Grohe Tempesta 100 8.5kw Electric Shower £114 @ plumbingforless.co.uk
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Grohe Tempesta 100 8.5kw Electric Shower £114 @ plumbingforless.co.uk

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Found 6th Jul 2015
Grohe 8.5kw electric shower for £114. Nearest I can find it elsewhere is £149 at Amazon. £175 most places. 9.5kw version also available for £137.99 and in other colours. Free delivery!

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voted hot, this has been awarded the Good Housekeeping Institute (GHi) approval, making them the only Electric Shower on the market with this consumer endorsement.

p18urk

voted hot, this has been awarded the Good Housekeeping Institute (GHi) … voted hot, this has been awarded the Good Housekeeping Institute (GHi) approval, making them the only Electric Shower on the market with this consumer endorsement.



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I've always wondered how you say Grohe, always see it in hotels etc and wonder but never bothered to find out!

theshadowman

I've always wondered how you say Grohe, always see it in hotels etc and … I've always wondered how you say Grohe, always see it in hotels etc and wonder but never bothered to find out!



Pronounce it like you're coughing up phlegm.

Its pronounced like grower.

How much roughly would it cost to get this installed?

This seems like a great shower. Ordered over the phone and the company was very helpful. I wanted a thermostatically controlled shower for upstairs to prevent people getting boiled when taps are run downstairs. I spoke to GROHE and they said that the pressure control feature on this shower does a similar thing by reducing the throughput if pressure drops, thereby steadying the temperature. Not quite a thermostat but for this price and getting Grohe quality, well worth a try. Thanks for posting...

Edited by: "paulaandkev" 7th Jul 2015

kW loading at 240V: 8.5.

Remember that colder water coming into the house in winter means your max temp will drop. If you increase the temp to compensate, your pressure will drop. I found 8.5kW not much better than my tap shower at the time.

If you can afford it, I'd really recommend something higher than 8.5kW. If you're having a new shower installed, don't bother with a 6mm cable - get a 10mm for expandability. It's much easier to change just the shower than installing a new cable later on.

And remember - Unless you're an electrician and know what 'Part P' is, you shouldn't be installing this yourself (to the fuse box anyway).

Original Poster

Id love to have gone for the 9.5kw shower, but to upgrade the wiring and fuse would have cost between £100 & £200. Everyone's experience of 8.5kw showers will be different too.

djdavemo

Id love to have gone for the 9.5kw shower, but to upgrade the wiring and … Id love to have gone for the 9.5kw shower, but to upgrade the wiring and fuse would have cost between £100 & £200. Everyone's experience of 8.5kw showers will be different too.



Yeah, and probably a lot of mess depending on how the cable has been run.

It's really just a recommendation for people installing a new cable - absolutely go for the larger ones and it'll save so much hassle later on.

I ran the cable myself, but got a sparky in to connect and certify it. It'll cut costs down dramatically.

If that £200 included the cable, running of it, installation and a new fuse, and certification that's a good price!

It's worth checking the prices at the Priority Plumbing stores that have been popping up lately. Went into the Chingford branch last week and picked up a radiator and some bits and bobs. Good price though, op. Voted hot.

got 2 Triton showers for £100 from screwfix

Don't get an electric shower if you like an invigorating shower! Electric showers are pretty feeble since they have to heat the water on demand. I've got a 10.5kW and even that is quite poor.

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It's now £138, same as for the 9.5kw model. Still cheaper than anywhere else. But I understand if it should be expired.
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