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Water services for domestic properties <B>Downloadable version</B>

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by P Trotman and J Griggs (02-Dec-2010)

Book Description


Whilst this publication can still be purchased some of the information in it has been superseded by more recent research and standards. The BRE Group does not accept any responsibility whatsoever for any loss or damage, including - without limitation - indirect or consequential loss or damage arising from use, or loss of use, of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this document.

This Good Building Guide covers water requirements in a domestic property. Both cold and hot water systems are described, together with pipe sizing, components and materials. Advice is also included on reducing noise that can be generated and transmitted by water systems.

Illustrations: 6 colour photos, 4 line drawings

Pages: 8


- Minimising wholesome water use
- Utilising rainwater
- Utilising greywater
Design principles
- Pipe sizing
- Prevention of backflow
- Water main and pipework external to the building
- Cold water services
- Hot water services (Vented hot water storage systems. Unvented hot water storage systems)
- Prevention of scalding
System components
- Hot water storage vessels
- Cold water storage cisterns
- Warning and overflow pipes
- Stopvalves
- Servicing valves
- Draining taps
Noise from plumbing


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