The air-conditioner in the bathroom performs a double function. He heats the room and on it you can dry towels, small things. Installation of the heated towel rail with your own hands is quite simple, and it can easily be done by anyone with some skills in working with the tool. But first you need to choose a suitable model, the benefit of the modern market presents them in a significant variety.
Scheme connecting the towel through American women with ball valves.
In recent times, this device was a coil connected to a heating system. Today, the heated towel rail can be of various shapes and can be connected to both the heating system and the hot water supply system. In addition, there are models operating from electricity and combined, that is, water, in which the heater is mounted.
According to the material of manufacture, the most common products are stainless steel and chrome-plated brass. There are also towel warmers made of copper pipes, but they are much more expensive. When choosing a model, you should give preference to those products that are made of seamless thick-walled pipe. Having chosen a suitable towel warmer, you can start installing it.
The easiest way to do this is if the pipes in the bathroom are polypropylene. Then do not have to use welding. It will be enough to use a simple device for soldering polypropylene, which is quite easy to use. In the case of metal pipes, welding work can not be avoided in order to cut the riser pipe to connect the heated towel rail.
Scheme of connecting the ventilator fan.
In the case of polypropylene pipes, the work can be divided into the following stages:
- shut off the supply of hot water to the apartment or supply water to the central heating system.
- cut the riser with a special knife for cutting polypropylene;
- using connecting fittings to connect two parallel pipes for mounting the product;
- to connect these pipes with a bridge with a ball valve installed on it (it is possible and without a crane);
- hang the heated towel rail on the wall;
- connect it to the pipes through the ball valves;
- check all connections and turn on the water supply.
The jumper (bypass) is very desirable, although the connection can be made without it. It helps to remove air from the system. The circulation of water does not stop even if you close the faucets and turn off the heated towel rail. Cranes are necessary precisely in order that, if necessary, you can disconnect the device.
If the wall in the bathtub is tiled with tiles, then you need to glue the pieces of tape with the cross-stitch and mark the place where the holes are drilled. This is done so that the drill does not slip on the smooth surface of the tile. To drill tiles you need to use special drills, designed specifically for this job or diamond drill bits. Drill at a low speed drill, without pressing strongly. It is recommended to moisten the hole with water. Such precautions are necessary in order that the tile does not split.
Scheme of connection of a water towel heater type Lesenka.
When the tile is drilled, you need to change the drill and make a hole directly in the wall. To correctly calculate the depth, it is recommended to paste a piece of insulation tape onto the drill. A plastic dowel is driven into the drilled hole and the brackets are fastened by screws. When installing the towel, it should be noted that products with thick pipes should be located farther from the wall surface than those using smaller diameter pipes.
Then the device is connected to the pipes by means of connecting elements. After checking all connections, turn on the water supply and check for leaks.
Electric towel rails operate on 220 watts, so their installation does not cause any difficulties. The brackets are fixed to the wall in the way described above, and the device is hung on them. For safety reasons, the outlet is best placed outside the bathroom. The cord of the device can be held in a plastic box so that it does not spoil the interior. The same precautions should be followed when installing the combined heated towel rail.
As can be seen from the description, such an installation is a very simple matter. It is only necessary to take into account that in order to cut the device into the central heating system, the permission of the municipal services is required. To connect the heated towel rail to the water supply system or to install a model running on electricity, no authorization is required.
If the device is connected to the heating, then it will work only in winter, in the heating season. Therefore, if you want to heat the bathroom in the spring, and in the autumn, and in the summer to dry the towels, you should connect the heated towel rail to hot water.
If there are frequent interruptions with hot water, then choose an electrical model that will work at any time of the year, if there is electricity supply. Modern models are equipped with special timers, which allow you to adjust the temperature and set the operating time.