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  1. macladd

    macladd New Member

    Hi Folks,

    Mate of mine lives in middle of nowhere, water pressure is minimal. They have an ancient deck mounted shower mixer tap that has given up. Trying to find a reasonably priced replacement which can be plumbed direct to copper pipe as flexi hoses will reduce pressure even further so not an option. Hot water runs off oil fired combi, pressure in area is so low you can stop water with your finger, pump also not an option due to combi boiler.

    Thanks, in advance.
  2. MoMo

    MoMo New Member

    Why not pump the mains into the house
  3. macladd

    macladd New Member

    Not possible without major is not from water main due to being very remote location. Just need a tap that does not use flexi hoses.
  4. YorkshireDave

    YorkshireDave Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Do not use a mixer. Use seperate traditional taps with multi turn valves. DO NOT - under ANY circumstances - use ceramic disc taps.
    Make sure ALL isolating valves are FULL BORE.
    In this instance you are not going to get great flow but what Ive said will give best possible flow rates.
    BTW when you talk about flexis you should refer to flow rate not pressure. The pressure remains constant generally, but flow rate will reduce when the bore is reduced.
  5. macladd

    macladd New Member

    She has an ancient deck mounted shower tap which worked absolutely fine, she just needs a new one but they all now seem to come with flexi's. I just need a recommendation for a replacement for what she has got that can plumb BSP instead of flexi's. Appreciate any help but to be clear - pumping mains, or any other major upheaval not an option, just need a like for like replacement that can plumb direct to copper pipe.
  6. YorkshireDave

    YorkshireDave Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Just replace the valves! Repair it don't change it. The new ones are generally very poor quality unless you pay serious money. NO new one will compete.
  7. macladd

    macladd New Member

    the tap is ****ed, it is ancient, and I'm a 5 hour drive from where she is...all i need is a deck mounted mixer shower tap that can plumb to bsp instead of flexi, if you can suggest something please do
  8. Tim S

    Tim S Member

    Bath deck mixers are usually 3/4" bsp male thread so you can go straight from 22mm copper with a 22mm-3/4" female tap connector. Not seen any/many with flexi tails
  9. Ben-gee

    Ben-gee Active Member

    As above , hot/cold will be 3/4” - this size is the same as flexies and also the same as tap connectors allowing you to hardpipe in 22mm copper.
    To be honest you should simply be able to undo the old tap and replace it directly without altering the pipe work.
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