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Mira play electric shower. Was £195 now £97 (use code to get it to £88 delivered)@ Homebase
Mira play electric shower. Was £195 now £97 (use code to get it to £88 delivered)@ Homebase

Mira play electric shower. Was £195 now £97 (use code to get it to £88 delivered)@ Homebase

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Was looking for a new electric shower and found this at a great price in the half price sale. Use code DISCOUNT15 for another 15% off the order. Free delivery to store if there is one near you making it £82 or £88.00 delivered.

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Good price for a chrome colour

Excellent price for a 9.5kw shower. Great find OP, ordered and heat added.

Decent price for a decent shower, heat added.

tip :- best to check your shower wiring to see if it can handle a 9.5 kw shower


Yep, will need 10mm2 cabling for this shower.

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R2DEL2

Yep, will need 10mm2 cabling for this shower.




And there was me thinking it was 4mm twin & earth flat cable.......

YouDontWantToKnow

And there was me thinking it was 4mm twin & earth flat cable.......



Or you could use some chicken wire :-P

So So

tip :- best to check your shower wiring to see if it can handle a 9.5 kw … tip :- best to check your shower wiring to see if it can handle a 9.5 kw shower



Good tip. Bought a 10.5kw shower and it cost more to have the cabling put in than the shower cost!

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R2DEL2

Or you could use some chicken wire :-P




Does that work?



excellent offer,well found,mira are great and offer a free 2 year guarantee.

R2DEL2

Yep, will need 10mm2 cabling for this shower.



How would a laymen like myself go about checking that?

My current shower is a Mira Sport 10.8kW, but it's a bit knackered - the water is always insanely hot. Mira say it needs a new heater tank and adapter kit which would cost about the same as this whole shower, so I'm tempted to replace the whole thing. Is that something a DIYer can do with a bit of reading up first, or does water + electricity mean professionals only?
Edited by: "PeteW" 27th Dec 2010

R2DEL2

Yep, will need 10mm2 cabling for this shower.


All depends on certain things like how long the cable run is, and if it is buried in plaster, conduit etc. I have a 9.5kw shower running on 6mm cable, the length of the cable from consumer unit to shower is around 16 feet, 5 feet of it is buried in plaster and its been in situ for the past 4 years.

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If you have a 10.8 kw shower chances are you will have 10 mm cable already installed. Problems with replacing showers sometimes the pipes are in a different position so if you can check this first. MIRA normally keep them the same throughtout their range but i would try and find this out before you purchase.

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andym6561

All depends on certain things like how long the cable run is, and if it … All depends on certain things like how long the cable run is, and if it is buried in plaster, conduit etc. I have a 9.5kw shower running on 6mm cable, the length of the cable from consumer unit to shower is around 16 feet, 5 feet of it is buried in plaster and its been in situ for the past 4 years.

Regs state that it should be 10 mm ...

How do you get it to £82? I can't see any way to deliver it to store for free. You can do reserve and collect if it's already in stock in store, but then you can't use the voucher.

Am I missing something?

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PeteW

How do you get it to £82? I can't see any way to deliver it to store for … How do you get it to £82? I can't see any way to deliver it to store for free. You can do reserve and collect if it's already in stock in store, but then you can't use the voucher.Am I missing something?



You can use the voucher in store. Just need to check they have the shower in stock in your area and then use the reserve and collect. They will take off the 15% at checkout when you pay.

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PeteW

How would a laymen like myself go about checking that?My current shower … How would a laymen like myself go about checking that?My current shower is a Mira Sport 10.8kW, but it's a bit knackered - the water is always insanely hot. Mira say it needs a new heater tank and adapter kit which would cost about the same as this whole shower, so I'm tempted to replace the whole thing. Is that something a DIYer can do with a bit of reading up first, or does water + electricity mean professionals only?



My Brother fitted my last shower and did one for our mum too and he is not qualified but is good at DIY. Will be getting him to fit this one too :-)

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R2DEL2

Yep, will need 10mm2 cabling for this shower.



My shower cable burnt out last year and the electrician removed the 4mm cable and put in a 6mm cable. Does this mean I can only have a 7kw shower? oO

So So

tip :- best to check your shower wiring to see if it can handle a 9.5 kw … tip :- best to check your shower wiring to see if it can handle a 9.5 kw shower



we got a 9.5 or 10.5kw shower fitted a few years ago. On the high setting it cuts out after about 5 minutes and switches off at the electricity box thing

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Have looked online and I don't think our cable will hold this shower. Can't see anywhere to cancel the order so have emailed them. Really liked the look of the shower too

Ordered thanks, great spot, have some HEAT...

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Wow, nice and toasty here, thanks guys

6mm cable will do up to 8.5 Kw no problem, as long as you have the right fuse/breaker. 9.5 really needs 10mm cable to be on the safe side although most 6mm cable's spec is about 38 amps but that's max (38A*240V = 9120W Which is about 9.1 Kw) In reality you would have to have your shower pulling the full current for a sustained amount of time which is theoritically possilbe but not normal use, hence the regulations needing higher rated cable for 9.5kw and above.

Another thing to bear in mind is water pressure and flow rate. I've fit several showers and the higher rated showers (9.5 and 10.5) can be a waste of time, often cutting out if the water pressure isn't sufficient (which can also be seasonal). If you're not sure, my advice would be to stick to 8.5kw for a DIY installation .

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paulace

6mm cable will do up to 8.5 Kw no problem, as long as you have the right … 6mm cable will do up to 8.5 Kw no problem, as long as you have the right fuse/breaker. 9.5 really needs 10mm cable to be on the safe side although most 6mm cable's spec is about 38 amps but that's max (38A*240V = 9120W Which is about 9.1 Kw) In reality you would have to have your shower pulling the full current for a sustained amount of time which is theoritically possilbe but not normal use, hence the regulations needing higher rated cable for 9.5kw and above.Another thing to bear in mind is water pressure and flow rate. I've fit several showers and the higher rated showers (9.5 and 10.5) can be a waste of time, often cutting out if the water pressure isn't sufficient (which can also be seasonal). If you're not sure, my advice would be to stick to 8.5kw for a DIY installation .



Thank you

If white will do Argos have a Triton Madrid II White 8.5kW Electric Shower for £58.49 or the 9.5Kw for £59.99. I know coz I got one today and have to work out fitting the thing tomorrow.

I had a rewire recently and I stuck with the existing 6mm shower cable. The shower I have at present is 7.5KW and if I upgraded I'd go with a 8.5KW max which is fine for me. I could chance a 9.5KW but I wouldn't, I doubt the house insurance would cover it in a fire, although that's just a presumption, any way insurers love to get out of things plus who wants to be in that position anyway

If your going be fitting this bear in mind Mira showers used to have the cold feed coming in from the left. Triton and most other shower come in from the right.I know the new ones are bi-directional but don't know about this one.

I've always stuck 10mm cable when replacing showers, seems silly to only use 6mm if you're upgrading anyway.

Great price for a shower, the Mira brand really is the best for electric showers. Also I wouldn't bother with anything less than a 9.5kW shower if you want any sort of pressure coming out of them.

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bascule

If white will do Argos have a Triton Madrid II White 8.5kW Electric … If white will do Argos have a Triton Madrid II White 8.5kW Electric Shower for £58.49 or the 9.5Kw for £59.99. I know coz I got one today and have to work out fitting the thing tomorrow.



Ordered - cheers

Bear in mind that our last 3 Tritons have all had the right hand input, the Madrid I mentioned I've just found out has a vertical input at the bottom.

I just opened it up as I'm all soaped out and Tracey Barlow was doin me ed in! Plus the last 3 all went in the same drill holes, I had to get me bloomin drill out for this one. I had a straight coupler so I put it up. Looks nice.

As it happened our shower packed in yesterday and this would have been ideal except i'm replacing an 8.5kw so want another 8.5kw, does anybody know of any good showers for a reasonable price, need one asap.
Thank's.

Hmm. I have an old Mira Sport. I had a look and the plate appears to say it is a 9.8? The shower works okay temperature-wise, but I've never been impressed by the flow rate. Would this one be any better?

Worth noting Part P regs for England and Wales.

http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/partp.htm
Quote-
"This would mean of course that if you had an installation which was not correctly certified, your house insurance may not be valid."

Flyfisher

Worth noting Part P regs for England and … Worth noting Part P regs for England and Wales.http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/partp.htmQuote-"This would mean of course that if you had an installation which was not correctly certified, your house insurance may not be valid."



Also says "Electricity kills and injures many people every year." Deaths are in the 10's, wheras 1000 a year die falling down stairs. The regs we have are more indicative of a very strong industry lobby, rather than a real concern for public safety.

here are the fitting instructions and user guide if anyone is interested

mirashowers.co.uk/onl…pdf

Save energy and use mixers!
Edited by: "sabz786" 28th Dec 2010

Reserved and picked up today instore, Got the 15% off at checkout(on until 31st). Thanks.

jsoap

Also says "Electricity kills and injures many people every year." Deaths … Also says "Electricity kills and injures many people every year." Deaths are in the 10's, wheras 1000 a year die falling down stairs. The regs we have are more indicative of a very strong industry lobby, rather than a real concern for public safety.




Also some strong lobbying from Jenny Tonge MP after the tragic death of her daughter

telegraph.co.uk/new…tml


Edited by: "Flyfisher" 28th Dec 2010

Anyone get theirs delivered yet?

zwarder

Anyone get theirs delivered yet?



not yet, the email i received indicated they should be delivered week commencing 24th Jan


Just sent my 3rd e-mail enquiring as to when i'm going to receive my shower, not responded to any yet!!!

original e-mail i got stated should be delivered week commencing 17th Jan...!!



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