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Kitchen tap advice

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Chris Bailey, 24 Sep 2021.

  1. Chris Bailey

    Chris Bailey

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    I’m after some advice or recommendations for a monobloc kitchen mixer tap that will be quieter than the one I have. I have a mains pressure cylinder with quite high pressure and my current tap (a Bristan Pistachio) is crazy loud. It’s quiet when fully open on hot or cold, but anywhere in the middle or half closed and you have to shout to have a conversation! I’m looking for a replacement, but I have no way of knowing if the one I’m buying will be any better. Can anyone recommend a (not too expensive) monobloc mixer that’s quiet on a high pressure system.
     
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    Could it be that your mains pressure is too high? You will get velocity noise in pipes, which is more likely that, than the tap.
     
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    Thanks, but it’s definitely the tap. Prior to fitting the Bristan tap I had a cheapo old deck mounted mixer. That was perfectly quiet… but I really want a monobloc!
     
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    For the time being try closing the isolating valve a bit.
    Reducing the flow might get rid of the noise.
     
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    I learned to fit a pressure reducing valve on every installation I did as high pressure can play havoc with things like taps and shower valves. I suspect the mains water pressure is just too high.
     
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    Anything by Franke. The Moselle is usually my go-to model, but the Eos is closest in design to the tap you have now
     
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