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Everything You Need To Know About Plumbing Courses

Aug 17, 2007
Plumbing courses are available at trade schools all over the UK and other parts of the globe. They are also available online as well. Plumbing is in high demand and commands high wages. Plumbing courses can be your path to financial and career success.

Plumbing is one of the most respected and most specialized set of skills in the building and construction services trades. Plumbers are essential and wear many hats. Plumbing courses teach them how to help make water run smoothly, keep toilets flushing correctly, wastewater correctly treated and pipes staying secure without leaks.

Plumbers can install or repair water heaters, fix frozen or burst or leaking pipes. Of course, plumbing courses will teach would-be plumbing specialists to install pipes and other fixtures in new homes under construction as well.

There are many parts of a new home the repair and servicing of which can only be accomplished by a properly trained and licensed plumber.

Online plumbing courses can pave the way, at times and places convenient to the student, for a lucrative and satisfying career in the plumbing trade.

One online school that we perused offered plumbing courses whose exams were all open book and open notes. The students learned their plumbing courses at their own pace and were able to graduate in as few as six months. Graduation after completing all the requisite plumbing courses provides the students with a diploma with national accreditation.

No prerequisites or related experience is required to enroll in this trade school. At that is needed to learn the plumbing trade, besides satisfactory passing of all plumbing courses, is the ability to use simple trade tools, satisfaction from a job working with your hands and the motivation to get out there and market yourself.

Plumbing courses at this school include soldering copper pipes, plumbing basics such as installation and leak repairs, faucet basics, valve repair and water supply systems.

Plumbing technology 101, the first course, outlines the basic of the plumbing trade. The goal of this first course is to teach students the basics of the trade or to familiarize homeowners with some do-it-yourself techniques.

Many of the issues addressed in this first of the plumbing courses are those that will come up nearly every day in a plumbers work life. These include the system that supplies a residential or commercial building with water, soldering, vents and drains, installation of plumbing related fixtures and repair of the same.

The specifics of the course include a look at basic plumbing safety tips and familiarization with the jargon and basic terms of the plumbing trade. Soldering is an important part of this plumbing course too.

After this lesson each student should be able to select the appropriate soldering materials, clean the metals to get them ready for soldering, prepare the joint and solder a tubing connection the proper and safe way.

Water service is part of this basic course materials and training. Students learn the layout of a home or commercial basement, the ins and outs of selecting the right materials and the proper location of the required equipment.

Students learn to install a drain, as well as a ventilation and waste system. They also learn about installing fixtures in these online plumbing courses.
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James Copper a lecturer for a training college that offer plumbing courses for mature career changers that want to become a plumber .
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