Becoming a plumber

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Becoming a plumber

On a plumbing course, you will learn the basics of water supply installation, waste and how a basic hot water and heating system works. You will learn how to fit a bath, sink and toilet with copper and plastic pipe systems, repair old taps and radiator valves and learn the basic water regulation requirements for the house.

Plumbing work is basically quite straight forward, but it can be repetitive; whatever the project, and you may end up doing the same thing over and over again. However, that does not make the work less rewarding, because the end product can have many benefits, especially financial. For example, new fittings can improve your bathroom or kitchen, while new taps can banish drips and plumbing in your washing machine will put an end to all that fiddling with hoses on wash day.

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To become a good do-it-yourself plumber, you need to understand how your plumbing system works, familiarise yourself with the materials and tools, master the basic techniques and decide what jobs you can undertake. Our basic plumbing course takes you through all these steps one by one. So there is no reason why anyone should not tackle all sorts of plumbing jobs around the house, from simple repairs to major home improvements.

What normally holds many people back from doing so is fear: fear of making a mess. It is certainly true that plumbing mishaps rank high in do-it-yourself folklore, but it has never been so easy to repair and modify a typical domestic plumbing system. Thanks to the ingenuity of the equipment manufacturers and the wider availability of accessible information on how to tackle various jobs.