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Thermostatic Bath / Shower Mixer - Do I Need One?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by S1llyB1lly, 30 Jan 2017.

  1. S1llyB1lly

    S1llyB1lly

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    Hello guys, I'm just trying to spec a bath tap ad shower head for the bathroom and wondering if I need a thermostatic one? I know what they do ie. keep water at same temp if another tap is suddenly opened up in the house, but do I need one if I have a combi boiler? Install is in a 2 bed flat occupied by two people.

    There is obviously a big price difference between a regular and a thermostatic bath / shower mixer.

    :)
     
  2. XtraRaptor

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    They save time when using the shower
     
  3. snes

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    Balancing hot and cold between taps is a real faff - and as thermostatic bar mixers are so cheap, I would suggest investing in one.

    I don't think you'll regret it.
     
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  4. muggles

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    I'd say more needed than ever with a combi, which is more prone to temperature fluctuations than other types of hot water system
     
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