bath/shower mixer on existing bath

3 May 2004
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United Kingdom
We've recently had a new bath installed and fool that I am, I insisted on the existing push on shower mixer, being left and connected to the new taps.

Well.... bath is in and is fine, shower not so. New taps are too low/wide/not far enough apart, to take the push on mixer properly. Result is not enough pressure and water leaking from connectors, so shower doesn't work properly. Plumber has tried to remedy situation by putting hose clips over connectors, to keep them on when taps turned on full [the hot water is from an overbath gas water heater].

This *still* isn't working sufficiently and I've reluctantly decided that the only option, is to have a plumbed in bath/shower mixer unit. The question is, will it be difficult to install on an already fitted bath and how much is the labour likely to cost me?

Any help gratefully received.
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cost: get several qoutes,

a separte shower has nothing to do with the bath (other than shower runs into it (well ours does)

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