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How do I attach this valve to a cabinet?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by jacoscar, 18 Mar 2020.

  1. jacoscar

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    Hello, I’ve bought this sprayer from TS (as an answer to the shortage of toilet paper)
    See pictures
    I intend to attach it to the side of a sink cabinet by drilling a hole in it

    The connection is 1/2” but I need to connect it to something robust inside the cabinet

    Is there a specific bracket I can use?
    What is this designed to be attached to?
     

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    Makes no difference, unless the water heater is tank fed. If it's fed directly from the mains then it's not permitted to connect that sprayer to the pipework. It must be fed from a loft tank supply, preferably on its own dedicated pipe
     
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    It is designed to be attached to a pipe in the wall. Even then though, that pipe isn't allowed to be connected to the mains water supply.

    In the event of a drop in the mains water pressure, which happens all the time when everyone in the street is using the cold mains, then contaminated water could be drawn back into your drinking water supply. Enjoy your orange squash. (y)
     
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    Negative pressure? :D
     
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    No, any change in pressure can cause movement in the water that's contained within the pipes. That or if the water is turned off or there's a local burst pipe.

    That aside, any bacteria that is caught on the end of that douche will then quickly multiply and then has a direct path back into your mains water, bacteria doesn't sit still. Hence why they aren't allowed to be connected to the mains supply.
     
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    My shower is connected to the main supply
     
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    Your shower head shouldn't be able to reach the tray so can't back-feed anything. I also take it you don't s**t in the shower?
     
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    Is this the ultimate explanation to separate taps and no bidets?
     
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    Separate taps are safer no doubt in relation to cross contamination.
    Although check valves add safety.
    Modern bidets as far as I am aware no longer have water jet in bowl. They have a tap mixer on top with spout
     
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    "fitting a bath combination tap with a self cancelling flow diverter (which creates an air gap by
    automatically changing the water flow back to the tap outlet if the flow stops),"


    now that's a good idea.
     
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    To anyone reading this from outside the UK, this will look like complete madness; nobody in the rest of the world will ever think of the remote possibility of contaminated water flowing back into the mains.

    Moreover, the question I asked was another (how do I connect the valve to a cabinet)
     
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