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gatwick

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:59 pm Reply with quote

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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corgiman

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:02 pm Reply with quote

the grohe avensys is quite nice
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bathjobby

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:03 am Reply with quote

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have never had a shower
Pheweee.

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run my hot water out in about 10 mins.Is this really true ?
and the size of your tank is !

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Will the cold water be coming from my tank in the loft ?
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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gatwick

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 7:20 pm Reply with quote

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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