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Demo Night: Home Plumbing

Date(s) - Tuesday, Sep 20th

Ottawa Tool Library


This OTL demo night will show you how straightforward many common aspects of home plumbing can be and give you the confidence to tackle simple plumbing repairs and upgrades yourself.

We will cover all the basics, starting with an overview of how home plumbing systems work. You’ll learn how water pressure is affected by pipe size and why your shower suddenly gets hot when somebody flushes a toilet. You’ll understand how the drainage system works in your home and how ‘stacks’ control both odour and flow. We’ll talk about the various types of pipes, including copper, PVC and ABS, and how they fit together.

You will learn about the basic tools you need for home plumbing jobs and how the Ottawa Tool Library has everything you need!

We will demonstrate how to repair a leaky tap, clear a clogged drain, stop a toilet from running, and solder copper pipes.

There is ample time for Q & A, so bring your plumbing-specific questions!

Please note:

All course participants need to be fully vaccinated and show proof at the beginning of this demo night.

We operate with health and safety guidelines in place: mask wearing is mandatory.