# Tap pressure

Discussion in 'Personal' started by minnie me, Jan 3, 2019.

1. ### minnie meStar commenter

Any easy way of identifying this in our kitchen ? Want to replace Blanco mixer with new stylish version. Not as straightforward as it seems or maybe my attempts at domestic goddess activity are just rubbish ?

2. ### lilachardyStar commenter

I seem to remember googling this years ago, and it all depended on the amount of time taken to draw a bucket full.

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3. ### lilachardyStar commenter

Victoria Plumb says:

1. Get a water jug (preferably 1 or 2 litres in size)
2. Get a stopwatch (usually found on most mobile phones)
3. Place your jug under a tap and turn it on
4. Time 6 seconds on your stopwatch & turn your tap off.
5. If you're a whizz at maths, you can do the next bit in your head (or simply use a calculator - found on most mobile phones). Take the amount of water in the jug in litres (e.g. 0.8 litres) and multiply this by 10. This will give you your flow rate in litres per minute (e.g. 0.8 litres x 10 = 8 litres per minute).
6. If your flow rate is less than 10 litres per minute, you have what is considered low water pressure. Anywhere between 10 - 15 litres per minute is acceptable, but can be improved. A flow above 15 litres per minute is considered good.

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4. ### minnie meStar commenter

Blimey - you shoot you score ! Most helpful - thank you

5. ### minnie meStar commenter

Turn the tap on full ?

6. ### lilachardyStar commenter

Oh yes.

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7. ### lilachardyStar commenter

I'd go for a bigger container and 12 or even 60 seconds. More accurate.

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8. ### minnie meStar commenter

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9. ### lindenleaStar commenter

I love this forum

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