What is the key to a relaxing stay in a private home or apartment?It is difficult to answer unequivocally, is not it?Yet powerful "foundation" of comfort and relaxation in a house on the right is considered to be well-functioning systems of utilities (see, it is impossible to safely enjoy the beauty svezhepoklennyh wallpaper, knowing that in the bath leaking pipes), among which water is one of the prerogative places.The service life of any tools and materials is limited, so the need to overhaul many systems that provide the benefits of civilization, our humble abode, sooner or later comes.Replacing the water pipes - the process responsible and difficult, but it is quite feasible.
reasons for replacing plumbing pipes?↑
The first and main reason - it is the logical end of their service life: t
Drawing up a detailed plan ↑
pre-defined location of the pipes, the required number of "accessory."Make the most accurate on paper, a detailed sketch of the route indicating the locations of cranes, etc.
sure to check all the "problem" areas, to turn it.Once again, carefully measure all, do not be lazy to recheck the figures.
types of pipes: their advantages and disadvantages ↑
Choice pipes - the question is no less important than good planning.
galvanized steel pipes
+ resistant, strong, durable, able to serve more than a dozen years.
- corrode, tend to form "nodules" formed rust sharply worsens water quality, complexity of installation.
+ durable, smooth, do not rust.
- high cost, complexity of installation.
+ easy installation, reasonable price.
- not bend, poorly maintained low temperatures.
+ easy connection, low price, resistance to high pressure.
- fragile at the "minus" to be sensitive to UV light.
+ frost hidden gasket.
- Do not bend, mounting is not possible without a special apparatus.
+ ease of installation, bend.
- expensive fittings.
Types of wiring, their specificity ↑
operability entire water supply system is directly dependent on how well implemented distributing water pipes with their own hands.
There are two types of it - the collector and tee.
In the first case, each sanitary element is connected to the water supply independently.If you break any of the "instruments" can be disabled without affecting the functionality of the others.
tee wiring - is a serial connection between them all plumbing and running water.Troubleshooting in the system is possible only when all overlapping lines ("dehydration" whole apartment).
basic rules routing water pipes:
- Fewer joints and corners - higher system availability.
- diameter pipe can not be selected, proceeding exclusively from their own desires: to consider and technical aspects.
- Laying should be done without tension, away from fire or sharp objects.
Self installation of plastic pipes ↑
When the plan is ready and all the necessary materials purchased, you can proceed directly to the installation.
Check that all shut-off valves are tight.Otherwise they must be replaced, and only then proceed to the removal of the old water supply structure.
most popular today are the plastic pipes due to their good performance and optimal balance of price and quality.Installing add-produced with threaded fittings and does not require any adaptations of tricky.Experience of similar work in this case is not required.Hacksaw or pipe cutter, cut a piece of pre-metered pipes (perpendicular axis).With a sharp knife, remove the burrs.On the fitting nut and sprinted all the way insert the tube.Tighten the nut to ensure maximum bond strength.
for self-installation of PVC pipe you will need scissors, sandpaper, knife, glue and primer.They cut them strictly perpendicular.Chamfer knife, sandpaper smooth out irregularities.The end of the pipe and fitting properly lubricate primer - it will provide a better penetration of the adhesive.Clay also apply a thin layer.Enter the tube into the slot and rotate a quarter turn.
Important!About 20 seconds firmly hold the glued parts.
installation of copper tubes is carried out by soldering or compression fittings.The second case - a simple and affordable simple townsfolk, for which the replacement of water pipes with your hands until a novelty.Cut the pipe hacksaw, clean the end of the burr, chamfer.Following disassemble the fitting, slide the ferrule and nut.Set fitting and "by hand" tighten the clamping nut.
Attention!Always make sure that the tapered ring laid down without distortions - only then recommended to the final fixing of a wrench.
A video will help consolidate their knowledge and gain additional valuable information about replacing plumbing pipes:
plan to replace the pipe, do not try to save money.By selecting quality materials for many years, you forget about the problems with water supply.