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Help please! Shower mixer tap question

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by clubber, 2 Mar 2010.

  1. clubber

    clubber

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    We only have a bath in our council house and begrudge throwing money away for a power shower to be fitted only to move out in a few years.

    I am looking into getting a shower mixer tap fitted but am not 100% sure if i need anything other than the mixer head. The boiler is a GlowWorm 30cxi and i believe it is a combination boiler?

    If I just get the mixer head to go on the bath will the pressure be eaual for both hot and cold or do I need something else to get it regulated right???

    Any help will be greatfully recieved my other half has been going on at me for ages to get a shower fitted!!!


    Thanks in advance
     
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    There's two reasons why it might not work:

    1) Is there enough pressure? To test this get some pipe onto your existing tap and see it water still flows when the other end is held up in the air at shower height. If so it may not be the best shower in the world but it will flow water.
    2) Temperature. Showers have a fairly low flowrate (particularly if there's not much pressure). Run the existing taps at a very low flow and see if the temperature is constant or if the boiler cuts in / out. If it's constant then it'll probably work.

    The other thing to think about is sealing around the bath, and whether the tiling is suitable for shower use, but in a council house if they fall off the council should replace them.
     
  4. clubber

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    Thanks for your comments we currently have one of those cheap rubber push on shower attatchments. The pressure seems to run fine but because of the crap grip around the tap, too much pressure causes it to fly off, so i can not say with 100%. confidence but i will experiment.

    The temperature is good but again i will play around just to double check your points.

    again thank you
     
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