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Basin tap for low pressure hot and mains cold.

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by sotal, 28 Dec 2020.

  1. sotal

    sotal

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    We're having a new ensuite fitted and we are at the point of choosing new taps etc.

    We have a conventional boiler. The hot water is gravity fed and doesn't have an amazing flow rate at the ensuite. It has mains cold water.

    I was going to fit two separate taps, partly for the reason that I want to occasionally use it for drinking water if I need a glass of water in the night etc.

    My problem is that so far we can't find a two hole semi recessed basin that we like. We can find plenty of 1 hole ones though!

    So is there something that will work well? I remember when we had a new kitchen tap years ago, we had one that doesn't mix inside the block, and has two pipes inside right until the end of the spout, which was supposed to better. I can't find this for basin taps though, but also don't know what they're called to search for them properly!

    So is there a good single tap for a basin that will work with my low pressure hot and high pressure cold?

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    Monobloc basin taps don't work "well" on gravity fed supply. The fact is they are too restrictive ,and the flow is quite poor .Having said that there are plenty of them in daily use, after all ,how much of a flow do you really need to wash hands etc in a basin.
    If you really want to have mains cold as well as gravity hot ,careful selection of tap type is required.
     
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    You can get drinking water from monobloc tap assuming it’s on the mains .
     
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