After heating, it is the plumbing sector’s turn to present the innovations of the moment. Sealing supply networks, mixing valves… manufacturers offer products that are easier and faster to install.
In plumbing, the tightness of screw joints is a key point. This can be ensured by installing Teflon tape or paste and a dowel, which is a proven and most effective solution, but requires skill. To ensure optimal sealing in two steps movementmovementGriffon designed the sealing strip Kolmat fiber seal. Intended for cylindrical and conical threaded connections, it consists of impregnated and fiber-reinforced tape. Compatible with water and gasgas it refers to coppercopperthe brassbrassI’ironiron… In order for the fit to be optimal, it is enough to wrap the tape on threadthread according to the exact number of revolutions indicated on the package.
Unlike other processes, this solution allows the elements to be adjusted by 180° between them without affecting the seal. Very easy to install, this sealing tape can withstand a pressurepressure water 16 barsbars at 95°C or 7 bar at 130°C. Finally, it uses the ACS mark, which confirms the sanitary compliance of a product that can come into contact with drinking water.
A witness to check the press fitting
Sealing still with new press fittings. Although the process is not new, it has become widely available with the use of PER or multilayer pipes. In fact, copper manufacturers have jumped on the bandwagon to complement their rebar offerings. To check in an instanteyeeye correct bending of knees, police caps, sleeves, Somatherm offers a range of copper fittings Somatherm for you. The latter are equipped with a witness present in the form of a blue film attached to the shackle beads. After pressing, this indicator is separated. Simple and effective.
Available at DIY superstores, this solution replaces the use of welded joints. Offered in diameters from 12 to 16 mm, these fittings are also intended to be economical. Compatible for gas, heating and water.
Built-in mixer that is installed after the installation of plasterboard panels
Hiding the mechanism and pipe, the built-in faucet brings an undeniable aesthetic look to the shower area. A space-saving solution, the installation of a built-in mixer requires an average reservation of 80 mm. With a thickness of 48 mm, the model Rolf inside d’Ayor is one of the slimmest models on the market. Its design allows the mixer body to be installed in the thickness of the hollow partition from the front. Like a switch or socket, the latter is held in place by a support plate fitted with clamping lugs. A solution that, in the event of a leak, enables quick intervention without breaking the wall tiles. Finally, this mixer is compatible with tiles from 5 to 10 mm thick.
The installation of the built-in mixer after placing the partition on the metal frame is the first. An innovation made in France that saves time during installation and preserves the coating in case of problems.