there. So let’s do that now. So the first thing you need to do is choose the right size hole saw. Now that is defined by
these little lugs here. Often newbies, newbs, or
whatever you wanna call them, I just like calling ’em
youngins or whatever, they will get a hole saw
that’s the size of the pipe and drill that through. Doesn’t work. What that’s gonna do
is hold the strap boss off the pipe itself. So what you want to do is, where’s me drill? Oh yeah, number one, look how cool this auger is at releasing bits, look. Off. That’s it. I love that. So look, if we look at this
one here nice and closely, the jaw for this is
exactly the right width for those lugs there. Can you see that? So when we cut a hole in a minute we know that our lugs are gonna go straight into the pipe itself. And the good thing about us
using a short bit of pipe is hopefully I’m gonna be able to show you that from the inside, too. So once you’ve selected
the right drill bit size, your right bit, all we need to do is prepare exactly where we wanna put our hole. That’s pretty easy, really, let’s face it. You already know roughly. So thinking about it in a logical way, you can put your strap on here where you want it too stick out, make a little mark there with a pencil or anything, anything that’ll make a mark, and then you can get down to
actually drilling your hole. Okay, so let’s do that now. (singing) Right, so we’re gonna be using our inch and a half one on this. So very simple, obviously I’ve got all that lovely sticker under there. Can’t really be bothered
with anyone seeing that. So, I’m just gonna make
my mark on here like so. And then, really, we’re gonna be going into the centre of that. Now this is a super, super
easy part of the job. Put your little thing on there. Right, once you’re into this pipe here, the one thing you wanna make sure, right? If you’re on a vertical
stack drilling into one of these like that, okay? For God sake, make sure
that this doesn’t fall off and drop down that sack. That’s all I’m gonna say. If you need a bit of setter tape or something like that to be sure, then by all means do it, okay? So let’s get a nice little closeup. All right, so just take it easy really. Don’t have to go too quick. (drilling) Just take it slow. (relaxing music) And you’ll see that you’ve
got the piece you’ve cut out just sat here now. So once you’ve done that, the kind of dodgy bit of
the job is pretty much done. You’ve got nothing more
to sort of worry about. Put it this way, you haven’t lost 10
quids worth of hole saw down the stack and cryin’ for your mama. Now the next bit that no one ever does, or I never see anyone do, is prepare the plastic on here to get a better bond
with the solvent weld. ‘Cause what we need to do right? We’re gonna use a solvent weld glue, which this stuff here, Black Swan, you’ve probably seen me use this before. I think you’re gonna see
this at music festivals all over the country. This stuff is the strongest
solvent glue I’ve ever smelled. It does actually say
this on a lot of products that you need to prepare the
pipe to take solvent weld glue. So you need to etch here, and you can do it with a
little bit of wire wool, a little bit of emery cloth, or you can actually buy a
special etching solution that you can just paint on. I think McAlpine sell it. You can paint that onto the pipe. But it’s just fine if you
just grab something like this and give it a good old, a good old etch. And just if you wanna
make it nice and neat so no one can see, just use a bit of your finger like that. And you see that just lightening up there, just giving us a little
key to go on in a minute when we come to put our
solvent weld on there, we don’t want it to go wrong do we? The last thing we want. So let’s have a quick look once we’ve actually set this on here. Quick thing you wanna look at as well is the collar does have
a top and a bottom. Now, if we look, this is the top bit and this is denoted by
the fact that it says, believe it or not, top. Someone thought out of the box. Oh, burping up a little bit of soup. And there’s a tiny, tiny little incline going down back into the pipe. So that’s totally normal. These are actually two different parts. So you can buy, the strap boss
is the same for everything, but then you can buy an inch and a half or an inch and a quarter
actual insert socket to go in there. So hopefully you can see them
appearing next to us now, so you can see how they
go together and all that. There’s also a little notch. Make sure that when you put this in you’ve got top there and top there and that they meet up together. Okay? So hopefully you’ll be
able to see that now. So if we look inside here you’ll see that our lugs are sitting perfectly inside that pipe now. That’s exactly what we want, okay? That’s a good seating
that we’ve got there. Right, so the next bit’s easy and can be controversial. The thing is, right, is some people don’t use solvent weld for this bit, some people do use silicone. I mean, there are good products
out there at the moment when you’re looking at
stuff like CT1, Hippo, they both make a really
strong adhesive sealant. I’ve always used solvent weld, so that’s just the way I do it. So we get out our insanely
strong glue, okay? And also we just get prepared. We know that to tighten
this up in a minute we’re gonna need nice, big
flat setted screwdriver. I haven’t filled this one up yet. This is the smaller one. And then my next video I’m gonna be showing you the swap over, where basically I’m swapping
over all my solder gear out, my old soldering bag into my new tote bag, and then what I’m gonna do is we’re gonna get a load of 15 mil, we’ve gotta get all
that pinned to the wall, and we’re just gonna talk about soldering, because we get asked a lot
about soldering by apprentices, and we’re gonna talk about
the best practises for that. But anyway, let’s have a quick go at this. We’ve got everything ready. We’ve got our screwdriver here. If this was just laying
in a big long run of pipe it would just be in
front of us, wouldn’t it? Nice and easy to get at. I mean it’s never gonna
be ’round the back, is it? You know, up a set of
steps two and a half metres or something like that, that never happens. Just bring you down like so. So we get out our brush, and this, like I’m gonna be
a jibbering idiot in a minute ’cause, well I am anyway usually, but this stuff… And we’re just gonna paint that solvent weld glue ’round here. I’ve said it before in
many videos, haven’t I? And I’ll say it again. Solvent weld glue is cheap
and leaks are expensive. And we’re also gonna put a little bit ’round the inside of this just like that. I should have just said there, make sure that your fittings
that you’re putting together, nice and dry. Make sure they’re free of debris. We don’t want to get
cheese in there, do we? (laughing) And I’m going to slip my boss, I’m gonna have it this way ’round on here. You do have a little bit of time, you don’t have to go like crackers, trying to keep that free off
of the pipe as much as you can, and then (mumbles) that ’round here, and then push that together like so. And as soon as you possibly can, just get your screwdriver. (relaxing music) Get that turned up as tight as it’ll go. And there we go, that’s a nice clean, watertight seal there for our boss. Now just a quick tip here. We’ve done the strap boss now and effectively this video’s kind of over, but here’s a few little extra tips for you while you’re here. When you push your pipe in, it doesn’t matter how you cut it, I recommend you just put
a little chamfer on that, because when you push into
this rubber sole here, sometimes that rubber can push out. And these are a very good fit. I actually sort of scrape a chamfer off with a Stanley just like that. And I am gonna put a little, I’m just gonna gob on it a bit. You know what I’m gonna do actually. ♪ I’m just gonna close my eyes
and pretend that I’m not here ♪ – I’m just gonna lick it. Emily is off camera at the moment. She liked that. Didn’t you Em? A little licky bit. Ah, I didn’t glue that one in. Oh my god. This is one of them videos
that’s going completely mental. I accidentally forgot to glue that in. So doesn’t that show you how
easy it is to not do something? And I’ll tell you now actually, quick tip as well, when you are doing joints, always have a felt tip to
leave a little mark on them so you know that you’ve done them. Now I can show you, this is how we get these on. God I’m really glad actually about that ’cause I was gutted that I
wasn’t gonna be able to show you. There we go. Just get plenty of that on there. Plenty of that on there. And then match top there
to the top on here, and there’s a small lug just in there. Can you see that? And there’s also a small
little lug just on that, and they line up, push in together like so. Push it together nice and
hard so it all splodges out, and quickly while you’ve
got a few minutes, just run your finger ’round there, and then wipe that on the
customer’s carpet, okay? That’s the best thing to do. That’s where you wanna go, don’t you? ‘Cause you don’t wanna
get called back there because you didn’t make
an absolute total mess. You shouldn’t really use your finger, we all know that, but I do because I’m a naughty person. And there we go. We have now successfully bossed into this lovely bit of 4-inch pipe. Also, hopefully now you’ll be able to see when I hold this pipe upright you see how much of
incline there is there. That’s how important it is to
get the top facing the top. It doesn’t matter if
you’re doing a top-in bur, obviously, because as you can see it doesn’t really matter so much, and you could lose a lot of that if it needs to be horizontal running away from that in the fittings, but it is important that you
get them the right way round if you are going to be
going on a vertical. So it isn’t just, you know, namby pamby stuff that people
have said you should do. Definitely take notice of the
top marking on the boss, okay? All right then, so, this is where our little bit’s gonna go, just in here, like so. And what that’s gonna do, we’re gonna have a toilet sat here. We’re gonna have a basin there, or we might have it behind me. I haven’t really figured that one out yet. But whatever happens, if the basin’s over there, I’m gonna pop a T on this piece, whatever happens, and then I can have a lot
of rodding bit that way, I can feed obviously the
basin waste into this, and then pick up the kitchen waste. The kitchen’s just
behind us through there. I’m gonna be able to run that
across the top of that wall, and that’ll take up into this as well. Something that you need to think about when you’re doing this sort of work, is just make sure that you’ve got this cocked up at a nice angle, but not so much it
doesn’t drain the toilet, but also if you start
running water down into this, it doesn’t fill up back
into the toilet bowl. It’s the last thing you wanna see is the odd bit of carrot turning back up. That wouldn’t be very nice would it? I’m gonna pop that on here, I see if I can get that one now, probably easier to lubricate these. Get in there you. Come on. The usual. Get a bit of gob on it. Put a gob on it. Come on. There we go. Lovely. So there you go guys. We all now know how to do one of these, how to do it safely, and how not to get completely
high while we’re doin’ it. I’m gonna be fittin’ this in properly, as you can see from a second
ago I just whipped it out so I could do a nice few closeups of it. Anyway, please follow us on Instagram, done loads of stories
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in the next video guys. I’ll be doing loads of work over there, getting loads of stuff moved over. Until then, hold tight. See ya. (fun music) ♪ Don’t ya know, I think ♪ ♪ That you do right now ♪ ♪ Because if you like this video ♪ ♪ They’re gonna like and
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  1. Enjoy my dearies! Bit of a random video today, but just adding it to the ENDLESS list of plumbing advice! Here's my Instagram: I'll add a link to the drill arbor when I can find one online!

  2. Oh yeah, couple of questions….1. who likes METAL? 😂 Seriously though, I didn't show the two types of boss because I'd shown it in a graphic at around 2:02

  3. Just don’t do what I watched 1 lad do, he put his drill on full speed drilled away with his hole saw and let off the trigger while the hole saw was still inside the stack #diguptoretrievehisholesaw👍😂👍

  4. 😂 10.48 turned into the most disturbing video ever. Please god what did we just witness 😂, hold tight!!!( don't gobb on it, please nooo)

  5. Can you get these in 45 junctions? Laying these square junctions horizontal would seem a place for a blockage and disrupting the flow into the 100mm

  6. Great vid jimmyyy, looks like it’s coming together lovely.people mentioning licking? Surly I’m not the only one that gives speed fit inserts a little sucky suck before putting them in?

  7. what happened to the power flushing vid you said you was going to do a few weeks ago? Or have i missed something lol

  8. Lol james sed u alwayz use solvent weld in all ur strap on boss but watch ur video how to install a concealed toilet and 5.45 of the video u used ct1 lol but just haveing a laugh great video mate

  9. 10:50 my kids happened to walk in at that moment and said what are you watching, nothing just james licking a waste pipe!!!

  10. I started watching your vids a while back to help with the plumbing on my bathroom refurb. Very useful at the time but now I watch just for the entertainment value. 😂……….keep up the good work and hold tight!

  11. I’m a bit old skool but I honestly can’t see the difference that a good old brush in the everflux is not good enough

  12. Hi mate, my strap boss is leaking which is solvent welded. Any advice please, can i put silicon around as i cant take the solvent glue off. Thanks

  13. Informative and well explained but I don’t think there’s a need to go off on a tangent every couple of minutes, doesn’t make for a comfortable watch

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  15. Can you fit a boss strap onto a bend? Just curious
    😂🤣😂🤣 just watch the whole vid. You are out to lunch!😂. I imagine the fumes from the solvent is not responsible 😂. Good vid!

  16. very helpful thanks. can you do a video showing how to drill out the T sectopn mouldings to take a 32mm pipe?

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