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  1. Abgash

    Abgash New Member

    Hi, I'm about to start a gas engineering course and I'm trying to buy all the tools beforehand. Does anyone else know if there's a full tool kit available from anywhere?
     
  2. Riley

    Riley Plumber GSR

    Buy what you need as you find you need it. Everyone works differently and has different techniques. Maybe pass your course first. Do you have a plumbing background??
     
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  3. snowhead

    snowhead Well-Known Member

    As above, because there are too many variables.

    Domestic, Commercial, Install, Maintenance or all of them?

    Are you employed currently in the gas /plumbing field?

    Your prospective / current employer may provide some tools depending on where you work.
     
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  4. Abgash

    Abgash New Member

    No I don't have any experience at all, my current job is unstable and I am unskilled so I am starting the course in April. I was looking for tools while I have a half decent income to buy them . The plan is to find work but have a back up plan with tools and van incase it takes time to find work .
     
  5. Rich8

    Rich8 Plumber GSR

    How long is your course out of interest?
     
  6. Riley

    Riley Plumber GSR

    If you have absolutely zero plumbing experience i would strongly recommend speaking to your local college first
     
  7. Abgash

    Abgash New Member

    I will only be qualified for domestic afterwards. There's 4 weeks basic plumbing involved and that's the only plumbing I would know.
     
  8. Abgash

    Abgash New Member

    28 weeks. I wish I knew how to post the link for it
     
  9. Riley

    Riley Plumber GSR

    I am not being negative mate but rather concerned for you and your money. It's not a job that you can pick up and do with no experience. I would strongly advise against
     
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  10. Riley

    Riley Plumber GSR

    28 weeks solid or distance learning?
     
  11. Abgash

    Abgash New Member

    Riley, if I pm you the course name could you have a look and see what you think?
     
  12. Rich8

    Rich8 Plumber GSR

    It takes years to be half decent at this trade that's after an a 4 year apprenticeship also you need to work along side someone who knows what there doing you can't just throw a few grand to a trading centre and walk out a gas engineer most times it's a con to get your money .but good luck to you just be careful
     
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  13. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Put the name in the search box (Top right corner) it might have been covered before.
     
  14. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR

    You can have my van and it's contents for £20k

    What type of work do you think you will do?
     
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  15. jtsplumbing

    jtsplumbing Plumber GSR

     
  16. Abgash

    Abgash New Member

    It's not a few weeks it's 7 months. Same duration as my local college the only thing about college is I'd need a mentor.
     
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  17. Riley

    Riley Plumber GSR

    7 months full time though or distance learning?
     
  18. Abgash

    Abgash New Member

    I don't need a van I already have one, it's tools I asked about.
     
  19. Abgash

    Abgash New Member

    Full time
     
  20. Riley

    Riley Plumber GSR

    The college will teach you the basics which the other course wont
     
  21. Abgash

    Abgash New Member

    If I could attend the college I would, course seems only option . Qualifications are end are the same though
     
  22. Riley

    Riley Plumber GSR

    That's assuming a. You pass, and b. That they don't mess you around to get through the foundation modules. What is your hope at the end of the course?
     
  23. Abgash

    Abgash New Member

    I would have the qualifications for domestic work but I think my stumbling g block would be experience , the least amount of experience I've came across for a job is a year. That's why I want tools for at least a bit of back up to try and get some work till I get full time somewhere.
     
  24. Riley

    Riley Plumber GSR

    A year is still pushing it mate. Plus most companies want plumbing experience which you won't have. Doing ACS will not teach you about central heating set ups or design. You will not learn pipe skills or working with different materials such as black iron. You won't learn the chemical associations of metals and how they can and can't go together. Once again I'm not being negative but you'd be better off getting plumbing skills and then maybe doing gas once you've built experience
     
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  25. Abgash

    Abgash New Member

    Central heating set ups and design is involved as is pipework, association of metals I couldn't tell you as that's obviously alien to me but I will check that out. Thanks for that
     
  26. Riley

    Riley Plumber GSR

    You're obviously not going to be swayed. We've given our honest opinions.
     
  27. Abgash

    Abgash New Member

    I have been looking at this for over a year now, I'm not just jumping in. Thanks again though for your knowledge.
     
  28. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR

    Out of interest - why choose gas
    Potential earnings?
    Easy to get into?
    Something else?
     
  29. Riley

    Riley Plumber GSR

    I can pretty much guarantee you won't get a job at the end of it unless you have an in. Companies are very hesitant of fast track courses
     
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    Last edited: Dec 27, 2016
  30. Abgash

    Abgash New Member

    It just seems like a job I'd enjoy doing and I need to get out the job I'm in. If I earn the same salary as I'm on in my current job I'd still be happy. I just want skills and thought this one was best.
     
  31. Riley

    Riley Plumber GSR

    Would you be comfortable giving us an x-y bracket for pay and we could say if this is likely/achievable in the first couple of years
     
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  32. Riley

    Riley Plumber GSR

    I maintain you would appreciate it more if you did plumbing first. You will make more sense of the gas
     
  33. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    what you earning now?
     
  34. Abgash

    Abgash New Member

    £24k
     
  35. Riley

    Riley Plumber GSR

    You'll struggle to get that in the first few years
     
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