Mira Vista 9.5kW Electric Shower  better than half price £79.99 was £199.99 @ Argos others models in 1st comment
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Mira Vista 9.5kW Electric Shower better than half price £79.99 was £199.99 @ Argos others models in 1st comment

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Found 18th Jan 2014
Mira Vista is not only good value but its eco settings will save you moneyon your water and energy bills too.
Over temperature cut-out.
Separate flow and temperature controls.
Half power (eco) setting.
Complete with wall brackets and fittings.
1 shower spray mode.
1 water connection.
Position of water connection: top left, bottom left and back.
1 electrical entry point.
Position of electrical entry: top left, bottom left and back.
Adjustable riser rail included.
Hose length 1.25m.
Easy clean - rubber nozzles on the handset help prevent the build-up of limescale.
Limescale resistant showerhead.
Manufacturer's 2 year guarantee.
EAN: 5013181056860.

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Original Poster

Mira Vista 8.5kW Electric Shower. £69.99

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Edited by: "Baz417" 18th Jan 2014

non in store for me, and its not letting me get through checkout, i keep getting error

i went back to the home page and searched for it, and it let me add to basket and delivery was free, thank you OP
Edited by: "skellysgirl" 18th Jan 2014

I have one of these, bought last year when they were half price but I paid about £100. It's not a bad shower to be honest but it's definitely not worth the rrp of £199.99. Mira have skimped on the new range. My old Mira sprint had a copper cylinder. These ones are plastic.

Newton Aycliffe and York Monks Cross look to have stock

Original Poster

Smartguy1

I have one of these, bought last year when they were half price but I … I have one of these, bought last year when they were half price but I paid about £100. It's not a bad shower to be honest but it's definitely not worth the rrp of £199.99. Mira have skimped on the new range. My old Mira sprint had a copper cylinder. These ones are plastic.



I agree with you. The RRP is high but at this price I think it's a good buy.

Yes would definitely buy at this price......well I did last year lol plus a bit.

Looked around and seems to be around this price in a few places

Original Poster

Smartguy1

Yes would definitely buy at this price......well I did last year lol plus … Yes would definitely buy at this price......well I did last year lol plus a bit.



Cheers.

Do these need to be professionally fitted? I have an old one, was thinking of updating it.

Original Poster

skellysgirl

non in store for me, and its not letting me get through checkout, i keep … non in store for me, and its not letting me get through checkout, i keep getting errori went back to the home page and searched for it, and it let me add to basket and delivery was free, thank you OP



You're most welcome.

I did mine but in 2005 building regs changed and you are supposed to be a qualified or 'competent' person. If you do the work yourself and have it signed off by a qualified person. To be honest I do all of my own electrics and plumbing. After seeing some works which some tradesmen working for a construction company I question just how 'qualified' some people are. Only problem you will have is when you come to sell as you will be asked if you have replaced any electrical items since 2005. I will be ok as I will just have an electrical survey done.

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Sorry to hi-jack thread but did anyone have a Triton Bermuda electric shower from years back? Mine has gone bust and am looking to replace the same area but Triton don't sell it anymore. Any recommendations for a similar 9.5kw as this one seems smaller than the one I had.

ordered this last week- Homebase also have this for just over £100
As for fitting yourself to replace an exsisting shower there are quite a few factors to take in to accoung inc cable size, cable run, insualtion and fuse rating.
Really this should be a minimum of 10mm cable and 40amp fuse

bkpatel

Do these need to be professionally fitted? I have an old one, was … Do these need to be professionally fitted? I have an old one, was thinking of updating it.

Its upto you. A couple of pointers though.
1. Is existing cabling good enough for 9.5kW?
2. Ensure electric AND water can be easily switched off while fitting (and make doubly sure these are disconnected before fitting)
3. The easiest way to replace a shower is with the cable/pipe entry points in the SAME place as original fittings. This one looks like pipe entry is from bottom left or top left BUT supply pipe must be rising or falling. Cable entry from top left (not sure as documentation installation pics are poor). Take the cover off your existing shower to check (switch off power first).



Edited by: "Musicrab" 20th Jan 2014

speedking

Any recommendations for a similar 9.5kw as this one seems smaller than … Any recommendations for a similar 9.5kw as this one seems smaller than the one I had.

£60
www.homebase.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=110&storeId=10151&partNumber=840785

Water entry point is bottom right which may be the same as your Bermuda. Cable is bottom left which may be slightly different from the Bermuda, but its easier to bend power cable than it is pipes.

Edited by: "Musicrab" 20th Jan 2014

Musicrab

http://www.homebase.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=110&storeId=10151&partNumber=840785Water entry point is bottom right which may be the same as your Bermuda. Cable is bottom right which may be slightly different from the Bermuda, but its easier to bend power cable than it is pipes.



Thanks for pointing out the Amber as I had just been looking at the screwfix.com/p/t…790 and screwfix.com/p/t…459 which are slightly more. I currently have a left hand pipe and these seem versatile enough to be a replacement? I won't be fitting myself as clueless as to how to go about it so will look for a local fitter.

speedking

...Thanks for pointing out the Amber as I had just been looking at the … ...Thanks for pointing out the Amber as I had just been looking at the http://www.screwfix.com/p/triton-t80-easi-fit-manual-electric-shower-white-9-5kw/94790 and http://www.screwfix.com/p/triton-excite-electric-shower-9-5kw/45459 which are slightly more.

Twice the price?

speedking

I currently have a left hand pipe and these seem versatile enough to be a … I currently have a left hand pipe and these seem versatile enough to be a replacement? I won't be fitting myself as clueless as to how to go about it so will look for a local fitter.

If getting a fitter then not important but bear in mind fitter may, depending on output of shower, charge for putting a new cabe from fusebox. If water is from left-hand side then sensible to get a shower that can handle this.
e.g. www.amazon.co.uk/Triton-Seville-9-5kW-Electric-Shower/dp/B0035549XG/
has flexible water entry points. (but there is loads of choice). May be worth getting the fitter in before buying the shower.
Edited by: "Musicrab" 20th Jan 2014

Eco setting reduces the already low water output. Do yourself a favour, fit a mixer shower and enjoy decent flow rate.
N. B. Only suitable if you have a combined or hot water store, seek professional advice.

In my experience, Eco just puts half the power in, and you find yourself reducing the flow to compensate.
Not necessarily a bad thing as you're saving both power and water when you don't want the full jet.
Once, you could get thermostatically adjustable electric showers, not just these fixed wattage, adjust the flow to change the temperature jobbies.

A bit basic only one spray position on the shower head. The Mira Go I bought from Argos a few months ago is £120 for a higher spec model

Musicrab

Its upto you. A couple of pointers though.1. Is existing cabling good … Its upto you. A couple of pointers though.1. Is existing cabling good enough for 9.5kW?2. Ensure electric AND water can be easily switched off while fitting (and make doubly sure these are disconnected before fitting)3. The easiest way to replace a shower is with the cable/pipe entry points in the SAME place as original fittings. This one looks like pipe entry is from bottom left or top left BUT supply pipe must be rising or falling. Cable entry from top left (not sure as documentation installation pics are poor). Take the cover off your existing shower to check (switch off power first).

how do we find out if our existing cabling is suitable for 9.5 ?

Does anyone know of any cheap black electric showers no more than £100 ish I can't find any anywhere thank you

suninderrana

how do we find out if our existing cabling is suitable for 9.5 ?

SEEK EXPERT ADVICE IF UNSURE
Based on previous post, for 9.5Kw you need a minimum 10mm cable and 40amp fuse (with RCD protection).
What's the existing shower rating and fuse?
10mm cable looks like this (turn power off and take off shower cover to see the cable if you cannot easily get to the cable behind the shower wall).
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Musicrab

how do we find out if our existing cabling is suitable for 9.5 ?

SEEK EXPERT ADVICE IF UNSURE
Based on previous post, for 9.5Kw you need a minimum 10mm cable and 40amp fuse (with RCD protection).
What's the existing shower rating and fuse?
10mm cable looks like this (turn power off and take off shower cover to see the cable if you cannot easily get to the cable behind the shower wall).
http://www.ultimatehandyman.co.uk/10m3.jpg
10mm cable is the only shower supply cable you're likely to find with a stranded earth. I'd also advise seeking professional help if you are unsure.


Edited by: "damadgeruk" 22nd Jan 2014
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