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Sink Tap Water Flow

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by ecafisac, 25 Apr 2005.

This topic originated from the How to page called Fitting new taps.

  1. ecafisac

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    Hi,the hot water tap in my bathroom sink has poor flow where water dribbles out. The cold tap is fine. I was wondering if there is some way I can adjust the flow?
     
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    system is ??????
     
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    sorry, not sure what you mean.

    What are the types of system?
     
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    open vented
    mains pressure
    combi
     
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    mains pressure....
     
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    check there isn't an isolation valve on the pipework

    dismantle the tap ;)
     
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    What would an Isolation Valve look like? If there is one, how would I adjust it? ( is it a screw?)

    Thanks
     
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    [​IMG]

    this is closed you turn the screw 1/4 turn to open it
     
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    Did it work ok & has now slowed, or was it ALWAYS poor flow

    If it was ok, have you done or had done any work to the system
     
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    Well we moved in about two months ago and it has always been like this. All other hot taps ( in the bath, kitchen ) seem to be okay. As I mentioned even the cold tap is working.


    :confused:
     
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    Can I take you back to this ? by kev
    You have a hot water cylinder of some sort then but do you also have any other tanks in the loft or cupboard perhaps?

    Just trying to determine if it is indeed mains pressure you have for your hot tap as unvented or heatstore systems arent that common
     
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    There is a cyclinder in an airing cupboard in the bathroom....
     
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    Tap valve requires stripping down and lubricating.
     

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