My son/d-in-l. are having problems with the shower in their recently
aquired house. The basic problem is that the temperature is impossible
to control and despite many attempts on my part to rectify matters the
problem still remains. It starts hot for a few seconds then goes cold
then settles down at a temperature which is only just warm enough, and
varying the temperature control doesn't have any effect.
The shower is a surface mounted thermostic "Victorian" design (IYSWIM)
manufactured by "Force 10" who have gone out of business.
Coincidentally, they have just had a new combi boiler (Worcester
Bosch) installed which has probably improved things slightly but still
I have dismantled the shower head many times, replaced the o-rings,
checked the thermostat capsule (OK), and greased all moving parts with
silicone grease, to no avail.
After searching UK-DIY, and reading other posts I am now wondering if
a flow restrictor in the cold supply could be the answer. Does anybody
have any thoughts on this and if it is the answer is it possible to
obtain some kind of restrictor that would fit in the supply pipe where
it connects to the valve?
- posted 12 years ago