Mira apt thermostatic mixer, 5 year warranty £79.99, free delivery @ Screwfix
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Mira apt thermostatic mixer, 5 year warranty £79.99, free delivery @ Screwfix

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Found 26th Mar 2017
I think this shower is a pretty good deal.
10.2l/min, 5 year guarantee.
£80 inc VAT & free delivery

I've been looking around for a few deals on showers for awhile and I think this is pretty good-if anyone disagrees please let me know
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Malabus

Wouldn't you need good water pressure from the boiler for 10.2/min. My … Wouldn't you need good water pressure from the boiler for 10.2/min. My boiler is three average sized rooms away from my shower, would you require a pump?


It will be worse than a simple shower mixer because it has to go through a more restricted path. It's always better to fit a pump with gravity systems.. Generally, with gravity fed systems it is not the distance from the boiler, it is the depth below the expansion tank in the loft (usually).
With vented or non-vented pressure systems, unless there is something wrong with your system then the hot water should be delivered at mains pressure so you shouldn't have any difficulty fitting a thermostatic shower mixer anywhere.
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10.2l/hour that's not allot to be honest...:p could get the same pouring water from a bucket..

think u mean 10.2l/min.
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afroylnt

10.2l/hour that's not allot to be honest...:p could get the same pouring … 10.2l/hour that's not allot to be honest...:p could get the same pouring water from a bucket..think u mean 10.2l/min.


Oops! Will amend. Lol. Thanks
excellent brand, nice find.
Wouldn't you need good water pressure from the boiler for 10.2/min.
My boiler is three average sized rooms away from my shower, would you require a pump?
I need a mixer tap for my kitchen any good deals out there on a budget here
Malabus

Wouldn't you need good water pressure from the boiler for 10.2/min. My … Wouldn't you need good water pressure from the boiler for 10.2/min. My boiler is three average sized rooms away from my shower, would you require a pump?


It will be worse than a simple shower mixer because it has to go through a more restricted path. It's always better to fit a pump with gravity systems.. Generally, with gravity fed systems it is not the distance from the boiler, it is the depth below the expansion tank in the loft (usually).
With vented or non-vented pressure systems, unless there is something wrong with your system then the hot water should be delivered at mains pressure so you shouldn't have any difficulty fitting a thermostatic shower mixer anywhere.
argosextra

I need a mixer tap for my kitchen any good deals out there on a budget … I need a mixer tap for my kitchen any good deals out there on a budget here



​Does your budget stretch to using Google?
jasee

It will be worse than a simple shower mixer because it has to go through … It will be worse than a simple shower mixer because it has to go through a more restricted path. It's always better to fit a pump with gravity systems.. Generally, with gravity fed systems it is not the distance from the boiler, it is the depth below the expansion tank in the loft (usually).With vented or non-vented pressure systems, unless there is something wrong with your system then the hot water should be delivered at mains pressure so you shouldn't have any difficulty fitting a thermostatic shower mixer anywhere.



Thank you for the detailed information.
Got this the other week and had to return it, it doesn't say on the website, but you'll need 20mm pipes out the wall, and the one I'm replacing is 15mm, and I couldn't be arsed with doing all the extra work involved to change them to 20mm.
Hot for what it is when you compare to others and output/brand etc.
vkash2236

Got this the other week and had to return it, it doesn't say on the … Got this the other week and had to return it, it doesn't say on the website, but you'll need 20mm pipes out the wall, and the one I'm replacing is 15mm, and I couldn't be arsed with doing all the extra work involved to change them to 20mm. Hot for what it is when you compare to others and output/brand etc.



Pipework is usually 15mm or 22mm, this shower will almost certainly require 15mm outlets at 150mm centres, you'll need a shower wall fixing kit to make the job easy as the supplied ones are usually offset ones which nobody really uses
Thanks for this
Can you run a power shower pump through a thermostatic mixer? Thanks.
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hotukdealz

Pipework is usually 15mm or 22mm, this shower will almost certainly … Pipework is usually 15mm or 22mm, this shower will almost certainly require 15mm outlets at 150mm centres, you'll need a shower wall fixing kit to make the job easy as the supplied ones are usually offset ones which nobody really uses


Thanks. Anyone know a good deal for a kit?
Coffee100

Thanks. Anyone know a good deal for a kit?



http://www.plumbworld.co.uk/essentials-shower-wall-fixing-4067-29620

Personally I got the one above, but there are similiar Ines on eBay and Amazon from £5, the only one where adjustment is available is the Mira kit, £20 @ screwfix, if pipework is slightly wrong, maybe 153mm centres instead of 150mm then the Mira allows adjustment horizontally only......
chaffordred

Can you run a power shower pump through a thermostatic mixer? Thanks.


Yes but supply should be gravity fed to pump. I have a Mira Atom gravity fed and at about 0.2 bar. That is fine for me and I have it on the reduced flow rate. If however you like to be pelted with water in a shower then get a pump. If you have a good pressurised hot and cold water flow then a pump is probably not required
Edited by: "ibiik" 27th Mar 2017
http://ukbathroomguru.com/fitting-a-bar-mixer-shower-with-a-simple-kit/

This is a good guide
http://www.screwfix.com/p/swirl-bar-valve-wall-mount-fixing-kit-chrome-plated/8669h

Or a shower Plate.
hi all, does anyone know if this can be fitted after the tiles have been placed down with just the pipes sticking out or does there need to be fittings added behind the tiles before the tiling is done? can't find the installation instructions!
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hotukdealz

http://www.plumbworld.co.uk/essentials-shower-wall-fixing-4067-29620Personally I got the one above, but there are similiar Ines on eBay and Amazon from £5, the only one where adjustment is available is the Mira kit, £20 @ screwfix, if pipework is slightly wrong, maybe 153mm centres instead of 150mm then the Mira allows adjustment horizontally only......


Thanks. I'm hoping I don't need it. A plumber is quoting £60 just to fit the new one (I already have thermostatic mixer bar, but it needs to be replaced).
There are plenty of cheaper packages around.
Is it the flow rate that makes this one special?
argosextra

I need a mixer tap for my kitchen any good deals out there on a budget … I need a mixer tap for my kitchen any good deals out there on a budget here


I need a waste pipe extension for my bog, any good deals out there on a budget here? Will someone on here do it for free?
Edited by: "JustExtreme" 27th Mar 2017
JustExtreme

I need a waste pipe extension for my bog, any good deals out there on a … I need a waste pipe extension for my bog, any good deals out there on a budget here? Will someone on here do it for free?



Why you telling me look for it yourself try google or cal the local plumber
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parsimony

There are plenty of cheaper packages around.Is it the flow rate that … There are plenty of cheaper packages around.Is it the flow rate that makes this one special?


Yes I couldn't find one with same flow or guarantee
I get about:blank when I click on "Get Deal" button. Any suggestions? I find this happens a lot now on here/
argosextra

Why you telling me look for it yourself try google or cal the local … Why you telling me look for it yourself try google or cal the local plumber



​woooshh !!
Judethedude2

​woooshh !!



Splash!!!!
Can I use it on my bath tap?
caevv

Can I use it on my bath tap?


You can connect to the supply of the bath taps if they are both supplied with the same pressure
ibiik

You can connect to the supply of the bath taps if they are both supplied … You can connect to the supply of the bath taps if they are both supplied with the same pressure



They are both attached to a water pump.
If you have mains pressure hot water ie Unvented Cylinder have look at mains water feed to house
If its 15 mm (lot are) at stopcock then your never going to get really good flow rate
Only way to good flow is gravity feed tank and pump with 22 mm pipe work
You will empty cold tank faster than it fills so need large tank
caevv

They are both attached to a water pump.


That's fine, there should be no problem at all
argosextra

Splash!!!!



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argosextra

Why you telling me look for it yourself try google or cal the local … Why you telling me look for it yourself try google or cal the local plumber


Both need to get a life and use Google like everyone else, lazy pair of oiks!
argosextra

I need a mixer tap for my kitchen any good deals out there on a budget … I need a mixer tap for my kitchen any good deals out there on a budget here


The Aldi taps are good vfm, well made and have a 3yr gtee.
chaffordred

Can you run a power shower pump through a thermostatic mixer? Thanks.


Yes, that's the normal thing to do if you hot water is gravity fed and you probably don't have much pressure
ffa1

I get about:blank when I click on "Get Deal" button. Any suggestions? I … I get about:blank when I click on "Get Deal" button. Any suggestions? I find this happens a lot now on here/


Try running round in a circle with your mouse on your head
I have a combo boiler in my garage, with two electric showers upstairs. Can I replace both the electrics with two of these?
Interesting that the Q&A section indicates that you would get 3 to 4 l/min with 0.1 Bar, not 10.2 as specified.

I think it's unlikely that this would work well with a mixed low-pressure system. I haven't tried that model but I have tried a similar thermostatic bar shower as a replacement for my system, probably about 0.2 Bar of hot water pressure and mains cold pressure. It didn't work; basically you wouldn't get any flow at all.

I did find that a replacement that looked similar to the original which was a pressure balancing valve worked OK though. It also had adjustable "arms" and I was able to line it up precisely with the existing holes.

I figured the cost of me mucking it up in the first place was probably equivalent to the cost of getting a plumber out in the first place, but the benefit was that I gained some knowledge, so if it goes again, I know what I need to do to fix it again.
davtom

Interesting that the Q&A section indicates that you would get 3 to 4 … Interesting that the Q&A section indicates that you would get 3 to 4 l/min with 0.1 Bar, not 10.2 as specified.I think it's unlikely that this would work well with a mixed low-pressure system. I haven't tried that model but I have tried a similar thermostatic bar shower as a replacement for my system, probably about 0.2 Bar of hot water pressure and mains cold pressure. It didn't work; basically you wouldn't get any flow at all.I did find that a replacement that looked similar to the original which was a pressure balancing valve worked OK though. It also had adjustable "arms" and I was able to line it up precisely with the existing holes.I figured the cost of me mucking it up in the first place was probably equivalent to the cost of getting a plumber out in the first place, but the benefit was that I gained some knowledge, so if it goes again, I know what I need to do to fix it again.



I assume hot is from hot water cylinder ? you should run cold feed from cold water tank that feeds hot cylinder
Then hot and cold pressures to shower are perfectly balanced even if cold feed tank gets low
No need for complicating system with a pressure balancing valve
If you have combi boiler ignore all this
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