Triton Caselona III 10.5KW Electric Shower £49.50 free delivery @Plumbworld
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Triton Caselona III 10.5KW Electric Shower £49.50 free delivery @Plumbworld

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Found 13th Feb 2012
was loking for 10.5KW and found this one...

This model offers exceptional value for money in a stylish and compact design. A white unit with all chrome riser rail ensures that this product will make an impact in any bathroom.

Features

Temperature stabilised control
Showerhead - single spray pattern
Numbered temperature dial for ease of use
Available in 10.5kW
2 YEAR GUARANTEE

Technical Information

Entry Points

Water - Left- bottom, back and top - Right - bottom, back.
Cable - Left - bottom, back and top


EDIT: If you don't like the 10.5KW here is another one 9.5KW with a bit better design.
hotukdeals.com/dea…699
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What's the min elect cable requirement for 10.5kW?
Musicrab

What's the min elect cable requirement for 10.5kW?



Depends on the run, but average would be 10mm

tlc-direct.co.uk/Tec…tml
good deal
Used this shower this morning, installed yesterday, is awful, comes out at a dribble and moving it about 2mm takes it from freezing to scaulding
trickyd

Used this shower this morning, installed yesterday, is awful, comes out … Used this shower this morning, installed yesterday, is awful, comes out at a dribble and moving it about 2mm takes it from freezing to scaulding


Obviously not installed correctly then. Never had a problem with mine.
It sounds as though the water pressure is too low. I take it it is connected to the water main and not a roof tank? They are not designed to be used with a roof tank.
Make sure your incoming mains stopcock is fully wide open (usually under the sink),this will give full pressure of water to the shower. My fathers shower started playing up with either scalding or freezing water. I checked his stopcock under the sink and found he had accidentally moved it a turn to the closed position.
Edited by: "Wowhats" 14th Feb 2012
We've had a 10.5kw triton (not this model) for a few years and flow is pretty good or an electric shower and temp control (its flow control really) is no problem. As above need decent mains pressure cold feed

Downside is it will cost a lot to shower for a long time!

Good price however and Triton are decent quality
How do you tell if it's 10mm cable? Is it a case of the cable being 10mm wide?
As a qualified electrician ..I would recommend a minimum cable size of 10mm2 cable ..the 10mm2 refers to the cross sectional area of each conductor... PLEASE NOTE >>> It is a legal requirement under part P of the building regulations that any installation work in a special location ..ie kitchens bathrooms, etc are inspected ,.tested and in the case of new installations notified to building control
If in any doubt please ask a sparky or you could burn down your house or kill someone !! ..seen many horrifying DIY shower installs
if you are not sure? then leave alone......!
How much should it cost to replace a shower (assuming all the sparky/plumber has to do is replace like for like)? Just after a ballpark figure.
Thanks

(Also assuming I supply the shower - so just installation)
Edited by: "sjohnst4" 14th Feb 2012
sjohnst4

How much should it cost to replace a shower (assuming all the … How much should it cost to replace a shower (assuming all the sparky/plumber has to do is replace like for like)? Just after a ballpark figure.Thanks



Assuming he doesn't need to upgrade the MCB and / cable, thus you'd just be looking at labour time ..
£100 - 120
maybe the guy wants to know if the cable is big enough before he buys and gets a qualified electrician in. maybe he doesn't want new cables run under existing tiles etc and just wants a bit of general info.
sjohnst4

How do you tell if it's 10mm cable? Is it a case of the cable being 10mm … How do you tell if it's 10mm cable? Is it a case of the cable being 10mm wide?



If you need to ask that question, then you aren't a competent person as deemed under the electrical regulations.
And you sure as beans wont have the necessary qualifications to test and sign off the installation.
Aside from the electrical jargon.... Good find! Need a new shower and won't be installing myself, will get the wife to do it, fingers crossed she gets it wrong!
Happy Valentines
sjohnst4

How do you tell if it's 10mm cable? Is it a case of the cable being 10mm … How do you tell if it's 10mm cable? Is it a case of the cable being 10mm wide?

ReflexReact

maybe the guy wants to know if the cable is big enough before he buys and … maybe the guy wants to know if the cable is big enough before he buys and gets a qualified electrician in. maybe he doesn't want new cables run under existing tiles etc and just wants a bit of general info.




We have Triton one shower (not this one) and it is fed by the roof tank. Wonder if that is why it never works well oO
Guys need some advice,

I bought a Triton Kito from Sainsburys couple weeks back currently I have a mixer shower. Cold water tank in the roof which is gravity fed. Jefft message above got me worried about pressure, now is this the case with all showers that they have to be from main water supply to have good pressure?
And secondly I will get a qualified electrician to get the wiring of 10mm done roughly how much could this cost? Just a rough estimate I will be calling for quotes from next week just need a guide figure.
Thanks
Surfspud

We have Triton one shower (not this one) and it is fed by the roof tank. … We have Triton one shower (not this one) and it is fed by the roof tank. Wonder if that is why it never works well oO




pump it!
yeah using the above cable checker it seems that a (reasonable) run of cable powering up to say 7.8KW recommends 6.0mm cable and after that (7.9KW) the cable jumps to 10.0mm. Please be warned that cable aint cheap when factoring in costs for sparkies etc. So if anyone is thinking of merely swapping their old 7.5 KW shower for this model, then there's a good chance that your installation will have the lesser 6mm cable and will not be good enough. Like has been said if in doubt get the sparkie out, by law you now need to have it signed off.
I will be upgrading my 8.5kW to this 10.5 one this weekend and an electrician will be upgrading my electrical cable from 6mm to 10. However, will I also need to change my shower circuit breaker (I think that is what it is called) from the existing 30 Amps to 50 for a shower like the one in the OP as the electrician is claiming? Can someone confirm if this is true and if so, will the product I have provided the link to below be suitable?

plumbworld.co.uk/su5…412

Thanks in advance to all those who take the time out to reply xxxx


Edited by: "emmacowley" 14th Feb 2012
emma, I'm no sparky, but the figures from the link above suggest current rating close to 50amps

tlc-direct.co.uk/Tec…ize

AND...it's now out of stock!
Edited by: "cynic-al" 14th Feb 2012
emmacowley

I will be upgrading my 8.5kW to this 10.5 one this weekend and an … I will be upgrading my 8.5kW to this 10.5 one this weekend and an electrician will be upgrading my electrical cable from 6mm to 10. However, will I also need to change my shower circuit breaker (I think that is what it is called) from the existing 30 Amps to 50 for a shower like the one in the OP as the electrician is claiming? Can someone confirm if this is true and if so, will the product I have provided the link to below be suitable?http://www.plumbworld.co.uk/su50-50-amp-electric-shower-220-16412Thanks in advance to all those who take the time out to reply xxxx



Yes - that is the sort of thing you need. Although I have seen them a lot cheaper than that. And the irony is that you can get whole new consumer units with these RCDs built in as standard for about £60.

You will need 10mm cable and you will also need an equally rated switch / pull cord in your bathroom.

I paid £110 about 4 years ago to have the RCD - the thing you linked to - and 10mm cable installed to power my 10.5KW Triton shower after it packed up and the cables had blackened their casing thanks to a lovely "friend of a friend" plumber who charged me £60 to put our lives at risk!!

Obviously I have learnt the hard way and it's good because I now can tell when plumbers or sparkies try it on. This is a Part P Legal requirement and it has to be signed off - unless you are a competent DIYer.

My Sparky quoted me £60 to fit this unit as a direct replacement if it is all like for like. Put me off simply because of the fact that it would cost me more than the actual shower!!

HTH
wzzzupB

Guys need some advice,I bought a Triton Kito from Sainsburys couple weeks … Guys need some advice,I bought a Triton Kito from Sainsburys couple weeks back currently I have a mixer shower. Cold water tank in the roof which is gravity fed. Jefft message above got me worried about pressure, now is this the case with all showers that they have to be from main water supply to have good pressure?


From the installation instructions:- "Minimum running pressure and flow to the inlet of the shower for full performance for 10.5Kw 1.5 bar at 11 litres per minute"
The tank would have to be 50 feet above the shower to achieve this.
Jefft

From the installation instructions:- "Minimum running pressure and flow … From the installation instructions:- "Minimum running pressure and flow to the inlet of the shower for full performance for 10.5Kw 1.5 bar at 11 litres per minute" The tank would have to be 50 feet above the shower to achieve this.



You will have a mains cold feeding the tank, just tee of that to feed your shower. You are going to need to get a cable from the loft anyway, might as well get a pipe in as well. Assuming an upstairs bathroom of course.
Jefft

From the installation instructions:- "Minimum running pressure and flow … From the installation instructions:- "Minimum running pressure and flow to the inlet of the shower for full performance for 10.5Kw 1.5 bar at 11 litres per minute" The tank would have to be 50 feet above the shower to achieve this.



Electric showers are ONLY fed off the cold mains supply which assumes you have enough pressure on that.

Electric POWER showers are something completely different.

If I am not mistaken Plumbworld explains what shower you may have and what you may need... try reading the OP and clicking the link....
hollymia

Electric showers are ONLY fed off the cold mains supply which assumes you … Electric showers are ONLY fed off the cold mains supply which assumes you have enough pressure on that.Electric POWER showers are something completely different.If I am not mistaken Plumbworld explains what shower you may have and what you may need... try reading the OP and clicking the link....


No one has mentioned POWER showers.
Yes electric showers should be fed off mains water supply my point above was no one has 50 feet of head from a roof tank.
The OP has no mention of water supply requirements and I cannot find any info on Plumworld.
thanks guys
took me a lot of searching to find an electrician who was prepared to do the plumbing as well.

If you have to get both in it's expensive and they'll blame each other if there are problems.
Jefft

No one has mentioned POWER showers. Yes electric showers should be fed … No one has mentioned POWER showers. Yes electric showers should be fed off mains water supply my point above was no one has 50 feet of head from a roof tank. The OP has no mention of water supply requirements and I cannot find any info on Plumworld.



Jazzy Jeff Moroncat - I am not too sure why you are confusing the issue? Electric showers can ONLY be installed via the COLD WATER mains.

That is why they are ELECTRIC showers - the clue is in the name...

There is plently of advice on PlumBworld.
Edited by moderator: "Be nice towards fellow members" 15th Feb 2012
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