The trick of experienced plumbers at installation mixer.

  • Dec 28, 2019

When the installation of high-quality and expensive mixers complexity when connecting are rare. This is due to the fact that the manufacturer does not skimp on the accessories and produces and accessories housing with normal wall thickness. And if the landlord "saves" buys "deshmansky" mixing problems may occur when installing the pipeline. Just today took a mixer which used cunning folk plumbers.

The cams are installed ducts.
The cams are installed ducts.

mounting the mixer through the gasket on the new unions may have a leak in this connection. This is due to the fact that the cams are made of metal "foil" and for good grip pad thickness of metal is too thin. Because of this pad is inverted and begins leaking.

To solve this problem, you must select the option:

1) Replace cams on thicker. Additional expenses.

2) Apply paronitovye pads. Not always possible

3)Insert tubes of polypropylene on a level with eccentrics.

Eccentric foil.
Eccentric foil.

As we can see installers used third embodiment. Thus increasing the clamping area of ​​technical rubber products. With such an insert according to the landlord mixer stood five years.

by the way I tried to insert into new unions the same tube. Did not work out. The thickness of the metal quality of the mixer is not allowed to do this.

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