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Flow lower with mixer tap installed?

Postby tobiwan » Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:58 pm


Have just changed two normal bath taps for a shower mixer tap.

The flow seemed quite fast before, and still is on the bathroom sink taps but is a lot slower from the mixer and is not enough for the shower to work.

Is it just that there isn't enough pressure to run a shower mixer or have I done something wrong?

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Postby htg engineer » Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:45 pm

Type of hot water system ?

If you haven't restricted the flow - by leaving isolation valves slightly closed, using flexi hoses etc etc then it's probably not enough pressure to run a shower.

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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:58 am

are you using flexi connectors with a smaller bore than previous? is there a kink in the flexis? how is your water pressure generally?

how much head do you have to run the shower? did you have a shower previously?

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