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To correctly install a water meter in the wall, it is necessary to drill a pilot hole. It should be done by a professional who knows how to do this. The diameter of the pilot hole must correspond to the size of the lower part of the water meter.

Counter insert. The most challenging thing is if the installation of water meters will be carried out on a metal water supply system. You will have to select pipes and corners of the appropriate length, cut threads, ensure the most accurate size. In the case of metal-plastic or polypropylene pipes, the situation is much easier and faster. The most important thing is to set the meter in the right direction and accordance with the project.

Installing water meters is a straightforward procedure requiring compliance with a few standards, but it requires numerous checks. For example, if this regulation is broken, the meter will not be turned on and sealed. Thus no one will pay attention to its readings. On the other hand, connecting water meters and shower walls look simpler, especially if you need to change water meters of the same type. But in this case, it is essential to follow several rules or read the manufacturer's instructions carefully. To ensure a quality installation and replacement, it is best to entrust these tasks to a technician.

When replacing water meters or plumbing walls, you must follow the standards. Without them, the services will not connect your house to water mains, nor be able to receive it on the bill. Furthermore, the quality of replacement is not always guaranteed by a professional who needs some skills. Therefore, our company recommends that you carefully consider each order for replacement water meters.

After replacing meters, it is necessary to put a bucket with water in the old meter box to drain out all residual moisture. Next, the tap is turned on, and all residual air is removed from the system in the wall studs. After a few minutes, the meter box with a new water meter installed should be checked for leaks.

How to install water meters correctly?

The process of connecting the water meter is step-by-step. All these subtleties are known to an experienced plumber. In general, his actions will look like this:

The choice of components must also be made. The water meter must be equipped with a coarse water filter (to prevent oversized particles from entering the mechanism) and a check valve that stops tampering with the water meter. A check valve is used in modern water meters to protect against tampering with the instrumentation. All of these elements are included in the delivery set. Acquaintance with the project. It is imperative to install water meters strictly by the project documentation. A representative of the supervisory authority will punish any "initiative."

Shower cabin installation

The quality of replacement is not always guaranteed by a professional who needs some skills. Therefore, our company recommends that you carefully consider each order for replacement water meters.

When replacing water meters or plumbing walls, you must follow the standards.

Without them, the services will not connect your house to water mains, nor be able to receive it on the bill. In addition, the quality of shower enclosure installation is not always guaranteed by a professional who needs some skills. Therefore, our company recommends carefully considering each order for replacement shower valve installation with wall panels.

After replacing meters, it is necessary to put a bucket with water in the old meter box to drain out all residual moisture. Next, the tap is turned on, and all residual air is removed from the system in the wall studs. Finally, after a few minutes, the meter box with a new shower base installation.

Drain flange installation

It is essential to ensure that the volume of water entering the meter during one complete rotation of the drive head does not exceed 3.5 litres. Otherwise, it damages the mechanism and damages counting accuracy.

Shower wall installation

When replacing water meters or plumbing walls, it is essential to follow the standards.

Without them, the services will not connect your house to water mains, nor be able to receive it on the bill. In addition, the quality of replacement shower wall panels is not always guaranteed by a professional who needs some skills. Therefore, our company recommends carefully.

New construction

They are assembling the water meter. The meter is being prepared for installation at this stage: the professional attach all the parts included in the kit to the water meter and applies silicone caulk. At the same time, it is essential to comply with the rules: the correct operation of the water meter depends on the sequence and literacy of the assembly.

To correctly install a water meter in the wall, it is necessary to drill a pilot hole. It should be done by a professional who knows how to do this. The diameter of the pilot hole must correspond to the size of the lower part of the water meter.

Counter insert. The most challenging thing is if the installation of water meters will be carried out on a metal water supply system. You will have to select pipes and corners of the appropriate length, cut threads, ensure the most accurate size. In the case of metal-plastic or polypropylene pipes, the situation is much easier and faster. The most important thing is to set the meter in the right direction and accordance with the project.

The last step is to put the water meter in place, align it with the project documentation using galvanized roofing nails.

What happens if you do not have a unique tool?

Most often, people try to replace their water meters without any tools. However, this is a dangerous thing for health and life itself.

How to find a wizard for installing and replacing meters?

When you install a water meter, the following should be taken into account:

• Be sure to check whether the worker has the necessary certificates and qualifications for this work.

• The specialist should not only install meters correctly but also replace them with low prices.

• You need to check the manufacturer's standards of quality for production and materials

There may be slight differences in the sequence if a pause is needed between dismantling and installation (in such cases, a connecting pipe is installed to use the water supply without a water meter temporarily).

Frequently asked questions about water meter installation and replacement

How to replace the water meter correctly?

For example, this can be done as follows:

• The tap is turned on. All residual air in the system must leave the network through it. If there are no leaks, after about 5 minutes of running water, you can check the quality of the new water meter.

• The new water meter must be installed according to the project documentation. If it is planned to make all joints with thread tape, this process should be done as follows: first, you need to put on a couple of layers of metal foil tape and thread the pipe onto the tap connector. This will allow you to tighten the connection with a coupling quickly.

• The worker must completely replace the old water meter without leaving any fixtures inside it.

How much does it cost to install or replace the water meter?

Price settings for installing and replacing water meters are different since there are many nuances involved in this process, so it is impossible to calculate the general average price of these works. In addition, there are also cases where, due to special conditions or problems during installation or replacement of meters, additional costs are generated.

How long does it take to install a water meter?

There may be slight differences depending on whether any repairs are needed in the network before installing the water meter. Plumbing wall water meters are usually installed in 1-2 hours. Installing water meters in the basement is slightly more difficult and time-consuming, taking 2-3 hours on average.

What guarantees does the service provide?

The guarantee period for water meters is one year. If the meter is replaced, the guarantee period starts from its replacement and ends after a year.

What materials can be used to install water meters?

There are several options: metal-plastic, polypropylene or polybutylene. Each material has its advantages and disadvantages.

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