I have a monobloc type tap on our kitchen sink, the cold water tap
seems to only open half a turn giving a poor, very slow flow. The hot
water side is OK with a much greater turn.
Anyone any ideas?
Agree with a previous poster about gunge in the tap inlet/head
Funnily enough, after this mornings attempt at getting the central heating
working I fitted a new mixer tap in our kitchen. (got tired of the missus
calling me in to turn the old tap off). Anyway after undoing all the
compression joints and taking the old one off I couldn't beleive the crap in
both the hot and cold tail pipes. The new mixer is a lot more powerful and
splashback is already a major problem!
As always for me the replacement didn't go a s smoothly as first though. THe
new tail pipes were 3inches short of the old compression joints. 3 inches is a
nasty length! Either a couple of closely positioned compression joints (with an
inline valve or use a bit of push-fit flexihose). Went for the flexi-hose, too
close together, three sharp kinks and no water. Solution, cut the pipes back so
a simple 90degs between the two 15mm pipes. Not easy to use pipe cutters on a
pipe with a one inch clearance .... several hours later a ten minute job has
been finished and at the moment no drips .....might have a new swimming pool in
the morning! Looking back I should have used a couple of straight compression
joints but I thought the other option was the easier of the two .... sigh.
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