If there is a desire to lightly refresh the interior of your home, then a person usually takes on one thing. And when cosmetic repairs are done, it is most often associated with the renovation of sanitary ware. In this case, bathrooms, toilets or sinks may change. If the replacement requires the last element, then change not only the sink, but also all its equipment. Therefore, you need to know all kinds of siphons for shells in order to correctly make your choice.
Scheme of types of siphons.
Siphon is a device that connects the washbasin drain and sewer pipe using pipes. Water accumulates in this tank, and only then it gets through the drain into the sewer. Thus, the liquids do not stagnate, which means that an unpleasant odor does not form. In fact, it is quite easy to assemble the siphon with your own hands.
The main varieties
To date, this product is made from two basic materials - metal and plastic. If the sink has an open view, for example, in the bathroom, and in the kitchen too, you can choose to use a brass siphon with glossy chrome plating. If such a construction does not hide behind a bedside table or a shell leg, then it is better that it should have a decent appearance.
Connecting the bottle siphon.
The metal siphon for sinks is very practical, because it is not afraid of any mechanical effects. This type of part can be made even from copper or bronze. But, when choosing such a model, you should know that it needs to be carefully taken care of, otherwise it will lose its original attractive appearance due to oxidation. Also, if the interior design requires it, you can buy a siphon from non-ferrous metals.
But nevertheless among consumers plastic is more popular. And all because:
- such material is inexpensive, and, accordingly, the product itself is quite accessible to broad masses;
- has a negligible weight, and thanks to modern technology, plastic shows excellent strength characteristics;
- even if household chemicals fall on such a siphon, nothing will happen to it, so shells, especially metal ones, are fairly easy to keep clean with chemical cleaning agents;
- It is not necessary to call specialists to install such a siphon at home, because with this work you can cope on your own;
- a convenient design allows you to install it even in hard-to-reach places;
- On the surface of the plastic, limescale does not appear with time.
Types of siphons
Corrugated drainage device: 1 - sink hole or outlet, 2 - flexible corrugated pipe, 3 - connecting elements and nuts.
To date, the design of siphons for washbasins is represented by three types, each of which has its own characteristics:
Corrugated. The first type of siphon has one end, which is attached to the hole in the sink, and the other is fixed to the drainage hole. The pipe itself has a flexible shape that can be bent in any direction. The structure of the corrugated pipe is designed in such a way that the water inside it serves as a water seal. This contributes to the fact that foreign smells of sewage do not penetrate into the room.
This is the simplest design to date. Therefore, in the case of self-installation problems practically do not arise. Very often it is used if there is very little space under the sink.
But as a disadvantage, it should be noted at once that the corrugated pipe is very heavy for cleaning. Therefore, it is completely removed in case of shell clogging.
Bottle. The second type has a bottle-shaped opening (from which, in fact, the name went), which in this case is also a water seal. The constant presence of water interferes with the air communication with sewerage, and if there are too many liquids, there is an opening in the upper part through which all surplus is eliminated.
These models are the most popular and still stand in many homes. It is quite difficult to install the bottle sip correctly, but neither its partial nor complete disassembly is required as compensation during its cleaning.
The scheme of the device of a pipe siphon (strapping): 1 - drainage of a bathroom or a pallet, 2 - a pipe with a bend, 3 - connecting nuts.
It is also worth noting that this kind of using special fittings interacts well with the drain pipes of dishwashers and washing machines. This significantly saves forces and funds for conducting additional sewage outlets.
This model is quite inexpensive, and you can buy it absolutely everywhere. You can pay attention to the model with the function of the drain from the shell, that is, when the drainage hole is clogged, and the water continues to run, so that there is no flood, this kind will control the water level.
Tubular. The latter type has a similar curved shape with corrugated siphons. As in the first case, water constantly accumulates in the curved part and again it is a water seal.
Pipe siphon is most often installed in the bathrooms. This is due to the fact that the sink in the bathroom does not get as much garbage as in the kitchen sink. If it becomes necessary to clean the blockage, then in this case the lower knee is dismantled.
But here at once it is necessary to note one drawback. This type of siphon for the sink has not too deep hydraulic shutter. Therefore, if the owners permanently leave the apartment, on their return there is an unpleasant sewer smell. And all because of the fact that the water from the knee quickly evaporated, respectively, formed undesirable access.
In fact, washing is a very important element of the interior not only on the part of aesthetics, but also on the part of functionality. Thanks to it, get rid of used water, and properly selected and installed siphon does not let the sewage into the room and at the same time it does not allow clogging up the pipes, accumulating all small debris.
A choice for a washbasin
Components of the siphon.
Each shell has its own design features, and this does not mean that one has a round shape, the other is oval, and the third is square. This is especially true of exclusive products, so the complete device is always included in the kit.
It is important to know and the parameters of the capacity of the shell. This takes into account the pressure of the tap, and whether there are any additional connected pipes to the siphon, for example, from a washing machine or a dishwasher. Such connections affect the diameter of all drainage systems and the siphon itself. If this is not taken care of in advance, then there is a guarantee that during the operation of all elements a flood is formed. And all because of the fact that household water can not quickly pass through diametrically small pipes. Therefore, flat siphons with a small circumference are purchased specifically for a single shell.
It should be noted that the more original the design of the siphon, the more expensive it will be.
The price is affected by the availability of additional protection, and the material itself produced. But if the interior requires it and there is such an opportunity, then why not buy an expensive chrome-plated siphon?
Special attention should be paid to rubber and plastic washers and gaskets. On their quality depends directly on how long and, most importantly, good-quality product.
Before you go to buy a siphon, it's good to make some measurements. First, measure the diameter of the drain hole, secondly, the distance from the sink to the sewage pipe and, thirdly, the diameter of the sewer hole.
Best of all, when there is an opportunity right at the seller to check whether all standard parts are available. Accordingly, in case of shortage, you can ask to replace one set with another. If you do not do this in advance, then in the case of a defective product, you may have trouble returning it. Then in this case it is worthwhile to worry about the security of the check, if such, of course, be given out. And this is another reason to buy a siphon not from the hands of the market, but in a specialized sanitary ware shop.
Regardless of the type of siphon chosen, whether corrugated, tubular or bottle, the principle of installation is similar everywhere. Only the main thing to consider, is it necessary to additionally connect any equipment. And if there is a leak in the case of a complete assembly, then there may be several options:
- or installation was poor quality;
- or any gasket is not installed;
- or the quality of the product is poor.
The quality of operation can be influenced by many factors, so they must be taken into account at once, so as not to be disappointed in the product.