a budget shower wanted, buying advice required

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hi I am wanting a shower. I have a condensing combi boiler and from what I have read a mixer shower is cheaper to install and cheaper to buy. I am a little confused with the typesa I see a thurmastatic mixer shower to that regulate the temp. But I do like my showers really hot and I am worried that these will not allow me to get it hot enough for my liking but also I have a young daughter so need a warm feature. As far as I am aware I thought the temp was controlled by the flow of the hot and cold taps.

I want a shower that just replaces my exsisting taps on my bath and not a bar that I see on a few showers. I bath everyday and my gas bills are quite high but how much will I actually save showering instead of running a standard bath half full?

I have a budget of up to £100 but cheaper would be better. I have seen a couple in argos. A argus value at £49.99 and a victorian style one for £59.99 and seem to have a good review but I am not sure what I am looking at as I am no expert.

Any advice will be great here.

Thanks Keith
 
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I doubt your budget will cover a thermostatic replacement for your taps.

Non-thermostatic shower have hot and cold controls. these are used to control the temperature. The temperature can fluctuate.

Thermostatic showers have a flow and temperature control. Flow controls the flow - obviously.
The tempreature control controls the mix of hot and cold and delivers a controlled, stabilised temperature.

Thermostatic bar mixers generally have a button on the temperature control which will stop the water going above 38°C. Pushing the button allows you to bypass the 38°C setting to as hot as you want (red button) normally up to the mid-40s C.
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If you're going to Argos: http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/8331094.htm

Screwfix do one with a cool-touch body. With children around this can be a boon. Not all mixers have this feature - and they can get bl**dy hot: http://www.screwfix.com/p/bristan-zing-cool-touch-shower/47591#
 
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I doubt your budget will cover a thermostatic replacement for your taps.

Non-thermostatic shower have hot and cold controls. these are used to control the temperature. The temperature can fluctuate.

Thermostatic showers have a flow and temperature control. Flow controls the flow - obviously.
The tempreature control controls the mix of hot and cold and delivers a controlled, stabilised temperature.

Thermostatic bar mixers generally have a button on the temperature control which will stop the water going above 38°C. Pushing the button allows you to bypass the 38°C setting to as hot as you want (red button) normally up to the mid-40s C.
88398.jpg


If you're going to Argos: http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/8331094.htm

Screwfix do one with a cool-touch body. With children around this can be a boon. Not all mixers have this feature - and they can get bl**dy hot: http://www.screwfix.com/p/bristan-zing-cool-touch-shower/47591#

Do these need plumbing in to my wall? If it does its already tiled and dont really want to start creating more work

Keith
 
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