best shower to get ?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by gatwick, 2 Aug 2006.

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  1. gatwick

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    Hi, new to all this & have never had a shower before.Have a baxi boiler
    in my kitchen and immersion tank upstairs.My plumber is going to remove my bath and put in a shower for me.He says not to go for
    electric because u need a qualified fitter (higher cost) and the mixer
    shower option is better, but I heard that using a mixer shower will
    run my hot water out in about 10 mins.Is this really true ?
    Will the cold water be coming from my tank in the loft ?
    Is it best to get a mixer shower with thermostatic control or is that just for combi boilers. Thanks for helping.
     
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    the grohe avensys is quite nice
     
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    Pheweee.

    and the size of your tank is !

    Yes, as that is the same pressure as you hot water so its balanced at the mixer.

    And if he is suggesting running the shower off the old bath plumbing, have him confirm that this hot feed is the first off the tank, otherwise you'll have fluctuating hot in the shower whenever someone else runs hot water.
     
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    thanks bathjobby for the last 2 bits of advice ...my tank size?
    Anode 900 x 450 Indirect Grade 3 . Seen the suggestion by
    corgiman,have never heard of this make but it looks good.
     

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