Triton Madrid II 8.5kW Black and Chrome Electric Shower -  Argos - was £139.99 now £69.99 - reserve and collect
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Triton Madrid II 8.5kW Black and Chrome Electric Shower - Argos - was £139.99 now £69.99 - reserve and collect

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Found 10th Feb 2010Made hot 10th Feb 2010
Triton Madrid II 8.5kW Black and Chrome Electric Shower

also in white - few £s cheaper -

* Plastic/metal finish.

* 8.5kW power rating.

* 1 head mode position.

* Temperature stabilised.

* Automatic shut down/safety shut off if water supply fails.

* Easy to clean shower head.

* Wall brackets and fittings included.

* Manufacturer's 2 year guarantee.

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think the deal is ok like but this is actually in the catalogue at this price now..
so is more of a permanment price reduction than a half price sale thing.

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£64.99 in homebase

Just for your info people.

8.5kw in the Summer is OK, in this weather it'll struggle to get the water hot and give a decent flow rate. Yes, it will be able to heat the water but you'll see a drop in flow rate in this cold weather. Triton are a very good make however so the backup is good. If you don't want/need a very powerful shower then it'll be fine but if you want something to whack the water out at a fair rate then go higher with the Kw.

Just giving advice hope it helps.

Peggy, Argos own Homebase.

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Blasphemous;7806938

Just for your info people.8.5kw in the Summer is OK, in this weather … Just for your info people.8.5kw in the Summer is OK, in this weather it'll struggle to get the water hot and give a decent flow rate. Yes, it will be able to heat the water but you'll see a drop in flow rate in this cold weather. Just giving advice hope it helps.



Agreed got a 8.5Kw shower at the moment and really notice the drop in pressure in the winter.

I bought this shower from B&Q in the summer. It had been reduced then to £80, but then was in the 50% off sale so only paid £40. That was a deal posted on this site. So i'd suggest £69.99 is a fair price for this shower but I wouldn't really call it a hot deal.

Just going through the turmoil of a new Bathroom at the moment :x

Anyways, I have a 8.5kW and I agree, in the winter it's not great, however if you want a more powerful shower you'll need to fully upgrade the electrics for the shower, and I still have palpatations after I was told how much that would cost (you'll need a proper electrician due to the new laws and safety sign-off), so now I have a brand new 8.5 kW shower (just fitted today) :cry:

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Anyone know if you need a qualified electrician to fit this even if all the fittings are already there?

got 10mm already fitted

Northerndave;7807577

Just going through the turmoil of a new Bathroom at the moment :xAnyways, … Just going through the turmoil of a new Bathroom at the moment :xAnyways, I have a 8.5kW and I agree, in the winter it's not great, however if you want a more powerful shower you'll need to fully upgrade the electrics for the shower, and I still have palpatations after I was told how much that would cost (you'll need a proper electrician due to the new laws and safety sign-off), so now I have a brand new 8.5 kW shower (just fitted today) :cry:



Not always the case but yes you do need to have the wiring checked to ensure its large enought and my advice is to fit the most powerful shower your wires can take.

8.5kW is very poor

kudos1uk;7807697

Not always the case but yes you do need to have the wiring checked to … Not always the case but yes you do need to have the wiring checked to ensure its large enought and my advice is to fit the most powerful shower your wires can take.8.5kW is very poor



Agree with the first part......

...thanks for making me feel worse with the second - lol:whistling:

Northerndave;7807753

Agree with the first part.........thanks for making me feel worse with … Agree with the first part.........thanks for making me feel worse with the second - lol:whistling:



TBH, and I don't want to make you feel even worse 6mm shower cable is generally OK upto 8.5kW.
6mm is sufficient for a 37A load providing it isn't subject to other derating factors (high ambient temperatures, running through insulation in walls/lofts, grouping factors etc.)

Based on this I don't really know why you had to have it upgraded for a 8.5kW shower, however if you have had it upgraded to 10mm it will be very easy to put a much more powerful shower in.


EDIT...... My bad I just re-read your comment, I see you stuck to the 8.5kW to avoid the upgrade.

lumoruk;7807681

Anyone know if you need a qualified electrician to fit this even if all … Anyone know if you need a qualified electrician to fit this even if all the fittings are already there?got 10mm already fitted



Replacement of an existing shower is not notifiable but honestly if you have 10mm make use of it and get something more powerful you will enjoy, go 12kW you wont regret it

kudos1uk;7807897

EDIT...... My bad I just re-read your comment, I see you stuck to the … EDIT...... My bad I just re-read your comment, I see you stuck to the 8.5kW to avoid the upgrade.



I had to. First question I asked was...can I have a 9.5 or 10.5 installed, unfort the wiring wouldn't cope, and the cost of re-wiring was just too much, and then after all that, the old 8.5 shower got re-installed.............and promptly failed - grrrrrrrrrrrrr

Oh well

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kudos1uk;7808002

Replacement of an existing shower is not notifiable but honestly if you … Replacement of an existing shower is not notifiable but honestly if you have 10mm make use of it and get something more powerful you will enjoy, go 12kW you wont regret it



Will my bank balance regret it? My shower has it's own feed and it's right above the RCD

Took the cover off my Triton Ivory shower yesterday as it's stopped turning off when er switched off, the heater element turns off but the shower keeps pumping until I pull the cord by the light switch.

I have a Creda 9.5KW and I do notice the drop in the winter , but its still good anymore drop in pressure would make it not so good

lumoruk;7808601

Will my bank balance regret it? My shower has it's own feed and it's … Will my bank balance regret it? My shower has it's own feed and it's right above the RCD :)Took the cover off my Triton Ivory shower yesterday as it's stopped turning off when er switched off, the heater element turns off but the shower keeps pumping until I pull the cord by the light switch.



Yeah 12 kW are expensive and hard to find but a 10.5kW would do you fine and not cost so much.

What have you got at the moment, if you have 10mm you probably have more than 8.5kW and if you have you will notice a big drop in performance with a 8.5kW

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kudos1uk;7808870

Yeah 12 kW are expensive and hard to find but a 10.5kW would do you fine … Yeah 12 kW are expensive and hard to find but a 10.5kW would do you fine and not cost so much.What have you got at the moment, if you have 10mm you probably have more than 8.5kW and if you have you will notice a big drop in performance with a 8.5kW



It's definitely 10mm, and says 8.5Kw underneath the shower case

I need a shower fited can anyone tell me how much it would cost??? and who to go with??

Ihavealightsaber;7807315

Peggy, Argos own Homebase.



peggy was pointing out were its cheeper what does it matter who owns them its cheaper at homebase so this info may help some

i have a 8.5kw triton they suck in the winter
it takes a few mins just to wash the shampoo out of your hair its so slow

go for 9.5 if you have 6mm cable
or 10.5 if you have 10mm

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chris3349;7809863

peggy was pointing out were its cheeper what does it matter who owns them … peggy was pointing out were its cheeper what does it matter who owns them its cheaper at homebase so this info may help some




i know its cheaper but you have to have it posted - no pick up - p & p £5.99 - :thumbsup:

No pickup advertised on their site but they do have them in store

Shonk;7809966

i have a 8.5kw triton they suck in the winter it takes a few mins just to … i have a 8.5kw triton they suck in the winter it takes a few mins just to wash the shampoo out of your hair its so slowgo for 9.5 if you have 6mm cable or 10.5 if you have 10mm



This is bad advice, a 9.5kW shower would need 10mm cable.

Even a 8.5kW shower would need 10mm cable if you exceed 18m which is why I qualified my answer with:

kudos1uk

6mm shower cable is generally OK upto 8.5kW.6mm is sufficient for a 37A … 6mm shower cable is generally OK upto 8.5kW.6mm is sufficient for a 37A load providing it isn't subject to other derating factors (high ambient temperatures, running through insulation in walls/lofts, grouping factors etc.)

I have this 8.5 after having a 10.5 kw the difference is slow slight to notice to be honest, this is plenty powerfull and hot enough

I have just had a price by a electrcian to upgrade my shower from 8.5kw to 10kw,£170 plus vat, plus a shower unit. He has rewire from shower to fuze box about three meters. I dont know what to do, I think I will struggle another winter with my old one.
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