Bailey Drain Air Testing Kit
Not the most robust piece of equipment, and I can see why the other reviews have their complaints. Mine works fine, if a little awkward, especially trying to fill to the desired level of water without spilling. You need to buy the pipe bungs to make it work. It does the job but I don't think it will last for years.
15 Jun 2015
The kit FAILS the test!
I should have read the following reviews first but bought from the catalogue. I set the kit up on a bench with a 2m length of new soil pipe, pressurised to 100mm and watched the level fall!
If the tube from the rubber bulb was clamped, it held the pressure. Conclusion: The valve in the rubber bulb leaks which is not surprising at such low pressure and a clamp should be included to isolate the bulb at this price for a kit of rubber tubing. Returned it to Screwfix who apologised and refunded me with no problem. Good service from the Norwich South branch.
30 May 2014
Confirm, mine leaked as well!
I bought this and set it all up, only to find that the pressure does not remain constant. I also set it up on a short length of pipe with the same result!
I wish I had read the previous review before I purchased it, i too wonder if Building Control would accept the test on this basis!
21 May 2014
I bought this kit in august last year and only came to use it for the first time today 18 May.
Imagine my frustration when I found that the air leaks back through the rubber bulb!
I have to keep my thumb over the end of the rubber bulb in order to do a test.
The building regulations officer is not going to accept any test that I do with this kit.
18 May 2011