Braided stainless steel water hoses are readily available to anyone at your local hardware stores and plumbing merchants. They are commonly installed by licensed plumbers but occasionally due to their availability and ease of installation they are also installed by homeowners, handymen/women or builders.
When our plumbers from Mayfair Plumbing and Gasfitting attend a home or business where someone other than a plumber has previously been onsite we often see a common tell tale sign that the flexible water hose has not been installed by a licensed plumber. On the male part of the connection usually a brass thread or a mini cistern cock there is thread tape or teflon seal applied. There is absolutely no need for this, in fact it is just making your life harder.
As you will see in our you tube video below the flexible water connector hose comes factory fitted with a rubber seal. The rubber seal inside the stainless braided hose is designed to create a watertight seal between it and the male thread. It is important to ensure that the male thread is in good condition (straight and smooth), but if you are connecting to an isolation valve (mini cock) there will be a factory thread creating the perfect marriage between the two.
Although we always recommend this work be performed by a Master Plumber we know that this does not always happen. We hope that by watching our video you will gain a few handy tips on how to install a water hose under your vanity or inside of your kitchen sink cupboard. Please remember that if you are experiencing difficulties call a plumber.
Towards the end of a busy 2016 I made my way over to the country of China and we spent 2 weeks in the city of Hong Kong to welcome in the new year and spend a bit of time relaxing and gearing up for what is certain to be a busy 2017 in my home town of Adelaide in Australia.
Aaron Stewart owns and works in the business of Mayfair Plumbing & Gas Fitting from there offices now based in Adelaide, South Australia. Aaron and his team of licensed plumbers and design consultants are passionate about there work. In this blog they will bring you plumbing and gas tips gathered from around the globe over 20 plus years of experiences in the many different fields of plumbing. If you are looking for a plumbing firm who can do everything from design, construct, project management and scheduled on site maintenance contact the Mayfair Plumbing Group.