Triton Forte 8.5kW Electric Shower £41.66 Click & collect @ SAINSBURYS ONLINE
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Triton Forte 8.5kW Electric Shower £41.66 Click & collect @ SAINSBURYS ONLINE

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Found 11th Jan 2012
Sorry if this been posted but this seems like a great price and come with a 2year warranty included
Admittedly the reviews seem to be written by somebody trying to keep their job at the factory but still seems great if you need a replacement like me, worked out cheaper than the part
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Does it only have a cold water feed?
If so then I'll stay away because if you want a hot shower you end up with no power, I am looking for a good non expensive one that has hot & cold water feed so I can have powerful hot showers!
it all depends on the pressure of the cold feed, i got a 9.5kw that i have to turn down to stop being scalded and pressure is fine
All electric showers are cold feed only however you can fit an inline pump which converts alot of them them to power showers. Triton have always been a leading electric shower and this is extremely good value for money HOT HOT HOT
no stock!
the 8,5kw sold out very quick!!!
DaveBee

it all depends on the pressure of the cold feed, i got a 9.5kw that i … it all depends on the pressure of the cold feed, i got a 9.5kw that i have to turn down to stop being scalded and pressure is fine



Pressure of cold feed is fine.
It mainly depends on how good the heating element is and if it can heat that volume of water required.
xtrem3x

Pressure of cold feed is fine.It mainly depends on how good the heating … Pressure of cold feed is fine.It mainly depends on how good the heating element is and if it can heat that volume of water required.


Can I try to agree with everyone here? You need both a good heating element AND decent water pressure - (apart from the 2 heat levels you might have if it has a "high" and "low" setting) the variable temperature on these showers works by increasing or decreasing the flow rate of water over the element, if you turn the temperature up, it slows the flow over the element keeping it in contact for longer and therefore making it hotter, turn it down and there is a higher/more powerful flow but less contact time and cooler water. The reason the pressure is also important is that these (generally speaking) have low pressure and over temperature switches (to avoid either scalding yourself or allowing the element to overheat), so if the water pressure is low and you turn the temperature down it may switch off the heating element (as the internal pressure will drop as there is less resistance to the flow), or equally if there is simply insufficient water flow due to low pressure the over temperature switch will cut the element out.
As I understand it an inline pump should only be used where the shower is gravity fed from a tank NOT directly from mains pressure, so if (like me) you have a mains cold water fed electric shower you just have to live with it or change for one of the power units which DO take a hot and cold feed to provide a constant temperature.
plumbworld had a 10.5 triton for £48 the other week, just watch out if you are upgrading from a smaller shower as you may need a bigger cable.
Looks good, thanks.
xtrem3x

Does it only have a cold water feed?If so then I'll stay away because if … Does it only have a cold water feed?If so then I'll stay away because if you want a hot shower you end up with no power, I am looking for a good non expensive one that has hot & cold water feed so I can have powerful hot showers!




What you want is a power shower or mixer shower with a pump but you cant use them with combi boilers. You dont often see the power shower that look like electric showers (simlar case) for less than £150. One advangage of a power shower is you dont need a 30 amp plus supply
Bought an electric shower from B&Q the other day for like £50, so this is a good price. Heat
Julan

they also have the 9.5kw for … they also have the 9.5kw for £47.99http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/sol/shop/home_and_garden/bathroom/107746806_triton_forte_95kw_electric_shower.html?hnav=4294963718



even better deal imho
Good price.

A warning however, Triton don't support their older showers with availability of parts in my experience.
Then again at this price it would be cheaper to just buy another shower units
Out of interest, how much would it cost to have an electric shower installed? I am guessing as you would need a plumber and a electician, pricey.
kimbyanne

Out of interest, how much would it cost to have an electric shower … Out of interest, how much would it cost to have an electric shower installed? I am guessing as you would need a plumber and a electician, pricey.



it depends on the shower KW rating which influences the cable size and how far the run is from the fuse box. But I doubt you get it done for less the £200. Dont get a plummer to do the electirc work unles he has electric quals as well.
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What you want is a power shower or mixer shower with a pump but you cant … What you want is a power shower or mixer shower with a pump but you cant use them with combi boilers. You dont often see the power shower that look like electric showers (simlar case) for less than £150. One advangage of a power shower is you dont need a 30 amp plus supply



Why can't they be used with combi boilers?
I have a gas combi boiler but would also like a powerful shower.
xtrem3x

Why can't they be used with combi boilers?I have a gas combi boiler but … Why can't they be used with combi boilers?I have a gas combi boiler but would also like a powerful shower.



Combis work of the incoming water main. It is against Water Bye Laws to boost your incoming mains pressure or flow. Pumps are generally not designed to connect directly to the incoming main,
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Combis work of the incoming water main. It is against Water Bye Laws to … Combis work of the incoming water main. It is against Water Bye Laws to boost your incoming mains pressure or flow. Pumps are generally not designed to connect directly to the incoming main,



So what type of shower would be best allowing for powerful hot showers?
Triton brand the exact same shower unit under many different names, depending on which retailer is selling them. I have recently replaced a Triton Ivory ( Homebase ), with a Triton Cara ( B&Q ) as they had it on offer. It was cheaper than the spare part, a valve, and a straight swop as backplate hole fixings identical as were the water and cable inlets. They can be contacted at their Nuneaton head office on, Tel: (024) 7634 4441 and will readily give you this info. as they are very helpful.
xtrem3x

So what type of shower would be best allowing for powerful hot showers?



all depends on what type of hot water system you have, if you have combi one like this is best but go for highest kw you can more kw generally more power, mira have a special combi one but its expensive, supposed to be quite powerful. if you have a hot water tank then you can get a power shower which uses your hot water and the power of the shower to give a powerful shower.
To get a true power shower you need a hot tank so the shower unit is not doing any heating.

A 10.5kw shower is still not a power shower , you are asking for miracles for a shower to heat and deliver a powerfull water spray (also not often suitable for domestic use even if you have the correct cable and mcb/rcd/rcbo as they can draw to much power through the fuseboard) .

The price is good for a straight electric shower .
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