Thermostatic mixer with flow diverting means

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APP PUB NO 20060243813A1
SERIAL NO

10543737

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A thermostatic mixer for hot and cold water has a shuttle vale movable between a hot seat and a cold seat for controlling the relative proportions of mixed hot and cold water flowing past a thermostat responsive to the mixed water temperature for controlling the shuttle valve in accordance with user selection of the mixed water temperature. Apertures downstream of the hot water seat divert a portion of the hot water flow away from the thermostat so that the thermostat resides in mixed water that is slightly cooler than the mixed water temperature at the outlet. The diverted flow is responsive to changes in pressure of the supplies such that the change in water temperature arising at the thermostat adds to the temperature change caused by the pressure change whereby the response of the thermostat to adjust the shuttle valve to maintain the selected mixed water temperature is enhanced.

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KOHLER MIRA LIMITEDCROMWELL ROAD CHELTENHAM GLOUCESTERSHIRE GL52 5EP

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Beck, Nicholas John Gloucestershire, GB 6 118

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