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Some Plumbing Considerations You Should Know Before Installing A Bidet

By Ralph Bensen

Over-rim supply bidets are really only low-level wash basins and they are plumbed in exactly the same way. In most cases, this means taking branch pipes from the pipes which supply the other pieces of bathroom equipment. If the pipes are 22mm, use 22mm to 15mm reducing tees to make the branch. Before starting work turn the water off and drain the system as necessary.

Screw the bidet to the floor using brass screws special ones that take a covering cap which hides the screw can be acquired. Use washers and tighten softly to guarantee the bidet isn’t cracked. If a basin mixer is employed rather than separate taps, then both cold and hot supplies comes from the cold water cistern, or a divided-flow mixer have to be used.

Special mixer taps ( typically one-hole ) are made for bidets where the outlet nozzle is alterable. Many of those will be fitted with a popup waste.

The waste outlet from a bidet is made up in exactly the same way as for a wash basin – use a slotted waste sealed with plumbing mastic with a trap connected to it. In a two-pipe waste system, it can be fed into a hopper head rather than connected to the WCs soil stack.

For bidets with rising sprays ( which will include almost all through-rim types ), the plumbing necessities are way more difficult. This sort of bidet can’t be connected where the cold supply in the house is direct – and even in an indirect system, it should be fed by its own separate pipe from the cold water cistern which feeds nothing else, except perhaps a WC cistern. The hot supply for a bidet with a rising spray can be supplied in one of 2 ways : either from another hot water cylinder supplying only the bidet or as a new supply pipe from the hot water cylinder provided this pipe is fitted with a check valve upstream of a further vent pipe.

An alternative way of connecting an ascending-spray bidet is to take the link from the cold water cistern and hot water cylinder in the standard way, but to take them to a new cistern or to a ‘tun-dish ‘ where they’re mixed before going to the bidet.

You must inform your local water supply undertaking before you install a bidet.

Fitting an outside tap It is very useful to have a tap outside -to which a hosepipe can be connected or which can be used for filling watering cans. In order to provide the kind of pressure needed for a hosepipe, this tap will almost certainly have to be connected to the rising main which, under the new water by-laws, will mean fitting a double check valve in the branch pipe as well as a stopvaive – the check valve is fitted between the stopvaive and the tap. Installing an outside tap is another job where you must inform your local water supply undertaking.

The most straightforward strategy of connecting an exterior tap is to fit a compression lee into the rising main ( or into the branch serving the kitchen tap ), to that the stopvaive and double check valve are then fitted, after which a pipe is taken through a hole drilled in the outside wall to the tap -using flexible plastic or hand-bendable copper pipe will be most simple. There are 2 ways of running the pipe : cither it can pass thru the wall and down to the tap ( so the tap are often used to drain the pipe in winter with the stopvaive closed ) or it can pass through the wall and up to the tap, in which particular case a drainvalve should be fitted where the pipe turns upwards. It is a very good idea to station the tap over a gully, and it should be high enough off the ground for buckets and watering cans to be fitted beneath.

Brass or plastic bib taps are the best type to use outside: the tap itself is fitted to a wallplate elbow screwed to the wall of the house. You may need to add or subtract washers to get the tap upright.

The experienced team of Millbrae Plumbing and San Francisco Plumbing provides plumbing quotations and every home plumbing service you need, from fixing various toilet plumbing problems, sewage systems and pipelines in case of running water problems, to installing boilers in your shower for your pleasure.

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