Sanitary manifolds for domestic water

Sanitary manifolds for domestic water

Application and advantages:

Sanitary manifolds are an increasingly popular alternative to branch distribution of domestic water. The main advantage of this solution is the elimination of the risk associated with making tee pipe connections in hard-to-reach places, e.g. in floors or walls, the repair of which in the event of leakage comes at a high cost. Pipe connections are made only at manifolds and water distribution points, which, together with the saving of time needed to complete the installation, allows to compensate the cost of purchasing the manifold and additional meters of pipe.

Another advantage of using manifolds is the pressure equalization at all points. When the flow is opened at one point, the pressure drop in the others is much lower than when using a branch distribution, thanks to which, for example, the troublesome effect of water temperature instability is eliminated. It’s most often experienced when taking a shower and someone opens other cold water outlet which causes pressure drop in cold water line and rising the temperature in the shower.

Sanitary manifolds are used not only in houses and flats, but also in commercial buildings and public facilities - e.g. in hotels, dormitories, public toilets - where an additional advantage is control over individual outlets from places inaccessible to users. In such cases, sanitary manifolds are most often installed next to the domestic water risers and allow for shutting off the flow in only one device or room, thus ensuring the uninterrupted operation of the rest of the system.

Workmanship and materials:

  • Warranty: 15 years
  • NICKEL FREE - inner surfaces are not nickel-plated
  • CW617N-4MS brass - reduced lead and nickel content
  • the forged brass body of the manifold was made with use of Advanced Body Technology of CW617N-4MS brass with reduced lead and nickel content
  • the 1/2” outlets are integral elements of the brass beam, and the valve heads are placed at an angle so that they had the least possible influence on the flow through the manifold
  • manifolds are adapted for potable water - the surface that is in contact with water (inside of the body and connection threads) is not nickel-plated
  • the design of the beam as male-female fitting allows to create manifolds with a greater number of outputs with the modules
  • the flow at each output is controlled by poppet type valves, and pipes are connected with 1/2” eurocone type fittings – for 16x2 mm plastic or multi-layer pipes and for 15 mm copper pipes
  • due to the fact that usually the number of cold and hot water outlets in buildings is different - manifolds are offered as single beams, and the offer is complemented by sets of dedicated steel brackets for assembling sets consisting of two beams

Branch distribution example:

Branch distribution example

Comparison of expenditures with the use of each system

Type of installation Branch system Manifold system
Number of fittings (T-pieces) 7 0
Number of connections 30 20


Manifold distribution example:

Manifold distribution example

When doing installation with manifolds, each distribution point (bathroom, kitchen, toilet, washing machine, dishwasher, etc.) is connected directly with a separate outlet in the manifold, which allows to cut off any point if necessary, without having to turn off the flow in entire apartment or building.