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Pressure or flow rate reduction?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by baileyj1976, 15 Oct 2019.

  1. baileyj1976

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    Hopefully this is a daft enough question to get a simple reply. I have fairly high mains pressure which is good for the shower, but means that the cold water tank in the loft fills fast and quite loudly even with a quiet Fluidmaster fill valve. I would therefore like to slow the fill speed down a little and have purchased an in-line flow reducing valve with a selection of little inserts to test different flow rates. However, I am now wondering if this is the right approach or if I should be using a pressure reducing valve instead! Help!
     
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    6 of one, half a dozen on the other.

    If the pressure is to high, a properly designed flow reducer will do the job. Alternatively, reduce the pressure and you don’t need the flow reducer....

    Try the flow reducer and see whether it does what you want. If not.....
     
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    You could fit an Equilibrium float valve in place of the Fluidmaster. Looking on the net I found one extremely cheap ! they used to be expensive HTH.
     
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