Useful Tips 'n Bits for Intelligent Soultion to the Piping of Bathroom Sanitary & Wash Basin Fittings

Pipes and pipe fittings of whatever type, make, size, shape, etc. are usually embedded within the wall masonry (i.e., wall elements like bricks, blocks, etc.), and the final surface of which is then prepared and concealed with plastered + painted surface or with ceramic tiles put on the surface.

While the aforementioned practice is the norm of the industry and the trade, it always poses the risk of pipes or their joints getting rusted or aged, which ultimately result in leaking of water.

Water leakage and resulting seepage is the least one wants to see and experience! In case water leaks from the embedded pipes and/or pipe connections, one has no option but to break/ dismantle the existing finished surface and then repair the reason for leakage. Mostly, the entire piece of pipe or pipe connection needs to be replaced, which cannot be done without breaking the wall finishes. No matter how good the plumbing material is, or better the workmanship in doing so, there are all the very chances of leakage with passing time.

One easy way to get rid of the probable risk is to keep the pipes and pipe connections exposed wherever they can be concealed by way of camouflaging and/or kept out of normal sight intelligently.

And, one such area is your wash basin's water supply and waste water connection.

Useful Tip for Wise Piping for Bathroom Sanitary Fittings & Wash Basin
Connection pipes (water inlet & waste disposal) cleanly kept exposed,
but still kept hidden to normal view-sight
Many of the modern homes have basin counters in their bathrooms and washrooms for placing the wash basins. In case the water pipe inlets and waste pipe's outlet are not from the wall portion right behind the wash basin, the same shall need to travel within or along the wall till it is taken outside to their respective connection points, i.e., the hot and/or cold water inlet points, and the waste water drainage point in case of the waste water connection.

In such cases where the pipes need to travel till they reach their respective connection points into the utility shaft or to the nearest drain point, they may be neatly connected and transferred uncovered and without embedding them into the wall (as shown in the picture above). This eliminates the risk of pipes and pipe connections getting rusty/ leaking/ brittle, and thereby the resulting wall internal leakage & seepage. And most importantly, they do not become visible to the normal sight of washroom users unless one ducks down to really see whats underneath the wash basin counter :-)

So, how do you like the idea? Have you seen it before anywhere else too? Or did you have such exposed but intelligently camouflaged sanitary connections at your home? Share your story or idea with us, should you want to share it with the rest of the world.
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