Corners for heated towel rail

The content of the article
  1. Varieties
  2. Choice rules
  3. Installation

In Soviet times, almost all heated towel rails were a typical snake, which was used not only for drying linen and towels, but also as a heating device. Since then, the main purpose of the heated towel rail has not changed, but the appearance became more improved. Some aesthetic appeal appeared, and the forms became more diverse. To connect pipes with each other and giving the heated towel rail of a specific form, special devices are used – corners, or fittings.

Varieties

Before sorting out the varieties of corners, it should be noted that the heated towel rails are divided into 3 large categories:

  • electrical;
  • combined;
  • Water.

It is noteworthy that heated towel rails from the first two categories initially come complete with special locks. And third species heated towel rails require additional fittings. It is for them to be more made corners. Such heated towel rails are represented by various forms:

  • classic option;
  • P-shaped;
  • angular;
  • in the form of a ladder of different lengths.

To visually present fittings for a heated towel rail, just look at standard plumbing corners. They are practically no different if not counting some difference in visual appeal. Corners for the heated towel rail are not only the benefit of fixing the heated towel rail, but also worthy and full-fledged interior decoration.

Such accessories is made of stainless steel, brass, and may also have chrome coating.

All connecting fasteners are divided into several categories:

  • Rotary fittings for 45 and 90 degrees, which are used to connect to the central pipe;
  • tee;
  • detachable extension cable;
  • Cross;
  • Coupling and coupling-American;
  • stopcock;
  • Brackets and plugs.

There are also transitional angles, with a cape nut, internal thread and crane Maevsky. Each connector differs not only for its intended purpose, but also in size – for example, 1×1 inch, 1×3 / 4 inches and some others. It is noteworthy that an angle of 1 inches is considered the smallest.

The color of the corners also differ – yellow (from brass), black, with chromium coated. Factory fittings are always distinguished by high quality, since they are made of the most durable metals.

Choice rules

Since the heated towel rail is a very important accessory, to the selection of the product itself, as well as the accompanying accessories, it is necessary to approach the most responsible. To begin with, it should be decided for what purpose is the corners. As a rule, in the primary installation of the heated towel rail, almost all types of fixtures will be required.

Color selection is purely individual. Color black or chrome-plated should be selected according to the color of the coherent itself, as well as the overall interior of the bathroom.

In the process of choice, it is necessary to closely monitor the quality of the acquired corners. Poor-quality fittings can cause untimely breakage and water flow from the coil.

Installation

It is important not only to make the right choice in favor of quality corners, but also correctly install corners. In practice, several fastening options are applied.

  1. Capillary soldering, which is best suited for parts made of copper and non-ferrous alloys. A feature of this technique is that there is a small gap between two connected elements (in the range of 0.5 mm). Next there is poured melted solder.
  2. A compression method at which two elements are connected to each other using a special compression ring.
  3. Press connection.
  4. Fittings with self-psychication.

Important moment: regardless of the selected method of fixation during installation work, experts recommend using a special polymer winding. The usual fum-tape is also allowed, but this option is considered less reliable.

When carrying out installation works, it is also necessary to select fittings in size. Invalid corners can also cause premature breakdowns.

On the corners for the heated towel rail, see the video below.

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