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New kitchen mixer tap cold water trickle

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by angularbanjo, 22 Jun 2013.

  1. angularbanjo

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    Well, like it says on the tin, I've just fitted a new kitchen mixer tap with the pull out nozzle/hose. It's the type with the central lever right for hot, left for cold, pull forward to turn on.

    It replaced an old mixer which worked just fine. All I did was turn the hot and cold water off at the pipes below the sink (quarter turn to horizontal) , connect up the flexible hoses (pretty much same arrangement as before, same sizes etc only difference was the hose connector which loops under the tap ). Turn both hot and cold pipes back on to vertical (heard that little noise on both which lets you know the pressure is there) and......

    Lots of nice hot water but only a trickle when I turn to cold only.

    We have a combi boiler so I'm led to believe it can't be an airlock, cold water pressure in all the other taps is fine and dandy.

    Any idea what the problem might be, surely not a dodgy tap????
     
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  3. Charnwood

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    I sincerely hope not!

    If it is, try plumbing it correctly.

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  4. angularbanjo

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    Ahh!

    Okay, got that one wrong, seem to have attached the cold feed to the hot connector on the tap (and vice versa obviously)

    Now, please don't mock, would that result in the problem that I'm experiencing??
     
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    Suck it and see, as it were.
     
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    Twisted flexible tap connector.

    Andy
     
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    Close Andy

    I'd inadvertently gripped the flexible hose connector with pliers when tightening the nut. Obviously damaged it restricting the flow. New hose connector sorted the problem out.

    Can I just add that I bleedin' hate plumbing, fiddly, cramped, awkward, dirty work that's always more complicated that it should be!

    Don't know how the pro's here put up with it!!

    edited to say, thanks for the replies!
     
  9. Charnwood

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    Because of the money. :eek:

    I presume you've reversed thr H & C.
     
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    Yep, done that!
     
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