Anyone got advice of which thermostatic shower is any good (i.e. good
value for money)? I have a direct HW system and want a built-in
shower, as I have a cupboard beside the shower enclosure, where I can
put the mixer.
Just bought one from Homebase for £90 ( on one of their 10% off days ). I
it's called the montana or montreal or somesuch. It's a chromed thermostatic
bar mixer shower, and I can't beat the VFM anywhere else. B&Q sells a
virtually identical shower for £149.99, the only difference being a slightly
better quality showerhead rail.
The catch is that it has adapters to go from 1/2" pipe ( 15mm ) to
3/4" ( 22mm ) connectors. That meant I had to rip tiles off my bathroom
wall to sink the existing pipes back further into the brickwork ( not an
easy task );
lucky I had some spare tiles. For a new installation this should not trouble
BTW it needs at least 1 metre head on the HW I think, and a minimum
HW temperature of 60C.
Homebase "Montreal" chromed thermostatic bar shower mixer.
£99.99 unless you buy on a 10% off day, when it's even cheaper.
Beware though that it has 22mm feeds, so you'll probably need to
use the 15 to 22mm adapters provided. That means it sticks out
of the wall, so you have to recess the pipes further back. I found
this out the hard way, had to cut into the brick wall.
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