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Mixer tap pressure too high

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by lasors, 11 Nov 2013.

  1. lasors

    lasors

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    Hello all,

    I've fitted new mixer taps to a new bath and basin, they are the waterfall type. However, the pressure is far too high, such that when turned on fully the water will reach the other end of the bath! 

    I am aware that fitting ball restrictor will reduce the flow but not the pressure and will likely create a lot of noise. Pressure reducing valves appear to be quite expensive and would add problems because I need pressure maintained for a mixer shower.

    Is there a simpler, cheaper solution to this problem?

    It's mains cold with combi boiler, all 15mm.

    Thank you very much for any advice.
     
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  3. Galoka

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    By the sounds of it your pressure is very high (happens, we had about 8 bar in the old house which was too much for the thermostatic shower) Lots of things seem to be designed for max 5 bar (been looking at lots of taps, showers etc. lately)

    Even reduced down to say 3 bar it should be plenty of pressure for the shower as well (typical shower pumps are 2 bar or so)

    Restricting the flow might help, but will just slow things down and maybe a poorer shower.You need to bite the bullet and by a PRV, can be expensive, so shop around, you can get some cheaper ones on ebay. Worst that will happen is it fails and you have to replace them
     
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