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Whatever the reason, I am convinced that this is just something strange that us British people do. When replacing washers, it is imperative that great care be taken when removing and replacing the bonnet nuts. I am not affiliated with the company making the Retromixer, nor do I personally know anybody involved.

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A single hot and cold taps combi boiler system poses no contamination risk. Besides, if you keep a storage heater hot above oh, 55 deg C you don't pose any contamination risks either, as it'll be too hot for nastiness to grow in there anyway.

Which makes the whole separate tap system baffling to me Hot water tanks are still common in the UK. I have one. For larger houses my understanding is that combi boilers aren't suitable. I have mixer taps that mix cold drinking water with hot water from the tank I an Irish person only recently found out that this was an oddity of our country. Rory Rory 5, 1 1 gold badge 21 21 silver badges 45 45 bronze badges. It is not typical Irish. I do have 2 sinks single hot and cold taps my house with separate taps.

I have also seen it in dozen other countries. That is why I am really surprised this question appears on travel. This is not an oddity of Ireland. I have seen this in the UK where it is common and in the US also. OK, most other places I've been in the US have mixer taps in the bathroom, too, but separate taps aren't a British-Isles-only thing.

DavidRicherby I've only been in a handful of homes in North America. Not saying they don't exist, but they're not nearly as ubiquitous relatively speaking as in England. Separate taps are still pretty common in Australia though mixer pc help chat room are on the rise. It may be normal and fine in the UK and Ireland etcbut still feel somewhat primitive and unwieldy for the rest of us.

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Not for all the rest of us. But this answer only covers clean sinks. Jonik When you go to another country you shouldn't expect things to be the same as when you are at home. This antique reproduction faucet set completes the look of your earlys style bathroom.

These types of faucets are designed for vintage style pedestal sinks where hot water and cold water were dispensed by separate taps.

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Before there was running water, people would wash and shave in the morning by using a pitcher of water poured into a basin. The single basin taps are thought to have accommodated this habit and were most commonly seen until right around the s.


If you have an old Fuller basin tap set that just won't quit leaking, these reproduction basin taps may be the answer to your prayers. Rather than using the original rubber ball type valve, these quality faucets use modern quarter turn ceramic cartridges. The advantage? Modern technology is designed to handle modern pressurized plumbing systems. Or vice versa depending on your preference The Habitat for Humanity ReStore has tons of home goods, including tools, fixtures, plumbing supplies, sinks, etc.

You might want to give them a try - they are located at 70 Fuller Road in Albany. Sounds like you need a mixing valve installed or get a fixture with just one faucet head.


Hi Lily, to clarify there are two faucets on the one sink -- one solely for hot water single hot and cold taps another, separate faucet solely for cold water. These two faucets are spread apart from one another by inches. The problem is that there is no way to have warm water come from the spouts, one must choose either hot or cold unless I plug and fill the basin of the sink like a wash bin or attempt to cup water from each individual spout and then awkwardly splash my face There used to be mixers you could buy, but the spigot itself single hot and cold taps to be threaded, and these likely aren't, or you need to fit them really well.

I'd check with a real plumbing supply house like Farrell Bros. You won't find a solution at the Home Depot. We had one of those mixers in the bathroom of our previous house in Albany. Everyone who came to visit was envious because they had the same problem you have. This seems to be a big problem for many of our guests.

How do you people wash your hands and face? Do you seriously wash using cold water? Sometimes the comments on this subject become almost insulting. I remember one student telling me that the lack of mixer taps was evidence that the British are uncleansmelly and backward people. I had never even considered this question before I became an English teacher in London and had this conversation with student guests from around the world, but now I think about it every time I enter the bathroom.

I am getting obsessed with it. You don't have a mixer tap because if there was a valve failure, the entire system could be contaminated with this hot water. And that's why if you're in a house with a mixer tap, you can safely drink the hot water.

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