aqualisa digital quartz concealed plumbing

15 Mar 2008
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can any one help?

I am putting in an aqualisa quartz with fixed head - 3 questions....

I have run 15mm copper from the pump to the recommended 1/2in bsp female fitting which is secured to the wall - do I need to wrap the spigot (used to mate up to the shower head) threads with PTFE tape to get a decent seal, and is it OK to just hand-tighten into the bsp fitting? or should I have bought a tapered female fitting?

I'd prefer to have tiled first before fitting the spigot through the 18mm ply walls of the shower i.e. into a tiled+finished surface, but from the design of the spigot/+ particularly washers on the spigot - it seems it is only possible to attach it before tiling around?

also, what is now recommended height for the shower head above the floor of the tray?

any thoughts appreciated!
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just use ptfe or liquid ptfe. just hand tighten no need for a female tapered fitting

tile then fit shower head
does liquid ptfe work better than tape - I am concerned there may be some leakage around the spigot in the bsp female fitting/would liquid be a better bet?
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not saying it will be better more of personal choice but never had one fail yet with liquid ptfe.

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