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Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by b21playa, 25 Apr 2008.

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    Ordered a set from ebay as they looked good and cheap

    Came today and have european type connectors. So I can see that they screw on the tap but they how do I connect them to the 15mm pipe work coming out of the solid brick wall?

    any help appreciated

    Thanks
     
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    have you a link or pic of them ?
     
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    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=300134353165

    I had a look and it would need an olive and nut to fasten pipe to it but would nee to be about 3" in the wall to fit plus it would have to be tighened before plastering the pipe in

    Not like my mira shower where the pipes go directly into the valve

    Really need to get this sorted as my bathroom is at a standstill
     
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    did you get the two off sets they are 3/4 that screw into the back ?
     
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    Yes, labelled as European connectors in the so called manual. think they allow for adjustment for varying pipe diameters.

    any way of overcoming this?
     
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    are they both the same ends 3/4 x 3/4 or 3/4 x 1/2 ?
    and have you 22mm feed pipes ?
     
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    • looks like 3/4 x 1/2 - one end is defo smaller

      I havent done feed yet, well have a 15mm feed below floorboard, need to connect to this
     
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    you'll need two of theses on the 15mm in wall

    [​IMG]

    then fit your off set part
    plaster, tile, etc
    then fit taps.

    or use these and they can be fitted ater tiling etc just fix your pipework in wall at what ever centre and leave a few inches out until tiled etc.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Think the bottom ones would be better as no possibility of a leak compression

    where can I get it from and how much are they

    thanks
     
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    actually forst option is better

    Anyway of making sure compression will never leak?
     
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    screwfix do the triton ones at £49 and they have the domed shroud rather than the ones in the pic that are more square.
    you could get them cheaper shop around but they seem to of shot up in the last year for what they are.
     
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    make up your mind [​IMG]

    test it with the taps on before you tile. etc never had one leak yet.


    just double check how far you sink in wall, fit the shroud on and allow for skim, tile etc before securing pipe in wall.
     
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    Well rather pay £1 a piece then £50.

    I'll test it with taps before plastering it - I'll get off to screwfix to get the bits and do it today
     
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    take the off sets with you. check the threads ok.
    get some ptfe tape as well for threads.
    just make sure on the depth when you sink them in wall or you won't get shroud on and the taps.
    i've seen people forget to account for the plaster and tiles.

    [​IMG]
     
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    should the compression elbow be flush with plaster?
     
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