no pressure on kitchen mixer tap

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we have a trickle of water coming from our kitchen mixer tap ,a plumber told us it was a faulty tap which he changed for us. The flow is a little better not much though .The plumber now tells us that the hot water is gravity fed from upstairs emersion tank .Is there anyway we can get some pressure on this tap without wasting any more money.
 
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we have a trickle of water coming from our kitchen mixer tap ,a plumber told us it was a faulty tap which he changed for us. The flow is a little better not much though .The plumber now tells us that the hot water is gravity fed from upstairs emersion tank .Is there anyway we can get some pressure on this tap without wasting any more money.


The pressure for your hot tap is generated by the large tank in your loft, which is usually sufficient to give good pressure from kitchen tap. What taps have you got is it ceremics (1/4 turn) or the washer type?. Is the tank in your loft at least 3/4 full?

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cold is fine and all other hot taps in house fine ,just kitchen mixer has no pressure
 
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probably a high pressure mixer rather than low pressure what your hot supply is.
 
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I had one of those pull-out-hose-type mixer taps. Mains cold, gravity hot (with about a 12-15 ft head of water). The flow from the hot was poor - about 5 minutes to fill a washing-up bowl. I think the tap was probably designed for higher pressure hot (eg from a combi) even though it said it was suitable for low pressure. The only answer was to change the tap for a better quality mixer. Flow rate now several times better.
Have you got another hot tap in the same area such as a washing machine take-off or draincock that you could measure the flow rate from (time it filling up a container and then time the hot tap filling the same container)?
 
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