Gainsborough White & Chrome Electric Shower 8.5kW £37 @ B&Q
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Gainsborough White & Chrome Electric Shower 8.5kW £37 @ B&Q

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Found 12th Oct 2015
Purchased and installed this shower. Waiting to see what it was like before Posting - excellent product for the price

Gainsborough gloss white & chrome electric shower offers 4 spray patterns and 4 power levels, operated by a variable power control.

•Manual temperature controls
•Accessories included - Riser rail, soap dish and hose
•Fixings supplied, Assembly required
•1 year Guarantee
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Original Poster
27 in stock at the Dunfermline store
Nice price- ignorant question but I need to replace this shower.diy.com/dep…prd

Are the fittings usually universal e.g. the water connectors?
We bought this shower last week and the other half is installing it as i type...
anyone know roughly how much it costs to get an electrition to fit the electrics for one of these?
Unless you are replacing a shower with a model from the same manufacturer then the water and electrical connections are unlikely to be in the same place. I replaced a Triton 8.5kw with a 9.5 kw and connections were the same. You do need a safety trip RCD in the mains supply to trip out the power if anything goes wrong with the shower which showers put in many years ago may not have. Water and electricity do not mix. Great price for shower. Heat added.

They are not universal so just hope you have enough slack on your cables.

chapchap

Nice price- ignorant question but I need to replace this … Nice price- ignorant question but I need to replace this shower.http://www.diy.com/departments/mira-go-electric-shower-108kw/97930_BQ.prdAre the fittings usually universal e.g. the water connectors?


Good price. Heat added.
Not sure if it's just me but 3 out of 3 Gainsborough showers I have used have blown after barely a years use (I didn't fit them before you ask).

Cant argue with the price really
8.5 - no power at all. need a 10 at least
usetheforceluke

8.5 - no power at all. need a 10 at least



Maybe you could also state what fuse size and what cable size you would need if going from one to the other since you want to be so helpful. No thought not!
As u look at shower which side elec cable left or right when fitting?
For all that are interested...

As a rule of thumb.;
8.5kW showers require MINIMUM of 6.0mm cable on a 32 or 40 amp MCB with RCD protection, which is fine for about a 20 meter total run.
Anything above 8.5kW or over 20 meter run should be 10.0mm cable with an additional 6.0mm CPC (earth) cable.

In an ideal world I would install 10.0mm anyway. =)


Edited by: "seanuk03" 12th Oct 2015
I have 6mm cable so I'm limited to 8.5kw max. To much hassle to rip the cable out. This is an excellent price for gainsburgh would be a good idea to buy 2 so it's a direct replacement when it fails in future
dude78

We bought this shower last week and the other half is installing it as i … We bought this shower last week and the other half is installing it as i type...



Your other half is an electrician then I take it?
Milki_bar_Kid

Maybe you could also state what fuse size and what cable size you would … Maybe you could also state what fuse size and what cable size you would need if going from one to the other since you want to be so helpful. No thought not!



You got your answer just under my comment newbie. Hope you "like" his post. Enjoy
great price for a 8.5kw thanks op
Bought and installed this a few weeks ago. Reasonable for the price, would go for a higher power next time. Easy to install if your fittings are roughly in the same position, and you have a bit of diy skill.
definition

Your other half is an electrician then I take it?


He certainly is
Wickes - the DIY chain - have taken advice from the men in ivory towers. They recommend that 9.2kw is the maximum power you can draw from a 6mm Twin and Earth cable. Many old fuseboards, with replaceable wire fuses, have a Main Switch of 40 amps maximum load too. Even at 9.2kw loading that's 9.2 X 19.73 pence per hour ( Kwh charge) per day on your Electric Bill. You work it out !
Not available?
Original Poster
It says not available but 2 stores in Fife had 20+ in stock. You gotta ring them up to find out
Out of stock
Just picked one up from local cheers op
What connection does this require? It's a plastic inlet and I'm connecting to it with 15mm copper pipe. Thanks
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