can someone tell me why the mixers that are just bars with 2 dials at each
end for temp+flow seem to be quite a lot cheaper are they inferior in some
way or more prone to malfunctioning? Triton have a thermostatic bar mixer
for only £75 which is quite a lot cheaper than other thermostatic mixers
I've been looking at..
I don't know, but I prefer them to the single knob type. Turning off the
flow doesn't cause it to lose your temperature setting.
I had a cheapie and it stopped working after about 2 years. Strongly suspect
limescale. No softener, v. hard water. Not brass bodied, to my knowledge.
Thanks Christian. On the plumbworld site on the Mira Excel mixer page:
it lists "Gravity fed hot and cold water supplies" and "Gravity fed hot and
cold supplies - both pumped" as compatible plumbing system for the
shower(which is what I'll have), but on all the Tritons:
it only lists "Low pressure system with min head 2 metres" or "Fully
modulating type combination & multi-pint boilers" can I take it that when it
refers to low pressure systems it includes gravity fed systems?
the cheapest Triton thermostatic mixer is £75 and the Mira Excel
thermostatic mixer is £284 both have 5 year guarantees is the Mira worth the
extra 209 quid? Is the difference that one is made of plastic and the other
It should be fine. The pumped system will count as "high pressure system".
It claims compatibility with this higher up. It doesn't mention having a
pressure balancing valve, although the fact it stops immediately on supply
failure hints that it might have one. It is essential to have this valve, as
it operates much quicker than the thermostatic control when the pressure
changes (i.e. tap is opened elsewhere).
When buying a cheap mixer shower, throw away the sprayhead that comes with
it and buy a decent multipattern head with pin clean. They aren't expensive
and they make a huge difference. Buy one designed specifically for power
showers, avoid any head that claims it will work with an electric shower.
Thanks- on further research it appears bar mixers aren't always cheaper than
all others, but they aren't built in which I suppose makes them a bit
cheaper. Triton definitely seem to be the cheapest for a thermostatic mixer
that you can use with a pump that I've found. The shower head that comes
with the cheapest Triton mixer is a Gea 3 position variable sprayhead would
that have a pin clean?
Thanks Pete, I actually found that while browsing as well, but I think
Godfreys charge more for delivery by weight+distance whereas plumbworld
charge only £2.97 under 300 quid value £4.97 over 300 so it probably comes
to about the same.
On Wed, 21 Jan 2004 15:54:59 -0000, "Martin"
True, I think Godfrey's charge a tenner so its 70UKP vs 78UKP for
Plumbworld, not that much in it.
BTW found some info on this shower here:
Thanks for the info Pete, if Godfreys only charge £10 max it would be
cheaper than plumbworld. On the triton site the spec for the cheaper
Unichrome mixers says the showers are chrome EFFECT so I guess that means
that they may be made from plastic explaining the cheapness?
Hi, I'd expect the riser rail, shower head, hose and maybe parts of
the valve housing is likely to be chromed plastic, but the valve
itself would be brass otherwise they'd be foolish to offer a 5 year
guarantee on it.
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