Those people interested in learning the plumbing profession, but cannot attend classroom education would sometimes have difficulties in finding free online plumbing courses.
However, there are some options that are available on DIY websites and they mainly focus on maintenance and installation of appliances in residential homes.
We are offering you some information on module formats and what topics are covered through these courses.
Free Online Plumbing Courses
You can get access to free plumbing courses online in the form of do-it-yourself (DIY) tutorials.
If you are looking for accredited courses, you will not be able to find them.
Courses range in difficulty level depending on the extent of the project, being that plumbing refers to any system of pipes and appliances that transfers water and other fluids to and from a building.
This means that you can learn to cover bathroom appliances, kitchen appliances, washing machines, and many others and the level of necessary knowledge will vary.
You can either choose to attend DIY plumbing courses which are based on learning the student about the functionality of the appliances being installed or fixed, while training courses for a plumbing diploma give more in-depth explanations on how the plumbing infrastructure in a residence operates.
One of the possible educating websites which offer courses for plumbers is Roto-Rooter.
This is a commercial plumbing and water cleanup service provider whose website is devoted to DIY plumbing tutorials.
They have to offer ‘Plumbing How-To’ tutorials in a video format and via written articles with illustrations.
What is offered on this website is a variety of topics from plumbing appliance installations to maintenance and upkeep.
The tutorials are also designed for beginners without knowledge of plumbing practices and it features a glossary of plumbing terminology.
Some tasks that you can learn on the site include:
- Facet maintenance
- Septic tank upkeep
- Water heater testing
- Garbage disposal resetting
Lowe’s Home Improvement website also contains ‘project’ sections for aspiring plumbers.
They offer video tutorials on plumbing appliance installations throughout the home and are designed for both beginners and intermediate level plumbers.
You will take advantage of both videos and written out instructions which include lists of tools and additional materials that are required to complete the task.
Many tutorials may also provide estimated costs for the specific task being taught.
Some tutorials on the site will teach students the following:
- Installing a new toilet
- Installing a facet
- Water heater installation
- Tub drain repair
Easy2DIY is a website with a lot of demonstrations and tutorial modules for plumping projects.
There are both video format and text instructions for aspiring online students.
Each video also offers estimated time durations for the project to be done, depending on your experience level: beginner, intermediate, or expert.
You just need to select the room in which the project is in or use the search bar provided on the site.
It is good to mention that the site does require you to have Flash Player installed and enabled in your web browser in order to view the video tutorials.
Some tutorials provided by Easy2DIY are the following:
- Pedestal sink installation
- Fixing a clogged sink drain
- How to solder copper pipes
- Toilet replacement
Alison.com is another very useful website for online learners of plumbing.
They have to offer a free course for those interested in pursuing a career in plumbing.
The courses include video modules with an assessment that follows and you will need to get a passing score of 80 percent or higher in order to receive an Alison certificate.
The course modules are designed so as to cover everything from tool usage and safety protocol to various pipe properties.
Attending the course is free, but getting a diploma to prove completion of the course will have to be paid.
Some modules that this course includes are:
- Fixtures and Faucets
- Drain, Waste, Vent (DWV) Systems
- Plumbing Safety
- Plumbing Math