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An assortment of faucet taps can be ordered here at We Sell Electrical, including the ever popular 3 Litre Zen Low Temperature Instantaneous 98C Boiling Water Tap and Tank from Hyco. All our taps moreover, are backed by guarantees so when you order one, you can rest easy knowing it’s of good quality.

Functions and Features

A tap (called a spigot or faucet in the US) refers to a valve that controls the release of water. Taps are used in sinks, basins and bathrooms, and many older homes have separate taps for hot and cold water, and it is also prevalent in utility rooms/laundries, public washrooms/lavatories and in older installations.

In bathrooms and kitchens, the mixer tap is more common, meaning the hot and cold water are mixed prior to being fed off the outlet. This basic system is used in a lot of mixer taps as it allows water to come out at the desired temperature. For the majority of baths and showers, the taps have a pressure balancing element so the ratio of hot and cold mixture won’t be disturbed by transient pressure changes in the supplies.

It is this feature that keeps taps from causing scalding or being too cold. Instead of two separate taps, mixer taps often use one valve that is managed by one handle mixer. This handle is moved up and down to determine the amount of water that flows from the sides, effectively controlling the temperature. The more advanced taps have a built-in thermostat or mixing valves that add more control, and some even have LEDs to help identify the water temperature.

Whatever type of tap faucet you may have in mind, you can be assured that here at We Sell Electrical, we will make sure you only get to order the best products.