Plumbing inspection hatch

Plumbing inspection hatch
Plumbing inspection hatch is used to hide engineering communications (pipes, valves, meters, etc.) installed in the walls, keeping the aesthetic appearance of the room. The hatch is easily opened if necessary, allowing you to turn on, turn off, repair or replace equipment. Most often such hatches Moscow are mounted in bathrooms, toilets.

There is a need to buy a hatch under the tile at the time of the renovation, when the walls are covered with film, mosaic or tile. The main differences of these products are observed in size, the materials from which they are produced, and the ways of opening.

The size of the smallest inspection hatch is 100x100 mm., The largest - 800x800 mm. The latter are usually used to hide the water purification system. The most top position is a hatch 200x300 mm., Since its parameters coincide with the size of a standard tile.


Often the inspection hatch can be seen in white, although the color palette of these products allows you to choose the right shade for each bathroom. The hatch can be repainted to the desired color with the help of a cylinder of paint, or pasted over with a film, mosaic, and even attach ceramic tiles so as not to disturb the design of the walls.


Hatches are made of plastic or stainless metal alloys.

Varieties of sanitary inspection hatches

If you need to buy a hatch under the tile, you need to know that they differ in the way of opening the doors and the type of locking mechanism.

Swing suction cup

The doors open in a front-hinged way due to the presence of a hinge with two links.

Swing push

They are used in rooms with relief tiles. A special locking mechanism makes it possible to open the door with a light touch.


In such hatches, the doors open parallel to the wall thanks to a special system of three-hinges. This is especially valuable when there is not enough space for their unobstructed opening in a swing way. Read: Crafts from the leaves - (75 photos)


Used when it is necessary to hide communications in the floor or basement. After installation, these hatches are almost invisible, tight and withstand serious loads.


Well are suitable for those cases when single-door hatches do not give high-grade access to communications. They can be horizontal, vertical and angular.

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