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    Why do the Brits have hot and cold water taps separated?

    Does anybody know why? Could you please share yourt thoughts then.

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    Because you are supposed to mix water in the basin and then wash whatever needs to be cleaned by splashing water onto it, or dipping into the stagnant water. It's a miniature bath!
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    I read an American say the British use less washers (little round rubber things inside the taps) because the temperature change is much less. I'm not fan of the separate ones though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talyana View Post
    Does anybody know why? Could you please share yourt thoughts then.
    For the same reason the Brits have 500 different kinds of incompatible electric plugs.

    The single arm faucet is a rather recent invention.


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    To prevent contamination of the precious cold tap water line with whatever junk that comes or may come from your dirty mixer, hot line or whatever. Wherever they have a mixer (hotels?), there is a barrel somewhere where the cold water is dripping into it from the main so that it has no chance to flow back.

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    They love an extreme sensation of "average": One hand feels water of a scorching 60C, the other of freezing 10C.

    The average is 35C - and that's quite a pleasant temperature!

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    not only the brits....

    Quote Originally Posted by Talyana View Post
    Does anybody know why? Could you please share yourt thoughts then.
    AT FIRST 'we' had only cold water, and needed only one tap. Later we got hot water and so to make it working, we just put the hot water tap next to the cold water tap.(mixers came into fashion much later).And tradition is a hard thing to change. also if ONE thing breaks or needs replacing, you don't have to replace the whole lot. it is much cheaper to repair ONE tap, or replace it, then a complete mixer unit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedikt View Post
    AT FIRST 'we' had only cold water, and needed only one tap. Later we got hot water and so to make it working, we just put the hot water tap next to the cold water tap.(mixers came into fashion much later).And tradition is a hard thing to change. also if ONE thing breaks or needs replacing, you don't have to replace the whole lot. it is much cheaper to repair ONE tap, or replace it, then a complete mixer unit.
    Benedict,

    But this is also true that water costs much in england and so two taps is a reasonable saving of money,isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talyana View Post
    Does anybody know why? Could you please share yourt thoughts then.
    Its quite simple; Us British simply like to be different, and perhaps even unique!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talyana View Post
    Does anybody know why? Could you please share yourt thoughts then.
    As any Irishmen will tell you, the English and even more so the Welsh are not waterproof and this is why: they don't wash; and they invested so heavily in a Navy - whilst the Irish invasion plan was swimming based, (and much later hitching rides on discounted airlines going to places the Brits enjoy not being able to drink properly in), which kinda explains the absence of an Irish Empire, the only place within striking distance was full of smelly Welshmen.

    The need for mixer taps only makes sense if you occasionally have the need for warm water - D'English have no such need, cold water is simply there to further immaculate their nasty flat beer, and Hot water has only the dual purposes of boiling the taste out of anything green and Tea.
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    Tell me why do you (brits who live in UK) wash oneself in still water???? To my mind it is disgusting

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlakeySnowballer View Post
    Tell me why do you (brits who live in UK) wash oneself in still water???? To my mind it is disgusting
    i agree completely, i even think...we russians will not save money on this kind of stuff- to wash oneself in still water,pffff.
    but when i was in england, except this kind of tap i had a normal shower at my place(thanks God),i used it even to wash the hands)

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    Spent 10 months in London when i was younger, this drove me nuts. Never understood the point of separate taps. is it that hard to install a ****ing faucet???

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    Brits are just backwards and odd people period.

    - They wash in dirty water to save money
    - Mostly too broke to afford proper heating in the winter which is why it's always cold and they have a million fireplaces in their houses
    - Drive on the wrong side of the road
    - Drink tea with milk
    - The solution to any traffic problem involves building a roundabout, or a roundabout around a roundabout
    - Still have some form of monarchy which is respected
    - Talk with a weird accent

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrzuzzo View Post
    Brits are just backwards and odd people period.

    - They wash in dirty water to save money
    - Mostly too broke to afford proper heating in the winter which is why it's always cold and they have a million fireplaces in their houses
    - Drive on the wrong side of the road
    - Drink tea with milk
    - The solution to any traffic problem involves building a roundabout, or a roundabout around a roundabout
    - Still have some form of monarchy which is respected
    - Talk with a weird accent
    -tea with milk roxors.
    -Russians are no better at solving traffic problems, just look at Moscow and most big cities in Russia
    - Russians drive like shit, on both sides of the road too often
    -Putin will be in power longer than any British Monarch most likely
    -some Russians still don't wash and smell, regardless of the abundant water we're so proud of. body odour in the subway is evidence of that.

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