freestanding AND thermostatic bath tap £154.99 @  iBathUK Ebay
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freestanding AND thermostatic bath tap £154.99 @ iBathUK Ebay

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Found 27th Aug 2017
In the process of rejuvenating my bathroom and was on the search for a single stem freestanding bath tap that was also thermostatic, seem to be rare items which is odd Came across these that are £50 cheaper than the nearest competitor so thought i would share
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HamanBasher4 m ago

imho its never worth buying cheaper unbranded plumbing products as the …imho its never worth buying cheaper unbranded plumbing products as the damage they cause when they go wrong is always far more than the savings... its not if its when as they always have issues.



problem with that is the last set of taps my wife bought were over £300 and top branded and still managed to flood the bloody bathroom, i'm trying to save money for the next lot of plumbers fees
You both have valid points

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imho its never worth buying cheaper unbranded plumbing products as the damage they cause when they go wrong is always far more than the savings... its not if its when as they always have issues.
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HamanBasher4 m ago

imho its never worth buying cheaper unbranded plumbing products as the …imho its never worth buying cheaper unbranded plumbing products as the damage they cause when they go wrong is always far more than the savings... its not if its when as they always have issues.



problem with that is the last set of taps my wife bought were over £300 and top branded and still managed to flood the bloody bathroom, i'm trying to save money for the next lot of plumbers fees
You both have valid points

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See what I did there
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TN5673 m ago

You both have valid pointsHot and cold for commentsSee what I did there



good one a "tap" pun at last! though i am only expecting cold on here not from the taps ;~)
Friend has one of these and everytime the shower attachment is used and replaced (even after letting residual water drip out) you wnd up with a pool of water on the floor
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pookypony4 m ago

Friend has one of these and everytime the shower attachment is used and …Friend has one of these and everytime the shower attachment is used and replaced (even after letting residual water drip out) you wnd up with a pool of water on the floor



sounds like the diverter valve has gone, they state they have a ten year warrenty so i would return it.
I will tell her as only fitted during renovation in march
Have to agree cheap taps are never cheap, they do have a limited life, and spending £300 on a tap is heading the right way, but if you are wanting bath and basin taps I'd suggest a £1k starting budget, and purchase from a company that knows a thing about UK taps and water supply
Looks like more designer rubbish for footballers' wives rather than something for practical use every day! A shower over one of those freestanding baths is ergonomically insane anyway.
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Besford12 m ago

Looks like more designer rubbish for footballers' wives rather than …Looks like more designer rubbish for footballers' wives rather than something for practical use every day! A shower over one of those freestanding baths is ergonomically insane anyway.




don't agree with you on the wag theory and surely the shower head on this is just for rinsing hair rather than using as a shower but what do you mean about ergonomics as i have pretty much no choice but to do that.
Where are they made? I mean not the sticker on the box, which factory do they come out of. Can they give you the full tech specs, flow rate/pressure graphs etc, if they can't it raises questions. Can you ask the retailer for return rates they have experienced, as well as return/fail rates from the manufacturer? An back independent specialist may be able to help with this. What are they made of, brassware used to be just that, now lots of cheaper alternatives like mazak etc. If your bathroom is plumbed off a manifold with full isolation for all supplies easily and instantly accessible then go for it, if not worth thinking about.
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ozskins47 m ago

Where are they made? I mean not the sticker on the box, which factory do …Where are they made? I mean not the sticker on the box, which factory do they come out of. Can they give you the full tech specs, flow rate/pressure graphs etc, if they can't it raises questions. Can you ask the retailer for return rates they have experienced, as well as return/fail rates from the manufacturer? An back independent specialist may be able to help with this. What are they made of, brassware used to be just that, now lots of cheaper alternatives like mazak etc. If your bathroom is plumbed off a manifold with full isolation for all supplies easily and instantly accessible then go for it, if not worth thinking about.




stopcock?
Edited by: "maddogb" 28th Aug 2017
maddogb6 m ago

stopcock?


FNAARR FNAARR.
HYUCK HYUCK...etc.
Something that's not been mentioned but is worth thinking about is the fact that it is thermostatic. In real terms that means a theoretical maximum hot temperature of 48°C as your running the tap. Then bear in mind how long to fill and how much temperature loss there will be. A normal tap is much better if you can manage not to scald yourself by having the temperature too high.

Thermostatic bath taps are now a legal requirement for new build.
It's getting a lukewarm reception!

bilo9992 h, 32 m ago

Have to agree cheap taps are never cheap, they do have a limited life, and …Have to agree cheap taps are never cheap, they do have a limited life, and spending £300 on a tap is heading the right way, but if you are wanting bath and basin taps I'd suggest a £1k starting budget, and purchase from a company that knows a thing about UK taps and water supply


I'm having a hard time believing any set of taps is worth £1k, after all you could build one yourself for £10 in parts. Where's the added value mechanically?
bilo9994 h, 57 m ago

Have to agree cheap taps are never cheap, they do have a limited life, and …Have to agree cheap taps are never cheap, they do have a limited life, and spending £300 on a tap is heading the right way, but if you are wanting bath and basin taps I'd suggest a £1k starting budget, and purchase from a company that knows a thing about UK taps and water supply

Suggesting someone spend 1k on taps on a deals website?...
Yes you can use a stopcock but would not isolate hot and cold of every outlet with a separate stopcock, where would you put them and access them. Then you have issues of flow design to maximise performance. Yes you can just t off everything but that is far from optimal.
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ozskins28th Aug

Yes you can use a stopcock but would not isolate hot and cold of every …Yes you can use a stopcock but would not isolate hot and cold of every outlet with a separate stopcock, where would you put them and access them. Then you have issues of flow design to maximise performance. Yes you can just t off everything but that is far from optimal.



actually i have put isolating valves on all the taps and the toilet water supply, but have to admit the first time i came to use one of the isolaters after it had been in for 8 years it was faulty ie still seeping when closed.
It is a very old house (approx) 150 years and the plumbing has been cobbled together so i have set about doing what i can including removing all the imperial fittings and pipe in the bathroom.
Just one of the probs with those isolators, as well as serious flow restrictions. If you ever want the best solution, never seen a plumber use this domestically, but not really that much more expensive, but vastly superior in flow rates, flood protection etc just shout.
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