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Merry Christmas 2021 from all at Recoup WWHRS

Dec 15, 2021 | Recoup WWHRS

After another challenging year for many we would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas 2021 and a happy, safe, prosperous New Year for 2022. Continued thanks going out to all NHS staff and key workers.

Recoup WWHRS wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous 2021

With the update to Part L of the building regulations being published Recoup will be ready to support developers, SAP assessors and specifiers with their choice of WWHRS systems, and will help them meet the new Part-L 2021 regulations.

Please Note our offices close on Thursday 23rd December, and we reopen on Tuesday 4th January. Our reception team will be active across the period, and will forward any urgent email or telephone messages. Our Merchant supply partners (Wolseley, PTS & CPS) are fully stocked.

Merry Christmas 2021

The regulation states that any fluid of category 4 or 5 must be separated by a double wall in order to comply. It is generally accepted (but debateable) that the change of fluid category associated with showering is at the point of the trap for the shower where it passes from its lowest possible category of 3 to a category 5 fluid on joining the rest of the waste system. There are certainly some circumstances where the shower waste itself prior to the trap may be deemed as a category 5 fluid.

Therefore, in order for a single walled product to comply, additional design and installation requirements are required.

The primary implication of this it that a drainage trap must be installed downstream of the unit, and therefore a trap should not be installed before the WWHRS. Removing the trap from the normal position at the bath or shower tray, and then relocating it downstream of the WWHRS unit (often on the floor below the shower or bathroom), can present several significant issues to both the installer and homeowner:

Recoup WWHRS Learning

Recoup WWHRS Learning is our online education portal for all things waste water heat recovery. Made up of courses containing lessons and quizzes it goes from an introduction to waste water heat recovery for showers to product installation courses. Find out more here.

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