Water collector: description, principle of operation, advantages
Most of the owners of private properties and apartments with central distribution of pipes, faced with the problems of pressure in the water lines that appear during the one-time operation of some plumbing points. For the most part, during construction, in order to save raw materials and the amount of work in the old-style rooms, methodical installation of risers was previously used, which was the beginning of such difficulties. To solve this situation, you must perform a successive wiring pipe to the water collector.
How useful such an installation
Such a device is quite complex from an engineering point of view, but it has excellent durability, convenience, reliability, providing residents with the comfort of operating various devices. With distribution wiring, the pressure in the risers is equalized, which makes it possible to avoid inconveniences - a sudden change in the temperature of the fluid in the shower room when other plumbing equipment is turned on in parallel (for example, flushing the toilet bowl).To reduce the impact of intermittent water intake, collector pipework is carried out in cold and hot water systems. One hose is connected to all hoses - they let the liquid through special risers.
Water Manifold Comb
Distribution piping is a rather large diameter hose that has several outlet openings. It is installed in the hot and cold liquid supply system. Such an installation has shut-off valves on all branches: these can be control mechanisms and ball valves (by means of which they shut off and open the main valve). The first option is more convenient and profitable.
The water distribution manifold has a tap with which, if necessary, it will be possible to close the fluid access to each device, and not by means of a valve located at the entrance to the room, as is usually done with methodical wiring of the risers. Also these collectors are called combs. You may notice that to reduce the impact on the discontinuity of the water intake when distributing the distribution of pipes using combs.
What is necessary for normal operation of the device
With consistent collector design, it is required to completely shut off a separate valve, usually located near the entrance to the apartment or in the basement. In order to work well comb for water (distribution manifold), need to install such installations as:
Since the dies are operated in hot and cold water supply systems, for convenience in difference, they are produced in two colors. In the future, collectors significantly simplify the life of residents, as well as plumbing, performing maintenance. Distributors are available in several types: 2, 3 or 4 layers. If you need to install a pipeline for 5 taps, then you will need to buy a water collector for 2 and 3 taps, and then merge them together.
Such combs are equipped with shut-off valves for all layers: some models on the taps have ball valves, while other manufacturers install an adjustable shut-off frame. In the first case, it is only possible to open or close the branch, because the faucets are well thought out only two operating positions, in the second, it is permissible to adjust the fluid inlet, turning the valve handles in either direction.
From the point of view of practice, installation of a distributor with an adjusting locking cage is considered to be much more preferable for the consumer. Pipe bends are usually non-disassembling, that is, if one of the faucets fails, then the comb for water (distribution manifold) should be exchanged for a new one.
Advantages and disadvantages
The use of such a distributor in comparison with traditional tee-line and sequential methods of creating water supply has many advantages, including:
- Adjusting the water pressure in the risers.
- Reliability and practicality of operation.
- The lack of temperature drops in the synchronous operation of several units.
- Ability to organize "invisible" collector for water.
- Separately of each connection - this allows, if necessary, to block a certain line without disturbing the function of the entire system.
- The feasibility of monitoring and adjusting the technical standards of connected structures (for example, at the wiring for warm coatings).
All pipelines have good hydraulic characteristics, are not prone to the formation of corrosion processes and provide an opportunity to perform the installation without special installation.
The disadvantages can be attributed to the high price of both the distributor and individual parts to it: risers, fittings, valves, and also a certain heaviness of the device. Still, it should not be an obstacle to the acquisition of such useful equipment as a collector for water.