Perform the installation of sinks in the bathroom is a snap, even the plumbing for this job take a bit - Easy work. But at the same time it is the responsible thing - because how you managed to install the sink in the bathroom is directly related not only to the appearance of space and ease of use plumbing fixtures, but sanitary and hygienic conditions in the whole of your apartment.
If you recall, then more recently in our country, the problem of selecting a suitable apartment for your shell does not exist. The same type of products were almost in every bathroom. In our time, the diversity of these products allows you to create an interior, that meets your taste, but also a wide choice of places to host home a lot of questions.
Types and methods of installation
A method of installing the sanitary unit is directly dependent on its type. The most common are:
- Suspended or console sink sink - mounted to the wall with brackets. The shape and dimensions of the device can be very different, install it easily. But there is a drawback - communication remain in sight;
- Built-in sink - mounted into the countertop. The design hides all the unsightly communication and allows the use of furniture with built-in sink for storage of small items. True, this design takes a lot of space;
- "Tulip" (pedestal) - different special pedestal, on which it is installed and bowl, attractive appearance and allows to hide communications, which led to the popularity of this model;
- Sink in the bathroom with polupedestalom - in these products puts the pedestal to the wall, It requires supplying a sewer pipe at a certain height.
What to consider when buying a sink
Going behind the sink is necessary to accurately represent the, what type of sink you need. Besides, need to know, allowable dimensions of the device and any required installation height washbasin, Why perform measurements of space in the bathroom, where it will stand. Fit virtually any form of bowls, optimum length should not be less than 55 cm, otherwise while using the water will be sprayed on the premises. Produce these products with mixer hole and deaf, For this reason, the way the installation of the mixer and the appropriate size of the bathroom sink to need to calculate in advance. It is better to buy it along with a sink, to immediately try their compatibility. Besides, not forget accordance fasteners instrument and water supply systems.
Carrying out installation work
Before you fix the sink to the wall is necessary to define, whether it can withstand the additional weight. If there are doubts, it is best for mounting the device to use carrier karkas.Dlya convenience immediately mount faucet, Installation Guide mixer.
Work to install the shell consists of several stages:
- choose place, where the device will be installed.
- We draw a horizontal line, corresponding to the upper part of the shell, be sure to use the building level, check its horizontality. Designated fasteners mark out so - washbasin aligned on a line with the upper edge and then a marker indicate attachment points. It must be remembered, that the height of the installation should be the washbasin, to use it comfortably.
- check again, Is this a good height washbasin, if nessesary, change something, it is better to do it at this stage of work. In places, where there will be mounting a puncher, vent. They should be a little less, than those used dowels. The drilled holes are introducing glue, a firm-, and they clog the dowels.
- Now you need to install the cup, plumbing for this screwed self-tapping screws in the pre-prepared holes. Check the reliability of fastening and they set the shell. After that, the screws dress shims, and slowly they screwed. It is not necessary to make a major effort, otherwise the bowl may explode. Mounting close decorative caps.
After that, we can assume, that the installation of the sink over. Now you need to keep the water and check if the installation was. If somewhere, water flows, you probably just need to tighten connections, previously missed sealant.
Gaps between the hay and the sink should not be. The gap may cause the ingress of water on the floor, that spoil the finish. If, however, the gap has, the junction must be sealed with silicone sealant. Mounting sinks in most cases is not difficult. If you perform all the work correctly and accurately, without neglecting the, what it says in the instructions, the result will be necessarily positive. Competently and at a suitable place to fix the sink - it means, extend its life.
Types of siphons for sinks
S-shaped corrugated hose - this is the easiest trap, the idea for a simple sink it enough, it does not get leftover food, Hygienic or toilet paper. But there is a caveat - while sewer cleaning plunger corrugations greatly moved, and after a short term breaks, clean his rope, do not be. For this reason, if you often have to clean the apartment Sewerage, you must use a hard trap, wherein the opening is provided with a lid for checking and cleaning, and sink, installed in the bathroom or in the kitchen, he is required.
They make two kinds of hard siphons:
- The top of the evolution of these products and also washbasins, tulips - decorative chrome siphon hole for audit. Besides, such a device is very functional and fully hygienic. But such a siphon is much more expensive than usual.
Installing the shell with their hands in the bathroom sink is made, with the help of his bolt in the wall on special brackets.
Need to know, that set the tulip conch on a pedestal, even from the floor to the bottom of the sink - it is not necessary to consider it as a carrier of the device element! Screws will still need to bury in the wall surface at the minimum 70 mm, For this reason, you need to use screws of length 100 mm, If the wall is covered with tiles on the layer of plaster, and longer fasteners for thicker coatings. Dowels need to use propylene, well suited metal anchor bolts. Fasteners PVC changing humidity and temperature crack, metal rusts, and polyethylene have low strength.
The spacious bathroom sink is used with a curbstone. Plenty of space for such an arrangement is necessary because, inside pedestals and below the mud going. A volume with the view of the large dressing table is not too large - the main part of the space occupied by the tube and siphon
Nowadays all sanitary devices implement a ready gaskets. Setting them need to perform a few simple rules:
- To produce a seal only on dry joints. They can be if you want to dry before handling household hairdryer.
- Not desirable to take hold of the plots, where the installation will stand. Bedraggled place - degrease, after washing in water with the composition for dishwashing.
- Gaskets paronite - Hard, yellow gray or red color is set between the metallic pipe and the plastic elements.
- Plastic pipes are made with a margin, they need to be cut to size, with no experience in such works - do so only special cutter. Even minimal distortion - will cause a leak interface.
- Before installing the rubber gasket is treated with silicone sealant. The latter is self-explanatory. Silicone and rubber gasket alone can serve 3-5 years old, and if they are fitted together, that are unusually long. The reason for the difference in thermal expansion of these materials.
If you correctly set the shell taking into account these moments, the connection reliability is guaranteed
The height of the shell assembly
At what height will be installed washbasins, It is not regulated by any documents, I decided to install it 80-85 cm from the floor. make, how would you prefer - in a low family, you can place it slightly below the generally accepted norms, and for the people tall and can lift. true, If you want to install a sink with a pedestal for mounting the, It will need to focus on its height.
Video installation will help you understand this issue