Ideal Standard Cat 5 Hose Retaining Bracket
UK water regulations and EN1717 require the prevention of backflow or back siphonage of contaminated fluids into the drinking water supply.
The greatest risk are fluids found in WCs and bidets, hospital wetrooms and kitchen sinks, which are classed as fluid category 5. The risk posed by class 5 fluids means mechanical hydraulic protection devices are not permitted, and only physical air gaps are accepted.
Our innovative solution is a shower hose retainer which physically ensures an adequate air gap at all times, and once fitted can only be removed by destruction. The hose retainer must be positioned in the shower configuration in such a way that the shower handspray can never reach the contaminated fluids.
Retainers which allow the hose to pass through them by simply unscrewing it are now only suitable for fluids up to category 3.
- Prevents back siphonage
- Suitable for all fluids inc category 5
- Maintains an air gap
- Ensures compliance with water regulations
- Requires destruction to remove once fitted
- 2 versions available
Included as standard in all Armaglide 2 shower sets, plus many Idealrain shower sets and shower systems.
Estimated Delivery: 2-5 working days †.
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While we stock a limited number of products within our warehouse, other products may be stored elsewhere by suppliers, distributors or direct from manufacturers themselves. This means that some products may experience longer lead times than others. If this is the case, we aim to notify you as soon as possible and if you're happy to continue new stock will be ordered.
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†Estimated delivery is based on average delivery times. This timescale may vary based on individual items. If the estimated delivery date exceeds 5 days, we will notify you accordingly.
*Free Standard Delivery to UK mainland only - excluding Scotland.