You are faced with the fact that you do not know how to install a sink in the bathroom? In the view of many people, doing this kind of work is only possible for a professional plumber who has a large number of tools. However, not everything is as difficult as it may seem. After reading the stated material, you will understand that the installation of the drain can be done by yourself.
Siphons can be of different heights. Therefore, the first thing you need to measure the distance from the bottom of the bath to the floor. It should be at least 15 cm. If the bath is not yet installed, then you need to install and firmly fix it - it should not move.
Siphon for Bath
How to install the drain in the bathroom? For a person who is not familiar with this kind of terminology, such a question can only raise additional questions, but in reality this means that a special siphon will be installed in the bathroom with a tap to connect overflow. This is what we will talk about, but first you need to understand the device and the principle of operation of this device.
Water seal diagram
Regardless of the design, drain It is equipped with a siphon, in which water must constantly be present, and if it evaporates or if a water seal fails, unpleasant smells will get into the room from the sewer pipe. To avoid this, a funnel pipe or a vacuum valve must be installed.
If the reason for installing a new drain is that it smells bad, then you need to determine if the siphon is to blame.
Simple bath siphon
Deciding to purchase the simplest modern bath drain, you will encounter the fact that instead of the device shown in the picture, you will be given a package with a bunch of plastic parts. Do not be afraid! If not you, then your children or grandchildren collected designer Lego. You can be sure that siphon assembly is much easier and faster.
So, the siphon was purchased and delivered home . So that no part is lost, open the package and lay out the contents on a wide table, and preferably on the floor. Carefully inspect every detail so that there is no flaw. Check for loose connections.
Branded siphons are packed in a cardboard box and are completed with detailed assembly instructions. Defective parts almost never come across.
Finding a thorough assembly instruction is unlikely to work out - at best, a small siphon pattern. Since there are not as many details as it may seem, it will be easy to find a place for everyone. So what should pay close attention, so this is which side to install the rubber seals. The fact is that they are cone-shaped. The rule of installation of these rubber bands is one - narrow to the neck, and wide to the nut, which is clearly seen in the figure (shown by brown arrows). Immediately crimp all connections are not worth it, as you may need adjustment in place.
Installation of the siphon
Having collected the drain, you need to install it in bathtub.
We clamp the siphon
Is it dry under the bath? Then the siphon installation was successful.
Plastic parts do not have high strength, so when fixing them do not need to exert great effort. Having found a leakage, disassemble the connection and, having lubricated the gasket with sanitary silicone, assemble it.
Now we will analyze what automatic drain-overflow is and how to install it correctly.
It is important to take into account that among these devices there are models in which the control of the discharge occurs in different ways.
It would be wrong to say that one is convenient to use and the other is not, as they are structurally different. Therefore, everyone chooses a drainage mechanism at his discretion.
If we talk about cheap models, automatic overflow will not last long. Since it cannot be repaired, soon the whole device will have to be changed again.
Drain overflow for the bathroom Alcaplast
Semi-automatic siphons (as well as automatic) can be made from:
The silumin siphon is the worst choice. Not only can it break during installation, so after a while it is easy to crumble. Products made of copper, brass and chrome steel can be called durable, but because of their high cost, they are not in great demand.
Parts and assembly procedures
Sanitary plastics products are stronger than silumin siphons and are more durable because they are not afraid of aggressive environment. A significant role in the popularity of plastic products is played by their low cost and simple installation. As for the assembly, the process is not much more complicated than the installation of an ordinary plastic drain-overflow, and differs only in the fact that instead of the grids, you need to install controls, as shown in the diagram above.
Installing an automatic drain is even easier than semi-automatic, since you do not need to install controls - the whole mechanism is at the bottom of the siphon.
If the water supply to the bowl is also provided for in the automatic drain, then a representative of the company should install such a device, otherwise the manufacturer will no longer fulfill the warranty conditions since you have completed the installation. If it is simpler to say - under the guarantee it will not be repaired or replaced.
Installing the siphon
The purchased drain system must be comfortable and reliable, what you need to take care in advance. When making a choice, it is important to note the following:
It is easy to install a siphon on the bath yourself. It is necessary to follow the advice from the presented instructions for assembling and installing a specific model of equipment. .
This video shows how to assemble a simple bath siphon:
See how the bath straps are replaced:
Hard connection of the drain pipe
Connection with a corrugated hose
Tying the siphon of the bath
Sewage pipe is too high
Corrugated hose as a siphon