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  1. Plumbdogmillionaire

    Plumbdogmillionaire New Member

    Hey, I am currently installing a wet room with body jets. A total of 6.
    3 on one wall in a vertical row.
    3 on perpendicular wall in triangle shape.
    The diagram I have made for the pipe work is attached. Apologies for the cigarette packet quality of drawing!
    Can anyone advise on wether this would work in balancing pressure out of jets.
    Many thanks

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  2. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Bit vague there bud what is suppling these body jets is it a pumped supply ? Are you relying on the mains supply how many litres a minute do they need to work . cheers kop
     
  3. Plumbdogmillionaire

    Plumbdogmillionaire New Member

    Hi, yes they are running off mains supply, hot is coming from a 25kw combi.

    I'm thinking the bottom run in the vertical line of jets is not necessary.

    Also I could probably simplify the supply to the triangular one too. But as long as it works im happy
     
  4. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    What's the flow rate of each jet

    Your boiler can only supply around 10-12 lpm
     
  5. Plumbdogmillionaire

    Plumbdogmillionaire New Member

    It doesn't actually say, even on the website I got the system from.
    It is a PLUM 3 dial 3 way. It says minimum pressure 0.2 bar. But that is it, no flow rates or anything of the like.
     
  6. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    You should have some spec for the heads / jets
     
  7. Plumbdogmillionaire

    Plumbdogmillionaire New Member

  8. oz-plumber

    oz-plumber Plumber

    It will create more than a balanced loop!!

    I would say more than half your pipework is unnecessary.
    In fact, I would go as far as saying 2/3rd's is unnecessary.

    Back to the old drawing board for you!!!
     
  9. Plumbdogmillionaire

    Plumbdogmillionaire New Member

    Oh well, if it gets the job done, I don't mind spending an extra hour doing pipe work. It will improve my soldering skills!
     
  10. Plumbdogmillionaire

    Plumbdogmillionaire New Member

    Right this is the simplified balance loop. This is gonna work right?? Sorry to be a nooby this is the first time I've needed to do one. The feed is coming in where it say water. You'll have to imagine the pipe between the fittings!

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  11. Plumbdogmillionaire

    Plumbdogmillionaire New Member

    That's it with pipe, looks about right??

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  12. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber

    For the water you will get from your combi it's total overkill. That's if you have enough flow for it all to work.
     
  13. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Why not make a rectangle out of it instead of the pass over
     
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  14. Plumbdogmillionaire

    Plumbdogmillionaire New Member

    Yeh good point, I was just thinking that, I can just have t coming off the pipe it was passing over
     
  15. Plumbdogmillionaire

    Plumbdogmillionaire New Member

    I'm slightly concerned about having enough pressure for this setup to be effective. There are 6 in total. I think instead I will just have the 3 in triangle and maybe one down below for feet?
     
  16. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I would say that would be pushing it esp with the rain head
     
  17. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Or do this

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  18. Plumbdogmillionaire

    Plumbdogmillionaire New Member

    Hmm I've made this a lot more complicated than it needed to be!!
    Thanks Shaun, I shall do it like that
     
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