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    • vertex
    • By vertex 12th Apr 18, 4:07 PM
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    What type of shower do I need?
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    • 12th Apr 18, 4:07 PM
    What type of shower do I need? 12th Apr 18 at 4:07 PM
    Hi all

    Im looking to buy a new shower and have a few questions:

    1) What are the downsides to a basic sequential shower? Im not fussed having a dual control shower as Ive always wanted the shower on full blast all the time. So sequential shower is best (and cheaper)? Maybe I should get a dual control shower(?)

    2) I like the look of concealed units, but should the shower ever fail is it harder for a plumber to fix? (would they have to remove tiles etc...) And would it make it harder for me to upgrade the shower in the future?

    3) What are considered good makes of shower? Triton? I dont want to spend more than 70 on a shower, although I will do if it will be a false economy.

    Many thanks fr any suggestions/comments.
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    • adandem
    • By adandem 13th Apr 18, 9:06 AM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 9:06 AM
    I'm not really too sure what a sequential shower is?
    But we have a Hudson Reed which is the same as Ultra and it's a thermostatic one.
    The temperature doesn't change if water is used elsewhere in the house.
    With regards to concealed, it depends on the type of wall you are fitting it to, our shower wall goes into our airing cupboard so access is good and all our pipework is in there. I think with solid walls you can have issues if leaks occur.
    We have a mounted shower valve as we have a traditional style valve like this :

    www.victorianplumbing.co.uk/hudson-reed-traditional-dual-exposed-thermostatic-shower-valve
    • Ant555
    • By Ant555 13th Apr 18, 10:08 AM
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    What is your current shower type?

    Is it an electric shower where there is a box on the wall that your shower pipe/head comes out of and a single cold water pipe going to it?

    What is behind the wall where you want to put the shower.

    How do you currently heat your water - is it a combi boiler, immersion heater etc.
    • no1catman
    • By no1catman 13th Apr 18, 1:37 PM
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    You don't get water like electric, it's not on or off. It's more like gas, where a tap/knob by turning increases the flow.
    So, to get 'full blast' you turn the tap/knob to its max.

    I have a 3 in 1 panel power show, over-head, hand-spray wand, and sprays jets, but it was more than 70.00!
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    • By southcoastrgi 13th Apr 18, 11:10 PM
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    You aren't gonna get much of a choice for 70
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    • vertex
    • By vertex 14th Apr 18, 7:52 AM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 7:52 AM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 7:52 AM
    What is your current shower type?

    Is it an electric shower where there is a box on the wall that your shower pipe/head comes out of and a single cold water pipe going to it?

    What is behind the wall where you want to put the shower.

    How do you currently heat your water - is it a combi boiler, immersion heater etc.
    Originally posted by Ant555

    At the moment there is no shower.


    Its a stud wall.

    The water will be heated using an air source heat pump.


    Ive found this which is 60, but only has one control: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triton-Showers-Cromo-Single-Lever-Mixer-Bar-Shower-Chrome/282871516966?hash=item41dc74cf26:g:RhYAAOSwgVBanTJ ~
    The control must be for temperature yes? and the pressure is either 'on or off'?

    This has 2 controls and is 75: https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Triton-Nene-Cool-Touch-Bar-Mixer-Shower-Chrome-Modern-Exposed-3-Spray-Unnethbmct/1310558010?iid=222838657995&_trkparms=aid%3D555018 %26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D49138%26meid%3D0 c315b4d9aef452db1d9f54ad0028222%26pid%3D100011%26r k%3D2%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D173239644940%26itm%3D22283 8657995&_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850
    • ic
    • By ic 14th Apr 18, 10:35 AM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 10:35 AM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 10:35 AM
    At the moment there is no shower.


    Its a stud wall.

    The water will be heated using an air source heat pump.


    Ive found this which is 60, but only has one control: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triton-Showers-Cromo-Single-Lever-Mixer-Bar-Shower-Chrome/282871516966?hash=item41dc74cf26:g:RhYAAOSwgVBanTJ ~
    The control must be for temperature yes? and the pressure is either 'on or off'?
    Originally posted by vertex
    That one will work like a mixer tap, just rotated to the wall - i.e. pull towards you to select the pressure, and left and right for hot/cold. Temperature won't be regulated, so will react to other demand in the house.
    That one is thermostatic,and one end will control the pressure, and the other temperature.

    If you'd prefer to buy new and gain a shop warranty, toolstation have thermostatic showers starting at 50. https://www.toolstation.com/shop/Taps+%26+Showers/d240/Complete+Showers/sd2946
    * my posts are made in good faith and only represent my own opinion, experience or understanding of a situation.
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