Need to fit new washbasin where hot water supply is from tank/cylinder at
about 0.2 to 0.3 Bar and cold is from mains at full pressure. I would like
to fit a single hole mixer but I believe some are a problem in that cold
supply pushes water back up hot with possible side issues. I believe there
are mixers taht will do the job but B&Q , Wickes etc don't seem to be able
Has anyone please got experience on this issue and can reccomend a suitable
mixer tap or taps.
If you've got a problem with balancing the pressure fit service valves,
which I fit as a matter of course anyway, and you can turn the cold water
pressure down a tad to compensate for the low hot water pressure.
This is something I've never understood. How do you turn down the water
pressure? Reducing the flow by, for example, semi-closing a tap or stop cock
is doing what it says, reducing the flow, The actual pressure remains the
All such taps actually mix the water at the outlet of the arm -
the water never mixes inside the tap. Believe me we have three -
one in the kitchen and one in the bedroom, and one in the
bathroom and they all do it.. Turn both taps on on any fitting
and you can feel the hot water on one side of the jet and cold
water on the other.
Er, sorry Dave, read what I said. We have single outlet taps in
the bathroom (new) and the bedroom (over 20yrs old,) and the old
one in the kitchen (also there when we moved in 19 years ago but
which I changed about five years back) and all mix(ed) at the
outlet so it must have been a water industry rule for a long
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