Stupid question re thermostatic shower

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Nim

Morning

I've just bought this shower online:

http://www.victoriaplumb.com/Minimalist_Thermostatic_Bar_Shower_Valve_c_w_Slide.html

The shower arrived yesterday but there are no instructions. Luckily, we can see how it all fits together, and how it fits to the wall/water pipes but the thermostat bar is very heavy and doesn't appear to be supported by anything other than the water pipes behind. Is this correct? Shouldn't the weight of the bar be taken by the wall? The problem here is that the unit braces to the wall from the front, but there's nothing to bolt the back tight to the wall?

I've spoken to the supplier who emailed me their fitting instructions, but it doesn't mention how it attaches to the wall. I've emailed them again, but thought I would ask on here in case anyone has fitted similar.

Thanks
Nim
 
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I've got something similar, and it is supported by the pipes alone, which I agree is unsatisfactory. However I have seen a supporting collar in the screwfix catalogue which I think would be a great improvement.
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http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp?id=56419&ts=13238
I haven't used one so can't say how successful they are.

The way mine is done I have to take off a panel above the mixer if I ever need to take it off the wall. Try to avoid that. It also does not give a very positive water seal.
 
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Nim

That's great John, thanks very much. I'll try those collars and let you know if they work.
 

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