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How do I become a plumber


  Plumbing is a highly specialized trade, requiring many hours of classroom education as well as on-the-job training. However, don’t worry that you will have to spend the next several years in school and not earning any money. One of

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Plumbing training school


  Whether you are pursuing plumbing as a first career or are making the change later in life, now is certainly an exciting time. You are about to start a training program where you will be learning new skills for

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Job outlook for plumbers


Plumbers are responsible for installing and repairing plumbing pipes and fixtures in new construction like homes, commercial businesses, and industrial buildings. They may also inspect, test, and troubleshoot plumbing systems. Master plumbers may even participate in the design of plumbing

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Work environment of a plumber

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Work environments for plumbers, Part 1 The main tasks for plumbers are installing, repairing, and maintaining plumbing systems, including both pipes and fixtures. But even though the main tasks are the same, within the trade there are a variety of

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Work environment of a plumber


The previous post briefly profiled the three main work environments for plumbers in the building construction industry: residential, commercial, and industrial. These may be the most common job opportunities for plumbers, but the construction industry is not the only employer

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Plumbing certification


  Before starting an apprenticeship, many plumbing students choose to take a plumbing program at a technical school or community college. There are three main types of plumbing credentials available: diplomas, certificates, and degrees. What is the difference between these

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Steamfitter and. pipefitter


  As someone exploring the plumbing trade perhaps for the first time, you have probably noticed that plumbing is often mentioned in the same breath as pipefitting and steamfitting. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics considers all three

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Continuing education for plumbers


As you have probably gathered from the intensive classroom and on-the-job training necessary to become a plumber, plumbing is a trade that requires continuous learning. Not only do plumbers need to keep up-to-date on the newest equipment and technologies, but

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Plumbing vocational school


If you plan to complete a formal educational program and then enter into a plumbing apprenticeship, you will spending the next several years of your life in training. Granted much of that training will be paid on-the-job experience, but a

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