Hygienic shower made of stainless steel with an unusual holder.
+ A bonus that I took separately and added to the review.
delivery and packaging
Although the package was sent by E-Pocket, I ended up on Chinese holidays. The result is a long time.
But the whole thing came, and even almost not crumpled.
Inside the box with the watering can itself and bags of foamed polyethylene lies a “bonus"
watering can holder.
Underneath all this is a hose in the bag
I'll start with the bonus.
Took this aliexpress.com/store/product/New-Solid-Brass-Long-Handle-Blue-Red-Chrome-Color-With-Shower-Head-Shut-Off-Valve/1947246_32488965522.html
But there is a different handle and in different colors (and prices are different).
These are links to stores. Just select the sort by price. These faucets are almost the cheapest and are located on the first page. The shops are different, the assortment is slightly different, but the owner is one. There are even corner ones. ru.aliexpress.com/store/1919727 ru.aliexpress.com/store/1947246 ru.aliexpress.com/store/2208173
The tap has a 1/2 inch thread (15 mm popular) “External-Internal”. In the kit there was one elastic band for the internal thread.
The tap is completely brass and covered with something likechrome, scratched and varnished. It looks very nice and resembles a stainless steel. But looking ahead I’ll say that the varnish is very durable. If during the installation of the Vannovsky mixer we sometimes use a rag to prevent damage to the chrome, then here I just took the key and tightened it. No chips or traces. The coating was strong enough.
Weight is 64 grams and the walls are thick.
Dimensions are very small, only 38 mm in length. It is very convenient if you save space.
All landing - not much different from high-quality ball valves. Everything is smooth, does not cut hands and pleasant.
The internal thread has a 4mm wide field for laying.
The outside also has a 2.5mm wide field and will not cut gaskets.
You may notice that there is something white inside - this is ceramics, as in ceramic crane boxes.
To open / close the flow of water, here is such a small, "growth", which is either glued or "put on hot". So how to remove it without vandalism, I could not.
The protrusion is 99% - chromed plastic which is also varnished and has a strip-like relief.
In order to estimate quality “by eye”, I started disassembling.
From the side of the internal thread, insert 6 facets, and twist the external thread.
And then I ran into a problem - it turns very hard. I was even afraid to break.
But it turns out that the seller uses anaerobic glue - so that nothing unwinds during installation and operation. Personally, I am pleased with this idea, although disassembling made it difficult for me.
There are sealing gum, but not 1, but two, from both ends of the thread.
You can see the grate, it is also made of ceramics. I think it protects against large pieces of mud in the water.
Apparently the seller "does not save on matches." And the whole node looks like this
Another interesting point will be additional sealing of all nodes.
Red rubber ring - gasket so as not to break the ceramic during tightening and additionally seals.
White ring - plastic which additionally fixes the red ring.
You can also see the grooves on the ceramics so that nothing hangs once again.
Moreover, exactly the same design (gum + ring) and on the reverse side.
Due to the compression of ceramics between the red rings -it turns out a very tight and tight connection. If after 10 years it starts to let water through, and you have not broken the ceramics, you will need to replace the red o-rings.
Then we remove the gum and see how the opening / closing mechanism works.
This is ordinary ceramics, as in the crane box.
I did not disassemble further, since there were no tweezers. But I think, having it, difficulties could arise.
An interesting point will be this detail. It rotates during closing / opening and is adjacent to the grate.
Why do you think the bevels are made here? In the crane boxes I did not notice them. I think that would "break" the small pieces that are stuck in the grate and partially interfere with closing the tap.
Well, to check what pressure the ceramic can withstand, I took just such a thing.
And to seal the pressure gauge and tap - I used the usual rubber gaskets that were complete with a hygienic shower.
The end of the tube, which did not get into the frame, I soldered, and I connected the press to the tap.
I lost all the data from the phone and alas, I do not have photos of the test.
You have to take my word for it.
According to wikipedia ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Гидравлическое_испытание
The pressure of the hydraulic test is called verification, and it usually exceeds the working pressure by 1.25, 1.5, or 5/3 times.
I was going to test in 8 atmospheres, thereby exceeding the "average pressure of 4 KG" by 2 times, and not by 1.5 as recommended by the "wiki"
But then I decided to take 12 Atm. (we tested heating for them). But when I got the press, it turned out to be broken. He could not keep the pressure and relieved it (the non-return valve did not work).
As a result, I pumped 16 Atm., Closed the tap, twisted the press and removed the “structure” to the cabinet.
After? 4 hours - the pressure was 16 Atm.
But on my own head I told colleagues about the problem of the press, who, using my “design”, decided to play with the press.
But now I know that at a pressure of 35 Atm. tap is letting water through.
Water began to flow in this place.
Personally, I am very pleased with the device and its quality.
I also recommend not to disassemble it or assemble it withusing glue. If you screw the thread “somewhere”, then you have to twist it beyond the edges and your crane can begin to disassemble. I came across this when I twisted it from the press. But I just tightened it all "harder. And for now I do not plan to use it anywhere.
Well, a photo from the seller
A watering can is supplied in a separate box and in a bag.
There is a plug on the thread and there is a regular rubber gasket
Watering can is very compact. 1/2 inch plain thread, for regular hoses. There is a “flange” 1.5 mm wide, so that the thread does not cut gaskets.
Pure stainless steel, uncoated, matte, pleasant.
Weight is true 122 grams and it seems a little toy against the background of the "antique" which weighs many times more.
The button has a width of 17.3 mm and approximately 31 mm from edge to bend. It is pressed very easily. In the area of "from 500 grams to idle" click.
Understands simply. But the thread is not the most standard. But there is nothing to break.
Inside is a plastic product such as an aerator.
The main landing 17mm, at the top expansion to 18mm (that would not fall out). Aerator height 10.5mm
There is a rubber ring between the watering can and aerator, for greater tightness.
The aerator itself is easy to understand and you can "shaman" with it as you please
I think it’s even possible to exchange it for a small aerator as in a mixer (Yandex really has given very few offers for 18mm).
Further disassembly is straightforward.
A screw is unscrewed from the side of the aerator. He is responsible for the clamp, if tightened, it will drip.
And the pen gradually starts to come out.
The pen turned out to be a surprise.
Although it is also made of stainless steel, everything cannot be further disassembled.
Under the handle you can see the sticking out rubber for the rod and welding.
I understand that welding is done by a robot / machine.
seams close up
The handle, apparently bent so that it does not interfere while pressing.
There is a seam in a watering can, beautiful, right? It is clickable, like all the pictures in the review
Then, on the side of the aerator, pry off with a knife or fingernail and pull out the plastic part. It also has a rubber ring for tightness.
It also has a bevel, so that the closing valve is “centered” during closing.
Well, then such a thing is pulled out
A spring and a copper insert that is wound onto the handle rod. The insert has a rubber seal that fits into the plastic insert that we just pulled out.
And on the stock it looks like this, and the thread is really not all.
And inside the watering can something like an elastic band.
More precisely, this is a whole "gland".
On the left side you can see the landing under the spring, which abuts against it.
Central part - in profile
Right - in contact with the back of the watering can.
For greater stem sealing, there are rings in the inner side
And the whole node looks like this
Well, an example of work
overview / disassembly
Comes in a package with zip-lock.
150cm long. There are protective caps on the nuts.
Blue plastic threads are screwed into the nuts.colors, so that nothing would hang out once again. Beneath them are complete gum. The nut on the side of the watering can has a rubber ring (I don’t know why it is for sure, but in the holders such hoses do not turn on their own, this is a plus). And for those who like to turn the keys - there is a turnkey landing.
There are also grooves that would be "well, it was completely tight"
The hose, in principle, is the most ordinary, high-quality. But with the disassembly, I had to torment.
Everything sits very tight, and the brass fittings are also recessed into plastic (arrow)
But it can be shortened 100%.
As I wrote a little higher - a normal good hose that is completely covered with something like varnish.
The nuts are mirrored and made to stainless steel. With a knife, I “scratched” the varnish first, and then the coating. The coating is applied on a copper base, and brass underneath.
I tried to scratch the braid of the hose - I just removed the varnish, it didn’t work out further.
Holder, but magical.
And his magic lies in metal.
Although it seems to me that the seller’s photo is plastic.
Such holders made of chromed plastic in cheap taps, I put in batches.
They broke faster than I managed to leave the apartment.
But this ... This is pure metal. To be honest, I don’t remember in my life such “quality *” holders.
* I mean metal holders, all kinds of plastic around, even good plastic.
The metal is more like matte. It was as if they began to polish it, but then they “hammered” it into a mixture of a matte and glossy surface. I really like the way it looks. All corners are rounded and this is a huge plus, but due to this, the dimensions float up to 2 mm.
The internal parts remained textured under the sand form in which they poured.
On the inside there was a layer of very fine dust (it will be visible in some places in the photo), apparently after they had finished polishing, they did not wash.
The weight is impressive, almost 160 grams.
And the wall thickness in the region of 2 mm and on the sides reaches 3 mm.
From the side of the wall it can be seen that the holder is hollow and also has a sand casting texture.
Holes for self-tapping screws, 5 mm in diameter.
In the kit there are even self-tapping screws with dowels.
But alas, landing "direct"
And the hats stick out.
But if you want, I think you can solve this problem. Although I admit honestly - I would like to immediately ready.
Well, or screws to take your own with a smaller hat.
Here's a couple of “just photos”:
There are 2 landing (diameter 23mm). A large hole tilts the watering can by 10 degrees, and a small one by 25 degrees relative to the wall. Identified by photo
To measure the angle of inclination, which gives the holder, took a couple of pictures. I tried to install the holder as evenly as possible
And I realized that with the handle to the stack, you can put the watering can only in the far hole, in the near it it rests against the wall.
But if you put the nose to the wall or sideways - no problem.
Litter for the blurry photo
There are no questions to the holder, the main thing is not to touch his head. If the plastic breaks and there is a minimum of damage to the skin, then here you can well suffer even with rounded corners.
If you find fault with the full, then the disadvantages include a not very ideal base and there are small gaps.
Here is a photo where the window sill blocked 50% of the frame, but you can see the gaps to the maximum.
But this is if to get to the bottom of the details. Actually, I only found out when I thought about it, all the photos that I took with the holder (between the photos for 15 days) and twisted it in my hands - I did not take a steam bath and did not notice this nuance.
As for quality, there are no complaints. You saw it all yourself. The only caveat is again the usual hose, which is dubbed from pressure and does not like to stand under pressure. But for this money, I saw only plastic watering cans. And after 2 metal ones were in the hands - the plastic is disgusting and I want to put it back on the store’s stand.
To the distinctive features of this set, I would include a metal holder and a watering can in which you can adjust the pressure.
UPD: If this seller (in any of the 3 stores) is interested in something and you want to see a “review” on it.
Then you can throw a link in komenty. The main thing is that the price of the goods does not exceed $ 130 (the net price of the seller without any coupons and other things).