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Classic Style Bath Tap With Severe Low Flow Rate Problem

Postby bleicker » Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:25 pm

Hi guys,

I've got a classic style bath tap which has a really low flow rate. I was checking all my taps to ensure flow and pressure is consistent and after that today I decided to open the bath tap to check inside.

I found the tap very clean, no signs of limescale, but the middle part of the mixer between hot and cold taps has like a T juntion where I can chose the tap to fill the bath of the shower head. That mechanism to select between the two is what restricts the flow massively. I'm trying to even understand how water flows through it as viewing from the tops it seems to not have any gaps.

Anyway, I'm thinking here, do I need to get a bath tap that doesn't have restrictions like this? Can I do something to this tap as it is?

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