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Very poor cold water flow in kitchen mixer tap

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by theprocrastinator, 10 Mar 2008.

  1. theprocrastinator

    theprocrastinator

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    We have a problem with only a trickle of cold water coming from our kitchen mixer tap. Hot water flow is fine, as is hot and cold water flow from downstairs- toilet sink, and upstairs bathrooms. A few months back a plumber spent ten minutes on it without replacing any parts and this improved it for a while but it has got gradually worse again. There is no cold water storage tank as heating and hot water run off a combi boiler. There is also a dish washer plumbed in next to the sink. Any ideas or suggestions welcomed, thanks.
     
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  3. what's the pressure/flow like at the dishwasher connection?

    Is the sink cold connected by flexi - possible kink in the pipe
     
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    Newboy - don't know what flow is like at dish washer. How would I check this? Also it's not a flexi connection to the tap so no kink.
     
  5. What type of cold tap is it - quarter turn or traditional headgear ?
     
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    Traditional
     
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    chek the spout, if there is any debris blocking the water
     
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    jay1 - Is there a way of getting the 'swan-neck' type thing off to check for dirt? Do I have to turn off at the stopcock or just make sure taps are turned off?
     
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    Change the tap washer
     
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