Temporary flow reduction on tap please



Have just fitted a kitchen mixer tap.

System is low pressure hot (cylinder) and mains cold.

Instructions say that in this case to fit check valves on hot and cold and a flow regulator on the cold.

The system is being changed to a combi at end of September hence why the tap being fitted is one ideal for balanced pressures.

I am putting the check valves on but can I just use an isolating valve to adjust the flow to the correct amount to get me by for a few weeks? Am I right in thinking that closing the iso valve does reduce the flow (rather than the pressure)?
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28 Oct 2005
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Incidentally there's no need to put a check valve on the hot side, just on the cold would be sufficient
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