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Thermostatic shower with concealed temperature valve

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Chris Leckie, 23 Oct 2019.

  1. Chris Leckie

    Chris Leckie

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    I hope someone can offer me some advice.

    Currently in our bathroom we have an Ideal Trevi Moonshadow shower (
    https://www.showerdoc.com/ideal-tre...shower-kit-l7064aa/question/new-shower-204916)

    Now the shower in question controls the flow of water but has a separate concealed temperature control valve which I've included images of.

    Problem we have is the the flow controls on the shower are seizing (
    https://www.showerdoc.com/trevi-t-valve-complete-for-l7064aa-e960738aa#frequently_asked_questions) and there's no way to replace the individual part anymore. Ideal Standard have a new shower which looks the same (
    https://www.ideal-standard.co.uk/product-details/dual-rainshower-m1/A5689.html) but it expects the flow controls to be concealed alongside the temperature.

    Question is, can I buy a shower that matches what I had previously or am I looking at a situation where I have to install a concealed flow/temperature valve and a new shower? That would be a nightmare as I'd have to find one that matches the existing hole.

    Any advice is more than welcome.

    Thanks very much!
     

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    Have you tried calling Ideal Standard?
     
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  5. Chris Leckie

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    Thanks folks.

    Just incase someone else comes across this thread with a similar problem. Ideal Standard confirmed that they don't make a comparable shower anymore but that they stock the part above and replacement handles.

    That said, I decided to see if I'd have any luck in just taking it apart. When I did it was quickly apparent limescale build up was the problem. I bathed the parts in remover, cleaned with a tooth brush, then used some copper grease when putting it all back together. Bit of a faff but happy to say everything is working as expected.
     
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    Hi, i have the same problem as Chris. We have 2 of these Trevi showers with vertical T bar in our house. They are seizing up big time. Is it straight forward to take them apart? If we are going to take them apart, should we replace the inline valves while we are at it?
    Do these inline valves that are recommended on various websites actually fit the T bar? https://www.showerdoc.com/ideal-standard-inline-valve-19mm-assy-e960566nu
     
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    Hey Philip,

    it was honestly really easy. I would say you shouldn’t actually have to replace any of the parts either. Just buy some strong limescale remover from Homebase etc.

    All I did was turn of the mains water and unscrew it all. Didn’t take long at all.
     
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