Water Pressure for Taps
About Water Pressure
Gravity - it is very important that before you purchase your tap you establish the water pressure in your home. If you have a traditional hot water cylinder the pressure will be determined by gravity only.
Measure the height from the bottom of your cold storage tank (usually located in the loft) to your kitchen tap - the longer the drop the more pressure you will have - see table below.
- 0.1 Bar = 3 foot head of pressure
- 0.2 Bar = 6 foot head of pressure
- 0.5 Bar = 15 foot head of pressure
- 1.0 Bar = 30 foot head of pressure etc
Combination Boilers - usually provide a good level of pressure - this is usually between 1.5 to 2 bar with an average mains pressure supply coming in to your house.
Look out for our minimum bar guides shown with each tap, use this in conjunction with this table to assist in choosing the right tap for your home.