How to install a water meter

How to install a water meter Table of contents:

  • 1 Mount a water meter
  • 2 Counter insertion
  • 3 videos

Many people try to save on utility bills. Effective helpers in this can be water meters (hot and cold) functioning in the apartment. Install such counters can do it yourself.

Mass installation in housing stock of gas, water and electricity caused by the regular increase in tariffs for these resources. Counters allow users to not only monitor consumption natural resource, but also seriously reduce the payment for it using.

Consumption rates, such as water, do not match the quantity fluid consumed in real life. Without a counter, everyone the resident must pay monthly for 5.5 cubic meters theoretically consumed water. However, by putting a water meter, you can analyze and notice that the actual water consumption by one a person who does not limit himself is about 3 cubic meters. Those who intend to make tough savings and consume this natural resources in a minimum amount, monthly consumption is not will exceed 2 cubic meters.

And this figure is significantly different from the standards. At In this situation, installing a water meter is very useful, since it will lead to a rational disposition of the family budget. If the work is planned to be done independently, then first learn how to set the counter correctly water.

The sequence of installation of the water meter is conditionally possible divided into two phases: installation of all its components and, in fact, installation.

We mount a water meter

What is needed to install water metersWhat is necessary for installing water meters

For quality work, in addition to the counter, you must install coarse water filter that filters out all mechanical water impurities, such as sand or rust. Check valve needed establish based on their specifications developed Vodokanal enterprises. Therefore, it is assumed prevent counter fraud cases. These components should be mounted in one unit, which will to perform the functions of control over water consumption. To filter and the check valve must be screwed on (nuts) so as not to It was difficult to dismantle the meter.

For successful operation of the counter, it is important to choose the right one. direction of installation of components. The manufacturer always applies on device specific marks in the form of arrows, they set direction of water flow through the device. Connecting the imagination, you need imagine the process of moving water through a meter that significantly help rationally mount the device.

Water meter elementsElements of water counter

The union nuts are attached to the filter from the tip of the arrow, to check valve, on the contrary, from the side of the end of the arrow. I pack, like other such coils cannot be used. Necessary use gaskets from paronite, selected strictly according to size.

The full operation of the meter depends on the direction of the water flow. The manufacturer also put an arrow on it to facilitate the process. installation. The arrow should face towards the riser. shut-off tap.

With strict observance of the direction of the arrows, it is necessary to fasten counter with filter and check valve by means of union nuts and paronite gaskets. Layout out of sequence the arrow will cause the counter to malfunction. It may manifest in that the counter will spin in the opposite direction, or water will not flow through the meter to the taps at all. No one Vodokanal employee will not allow such a meter to be launched and will not install seals on it.

Counter box

A place to install water meters

Counter box

Place to install water meters

Depends on the technical characteristics of the water pipes difficulty inserting a water meter into the system. The hardest thing will be tapping process if the water pipes are metal. In such In this case, a metal saw and a machine for making threads are useful. You can use a cutoff as the first connection point. tap with ready-made thread, a second counter thread is necessary to make additionally.

Sawing a piece of pipeCutting a fragment pipes

In the event that the water pipes are propylene or metal-plastic, it will be much easier to embed the counter. Dissect such pipes can be an ordinary knife. Specific soldering iron and the ability to solder if the pipes are made of polypropylene.

Installation of ball valves and sumpsBall installation cranes and sumps

To insert a water meter, the pipe must be cut through the tow attach the fully mounted block of the water meter to the shut-off the crane located on a riser. Then tightly attach counter to the tap, determine the point for manufacturing the counter thread, cut off the excess pipe. At the selected point, a thread is made or the system fitting made of metal-plastic is soldered (fixed).

Installation of countersInstallation of counters

Then the check valve is unscrewed from the mounted meter and flare nut, by means of tow the valve joins only that manufactured thread.

Installation in a confined spaceLimited installation space

Next, you need to fasten the union nut with a counter, open shut-off valve and carefully review all completed connections for leaks. If necessary eliminate existing leaks, after which the water meter can be taken in operation.

It is advisable once again to carefully monitor the direction arrows on the device, they should all look the opposite of shut-off tap side. Then you need to invite a specialist for sealing a water meter.


See the following instructions for installing water meters. video:

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