There is always a need in plumbing to join pipes, or fixtures together. The first is one of the most common and easy ways to achieve this is to use a compression fitting. So if you need to join two pipes, you will firstly need to bring the two ends together. If they are untidy and rough you may need to cut them again using a pipe cutter. Now make sure that both ends are clean, this can be done by using some wire wool. You should also clean the olives. Dismantle the new joint and slide the cap nut over one pipe end and follow it with the olive. Visually check that the sloping sides of the olive are the same length. If one is longer than the other, then, make sure that side faces away from the nut. Press the pipe firmly into the joint body and twist to make sure it is firmly against the internal stop. A Harrow Boiler Repair can use all types of joints. Slide the olive up against the body of the joint, and tighten the nut by hand. The olive has to be compressed just enough to guarantee a watertight joint. Mark one face of the nut and on the opposing face on the joints body, then, using a spanner hold the body still, with another spanner, turn the nut one complete turn. Put together the other half of the joint in exactly the same way. Plumbers will normally wrap a single turn of PTFE tape over the olive before tightening the nut, to guarantee a watertight seal. A correctly tightened compression joint should be watertight without the tape. Harrow Boiler Breakdown are professional plumbers who can join all pipework. The second type of joint that can be used is the Metal Push Fit. These are push fit joints that can be used in place of the plastic joints. They are a one-piece body made from a brass alloy. The body has a release mechanism for easy removal with a grab ring made from stainless steel to make sure the fitting is sound. This style of connector is fast to use and not as large as the plastic joints and they can also stand very high water pressure.
It is easily possible to create a reduction in your use of water by around 30% with green plumbing and thinking. Below are some options to think about when updating your homes plumbing. These changes are not only for appliances, but also are a catalyst to making some life changes also. Harrow Boiler Repair use qualified plumbers who are green.Types of Green Plumbing:The Tank-less Water Heater.?This type of heater will use less energy than a usual tank style of water heater. These units will also last up to 10 years longer than most all other heaters and use less space and supply continuous hot running water as they are not limited by the tank size. The negative is that they are more expensive than tank style heaters and have a limited output and they dont always provide a consistent supply of hot water.Low-Flow Shower Heads.This style of showerhead can reduce the water flow from the showerhead either by aerating the water (adding air to the water) or restricting the flow of the water without the air. The result is an increased water speed that gives the impression of a high power spray. This effect gives the feeling that you are using a regular showerhead. A qualified plumber like one from Harrow Boiler Breakdown can fit this type of shower.Dual-Flush Toilet. The water consumption by the toilet is around 26%. There is something called a dual-flush loo that gives two choices for water reduction:The first one uses a low volume of water for short flush.The second uses a high volume of water for a longer and stronger flush.Steam Showers.Steam can be as effective as water for a bath or a shower. It can clean the pores of the skin and clean really effectively. Steam can also increase your circulation and relax muscles.Rainwater Harvesting.With this system you can water your plants all year round for no cost. This simple system catches rainwater in something called a Butt and then allows you to draw it off for general purposes, mainly in the garden.