Learn simple plumbing repairs at hands-on classes

Spencer Jaffe, right, of Herb's Plumbing teaches Bruce Menapace to solder copper pipe.

Do you have a ghost that mysteriously flushes your toilet in the middle of the night? Does the sound of your dripping faucet annoy you and increase your water and sewer bills? Does your bathtub drain slowly or not at all? Do you want to use new plastic water lines but don’t know how to install them?

Homeowners can learn to tackle these common plumbing problems and more by attending the upcoming workshops offered by the Home Repair Resource Center (HRRC). Class size is limited so that attendees can practice using the tools, materials and techniques required for each repair and receive hands-on instruction from experienced plumbers.

The first class, Toilet Repair and Replacement, will be held on Feb. 25, followed by Faucet Repair and Replacement on March 4. Drains and Traps is scheduled for March 11 and Copper and Plastic Water Lines will be on March 18. Class fees are $10 for Cleveland Heights residents and $15 for nonresidents, with reduced rates for low-income Cleveland Heights homeowners.

For additional information about HRRC’s repair workshops, visit www.hrrc-ch.org. Reservations are required and classes fill quickly. To reserve a space, contact Becky Stager at 216-381-6100, ext. 16, or at rstager@hrrc-ch.org.

Rebecca Stager

Becky Stager has been the Home Repair Education Coordinator at HRRC since 1989. Visit Home Repair Resource Center's website at www.hrrc-ch.org or call 381-6100 for more information on programs and services.

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Volume 6, Issue 2, Posted 11:20 AM, 01.31.2013