Gas Quick Connectors: Installation Tips
There are various different types of gas quick connectors available for you to buy from local hardware stores. These are connectors which allow you to connect gas fittings to a water supply.
It can be confusing trying to choose the correct fittings for your water supply. One of the first things you need to find out is whether the supply line in your home has an aerial, a female fitting or a male fitting? All of these fittings have different connections for gas and water connections.
A supply line aerial is often a very reliable type of gas quick connector, but many people do not like them because they are often the focal point of splashing water from your kitchen tap into the sink. The fact that the line aerial is the centre of attention means that when it is the centre of attention, it tends to attract water splashes.
Male fittings however tend to be a more neutral type of connector and they are often seen used in other outlets as well. Male gas quick connectors are also available on the internet and can be a useful addition to any gas fitting, particularly if you have commercial premises which requires a good water supply.
Male fittings are generally used to connect a connection between a gas connection and the inside of a wall socket or even somewhere on the outside of a house. It is very important to look at all of the various types of male gas quick connectors before deciding on which fitting to choose.
You will also need to consider where the gas fittings will be used and whether they will be installed under your sink. The placement of these fittings is very important, as if they are not placed correctly, they may splatter water onto a floor or else leave a big pool of water behind when used.
It is also vital to remember that even if you have already connected a water supply to your kitchen, if you want to use a gas fitting in your water, you will need to make sure that you can still connect the gas supply to the mains. This may be possible by using a copper gas quick connector, but it will be necessary to run the supply line through your gas fitting and straight through to the mains.
When you have purchased the right products and are happy with your decision, it is time to connect the system. Before you attempt to connect the water supply system, ensure that you turn off the gas and oil supply to your home.
Next, unplug the gas supply to the water valve (if the gas fitting has one) and disconnect the mains from the gas supply. Next, it is time to connect the water supply valve.
If you are connecting the water supply to a separate gas water valve, it is a good idea to disconnect it from the mains supply to ensure that no leakage occurs. Then, remove the end cap and disconnect the pipes to the mains.
Once you have done this and have disconnected the mains from the gas quick connectors, your home is now ready to connect the gas and water connections. Ensure that you use the right type of gas quick connectors to ensure that you do not damage any connections by simply trying to use an incorrect type.
Lastly, when you are happy with the way everything is connected, connect the main gas and water line to your gas quick connectors and test your system. If you are satisfied, then it is time to install the gas quick connectors to the main gas line.