Fix It with DIY Home Improvement classes at RLC

INA, Ill. – Rend Lake College Community and Corporate Education will be offering a series of home improvement courses for people who would like to save money by learning the basics.

Weatherization will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 22. This course is designed to show participants how to protect a home from both cold and hot weather. Instructor Wayne Kulich will be sharing small tricks that can help reduce energy costs. Topics will include how to replace a door or window, how to check for airflow and how to stop it.

Basic Plumbing will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 20. This class will cover how to replace faucet seals and faucets; toilet wax rings, flaps, and floats; plumbing under sinks and the importance of the trap. Students will also gain an understanding of PVC/CPVC versus copper water lines and learn how to control water hammering.

Basic Electrical will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. Saturday, Nov. 17. Participants will learn how to replace/install electrical outlets, electrical switches, and light fixtures; how to replace electrical plug-ins or outlets on electrical cords; and gain a basic understanding of the circuit box and how to replace circuit breakers.    

These home improvement courses can be taken as a series or individually. The registration fee is just $15 per class session. Sign up for all three classes and receive a $5 discount! Each class will be held in the Vocational Building Room 103 at RLC's main campus in Ina.

For more information, or to register, call RLC Community and Corporate Education at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1267 or 1714 or toll-free at 800-369-5321, Ext. 1267 or 1714. Make contact by e-mail at .

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