This course is not designed to get you ready for a career as a professional plumber. This is for homeowners who want to learn the basics so they can repair or fix simple common plumbing problems around the house. With a few basics and a bit of confidence there are many simple jobs like fixing leaking taps or toilets that you can do yourself, so why pay a professional plumber £70 for something you can fix in 5 minutes. Content score (practical/info-theory): 2/5 Tasks and skills covered include: Water storage and hot water systems Tap washer and cartridge replacement Poly pipe fittings How to replace a length of copper pipe with new poly pipe Removing and installing new taps Specific tools for plumbing Working with copper pipe Soldering Sealing threads to stop leaks Copper fittings Cutting copper pipe and poly pipe Isolating valves Waste and Traps Replacing or repairing toilet parts, what are they and what do they do? Flush valves Flappers Handles Chains Overflows This 3 hour basics course will give you the confidence to tackle some of those simple repair jobs and get some answers to all those DIY questions.

What's included in the price?

PLEASE ARRIVE 5 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR CLASS. YOU MAY PARK ON THE DRIVEWAY. Tea and coffee are available throughout the day. There is no lunch provided so bring your own or there is a local shop 1 min drive away. The local train station is approx. 10 mins walk and parking is available at the workshop.


3 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



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