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  1. CrazyFool

    CrazyFool New Member

    Hey guys

    I've done plenty of welding but this will be my first copper soldering project and looking for some advice.

    I want to install one of these next to the toilet:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07BHJMZGN/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_QFVuCb41V1QRW

    and want to put a mixer before it.

    I would like to keep the mixer near the toilet. I can take the cold water pipe from the flush and can take hot water from below the sink 2 meters away.

    Will this mixer do?:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thermostat...words=thermostatic&refinements=p_72:419153031

    Are there any cheaper/better alternatives?
    Is there a way to mount the mixer to the wall?
    I'll have to install a tee under the sink to steal hot water from.
    Whats the easiest way to finish this project with minimal pipe cutting/soldering?

    Thanks in advance

    CF
     
  2. Craig Watson

    Craig Watson Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    These can only be installed in very specific circumstances to conform to water regs. My advice, don't bother.
     
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  3. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    Bit more to it than that I`m afraid, use the search box for bidet spray to see previous on this,
     
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  4. Riley

    Riley S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Yeah very hard and costly to install to regs
     
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  5. CrazyFool

    CrazyFool New Member

    Thanks for the replys fellas.
    I didn't even consider regs!

    Am I right in thinking that if its not a commercial property or fitted by a proper plumber, and its for my personal use and nobody elses then I can fit it outside of regs?

    Cheers
     
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  6. Craig Watson

    Craig Watson Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Why don't we have a banging head against wall emoji?
     
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  7. Ben-gee

    Ben-gee Active Member

    Of course you’re not right in thinking that. You clearly have no understanding of what you are considering - not really your fault in a way, these kits should not be sold.
    Contaminating the water supply will happen whether you are a proper plumber or not. Don’t do it.
     
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  8. chris watkins

    chris watkins Plumber

    No you are not correct.

    If you go ahead & install this (without the required air gap) then there is a real risk that you will contaminate your own but more importantly my drinking water mains supply which could kill!!!

    Be warned if that happens you will be prosecuted, most likely for manslaughter.
     
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  9. Riley

    Riley S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    You will be fined pro or not. Regs aren’t just nice to haves, it’s not just your mains. You’re talking category 5 water
     
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  10. Craig Watson

    Craig Watson Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Tough one that, the trouble is, they aren't actually illegal to install. It's more where and how they are installed that make them an issue and that comes down to consumer knowledge.
     
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  11. Riley

    Riley S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    No they aren’t but to flippantly disregard the water regs because you don’t fancy following them is callous to say the least
     
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    Last edited: Feb 1, 2019
  12. Ben-gee

    Ben-gee Active Member

    Chris I know what you mean. Trouble is lack of consumer knowledge and integrity, as evidenced by OP.
    I’d like to go down the route of only sold through independent merchants, who would use there judgement to only sell to those they know are competent - a bit like how it is with strong drain cleaners now.
     
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  13. Riley

    Riley S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    It’s too difficult to police mate and merchants won’t pass up a sale. We have had this argument so many times re gas products
     
  14. Craig Watson

    Craig Watson Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I agree but again it comes down to consumer knowledge. How many D.I.Yers out there actually have any understanding of the water regs? They really need plumbing to be regulated the same as gas.
     
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  15. Riley

    Riley S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Agreed but again there are too many people that would lose out financially
     
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