Mixer bath Shower taps; are they all the same

1 Dec 2008
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United Kingdom
Bath is on ground floor, supplied by cylinder for hot on groundfloor. Cold water tank on first floor.

The shower is either all hot or all cold. The turning part of the taps is rubbish; it feels very sloppy. The pressure seems ok.

Do you think its the rubbish tap unit or the system which is causing the inbalance in the water temp?

Would a different mixer tap work ok? Would it be cheaper to use a thermostatic bath shower mixer or install electric shower?

Thanks for any advice
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Is the cold water feed to the bath tap a gravity feed from the cold water storage tank, or is it fed direct from the rising main?

Many are fed at mains pressure, and work fine - until a shower mixer is installed, then opening the cold tap can overwhelm a gravity hot feed, so all you get is cold water at the shower head.

Sometimes the cold storage tank will overflow as the mains pressure forces cold water back up the hot feed.
Thanks for reply.

I assumed it was from the tank, but now it seems from the main.

If I change the mixer to two taps, would one of those push-on shower mixers from argos work better do you think?

I need a low cost solution.

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