The presence of hot water in the apartment - one of the main factors that ensure the comfort of human life. However, not all homes have this privilege from the state, directly from the aqueduct.
Modern equipment involves many options for heating water, one of which is the installation of a gas column.
Design kitchen solutions with gas column
Despite the fact that modern gas columns have a rather aesthetic design and often harmoniously fit into the interior of the apartment, the option with its placement depends on the location and size of the rooms, as well as the wishes of the customer.
In general, the placement of the column is reduced to three options:
1. Removal of the gas column outside the kitchen. This option is most popular in cases where the repair of the kitchen is already completed, or does not imply the presence of a water heater in the room.
This solution is very troublesome, because the premises must comply with all the requirements of gas and housing services (room volume of at least 7.5 m3, ceiling height from 2.25 m, suitable chimney, etc.).
The implementation of such a transfer is advisable only if the kitchen is very small and the presence of a column in it is extremely inconvenient.
2. Leave everything as is or move to another place in the kitchen. The least time-consuming option, because in the case of transfer to a distance of less than one and a half meters, no special agreements and costs will be required.A distance of more than 1.5 meters will be considered a reinstallation of the equipment and will require a change in the design and installation of additional gas mains along the apartment. Also it is worth remembering that placing the column above the gas stove is strictly prohibited.
It is important to consider that the transfer can not be carried out over the space above the gas stove. This solution will help organize the workplace in the kitchen with a new one, making it more convenient.
3. Hide in furniture. For this, when ordering a kitchen set, it is necessary to work out a place with a false cabinet, which will hide the column from prying eyes. The cabinet must be made without top and bottom, and also provide a distance between the door and the lid of the column.
Otherwise, this design will not comply with the rules of gas and fire safety.
Hiding the column correctly
The simplest option is kitchen furniture, but in order for the water heater to fit harmoniously into the headset, its design should immediately take into account the location and dimensions of the column.
Given the features of the interior of the room, it is possible option with both the installation of the column in the lockers, and between them.Column between cabinetsThe column hidden in the cabinet
It is also quite interesting to look at the option of installing a column for a false metal hood. Experts advise using this option in the case of an open combustion chamber of a gas column.
Gas column in the kitchen in the "Khrushchev".
Happy owners of so-called "Khrushchev" do not need to explain what a small and uncomfortable cuisine. At the time of repair of such apartments their owners are desperately struggling for every free centimeter of space, trying to guess for any little things.
Therefore, in the first place, a gas column for such a kitchen should have minimal dimensions. Secondly, it is almost inevitable to install a water heater in one of the lockers, since it will be quite problematic to find an additional space for the column.
Corner Kitchen Solution
Small kitchens, furniture in which is located in the back corner of the room, also have several design solutions for installing a gas column.
As in the case of Khrushchev it can be a cabinet that, although it will steal storage space for items, can hide the column and the communications connected to it.
Another interesting option involves a properly selected color gamut headset and speakers.
Also, there is the possibility of further decorating the column with a variety of stickers or coloring in a suitable color. In this case, it can be installed anywhere, for example in a corner, outside cabinets. The main thing is that this would not happen over the gas stove.
Main Types of Gas Columns
There are three main types of columns:
With manual ignition. The most outdated option, which at the same time is the least secure. Ignition occurs in two stages - first, the gas supply to the wick is opened, which is ignited with a match. Then, the main gas supply is switched on, which is ignited from the flame of the wick. This species is almost not produced, however, in many apartments of the old type it can still be found.
With piezoelement. The ignition is performed when the button is pressed. The piezo and the water heater are triggered to start their work without further human action. These models are already considered modern, have excellent functionality and design, as well as a relatively affordable price.
Automatic. The most modern variation of the gas column. Switching on and ignition occurs when the hot water tap is opened, shutting off when closing. The principle of operation of the mechanism is similar to the ignition system in a car. Advantages of automatic water heaters are convenience, safety, economical gas consumption. Disadvantage - a relatively high price, compared with other models.
Security measures при переносе колонки необходимо полностью согласовывать с соответствующими инстанциями, однако не стоит забывать про техническую безопасность в вопросах эксплуатации газовых колонок.
The gas column should not be closer than 3 cm to any surface. Painted wooden walls should be located even further, especially when it comes to water heaters with an open type combustion chamber.
In the case of the old manual ignition column, in no case can you close the water without first turning off the gas and not letting the system cool down. Failure to follow this warning may result in an explosion.
It can be summed up that the use of a gas column for heating water in an apartment is a fairly inexpensive and constructive solution. The modern market of home appliances is full of models, diverse in size, appearance, functionality and pricing, so everyone can make a choice for themselves.
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