Toilets – DIY Plumbing

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Taps, Traps & Wastes
Home Heating Essentials

In Module 3 of our DIY Plumbing courses, we’ll move onto toilets. Love or hate ’em, they are a pretty essential part of  our lives. However, they do often go wrong.

We’ll show you some of the common issues that you may need to know about, (we can feel the excitement building already), such as…..

  • Cisterns - different types, how they work & how to repair them
  • Flush & Fill Valves - and the common issues they cause
  • Wobbly Toilet Seats - the bane of our lives. Learn how to install & fix them
  • Leaks - how to identify, avoid & solve them.

As with all our practical DIY workshops, this will be very hands-on. You will get to use plumbing tools and fittings, so that you feel confident to deal with issues at home.

    What we provide…..

    We will provide all materials, tools etc. However, if you want to bring along your own tools, ongoing projects etc. then feel free to do so.

    We also have hot drinks – tea, coffee etc. Feel free to bring your own additional refreshments, if you want to.

    What to bring…..

    We recommend wearing old clothing, and sturdy shoes.
    If you would like to bring your own PPE (Personal Protectve Equipment), please feel free to do so. We will proide PPE, but we know that some people would prefer to use their own. (We recommend that you mark them up with your names, so that you can identify them)

    Find bePractical DIY Workshop

    Access to the the bePractical DIY Workshop is via the front door, in the  Brislington Hill parade of shops. The shop has been been cunningly hidden behind the large  scaffolding installation currently surrounding Gilton House. Head towards St Peter’s Hospice Shop, and you will see  bePractical DIY Workshop just on the left, behind the scaffolding.

    There is free parking to the rear of our DIY workshop, accessed from Glenarm Walk.

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    Getting to bePractical DIY Courses by Public Transport
    by Bus

    X39/39 – Bristol Bus Station  to Bath City Centre (via Temple Meads)
    96  –  Hengrove Park to Brislington Sq/West Town Lidl
    178 –  Bristol to Radstock
    349 – Bristol Bus Station to Keynsham (via Temple Meads)
    435 –  Bristol to Keynsham
    514 –  Brislington
    668 – Bristol to Peasedown St John
    A4 –    Airdecker (Bristol Airport to Bath)


    Can be taken to Brislington Hill

    Upcoming Dates:

    There are no upcoming events at this time.

    Join a DIY Club…….

    Why not join one of our DIY clubs and practise your newly-learnt skills? Time and space to improve at your own pace, using our tools and materials. 

    Tuesday Evening DIY Club

    Starting 16th January 2024

    6.30pm – 8.30pm

    Running until 13th February

    Women-only DIY Club

    Wednesday Evenings

    Starting 17th January 2024

    6.30pm – 8.30pm

    Running until 14th February