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Discuss Tap flexi on a school in the Water Regulations area at UKPlumbersForums.co.uk.

  1. Chris1990

    Chris1990 New Member

    I recently did a new school. Fitted a couple wash hand sinks in the classrooms. The supplied taps came with flexi’s so the lads just used them to connect up. Had a snagging list now saying to remove the flexi’s. So i will go back and fit m10 copper tails instead of the flexi. But my question is, they say wras approved on the flexi’s so are they allowed? Or no flexi and all, or only certain ones? Thanks.
     
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  2. snowhead

    snowhead Plumber

    Bet it's because of the risk of failure of flexis,,, wear and tear, accidental or malicious.
    Was there anything in the spec for taps?
     
  3. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    You may think it’s that but it’s down To legionellas

    Something to do with the rubber
     
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  4. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Same in hospitals and uni buildings
     
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  5. Chris1990

    Chris1990 New Member

    Yes im sure its to do with bacteria growth. But ive read online that if wras approved ok to use and correct rubber. Who knows, ill just swap them to copper tailed m10’s. Easier to swap them than to argue with them . They are already being arses on the snagging list with the builders for ‘dirty light switches’ even though its been open 6 months and just childrens mucky fingers .
     
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  6. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Problem is proving this and the guys who do the l reports will flag them everytime
     
  7. Chris1990

    Chris1990 New Member

    I just think its stupid, how they are supplied with the taps that were specified for the primary school. Yet cant be used.
     
  8. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Yep two steps forward one back
     
  9. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Trusted Plumber GSR

    Read This Link
    Then this list will tell you the acceptable ones.
    The markings on the flex are listed too on there so you can normally identify them easy enough.
    Mirror, torch, phone camera etc etc.
     
  10. Chris1990

    Chris1990 New Member

    Thanks for that!
    But im sure if i went back to the chap who did the snag list and told him they were ok (if they are) im sure he’d be more awkward and then make my life a misery and be petty and add more stuff to snag
     
  11. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Trusted Plumber GSR

    I have come across a 'Legionella inspector' recently who said 'all' flexes in one of our customers nursing homes must be replaced due to the risk of bacterial growth.

    Apparently the 'inspector' was a right jobs worth who wouldn't be told anything by the maintenance staff.

    I advised the home of the same info I just posted and nothing has been heard since. All the ones I looked at were WRAS approved.

    I personally think he had misunderstood something or his company have their own set of guidance and advice.

    I get your point though, sometimes it's easier to do it and leave. I would still ask the reasons though, out of curiosity.
     
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  12. Chris1990

    Chris1990 New Member

    It wont take me long, couple of copper tales and that, back into the iso valve.
    Already have to go back, to fit a gas box over a lpg tap outside the building which i though calor would have done but didnt and now its my issue even though i told him it wont be really accessible in an emergency but ‍♂️. And he’s mouthing off about the insulation in the plant room which he wants doing by a ‘professional insulation team’ even though i did it myself in the specced kingspan lagging. But he wants it done and signes by a insulation company. I haven’t met this guy yet, but i know the building company and have afew emails back and forth in petty snags . The best one is dirty light switchs
     
  13. Chris1990

    Chris1990 New Member

    Bearing in mind, first snag list was done in feb. All signed off. Now a different chaps come in and wanted to put his marker down i guess and add more
     
  14. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Maybe your lagging was a bit rough :p
     
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  15. Chris1990

    Chris1990 New Member

    Looked ok in my eyes
     
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