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Basic plumbing course

Plumbing system

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Social distancing
Class numbers will be restricted to no more than 3 people.
Those attending class will be asked to bring their own masks and gloves please.
Benches and tools will be wiped before use.

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
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

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.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

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Those attending class will be asked to bring their own masks and gloves please.

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.


Kirsty Duffey at Great British Woodshop
Cherry Lodge, Oakcroft Rd
Oakcroft Rd
West Byfleet
KT14 6JH
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  • Teenagers

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3 hours (2:00pm to 5:00pm)

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This course was so informative, yet so simple! It gave me the big picture of how or from/to where water was coming into my house (or flat) and going out. I had so many questions about how the hot water cylinder in the airing cupboard works, radiator, toilet flashing, leakage from taps, changing taps, different types of pipes etc. I didn't even need to ask all of them, most of them were covered.
David was very patient and knowledgeable, yet not using difficult terms or jargon. Highly recommended for people like me, who would like to get the idea of what to do with DIY level plumbing!

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