HRRC's plumbing and heating classes for women start Oct. 1

Ann McCulloh, Virginia McGrew and Leslie Oliver, participants in last year's HRRC plumbing and heating course, practice working with plastic drain pipe.

There’s nothing more irritating than hearing a dripping faucet or a “ghost flush” in the middle of the night—especially when these plumbing repairs are so easy.

Participants in Home Repair Resource Center’s (HRRC) Home How-To women’s repair course will learn to do basic repairs like these, and will gain a better understanding of their plumbing and heating systems.

Women can enroll now in the upcoming “Plumbing and Heating” module, consisting of eight workshops held on Wednesday evenings, 7–9 p.m., from Oct. 1 through Nov. 19.

Participants will learn to repair toilets and faucets, snake drains, connect copper and plastic water pipes and plastic drain lines, install and maintain water heaters, and more.

There will be ample opportunities to practice using the tools and techniques involved in many common plumbing and heating projects. No previous experience is required.

Regular tuition for the eight-class module is $120 for Cleveland Heights residents, and $150 for nonresidents, with reduced rates for low-income participants. A $20 early-bird discount will apply to applications received by Sept. 5. The course emphasizes small-group instruction, and enrollment is limited to 18 women.

HRRC's Home How-To women’s repair course comprises four modules (home maintenance, carpentry, electrical, and plumbing) that can be taken in sequence or individually.

Classes are held at HRRC’s Learning Center, 2520 Noble Road in Cleveland Heights. For more information, visit or call 216-381-6100, ext. 16.

Rebecca Stager

Becky Stager has been HRRC's home repair education coordinator since 1989. Visit or call 216-381-6100 for more information on programs and services.

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Volume 7, Issue 9, Posted 10:13 AM, 08.29.2014