Siphon for a washing machine - installation and connection
Modern household appliances has become an integral part of any apartment. Washing machines have various sizes. Therefore, they can be installed in almost every bathroom or kitchen. A variety of models makes it possible to use cars in combination with a diverse design. They can also be built into furniture, installed under a sink or countertop, and so on. When installing the washing machine, it is advisable to use a siphon. After all, this small item will prevent the appearance of far from the most pleasant sewer smell in the room. This siphon function is carried out thanks to the presence of a hydraulic shutter.
Let's discuss the correct connection of the machine using a siphon.
Siphon connection for a washing machine
The documents attached to this type of household appliances usually indicate the value of water pressure acceptable for the operation of the washing machine. When connecting the washing machine on a high floor, you need to make sure that the difference in height with the storage tank will allow a sufficient level of pressure to form.
Typically, such troubles do not occur on the ground floors of buildings. As a rule, the water pressure on them is quite suitable for the normal operation of the washing machine. However, if you want to install more than one washing machine in your apartment, you should consult with professional installers. And find out how good this idea is.
Consider a schematic description of the connection of the machine to water and sewage (we removed the washing machine itself from this scheme):
- Half inch drive. trumpet.
- Machine valve.
- Occasion. Plastic hoses.
- Pouring water.
- Hose for draining water.
- Pipe water intake.
- Drain siphon.
- Sewer pipe for draining water (half-inch).
We bring water and mount self-tapping valves
Together with the new washing machine, you get plastic hoses. They are needed in order to connect our household appliances to cold water and sewers. They are located on the back of the machine. And at the end of one of them (the one that is thinner) is a small plastic circle with a thread. It is needed in order to fix the hose on a special branch of the water pipe.
Also, a valve for connecting to the pipe is usually attached to the typewriters. With it, you can, if necessary, block the flow of water into the washing machine. Using it is very convenient. Indeed, when the water is shut off to the machine, water continues to flow to other parts of the apartment. Therefore, you can use it in the taps of the bathtub and kitchen, in the toilet and other places (if you have spent the water somewhere else).
If you did not find a valve in the kit, then you need to purchase it yourself. It is sold in plumbing stores. It is advisable to buy a German or Italian valve. After all, it can serve for years and even decades. Unlike cheap Chinese, which can break in a few months. Unexpected valve failure is likely to cause a breakthrough in cold water. As a result, you can flood your own, as well as the neighboring apartment.
Such an unpleasant thing, like a flood, does not cause pleasant emotions. And it can threaten you with troubles. For example, reimbursement of money spent by neighbors from below for repairs that were damaged due to the flood. Therefore, you should be very careful when choosing a valve. And do not really save too much when buying.
In some cases, you can use a special self-tapping valve. Such a valve can make the necessary hole in the water pipe without blocking water in it. These valves have a special color marking. As well as threaded threads for connecting the machine inlet hose.
The use of these valves is acceptable if there are no various devices for water intake down the pipe. After all, they may need quite a lot of pressure. A mounted self-tapping valve can significantly reduce this pressure.
Mounting a tapping valve
Next, we will analyze how the installation of this wonderful item takes place:
- First, you need to screw a plate to the wall to install the clamp.
- Then an overhead piece with a rubber gasket is placed on it. After that, you need to check whether it is correctly fixed. And after that it can be screwed.
- Next, turn the valve so that it is in the closed position (the position in which water should not flow). Then it is screwed into the pad. In the part of the valve that penetrates the water pipe, there is a special cutting surface. Due to which a hole will be created.
- After the valve has penetrated the pipe to the required depth, you will need to tighten the control nut with the key of the desired diameter. Then you can wind the end of the inlet hose of the washing machine onto the threaded branch.
Before turning the appliance on for the first time, be sure to bring the shut-off valve to the open position. This will provide water to the machine.
Next, we will analyze other conditions for the correct connection of the washing machine to cold water and sewage. And let's talk about how to mount a siphon for our machine. By the way, if there are no bathroom water pipes near the installation site of the washing machine, then you can connect it to any suitable pipes. For example, those located in the kitchen. To do this, you may need to extend the branch pipe to your home appliance.
It must be positioned so that the machine can be connected without problems. At the end of such a pipe, a special adapter is installed on which it will be possible to wind the hose. Make sure that it contains a water shutoff valve. You can also insert a valve not at the end of the pipe, but at any other part of it. Better to choose one that is easily accessible. And to which it will not be necessary to especially reach. That is, you need to do everything conveniently. So that, if necessary, you can turn off and turn on the water without any problems.
Before doing this branch, do not forget to turn off the water in the riser. You may need to contact your housing office for this. If you doubt your skills in plumbing, you can call a professional plumber. You can also find it in the housing office or on the Internet. Yes, Google will help you with Yandex!
After the pipe with the adapter is mounted, you need to screw the inlet hose of the machine to it.
This is where the siphon comes in handy! It is mounted on the pipe. And it is used so that the unpleasant smell of the sewer does not penetrate into your home through the connection point for draining water from the washing machine. Also, when installing the drain hose, the height at which it is located must be taken into account. You can find this data in the documents attached to the typewriter. If we could not find specific figures for the permitted height of the drain, then we believe that it should not exceed sixty centimeters from the floor.
If a sink is installed next to the washing machine, then you can connect the drain to it. To do this, you can use a special siphon, to which you can connect and drain the sink and drain the machine. It is also allowed to drain water directly into the sink or bath. Especially for these purposes, a plastic hook is attached to the machine. The end of the drain hose is put on it. And this hook, with a hose, is hung at the corner of the bathtub or sink.
A video in which you will see everything that is necessary for the proper connection of the washing machine:
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