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Basic plumbing course

Plumbing system

Duration: 3 hours

Price: £30

Book with: David Free
at Great British Woodshop

Cherry Lodge, Oakcroft Rd
Oakcroft Rd
West Byfleet
Surrey
KT14 6JH

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About the Course

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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.

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.

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What's included in the price?

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.



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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


  • Accessible by public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups

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