Please may I get some advice from the plumbing experts here.
Time for a new shower enclosure.
I want to replace my aging electric shower with a good thermostatic
mixer supplied from a Worcester OIL Heatslave combi boiler.
I have looked at all the major brands and examined as many Installation
Manuals as I can find. All of them state that the combi MUST be "fully
modulating". Further research indicates that there are very few (if
any) domestic oil-fired combi boilers that modulate - mine certainly
My bath mixer tap works perfectly OK and I'm sure that If I stuck a
high pressure bath shower mixer on the bath then that would also work.
So why do a need a fully modulating boiler to supply a shower "tap"?
All I want to do is to connect two water pipes to a mixer and have the
water come out of a tap with lots of small holes in it!
Any help on a work-around would be very welcome.
(A new electric shower is a last resort because I would need an
electrician to install an MCB and he wouldn't like my wired fuses and
I'll end up with a complete rewire.)
- posted 12 years ago