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    Default Plumbing Advice Needed..

    I'm looking to buy a set of bath and shower mixer taps, the ones I'm interested in say the minimum pressure required is 0.4 bar. Is this a fairly standard figure, or is it high for a minimum? My only reference point is that basin taps I fitted downstairs are rated to work with a minimum 0.1 bar.

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    Assumimh you've got a gravity fed system (cold water stoage tank in loft and hot water cylinder elsewhere), you'll have at least 0.4m between the taps and the base of the tank.

    0.4m is quite standard as with a bath/shower mixer, you'll need the 0.4m as stated by the manufacturer to hold the diverter knob open when you're using the taps in shower mode.

    HTH.

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    Thanks; yea it is indeed a gravity-fed system, was just worried that 0.4 might not be typical for one of these taps. Cheers for the advice.

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    1 bar = 30ft head of water 15 psi approx if my brain is in gear hth ........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tadpole View Post
    1 bar = 30ft head of water 15 psi approx if my brain is in gear hth ........
    Thanks Tadpole for bringing me back to reality - jeez, what was I thinking .

    The OP stated 0.4 bar which is indeed 4 metres and I've misread this as 0.4 metres - sorry Jezzy .

    The bath/shower combo may not necessarily work then and, as it's a gravity system, you'll probably have no more than 2 to 3.0 metres from the taps to the base of the tank.

    Sorry for any confusion.

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    I used to do a bit of plumbing with the father in law , and we always used to put a pump in to get the pressure up .

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtr1000 View Post
    Thanks Tadpole for bringing me back to reality - jeez, what was I thinking .

    The OP stated 0.4 bar which is indeed 4 metres and I've misread this as 0.4 metres - sorry Jezzy .

    The bath/shower combo may not necessarily work then and, as it's a gravity system, you'll probably have no more than 2 to 3.0 metres from the taps to the base of the tank.

    Sorry for any confusion.
    I have got bath/shower mixer taps at the moment, which work fine, but as they're 5 years old I don't know what their minimum bar rating is, i.e. whether it's less than 0.4 bar

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    Just had a thought, is a gravity fed system (such as I have) also known as "low pressure system"? If so, I should be ok, as the taps are stated to work with a low pressure system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtr1000 View Post
    Thanks Tadpole for bringing me back to reality - jeez, what was I thinking .

    The OP stated 0.4 bar which is indeed 4 metres and I've misread this as 0.4 metres - sorry Jezzy .

    The bath/shower combo may not necessarily work then and, as it's a gravity system, you'll probably have no more than 2 to 3.0 metres from the taps to the base of the tank.

    Sorry for any confusion.
    Must had the right head on after all Mr Gtr ....... hope you sort this out Mr Jezzy ......

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