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Shower Dilemma - pipes in way? Can I fit a Shower Tower? Recommendations?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by jonbey, 28 Jan 2020.

  1. jonbey

    jonbey

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    My shower:

    my shower pipes.jpg shower pipes.jpg

    I was going to have a rain shower thing like this, but looks like the fixings will go right where the pipes are.

    Could do something simple and boring, with a mixer and a riser to the side. But not keen on that really.

    But then saw Shower Towers - didn't know they existing until last night. My wife really likes this idea, will look posh!

    Will that fix either side of pipes, and will the 15cm ish spacing of hot and cold fit inside it?

    I have a plumber friend to fix it all but am buying all the items myself.

    Any other suggestions on the best shower set up with the plumbing I have? (I guess the actual hot/cold positions can be adjusted if need be).
     
  2. sircerebus666

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    All depends on your water pressure , that shower tower you linked to requires at least 1.5bar do you get that?

    What system do you have for your hot water?

    The rain shower could be fitted as it's only one fixing really , you could anchor it to the wall between the hot/cold feeds if you move the grey pipe (what is that grey pipe for?) As long as you are confident with your marking skills.

    As long as you get the water pressure shower towers can be fitted easily as they are wide enough to miss the pipes and I'm with your wife they look smart
     
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    No idea about pressure, but maybe not enough .. doesn't seem particular high.

    The grey pipe is just an additional water pipe, comes straight from the cold water tank in the loft to the toilet - idea being so the tank gets used and if there is a water cut anytime we can still flush the loo for a bit. It also feeds the cold in the other shower room.

    Too late to lose it without ruining all the plaster and decorating!

    The wall will be boarded then tiled, so maybe a small screw will hold it?
     
  5. sircerebus666

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    As you are boarding and tiling you may just get away with using a 24mm yellow Uno plug and suitable screw to fix it to the wall

    Good luck!
     
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