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Discuss installing drinking water fountain, double check valve? in the Plumbing Forum area at UKPlumbersForums.co.uk.

  1. Mgrant

    Mgrant Member

    I have a drinking water fountain to fit, Is a double check valve needed on the supply? Also are they usually piped up in the small bore plastic I have seen them fit with before presuming this comes with it?
     
  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    depends on type im guessing its internally?

    something like this?

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    or is it like the bottle type?
     
  3. Mgrant

    Mgrant Member

    yes its something like the picture you have posted
     
  4. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    normally hard pipe (15mm) and no check valve is needed but always good to fit a double
     
  5. Mgrant

    Mgrant Member

    thank you. the double check valve advisable. Encase someones mouth touches the spout?
     
  6. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    excatly or someone tries to fill a cup up on it
     
  7. Daniel Hall

    Daniel Hall Member

    I've just finished a spa/gym/swimming pool place and I've got them on all water fountains. Stops the jobs worth m+e consultants picking anything uo
     
  8. Mgrant

    Mgrant Member

    Its like the one in the picture, what kind of height would you generally set these at off the floor?
     
  9. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    What age ?

    And normally ask / look around the school if there's any others
     
  10. Mgrant

    Mgrant Member

    Thanks its not a school a workshop so all adults
     
  11. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Couple of options basin height or 1m or what ever height there happy with
     
  12. Mgrant

    Mgrant Member

    Thank you so basin height 820 or higher around 1meter. So people don't have to bend down as much to drink from I guess
     
  13. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Yes spot on
     
  14. Mgrant

    Mgrant Member

    Thanks I'll likely go at around 1meter
     
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  15. Chuck

    Chuck Top Contributor!!

    Be careful about guessing this one. You need to consider the need to make such facilities 'Accessible' to wheelchair users, etc. these days. I don't know all the rules I'm afraid but better to check before you install.
     
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