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Plumbers Manchester - Bathroom Design
Start With The Sink
Step One: Remove The Old Sink
Turn off your water supply before you start work (see Tips below) and remove the old sink. If you are re-using old taps, use adjustable wrenches to remove them from the old sink. Plumbers Manchester Never remove the earth wire straps from the pipes under the sink. If you're unsure, always call in a certified electrician to check the bonding.
Step Two: Line Up The Sink To The Wall
Line up the new sink against the wall, using a spirit level to check it is level.
Step Three: Check The Connections
If you're lucky, you may be able to connect the water supply pipes and waste directly back to the sink trap and the taps. If not, or if you're fitting new taps, fit flexible tap connector pipes and waste pipe parts (from plumbers' merchants) to make the connections. Use the washers and gaskets supplied to give a watertight seal around the new taps. Plumbers In Manchester Try to fit as many parts to the new sink as possible before fitting to the worktop or wall, so that you just have to make one connection under the sink when it's in place.
Step Four: Connect The Pipes
Connect the overflow to the waste pipe with the parts supplied. Place the sink into the worktop or screw to the wall and double check all the pipes can be easily connected.
Step Five: Seal The Gaps
Seal around the lip of the unit with a waterproof sealant. Use two adjustable spanners to tighten the joints on the flexible tap connectors. Make sure the flexible tap connector pipes aren't stretched or kinked
Plumbing - Tips
Plumbers Manchester - It's essential that any changes you make to your plumbing system maintain effective earthing of the metal pipework (a dedicated earth wire permanently connects each of these items to a metal earthing block in the consumer unit to prevent electric shocks). Adding new sections of plastic pipe may break this bonding. To turn off the cold water: you may have isolator valves fitted to the hot and cold supply pipes underneath the sink.
These mean that you can turn off the water to just the sink and not the entire system. If not, you will have to turn off the cold water at the main stopcock. To stop the flow of cold water turn on the cold taps until the water stops running. If you can't find the stopcock, turn off the water authority's valve under the cover in the street or front garden. You'll need a special long-handled spanner, available from plumbers' merchants.
To turn off the hot water: always turn off the boiler and immersion heater before draining the hot water. Turn off the valve on the cold feed pipe to your cylinder and run the hot taps to get rid of water in the pipes. If you can't find this valve, tie up the ball valve in the loft storage tank to a piece of wood laid across the tank top. Turn on all the cold water taps in the bathroom to empty the tank. When no more water comes out, run the hot taps until these run dry as well.
Plumbers Manchester Wrap a piece of masking tape around copper pipe to guide your hacksaw for a neat cut. If your new worktop sink isn't exactly the same size as the old one, you'll need to use a jigsaw to enlarge the cut-out on the worktop. Use the template provided to mark the area to be cut. Remember not to cut around the edge of the sink – check the instructions so that the rim sits on the worktop.
You may be lucky enough to be designing a new home, an extension to include a bathroom or (yes, even in this day and age) upgrading a property which has never had the proper facilities. Any of these allow you to greatly influence the size and layout of the bathroom in your home.
Plumbers Manchester Even if you are remodelling an existing bathroom and are restricted to the physical size of the room, you may be able to work wonders. If you are replacing the bathroom suite, you do not need to install the new suite in the same position as the original. You do not even need to use the same room and you can always add or remove walls, doors and windows. You can design the grand bathroom you dream about - but its actual installation will depend upon how much money and inconvenience you are willing to tolerate.
There are four steps to planning a bathroom:
Measuring up and noting the position of the existing services, windows and doors.
Working out the plan to get the bathroom fixtures where you want them.
Deciding upon any structural work which needs to be carried out - new or moving walls, doors or windows.
Deciding on any changes to the services (electricity, water, drains) you need.
Plumbers Manchester - Designing And Fitting A Kitchen
Get The Layout Right
Start by assessing your own space, measuring up and making an accurate floor plan. The type of kitchen layout you choose will depend on the amount of space you have, but consider the following before you visit a kitchen planner.
Could You Change The Current Layout?
If you're ripping out existing units, you don't have to stick to the previous layout, although if it's a small space you may be stuck with making the most of what you've got.
Where Should You Start?
Note the position of existing power points, pipes in and out, windows and doors. Using the same measurements, make a rough sketch of how you would like the appliances, worktops and doors to be, noting any changes in services that may be necessary. Bear in mind that changing the location of services or structural features will add to the overall cost. Play around with different combinations, until you have a design you're happy with that you can present to a kitchen planner.
What Practicalities Do You Need To Consider?
Plumbers Manchester As you go, think of a kitchen's functions and work these into zones in your plan. Food preparation, cooking, serving and washing-up afterwards are the four main jobs all kitchens need to fulfil. Make sure each zone has sufficient worktop space, storage for its associated stuff and all the necessary appliances to hand.
Designers also put great stock in the 'work triangle', which dictates the sink, cooker and fridge should form the corners of a triangle in relation to each other. Sinks traditionally live under the window because access to the plumbing is easier and having a wall cupboard above the sink results in banged heads - although it is possible to incorporate draining racks above it.
Remove your kitchen
Preparation should take place a few days prior to fitting your new kitchen and provision will no doubt have to be made to visit the local take-away for the duration. Once the sink has been removed, it’s a good idea to fit an angled washing machine valve to the cold supply for filling the kettle while you’re without a sink. Fit blanks to all other exposed pipe work.
Check your plumbing and electricity
Plumbers Manchester The ideal time to carry out plumbing and electrical alterations is prior to any re-plastering. As the kitchen is the place where most electrical appliances are concentrated, it is important to check that your existing wiring is capable of coping with the load placed on it at busy periods.If you possess a plan for your new kitchen, obtaining a first fix preparation layout will help you to determine the position of all electrical and plumbing services to the nearest millimetre. As well as reducing installation time, arranging your own first fix should also reduce installation costs. Wall socket boxes and tails of cable for sockets below worktop height can now be positioned where required. Provision should also be made for ceiling and under-cupboard lighting at this stage.Gas and water services can also be positioned in preparation for cabinet installation, as can any waste pipes or extraction holes. At this point it is important to refer to the laws relating to work on gas appliances or fittings.Once the pipe-work is in position behind the relevant cabinet/s, fitting isolating valves will eliminate the need to shut off the house water supply whilst the installation is being carried out. Provision to access these valves can be made later when fitting the cabinets. A good point to remember at this stage is to ensure any pipe-work passing behind integrated appliances is installed tight to the wall and at a low level depending on the appliance depth and configuration. Overlooking this point will mean your integrated appliance doors will protrude from adjacent cabinet doors. This is to be avoided unless you wish to set a new trend!
Check your walls
After removing your old kitchen it’s worth checking the condition of the plaster.
Plumbers In Manchester The finish and strength of the walls ultimately determine how your kitchen will look and to ignore it at this stage may spoil the final appearance. Fitting units or tiles to perished plastering is like placing your best china in a fruit-box and I strongly advise any rectification to be made during preparation, (a sight you won’t relish after your kitchen has been fitted is the plasterer standing on your new worktops trying to reach the bare wall above your new cupboards). You may find that although your walls can be re-plastered after fitting, your worktops and sink have more scratches than an ice rink. If major plastering is required once you have removed your old kitchen, be sure to give it sufficient time to dry before fitting any units otherwise the cabinets will swell due to moisture content, Although time taken on completing the above will of course prolong the installation, it will ultimately bring you peace of mind and you’ll be safe in the knowledge that all your surfaces are sound.
One final step before installing your kitchen
Once you have completed the above steps and your plastering is dry you’re ready to mark levels on the wall.
Firstly, determine the depth of the floor covering and add this measurement to the height of the units (without worktops). For example: Depth of tiles = 12mm. Height of units = 870mm. A line will be made at a height of 882mm. This will allow easy fitting of the kick board on completion. Having completed the preparation it’s now time to begin fitting the units and providing services have been positioned correctly this will be a much easier task than you thought. In the next article of this series I’ll be showing you how to install your cabinets and reduce the profits of your local take-away sooner than you thought. Manchester Plumbers
Tank-less Water Systems
Have you ever noticed that when you're the last one to take a shower that half-way through you get a cold surprise? Or has this happened to you: when you turn on the hot water, you scald your hands. This is probably because you have a traditional water heater. However, tank less hot water heaters are able to sustain a constant temperature while also saving you money in the long run.
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Electric tank less water heaters are very small units, typically hung on the side of a house, which are pre-set to a specific temperature. When you turn on your hot tap, a device in this unit is activated by the flow of water, triggering it to be heated instantly. Therefore, your water is only heated when you are using it. You never have to pay for "standby" water like traditional water heaters which have to store the water all the time. Storing water is expensive because the tank has to constantly heat and then reheat the water in the tank, even when you're not using it.
Efficiency (to Your Wallet)
Since electric tank-less water heaters don't have to consistently reheat the water, your electric bills will actually be reduced. Traditional water tanks cycle on and off, even when you're gone from the house, and keeping this water warm uses up a lot of energy. But tank less heaters only work when you want them to.
Plumbers In Manchester Also, since traditional tanks have to constantly warm up the water throughout the day, it actually overheats the water in an effort to avoid running out of it. This means that sometimes the water will come out scalding hot. In fact, these tanks will actually add cold water when you turn on the hot water tap in order to make the temperature more comfortable. All this waste is not only bad for the environment, but it's also costing you money.
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Problems with water pressure are one of the more annoying things that can go wrong in a house. Showers become less satisfying and dishes are even more of a chore than usual. A lot of home owners live with these and many other water problems, simply because they aren't aware of how to fix them (or prevent them in the first place). There are, however, many options available to change your water pressure from bad to "super-bad".
Urban Water Pressure - Plumbers In Manchester
Most people get their water from a municipal water company. In the main lines underground, the water pressure is very high. Due to friction, this water loses its pressure between the main line and your home. It loses still more pressure between where it enters the home and the faucet it comes out of. The smaller the space is for the water to move through, the more friction there will be. If water has low pressure when it comes out of a faucet, it means that somewhere between the main line and your sink, the water is experiencing too much friction.
Plumbers Manchester Sometimes, the excess friction is caused by pipes being too small in the first place. A pipe that is 1/2 inch in diameter causes significantly more friction than one that has a 3/4-inch or a full inch diameter. If your home is full of 1/2-inch pipes, replacing the ones that are easily accessible with 3/4-inch pipe will make a noticeable difference. Paying a professional to come in and replace all the plumbing with 3/4-inch pipe will make an enormous difference. People building a new home can upgrade from 1/2-inch pipe to 3/4-inch pipe for a relatively low price and save a lot of hassle in the long run.
Blockage Might be the Problem
Low water pressure can also be caused by blockages or chemical build up in pipes. Water leaves small mineral deposits (often calcium) as it travels through plumbing. If enough of these deposits stick to the inside of the pipe, they reduce the diameter through which the water can flow (which in turn increases the friction, and so on). Since mineral build up large enough to affect flow can easily be seen, examining a sample section of pipe from a fixture where the water pressure is low can identify this problem. Chemicals can be used to break down and flush out mineral build up in these cases.
Plumbing Design - Plumbers Manchester
Maybe you've seen a recent commercial on TV. A young couple, prospective home buyers, walks into a fancy office full of blueprints and schematics. When asked how they can be helped, the couple looks at one another and then places a high-end tap on the desk and says, "We want you to build a house around this." The scenario is a bit extreme in terms of a plumbing fixture deciding the look of an entire home, but it's not as far-fetched as you might think.
It's the Little Things
Plumbers Manchester You walk into a kitchen and what do you see? Or, more importantly, what are you looking for? A refrigerator, a dishwasher, a new stove, the floor and counter tops. In a bathroom, you take in its size, its tile, its cabinetry, and maybe even the vanity and mirrors. But people tend to ignore the one thing that makes a bathroom a bathroom: the plumbing fixtures. You use them every day. When you cook, bathe, or simply use the restroom, you're constantly touching and operating these items whether it's a tub, shower, toilet, or sink. They are the only things that tie a room together, so when remodeling, make sure not to skimp on the plumbing design because it's the first thing everybody notices, even if they don't know it.
More than Meets the Eye
Plumbing design is an important part of building or remodeling any home, and it doesn't just deal with how things look. Professionals in this field are also plumbers themselves and partake in all areas of the vocation, including pipe-sizing, pipe-fitting, code regulations, safety features, and the overall installation and maintenance of a system. So when hiring a designer, always make sure they are certified in all parts of the job. This is especially vital if you're building a new home, which means the plumbing has to be built anew and will require trained experts to get the initial installation done right.
The Newest of the New
But, as a home owner, you're probably more concerned with the finished product: What will your refurbished kitchen or bathroom look like? And if you're going to build or remodel a bathroom to look brand new and modern, then you might want to consider some of the newest plumbing fixtures to hit the market:
Water Heater - Solar Panels - Plumbers Manchester
Nearly a third of the average household's energy use goes towards heating water. That being the case, the installation of a solar water heater is a smart investment for your home, your pocket book, and the environment. Solar water heaters can reduce the cost of heating water in your home by fifty to eight percent, meaning big savings when it comes to your monthly utility bills.
How a Solar Water Heater Operates
Plumbers Manchester Solar water heaters are available in two main types to choose from, passive and active systems. Each style has its own distinct advantages and disadvantages.
Passive Systems: Passive solar water heaters are cheaper to run and generally more maintenance free than active systems. There are two main types of passive systems out there to choose from, the integral collector storage systems (also referred to as ICS systems), and thermo syphon system. ICS systems are perfect for areas where the temperature rarely drops below freezing, but they can present problems if you live in colder climates. Thermo syphon systems work in all climates, since they divert water to a conventional water heater when temperatures drop below the freezing point.
Active Systems: Active systems are a little more expensive to run, and will encounter more maintenance problems, since they rely on a pump system to operate, rather than natural circulation. There are two types of active systems on the market. The first is a direct solar circulation system, in which the water is heated up in a storage tank on the roof of the house, then circulated by a pump throughout the home. Again, these are great for areas that don't experience freezing temperatures, but can run into serious problems if the mercury falls too low. Indirect circulation systems, on the other hand, work by heating a non-freezing fluid that is pumped to a heat exchanger, which then heats your water. If you live in a climate where freezing temperatures are common, this is the only way to go.
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Solar Water Heaters and Conventional Hot Water Heaters
Solar water heaters are often used in conjunction with conventional hot water heaters, especially in areas where sunshine is not as prevalent or the temperature drops below freezing. With this type of system, cold water goes first to the solar collector, where it is naturally warmed by the sun, then it goes to the conventional water heater tank. If the water is already hot enough, the conventional water heater just stores the hot water. If the water is too cool, the conventional water heater brings it up to the necessary temperature.
Installing Solar Water Heaters in Your Home
Just as with a traditional water heater, there are certain factors that determine which size tank is best for your household. The number of bathrooms in the house can be used to determine the appropriate tank size, though a family with heaps of laundry, or a house with an especially large bathtub, can throw off these guidelines. Also, your contractor will need to inspect your roof structure carefully. Since a solar water heater stores water, or water heating fluid, in a storage tank on the roof of your home in order to access exposure to the sun and its heat, it's important that the structure of your home is carefully evaluated to ensure it can bear the load before the tank is installed. Talk to a contractor experienced in installing solar water heaters about evaluating your home for the best designs and options for you. A solar water heater will cost more up front, but in the long run, it's going to save you bundles in energy bills, and help the environment at the same time. That's a hard proposition to turn down.
Drainage Cleaning - Plumbers Manchester
Most home owners know how to work a plunger and pour chemical drain cleaners down a clogged drain. Yet, sometimes these measures are insufficient for drain cleaning. Either the drain remains clogged or the drain perpetually re-clogs. When this happens, often because something unusual was pushed or flushed down a drain (think children), more dramatic measures are needed.
If a liquid drain cleaner doesn't take care of the clog, physical drain cleaning is usually the only way to get rid of the clog. A plumbing snake should be fed down the pipe to see if the clog can be reached. For clogged sinks, you should also try cleaning the trap and feeding the snake down the pipe that way. Covering the overflow valve for sink drains can help build pressure and may help bust through the clog.
If this doesn't work, a power auger that can more effectively cut through the clog will be needed. This machine should only be used by people who have some basic plumbing knowledge to avoid further harm to your draining system. Pipes aren't indestructible. Nobody particularly revels in calling a plumber, but sometimes it's the wisest and even the most frugal course of action. Be as specific as you can with the Plumber Manchester on the phone and you may want to take the time to have him or her inspect all your house drains to reduce the risk of a return visit.
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Drain Cleaners and Maintenance
Many companies don't want you to hear this, but for many homes drain cleaning chemicals are unnecessary. Baking soda and boiling water or baking soda and vinegar will often do the trick. Some drains may become clogged with hair, and even if baking soda doesn't work, hair removal product will and is far less toxic than drain cleaner. For drain maintenance, using an enzyme culture once a month can help ensure your drain stays cleared. They will also help reduce any odour in your garbage disposal. One thing you should never do is mix different drain cleaners. These chemicals can often react violently with other compounds and do serious damage to your pipes and/or your septic system.