Diy Plumbing Courses
DIY plumbing courses will help you learn a lot more about plumbing. But you need to choose a course that will be suitable for your own personal needs. Many plumbing courses are geared for those who want to qualify and then register as professional plumbers, so these are clearly not DIY plumbing courses. Generally DIY plumbing courses will help you tackle DIY plumbing jobs around the house rather than train you to install complete domestic plumbing systems.
If you're reading this, you are probably interested in tackling your own plumbing jobs. So what kind of DIY plumbing course do you want to do?
The choice for DIY Plumbing Courses is generally between:
• on-site courses run by colleges or plumbing companies,
• on-line courses that you will find on the Internet, also usually run by either colleges or specialist companies,
• long-distance courses that are available from distance learning colleges all over the world, and
• self-taught courses sold in book, CD or DVD form, with or without backup from qualified plumbers and trained tutors.
Remember that different types of courses have different advantages and disadvantages. You will need to decide whether you want to travel to get to the course, or whether you would rather study in the comfort of your own home. Ask yourself whether having a real-life tutor will be useful to you. Most long-distance courses also have tutors, but you can still complete the course in your own time, at home. Only you know what will meet your own particular needs.
Once you have decided what type of course you want to enroll for, you need to establish what the courses of your chosen type offer. Compare different courses in terms of price and content, and in terms of what you will get at the end of the day. For example, if you think you might do some plumbing jobs for other people, a certificate at the end of the course may be important to you. But if you are only wanting to be able to tackle DIY plumbing jobs in your own home, there's not much point in opting for a more expensive course just because it offers some kind of certification. Do you want the benefit of hands-on training? If so you should go for an on-site course. If your primary need is for a comprehensive resource that you can refer to when projects arise, then a book or DVD-based course will probably be quite adequate.
So what can you expect to learn from a DIY plumbing course? Generally these courses will focus on plumbing projects in and around the house. A good DIY course will arm you with the skills to do essential plumbing repairs, at the same time training you how to use plumbing tools and materials. It should also give you good advice to ensure that you are able to tackle your projects safely, without endangering your health. Some DIY plumbing courses also give training on basic bricklaying, plastering and tiling to help you complete a DIY kitchen or bathroom project with confidence. At very least, you should be taught the basics of bathroom planning; how to install both water supply and soil and waste pipes; how to work with levels; how to fit traps; what valve installation entails; and how to install toilets, basins and baths.
Once you've done your first basic course, you may even decide to do more DIY plumbing courses.