Looking for a way to save some money and increase your ability to maintain your own home? Having basic plumbing skills can save hundreds, even thousands, of dollars and can give you the skills and confidence to stop a small plumbing problem from turning into a big expense. While many of us might have the confidence to hammer a nail or pull up old carpet, exploring and understanding the pipes snaking through our homes can feel intimidating. This course offers basic, hands-on knowledge to help turn those mysterious pipes into an understandable system.
Thinking this is just for homeowners? Think again! Renters run into basic plumbing problems too. Just think how thankful your landlord will be with your ability to deal with basic plumbing issues on your own, rather than having them call an expensive plumber for a minor repair. Maybe now you’ll be able to paint the kitchen that perfect color you’ve been dreaming about! Also, if the time does come to purchase a home having basic plumbing skills and knowledge could be a huge advantage. When looking at a potential home you’ll know the questions to ask, what to look for, and perhaps even how to better interpret the findings of a home inspection.
Does this sound like something you’re interested in? Well, you’re in luck! This Saturday, March 26, 2011, the PNA is offing the two-part Plumbing Basics series. In part-one participants learn how to avoid, diagnose and repair basic plumbing problems with safety. Part-two will give the do-it-yourselfer plumber more confidence as you learn the legal and technical details for altering or replacing water supply lines, valves and supply tubes. You’ll even have the chance to practice what you learn with the PNA’s torch and solder! Part one will be held from 10:00 am-noon, and part two will be from noon-2:00 pm.
Each course only costs $25 for PNA members and $30 for non-members. If you register for part one and two there is a $10 discount ($40 for PNA members and $50 for non-members). To register, contact the PNA at 206.783.2244. You’ll be glad you did!