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Does anyone know if there are classes in home electrical
repair offered? I'm comfortable with many home repairs but
even the smallest of electrical jobs intimidate me. thank you!
Classes are offered at Laney College on Mondays and Wednesdays, starting next
week. Go to peralta.edu to sign up (Course #233)
Building Education Center in Berkeley is the place for you.
Have you tried the BEC (Bldg. Education Center)? They had a
little newspaper, but this month is the final issue
(printing costs too much); but they _do_ have a new website,
which should give you their class schedules, & etc. Nice
bunch of very knowledgeable folks! www.bldgeductr.org
--took 1 class; need more!
my husband and is a do-it-yourselfer too and took a
weekend electrical workshop through berkeley education
center on page st.
he learned so much and was able to do some electrical work
that a professional electrician passed up because he said
it was too hard of a job! and recently, he updated all our
electrical all on his own.
they offer lots of diy classes. a great resource. enjoy!
a fellow diy
Why Laney College of course! It's a great place to learn the
fundamentals of home building. They have evening classes for
residential electrical starting mid in March and it costs
about $40.00. Here's the details:
03/18/2010 - 05/21/2010
233 RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICAL FOR
Basic electrical installation and specifications for wiring
a new or remodeled
Lec 06:00-06:50 PM MW
Lab 07:00-08:20 PM MW
Go to: http://www.laney.peralta.edu/homex.asp?Q=Homepage
They also have a residential plumbing course preceding it in
the same time slot starting on Monday, January 21st.
Unfortunately, this class will have started by the time you
see this message, but they do this every semester.
A short class on basic electrical theory & the National
Electrical Code is offered by the Building Education Center
in Berkeley on Feb.22nd 7-10. Call the BEC at 510-525-7610.
They also offer a hands-on workshop the following weekend,
2/27 & 2/28. For descriptions, go to www.bldgeductr.org
Does anyone have any recommendations for faux painting classes
for the interior of the home? (marbling, sponge technique,
etc.) I'm looking for something more detailed than just the
free classes offered by Home Depot in the East Bay or San
Francisco areas. Sometimes they are offered at community
colleges, etc., but I haven't found any yet. Thanks a lot,
Try Grand Finishes in Walnut Creek, 925-988-9990. They have
excellent classes and products, ask for Sheila, the owner.
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