How to make a plumbing system

Capable of capillary and efficient distribution of sanitary water and disposal of wastewater to the sewer, a plumbingsystem is an essential element within a building.

Composed of elements common (stop key, manifold, radiators, sanitary ware, etc..) to all sanitarywatersystems, the material (galvanized iron, PVC, polyethylene or multilayer) of the pipes varies according to the characteristics of the system.

Modes of creation of the water system

Detour water system

  • Composed of:
  • A main pipeline
  • The TEE connectors, which form the branching of the system piping
  • Joints made under the track
  • Rigid piping
  • Advantages:
  • More refined aesthetics
  • Minimum encumbrance
  • Easy opening and closing of the stop keys
  • Disadvantages:
  • In case of failure, you must break the floor to look for the broken pipe
  • When opening two or more taps, the water flow decreases

Manifold water system (or spider system)

  • Composed of:
  • From the joints and the hydraulicmanifold, housed in an easily accessible box
  • From two pipes: one for hot water and the other for cold water
  • From flexible pipes
  • Advantages:
  • Simple construction
  • In the event of a failure, it is possible to isolate the single broken pipe fraction
  • Simple replacement of joints in case of deterioration
  • Disadvantages:
  • High cost
  • High space requirement

Simple plumbing work

Some work on your plumbingsystem can be done without the help of experienced people. These ordinary maintenance interventions must be carried out in total safety. To do this, all you need to do is to close the tap that supplies water to the apartment and then check that it has stopped flowing.

The simple interventions that can be carried out on the hydraulicsystem concern the repair of taps, siphons, sanitary ware and extensions of the system.

  1. Faucet replacement: to replace a faucet, proceed by loosening the lower screw to remove it from the hoses. Then replace the grommet and insert the new faucet.
  2. Replacing a sanitary fixture: this is a simple operation that involves unscrewing the screws at the base of the sanitary fixture. The only thing that needs to be done for this operation is to check that the piece replaced is an element of equal size.

Once the new piece has been replaced, remember to properly grout the base of the new sanitaryware.

  1. Creation of the drain lines: for this operation it is necessary to obtain grey plastic pipes (with gasket) or create curved connections with multilayer hoses.
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