Simple question: What makes washbasin taps produce soft foamy water?
I'm about to replace the taps on a washbasin and want the "foamy"
effect. My local bathroom showroom thought it was down to either water
ppressure or a "diffuser" in the tap, but I can't find anything in
sales literature for taps which refers to this as a feature.
Is it purely down to the pressure of the water?
it's the difuser, i fitted a swivel tap end to the kitchen sink tap in my
motorhome, which gets it's water from a 30psi pump, worked just as well with
the old 16psi pump when i had a different water heater that couldent take
more than 18psi of pressure,
the swivel thingy has a colar on the outside, pull it down for a shower
head type jet spray, handy for rinsing dishes, push it up for a very aerated
and foamy erm..spray? handy for washing you hands,
I think the foamy bit is produced by shoving the water through a fine mesh
screen, but most taps nowadays seem to have a wide segmented plastic end, i
know in my parents house they have them, and even they get blocked up with
limescale and crap in the water pipes all the time, so the fine mesh foamy
heads would be hell in a hard water area.
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