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Bath Mixer Tap Broken and Using Stopper

Postby Botmic » Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:11 pm

Hi All, I have a mixer tap in the bathroom that when the handle/leaver to the left the water comes from the tap while moving the handle to the right you would except the water to shift to the shower.
However when the handle is right I get water from both directions which reduces the pressure for the shower (and this is not meant to be).
Since now I cannot call anyone to fix this I thought to put a stopper to the lower part so it won’t come out from there. But I would like to know if this is not going to make damage to the tap and generally if this is a good idea.
If so how do I do that :).
Thank you in advance for any tip to reinstall water pressure to my shower,
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Simply Build It

Postby stoneyboy » Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:54 pm

Hi botmic,
The lever controls a very simple valve, have you checked the lever is firmly fixed on its shaft?
If yes try operating it a number of times and see if this improves things. There is no way to bung up the tap outlet.
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