Removing water meters ?

Removing water meters ?

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Removing water meters?

Every three years there is a need to dismantle water meter for checking on the performance or replacement.To carry out this work yourself, you can pre-prepare all necessary.Let us consider in detail how to remove the water meters.

removal and installation of the water meter

The work on removal and installation of a water meter, you will need the following tools and materials:

  • tong;
  • cotton cloth;
  • sponge;
  • tape FUM;
  • strainer;
  • anticorrosive liquid;
  • gaskets (silicone or rubber paratinovye);
  • wrench.

prepare all the necessary, you can start dismantling operations, which consist of the following stages:

  1. first step is to cut off the water.For this purpose, screw valve located on the inlet pipe.If you have problems with this, then you will need to apply to public utilities with a request to block the water supply throughout the house for a few hours.
  2. Take the wrench and use it to unscrew the nuts which are on the sides of the counter, and then remove it together with the filter.
  3. Dampen a cloth in the liquid corrosion and treat her carving pipes from plaque.Then leave it for 30 minutes.Then soak a sponge in water and clean its metallic surface.
  4. Next on the external thread of the pipe, which was previously the counter with all the components, install a strainer.In this note filter arrow.It indicates the direction of water flow.It is important to install a filter in accordance with an arrow - the tip of the crane.Then wrap the connection tape FUM.
  5. Take the pipe, bundled together with a counter, and fix it on the filter with the union nut.
  6. When the counter is replaced it is necessary to put a new gasket.They may be rubber, silicone or paratinovymi.The best kind of gasket is considered to be the last.Silicone products for a long time retain their elasticity and prevent the infiltration of water.The gaskets are fixed together with a cape nut that simultaneously acts as fastening element for the counter, on the assembled structure of the fittings.It must be mounted in the same way as the filter - in the direction of water movement.
  7. Take the second pipe to the nut, and connect it to the pipe first and then to the counter.After that, be sure to check for loose connections.
  8. The last step is to make sure that all the assembled structure is sealed by applying for this water in the pipe.You can then apply to the water utility to you sealed the new counter.

Helpful tips for removing and installing the meter

  • When it is impossible to unscrew the nuts tong, should they anneal gas.But then repackage sure all connections.
  • always unscrew the nut counterclockwise.
  • install water meters only in rooms where the temperature does not drop below + 5 ° C, otherwise it quickly will become worthless.
  • it must be checked prior to installation of the new meter in test and measurement service, as often in such devices present marriage.
  • Before disassembly and assembly work is necessary to get permission from the water treatment plant controller.

How to take readings from the water meter?

For this note on the scoreboard.You will see the numbers 8, 3 of them - red.They show how many liters have been consumed - there is no need to take them into account.Need remaining 5 black digits.They show the flow of water in the cubes.It is their record and to testify.

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