How to Install a Water System in Your Bathroom

Whether you are looking for a spa-style retreat, a luxury bathroom, or a practical little washroom, a well-concealed and smart installation of the water system can greatly help increase the value of your home. Here are some tips on how you can install the water system efficiently:

 

Have a flexible bathroom pipework.

Plastic fittings are more convenient for retrofitting since the flexible pipe could be squeezed through corners and joisted even in the absence of joints. There are also available adaptors, either plastic or copper, that can significantly help you get the job done.

 

Put isolation valves.

Most expert plumbers recommend placing isolation valves on each pipe so that you can easily shut the water system off during maintenance. Inline valves are highly recommended. However, if you want the tidiest solution, go for single hot or cold manifold. It has a master and individual shut off valve which is usually found behind a detachable panel.

 

Conceal bathroom pipework.

It is not enough to detach the tiles. You must lift floors and then chase out walls if necessary. These must be done to conceal waste pipes along with the hot and cold plumbing. A clutter-free and high-quality pipework finish improves the aesthetics of the bathroom.

 

Prevent any bad smells.

If the waste pipe is over two meters, there’s a good chance that the displaced waste water will pull the air from the nearest waste traps rather than from nearby vent pipe. By that, it will siphon the water seal and then make a gurgling sound as it releases smelly drain odor. You can prevent it from happening by fitting anti-siphon valves right on the waste pipes.

 

Inspect the water pressure.

Make sure to examine the pressure from your hot and cold water supply. Most tap mixers and shower need 3 bars or even more than that. This will not fit into a conventional gravity-fed system. So, it’s better to talk to  a hot water systems supplier to know more about the operation.

 

Circulate hot water.

It will take too long for hot water to arrive especially if your bathroom is situated at the end of a plumbing system. To avoid this, you can simply attach the end of the run down to the cylinder of hot water. After that, fit a pump right on the loop to allow perfect circulation of hot water. By then, taps will immediately run hot water as soon as you open it.

 

Utilize waste pipes for smaller bathrooms.

Most bathrooms are attached to a 100mm of soil pipe. However, if that’s not possible in your case, you can employ a small-bore waste pipe along with a pipe with a macerator. These can fit bathrooms of any size.

Conclusion

The above-mentioned tips will help you save time, money, and hassle down the road. Plus, these can also aid you in solving common bathroom plumbing issues. Spare yourself from costly service calls by following these tips.

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