After doing a Google search on the above subject I could not find any up to
date answers on the following problem.
I have a monoblock single lever kitchen tap which has lost the hot water
presssure, it just dribbles out.
On the same floor level I have a washbasin with ordinary taps were the
pressure is acceptable.
The hot water system is the normal tank in the loft and hot water cylinder
in airing cuboard.
Is it the tap or something else?
I would suspect it is the tap. When I moved into my present house last
November, I had exactly the same problem. Not liking the original tap
anyway, I had a new one but had not got round to fitting it, then all of a
sudden, the water stopped completely. An apppointment at 09:30 and tools out
at 06:35.... I bet my neighbours were happy !!
I think it sounds like the nozzle at the end of the spout. If you look
underneath the spout, you should see a plastic nozzle with loads of little
slots/holes in. The outer set are normally for the cold water and the inner
set for the hot. If they are scaled up, there's your problem. Some nozzles
just unscrew and you can clean them easy. If not just poke something thin to
each one to clear it.
I fitted this tap:-
Be warned though, I had to remove sink to get the tap fitted. It's all down
to the fixing and not enough room under the sink
Forgot to mention, we went for the type of tap indicated in other post
because of the high spout. Great for filling the water filter jug or kettle
without having to empty the sink and getting arthritis in the fingers makes
the levers better to handle than knobs, plus the fact these taps have
ceramic valves so no more changing tap washers.
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