Can I put a mixer tap outside?
The tap itself needs to be mounted to an outside wall, on a building which has a frost proof inside wall. The tap has separate hot and cold inlet tubes which allow for manually operated temperature control. It is therefore important to order a tap with the correct wall thickness.
Can you convert 2 taps to a mixer?
Changing into a kitchen mixer tap has lots of benefits, which includes style and convenience. If you replace two taps with a mixer tap, you’ll also save on your bills because most mixer taps are fitted with flow limiters.
Are there different types of mixer taps?
Mixer taps come in both traditional and modern styles, which cover all types of colours from standard chrome to metallics including stainless steel, nickel, brass, bronze and gold.
Are mixer taps better?
With two separate taps, you are limited to two flows of water—hot and cold. With a mixer tap, you can set the temperature as it flows from the taps. This makes it far easier to precisely control the temperature of your water, whether you are running a bath, washing or shaving with water as it emerges from the tap.
What do you do with outside taps in winter?
If you have outside taps, insulate them, or even better, turn them off and drain them (leaving the tap open to allow any ice to escape) at their isolation valve during the winter.
Can you change pillar taps to mixer?
Making the switch tends to be easier with the bath in most cases, as long as the mixer unit covers two holes, as each pillar will have a hole, making this a straightforward swap.
Are all mixer taps the same size?
Not all taps and countertop basins will be the same size, so you’ll want to make sure that there is adequate space from the top of your countertop basin to where the spout exits on the tap. Always check the dimensions of the tap you’re buying, as well as the area that you’re fitting it in.
Are mixer taps safe?
Cold water in British taps is safe to drink, and we love it. Unlike many countries, the UK doesn’t have central heating system. Back in the day, hot water was supplied by a storage tank often placed in the loft.