Homebrew UFH Test Kit?
Posted 26 January 2016 - 08:04 AM
Posted 26 January 2016 - 08:44 AM
I think the chrome nut pushes against the castellated olive that in turn grips the 16mm Pex-Al-Pex and pushes up against the back of the brass nipple part - keeping it all tight into the 15mm compression fitting:
More confident of it now.
Posted 26 January 2016 - 09:10 AM
Posted 26 January 2016 - 09:16 AM
Yes, the nut screw on lovely to a 15mm compression. Not sure if if needs to be "properly" tightened up so as to grip the Pex-Al-Pex pipe though.....
Posted 26 January 2016 - 09:21 AM
Posted 28 January 2016 - 10:34 AM
Hose at 8.5bar
15mm ball valve
Non return valve
15mm to 3/4" iron adaptor
So.....one end of the pipe i've just got my pressure gauge. To bleed do I just slacken that off (the gauge)....or should I introduce say a washing machine valve?
Will test mine over the next day or so, maybe tonight even! How long does it have to be "on test" before I can lay the slab? Hoping to do the slab Sunday.
Posted 05 February 2016 - 07:47 PM
I did though walk right into one by my 17 year old.....
As he has to duck under the UFH pipes to get to the study he's "aware" they're there. There's valves, shiny bits and in particular a very visible gauge one end. He's not overly interested in DIY though will help lift/shift/hold when asked. So.....we happened to be discussing The Lord Of The RIngs the other day and how neither of us are into the whole saga whereas many of his friends are. Mid conversation he asks "So, when are you going to test all this pipe and do you want a hand?". Tbh I was quite touched and pleased he appeared to be taking am interest. Asking what brought this on he held up the 11 bar gauge and breaking into his best Gollum impression went:
PMSL! All the lads at work are now cracking the boiler room door when they go to take the morning readings, sticking their head in and doing the same.
Posted 05 February 2016 - 07:53 PM
Edited by Nickfromwales, 05 February 2016 - 07:53 PM.