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new shower advice please

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7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
Hi,

We're having a new bathroom and the last things we need to sort out are the tiles & shower.

We have a combi-boiler (a few months old vallient one) & I've read that you shouldn't use power showers on combi-boilers, my GF doesn't want an electric shower so what does that leave me decent shower wise?

Am I looking for a thermostatic bar Shower - if so anything specific I should be looking for or are they all pretty much of a muchness?

Cheers for any advice - It's our 1st house & 1st bathroom refit,
worto.
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7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
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suspended#1
I have a combi boiler and a Mira power shower so problems at all
#2
Combi boiler and old Mira 723 here - no issues
[helper]#3
Most plumbers recommend Mira showers - tend to be pricey but I think they are worth it.....
#4
Can't go wrong with a Mira its all about flow rate from the combi just make sure the boiler has the capacity Your fitter should be Gas Safe registered if he works on gas and can advise on this
#5
ah OK so I can look at power showers too then - do I need a gas safe engineer to fit a new shower? The boiler is already installed and working.

edit - just been looking at the Mira showers & they look fab but sadly seem to be about £300 more than I want to pay! I'd go for it if we were sure we were staying put but I think we're going to be moving house in 1-2 years.
#6
edit - just been looking at the Mira showers & they look fab but sadly seem to be about £300 more than I want to pay! I'd go for it if we were sure we were staying put but I think we're going to be moving house in 1-2 years.[/quote]
£300 over two years = less than 50p a day.
They are great showers spoil yourself.
Also buyers will appreciate the quality.
Can't lose
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worto03
ah OK so I can look at power showers too then - do I need a gas safe engineer to fit a new shower? The boiler is already installed and working.

edit - just been looking at the Mira showers & they look fab but sadly seem to be about £300 more than I want to pay! I'd go for it if we were sure we were staying put but I think we're going to be moving house in 1-2 years.


In theory if the plumber is not working directly on the combi then no but it is wise to get a qualified heating engineer/plumber who is Gas safe registered as they will offer the best advise

You can go for other shower makes and the engineer can usualy supply showers at trade price or with a little mark up as they make most of the money on the fitting
1 Like #8
Looks like you bought one of the most expensive combi boilers so unless your water pressure is very low you won't need a power shower.
I fitted one of these recently off my combi and it works great.
http://www.focusdiy.co.uk/Showers/Triton-Azusa-Thermostatic-Bar-Diverter/invt/195419
Go with a pensioner and get a further 10% off at Focus.
#9
cheers guys - I think we have it sorted now - got the tiles sorted too - extractor fan is the next thing on the list to sort out.

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