You have decided to make repairs and change the plumbing and pipes. Without replacing mixers and cranes can not do. It used to be all the easier. a small selection, Standard products. No need to fooling choice. I went out and bought. Now everything is much more complicated. There are a wide variety of products of various shapes and designs. Really hard to choose. After all, in parallel with a beautiful design we want and durability. But the mixer device in principle remains unchanged and has several types of, We tell so well as carried out the installation of the mixer with their hands, and in the end it will be given a good brief instruction manual mixer, but let's take turns.
Types of mixers for bathroom and kitchen, device
What to choose: tap or mixer, you decide. Taps from the mixer differs in its design. Thereon may pass, or cold or hot water. More popular and convenient faucets. They also vary in design.
Depending on the layout of pipes, you can choose a wall-mounted faucet, mixer at the front or on the shelf. The last two options are to design refinements and give a special charm. But for the price they are an order of magnitude superior wall. The simplest mixer - Wall.
Wall-mounted faucets are short, medium and long. Very important, whatever the length of the mixer suited to your sink or bathtub. Better to choose the mixers of medium length. Wall mixers have little advantage. To it is possible to mount the stationary abutment for a shower flexible hose, or. Convenient mixers with swivel spout. These mixers can handle and walk-in shower and bathroom.
There are taps with two taps, are separately supplied hot and cold water. The most common currently cranes - one-armed. These valves have a ball mechanism. Thanks to him, the crane can perform several functions. The movement of the faucet handles you can adjust the water pressure and temperature. Taps with pressure and temperature control compensator, of course very convenient. But, Unfortunately, they are not designed for the quality of our pipes and water. Therefore, in its most expensive, can not cope with their functions and are easily damaged.
An important detail one-handed mixer (ball single lever, as in the photo above) - a shut-off valve. It is made from metal and ceramics. These materials are sufficiently resistant to chemical attack water. valves, made in the form of a hollow stainless steel disc is resistant to mechanical damage. Gaskets serve them much longer. But they are more susceptible to chemical attack. The cheapest, but not durable - it flaps of rubber or leather. They wear out quickly and require frequent repairs. The only plus - this is an easy repair. It makes sense to put a tube filters. Then less than ideal water will not soon bring down your faucets. by the way, see the article repair the mixer with their hands Bathroom & Kitchen, may be just fix the old and use more.
Installation mixer for shower and bath with his hands
For replacement and installation of the mixer you need an adjustable wrench, hoses, sealant, passatiži, plumbing tape, key rack, torch, knife and pelvis. Do not forget about the mixer itself.
To start the installation, should block the water. Place a pan under the faucet mixer, that drained water, remaining in the pipe. Using wrench disconnect the hose from the mixer and pipe.
Removing the old faucet is necessary to consider the, he attached. If the mixer broad base, start with the dismantling of the tap handles, then disassemble the gaskets and nuts beneath. If the mixer narrow base, he mounted under the sink. Here you'll need pliers. Sometimes access to the base of the mixer tube block. For such cases, a key rack. When you loosen all the nuts, old faucet comes off easily. all the dirt, has accumulated underneath, you should remove.
Then, proceed with installation of a new mixer. Set it to the desired location, add pads and profit nuts. The base mixer promazhte or silicone sealant. After install the faucet handles and trim. If the mixer narrow base, apply sealant to the sink before installing.
After mounting, connect the water. Leave it open for a few minutes and check, It does not flow mixer. Water will wash dirt and residues, which fell during installation.
If the mixer has a copper pipe at the entrance, the installation work to be longer. This requires a device for hermetic crimp tubes - collets. They are screwed onto the end of a water pipe and a tube is inserted. Diameters collet compounds and thread connections must conform to the mixer and the water pipe. Do not twist the thread. Otherwise, the junction can leak.
Operating Instructions mixer
- Use only detergents and cleaning products, which are specially designed for the care of the mixers, taps and shower. Use means with an acid solution and chlorine totally unacceptable. You always spoil coating. abrasive powders, paste can also damage the coating.
- If you are using special cleaning agents, be careful, so they did not stay on the surface longer than intended time.
- After using the shower or bath, rinse with pure water mixer. The remnants of soap and shampoo can damage the surface.
- Cleaning agent is applied first to the surface of the sponge, and then to clean the product.
- If the mixer surface is already damaged, the impact of detergent will only increase the damage.
- Try not to twist mixer tap. Doing so may damage the valve and damage it.
In conclusion, it is important to note. If you want to, the taps and mixers served you long, then buy them better in specialized stores. Ask for a warranty card sellers. So you will provide free repair of the mixer when it is breakage. And the advice of experienced professionals will not hurt, if the installation of the mixer with their own hands will be. See below for related articles and share your impressions in the comments.
Especially for renovated one-bedroom apartment with his hands.