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Dripping shower

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by rhinosaw, 15 Sep 2020.

  1. rhinosaw

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    Hi
    Just trying to help out a friend with constant dripping from the shower control valve (Aqualisa).
    couple of questions

    Is the leak due to internal washers and how easy would it be for her to change. She did fix her toilet some years ago so she does have confidence in the plumbing area.

    If she had to change the control valve would some tiles have to be removed to access the pipe connections?
    thanks
     

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  3. sircerebus666

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    She needs a new cartridge , straightforward to change , however they are not cheap

    Sometimes it's more economical to change the shower (unless someone on here knows anywhere that does them at a reasonable price )

    If she gets a like for like replacement she won't need to remove a tile however a different shape might be an issue depending on how the tile has been fitted over the pipes sticking out of the wall
     
  4. rhinosaw

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    Hi
    Thanks for the reply, if possible could u explain how to change the cartridge, just a rough idea
    Thanks again
     
  5. sircerebus666

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    There's plenty of YouTube videos on how to do it

    Follow those and you will be fine
     
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    Thanks, just found them
    The shower is about 15 years old, is it likely that u can get a direct like for like replacement cartridge?
     
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    Thanks for all your help, they are not cheap as u originally said, not sure how they can justify £180, think I saw a cartridge at about £50 , prob best option
     
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