Install the tap with female hands
Today women's hands conquer any business. And this concerns not only the profession, but also life.Recently, the division of work into male and female has become irrelevant. It may be the fault of the whole technology, which has all been simplified to such an extent that almost any repairs with their own hands are now even possible for women. Power is not needed, we will replace it with ingenuity, and the mind is enough to install both a video camera and a kitchen faucet.
Choosing a mixer
So, ladies, we are not waiting for plumbing, but simply and easily install the faucet in the kitchen, where we have already made repairs, on our own. There is nothing complicated about it. The main thing is to have enough information.Follow the tips and everything will work out.
First of all, before repairing with your own hands, let's see what we will install, because the taps are different, and we need good quality.
In the kitchen, as a rule, you need to install a mixer. They arecast, that isuniform design, and prefabricated, consisting of several parts. But given that water may leak at the junction, it’s better to buy everythingsame cast.
All models are divided into joysticks (with one lever), valve (2 valves) and non-contact. The most popular and economical ones are joysticks, because they are more convenient — you can tap with one finger and turn it on or off, hot and cold water mix up faster, there is no water loss when switching. This means that we will choose this one, although it does have a drawback - it breaks down due to impurities and rust in the water, so you need to install filters.
Do-it-yourself repair is even a useful thing, because knowledge is not superfluous. Ask when buying which cartridge is installed inside. The Chinese put, as a rule, plastic, which quickly break, and the Europeans - ceramic. Conclusion: it is necessary to take with a ceramic filling.
Further we look at the material. The most durable - bronze and copper, but their price bites, brass (serve for several years). From cheap - siluminovye - very fragile, lightweight and lower quality. There are plastic, which quickly get a shabby look. Ceramic stone is also fragile. We stop at brass.
DIY repair requires awareness. It is necessary to consider what is the length of the spout (tap crane).If you need to wash bulk dishes, you need to buy a longer one, but then the jet gives you a spray. Decide on the choice:
- shortened (Balocchi from Fantini) - the length of the spout here is 15.5 and 18.4 cm;
- the average is 20 cm (Grohe, model Eurostyle), 21.6 cm, 22 cm, 23.5 cm (“Turner” from Vidima);
- long - 24 cm (Eurostyle from Grohe) and 28 cm (“Showa M” from Vidima).
Choosing a manufacturer
Grohe brand cranes, like Hansgrohe, are made in Germany. Other German brands Blanco, Standart, Hansa, Kaizer are also known for their quality.
Damixa, manufactured in Denmark, as well as products of the company "Groi", are famous for their reliability and excellent appearance. ModelsDamixaknown for their diversity.Italian brands Webert, Piados, Zucchetti are not inferior in quality products of the Danish company Damixa.
Among French brands, Jacob Delafon products are in particular demand. Finnish brand Oras - an assortment for every taste. Bulgarian company Vidima - good and inexpensive plumbing. Esko mixers (Czech Republic) are manufactured using modern technology from high-quality metal.
Be sure to purchase must verify the completeness. You should not rely on the honesty and attentiveness of the seller, we feel and inspect everything, we check with the description, because then it will be more expensive and more difficult to purchase parts.Do not forget to measure the hole in the sink, where you will put the faucet. It is usually standard, but it is better to make sure that there will be no gaps during installation.
Now that the mixer is purchased, you can proceed to its installation.
Installing a kitchen faucet
To make repairs yourself, prepare the tools and the necessary materials: fum (white seal in the form of electrical tape) or tow with linseed oil, pliers, flat wrench small size (from 8 to 17).
DIY repair continues. The water is blocked, because they put the taps under the sink in time. We take henks (pipes for connecting to the water supply system), which come complete with a kitchen faucet, we wind the threads with each fum (1-2 turns are enough) or tow and lubricate with drying oil, fasten it to the mixer by hand, clamp it with a key, holding the henky with pliers to not spinning.
Then we mount the whole structure with the upper gasket on the sink, pass it through the hole, the edges of which were degreased with a solvent and wiped well with a dry cloth. We put a gasket under the mixer and a nut on them from the bottom, tighten them with a wrench.
Now we wind the lower ends of the henok alternately on a pipe with hot and cold water.We turn on the faucet, check the joints with a napkin, because it is clearly visible moisture. If necessary, we still tighten the key or twist it again, blocking the water, we are convinced of the perfect installation and enjoy using it, rejoicing at the result of the work. Women's pens - great!
How to easily install a single lever Grohe kitchen mixer: