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kitchen mixer low hot water flow

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by lxbn, 29 Jul 2019.

  1. lxbn

    lxbn

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    I have a question about my mixer tap in the kitchen in my flat. The flow of hot water is very low but the cold is quite strong coming as it is from the mains.

    I think it may be due to the type of mixer tap installed (I've had another post here about the bathroom mixers, installed just now when the bathroom was refurbed, where both hot and cold and very low and it seems those mixers may not suitable for me). The bathroom ones can be replaced with low pressure taps but is there a complication with the kitchen mixer as the cold is mains fed? Can I use a low pressure mixer tap in the kitchen with the cold from the mains? May have to insert a valve in the cold line and restrict the flow by closing it half way?

    Any advice would be much appreciated.
     
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    If the tap is supplied via flexible braided hoses ,examine the hot hose for kinks / sharp bends that will restrict the flow. Nothing to stop you from fitting a tap that's designed / more suitable for low pressure ,but you may need to fit a pressure reducing valve to the cold ,and check valves in the supply lines.
     
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    I'll check the braided hoses again but think they are all OK. Yes I think I will ask my plumber to try out a low pressure kitchen tap and use a prv in the cold feed. Hope that works fine. Thanks for the input.
     
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