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Taught by an industry experts with hours of video lessons, 3D simulations and knowledge checks that test your comprehension. These innovative online plumbing courses simplify foundational concepts and present troubleshooting at a pace that’s easy to learn and digest.

PLMB101: Introduction to Water Heaters

This course introduces you to the components, setup, and function of gas, electric, and tankless water heaters. You’ll start by learning about the anatomy of these three types of water heaters and conclude with how to maintain them. The course will cover water, gas and vent piping along with the various components common to most water heaters. Controls, sequence of operation and safety devices along with a few special illustrations make this a great course for both beginners and experienced technicians alike. Covers:

  •   Water Heater Anatomy
  •   Connecting Piping
  •   Dielectric Connections
  •   Relief Valves
  •   Expansion Tanks
  •   Dip Tubes & Anode Rods
  •   Gas Piping
  •   Venting: Category I, Category IV & Direct Vent
  •   Drain Pans
  •   Controls for Gas Fired Units: Standing Pilot, Piezo Igniters, Power Vent with HSI, Vent Motors, and Pressure Switches
  •   Controls for Electric Units: Thermostats, Heating Elements and Sequence of Operation
  •   Water Heater Maintenance

PLMB102: Basic Plumbing Tools

There are many different tools required for the plumber, from daily jobs to a veteran challenge. This course covers the basic tools you’ll use most. It goes through various different categories, explaining each tool’s application and helpful tips, with safety practices in mind. It begins with tools used in the home, then transitions to tools for commercial application. Finally you’ll explore some helpful repair tools that aid in common problems. Proper usage and safety covers:

  •   Hand tools
  •   Leveling tools
  •   Pipe wrenches and pipe cutters
  •   Tubing cutters
  •   Torches
  •  Helpful repair tools for common problems

PLMB103: Caulking and Sealing

Properly using caulk and caulking tools is essential to creating a neat and professional look as well as a long lasting seal between materials. Caulk can be used for many applications, including windows, doors, and fixtures in the bathroom or kitchen. This course covers the different kinds of caulk and what they’re used for, the tools needed, and how to properly remove and apply caulk to specific building materials.

  •   How to select the proper caulk based on application
  •   Understand the common tools used in preparing for and applying caulks and sealants
  •   Tools and methods used to remove caulk, apply caulk in various applications, and the proper methods for caulking and sealing specific building materials


Pipes are used to bring water or gas into a building and sewage or waste out. Being able to determine what type of pipes a structure has is crucial to understanding what type of work needs to be done. Each pipe material has its own fittings, assembly methods, and application. This course covers potable water piping, sanitary drainage, and fuel gas piping.

  •   Identify galvanized piping, copper pipe and tubing, CPVC, PVC, PE, PEX, ABS, and cast iron pipes and fittings
  •   Understand the purpose of a dielectric union
  •   Learn solvent welding process and selection of the proper primer and glue
  •   Understand the differences between PE and PEX pipe, fittings, and application
  •   Identify hub and no hub cast iron pipe and the methods used for joining them
  •   Understand the difference between PVC and ABS pipe and how to select the proper primer and cement
  •   Identify black iron and CSST piping
  •   Learn what bonding wire does

PLMB105: Plumbing Demolition

Before remodeling a kitchen or bathroom, you have to remove the old fixtures. It’s important to know how to remove plumbing fixtures correctly for both safety reasons and to prevent damage to things that are not removed. This course covers the procedures for removing common bathroom and kitchen fixtures, including sinks, toilets, tubs, and showers:

  •   Proper procedures for demolition and replacement of bathroom and kitchen fixtures
  •   Removing a sink and bath vanity, toilet, tub, and shower
  •   Remove or modify kitchen plumbing

PLMB106: Plumbing Bath & Kitchen Fixtures Overview

Explore all the materials, configurations and components of various plumbing fixtures for the bathroom and kitchen. Take a look at lavatory materials and mounting types. Learn kitchen sinks and faucets. Discover how many different showers, bathtubs and showerheads there are, as well as the benefits of each. Understand the anatomy and function of toilets. Course covers topics essential to being able to make an informed and professional recommendation for what fixture would be best suited for an individual situation.

  •    Lavatory materials & mounting styles
  •   Faucets, types & benefits
  •   Kitchen sinks & faucets, types & benefits
  •   Bathtub and shower enclosures & materials
  •   The anatomy and basic functionality of toilets

Troubleshooting Courses:

  •    Electric Water Heaters 
  •   Toilets
  •   Kitchen Sinks
  •   Gas Water Heaters

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