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Traditional bath shower mixer - thermostatic control?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by richw, 8 Aug 2017.

  1. richw


    19 Jan 2007
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    United Kingdom
    Hi all,

    I am planning a bathroom refurb, using traditionally styled fittings. I have a shower cubicle, yet would like to add a shower over the bath too (only for rinsing hair). I was looking at traditional style tap/mixer combos like this https://www.heatandplumb.com/acatalog/bristan-art-deco-bath-shower-tap-d-bsm-c-cd

    My fitter has pointed out that all the traditional style mixers are non-thermostatic (contemporary ones seem to be available in thermostatic or manual) and that this would be unsafe where my kids are concerned. I tend to agree. He suggested a solution involving a blending valve on the hot side, but this would obviously limit the bath filling to 40 degrees, which my missus would be most unhappy with! Another idea was to fit a standard shower over the bath, but this may look bit odd and be a bit bulky (even with using a simple head holder instead of a riser rail?)

    I would welcome any suggestions!

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