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CPN co-sponsors FREE classes on basic home repair

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The West Philly Tool LibraryCedar Park Neighbors, and The Other Carpenter are co-sponsoring four classes on basic home repair.  These classes are FREE and open to the public.

The classes will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in the basement of the Calvary Center for Culture and Community, 48th & Baltimore.

Thurs, Jan 24        Power Tools – Learn how to use power tools safely in a hands-on demonstration.

Thurs, Jan 31        Basic Carpentry – Learn about what’s in your walls while using hand and power tools to build a half-scale wall section including studs, drywall and trim. You’ll gain an understanding of wall anatomy and construction.

Thurs, Feb 7          Basic Plumbing – Learn how the plumbing in your house works & how to replace a bathroom faucet

Thurs, Feb 14        Basic electricity – Learn how the electrical in your house works & how to rewire a lamp while keeping yourself safe

The classes will:

  • Familiarize you with the tools you might need for a job.
  • Teach you how the systems in your house work
  • Show you how to tell whether a home repair project is do-able… or when it might be time to call in an expert.

To RSVP, please email Stacey at stacey@westphillytools.org or call the Tool Library at 215-833-3190.

The West Philly Tool Library is a nonprofit community tool lending library that loans tools to community members. They are located at 1314 S. 47th Street.  For more information, visit westphillytools.org.

Cedar Park Neighbors is an association of diverse households and businesses based in the Cedar Park neighborhood of West Philadelphia.   For more information, visit cedarparkneighbors.org.

The Other Carpenter, a program of Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia, has been working with home owners in the Parkside, Mantua, Belmont neighborhoods of West Philadelphia for the last 11 years to provide affordable home repairs.  For more information, call 267-284-0310.

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