Triton Showers - on sale - 8.5 KW  from £49.95 (was £74.99 - Screwfix + quidco
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Triton Showers - on sale - 8.5 KW from £49.95 (was £74.99 - Screwfix + quidco

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Found 11th Mar 2014
Triton Showers - on sale - 8.5 W from £49.95 -

was £74.95

8.5kW Triton Enrich. A great value unit that is easy to use and install. Ideal replacement shower with top, bottom, side and rear pipe entries. W x D x H: 210 x 110 x 305mm. Suitable for Cold Mains OnlySingle-Spray Pattern Shower Head2 Year Manufacturer's GuaranteeWater EfficientBEAB ApprovedSingle Control for Start/Stop & Power Selection3-Setting Rotary Power ControlRotary Heat Control

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Replaced our 16 yo Triton with a 8.5 Enrich just this morning, only had to drill one new hole apart from that it was all the same, was well chuffed.
Edited by: "jough" 11th Mar 2014

jough

Replaced our 16 yo Triton with a 8.5 Enrich just this morning, only had … Replaced our 16 yo Triton with a 8.5 Enrich just this morning, only had to drill one new hole apart from that it was all the same, was well chuffed.

Yeah that's why we use triton straight swap even with newer model.No replacing tiles.

I've got this shower only difference is mines is 9.5w but great shower

Seeing as no pedants have jumped aboard yet....

That must be a cold shower with an 8.5w unit, do they have an 8.5kW model?

You can get a 9.5kW Triton Aviva - direct from Triton, for only £51.65 (£47.00 + £4.65 p&p) or the 10.5kW for only £4 more. I've bought 3 of them in the past (for BTL properties) and have had no issues with them whatsoever.
secure.tritonshowers.co.uk/cle…tml
Edited by: "fffil" 12th Mar 2014

As a landlord who used to get these showers installed, i would just advise you that the Triton brand is not what it used to be and Mira is a better quality - though this is still cheap!

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Hucknallred

Seeing as no pedants have jumped aboard yet....That must be a cold shower … Seeing as no pedants have jumped aboard yet....That must be a cold shower with an 8.5w unit, do they have an 8.5kW model?



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holly100

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Sorry, not good enough. The correct way of defining a kilowatt is kW not KW.

Some electric shower heat from me, this is a good deal.

A word of advice if you're thinking getting one of these as a new fit. Getting a qualified sparky is a given, but get your consumer unit checked to ensure it has a breaker of suitable rating available. I got one many years back & went for the highest kW available, but it kept tripping out mid shower oO. Had to go down to a lower kilowattage to get round this.

Cable needs checked also, changing an MCB (or miniature circuit breaker) to a higher ampage just to bypass the occurrence of tripping could have catastrophic results.

P.S. I realise that you never done this, but it is a common occurrence.

P.P.S. The definition of Kilowatt is ; 'a measure of one thousand watts of electrical power.

The symbol is kW.
Edited by: "andynicol" 12th Mar 2014

Original Poster

Hucknallred

Sorry, not good enough. The correct way of defining a kilowatt is kW not … Sorry, not good enough. The correct way of defining a kilowatt is kW not KW. :)Some electric shower heat from me, this is a good deal.A word of advice if you're thinking getting one of these as a new fit. Getting a qualified sparky is a given, but get your consumer unit checked to ensure it has a breaker of suitable rating available. I got one many years back & went for the highest kW available, but it kept tripping out mid shower oO. Had to go down to a lower kilowattage to get round this.



good tip for those who didnt know - 8.5(KW) is plenty strong enough - without paying out more to twiddle with electrics (thats tech talk that is :D)

andynicol

P.P.S. The definition of Kilowatt is ; 'a measure of one thousand watts … P.P.S. The definition of Kilowatt is ; 'a measure of one thousand watts of electrical power.The symbol is kW.



Whilst were on the subject shall we discuss kilobits & kilobytes?

Wot holly100 said, 8,500 watts is just fine.

do I need an electrician to install the shower? is it difficult to do DIY installation?

wildcolor

do I need an electrician to install the shower? is it difficult to do DIY … do I need an electrician to install the shower? is it difficult to do DIY installation?



In theory I think you can DIY the electrics, but need a qualified sparky to certify that your work is OK before connecting. I think we have John Prescott to thank for this law. In reality if you know what you're doing, who's going to know? Not that I advocate such action, remember electricity can & does kill.

As for the connection of the water supply, a plumber may be more qualified than an electrician.

wildcolor

do I need an electrician to install the shower? is it difficult to do DIY … do I need an electrician to install the shower? is it difficult to do DIY installation?



IMO if you need to ask that question, then yes, you need an electrician.

If you are replacing a shower you can do it your self you are not modifying the electrics

Not a bad price, though the Screwfix site seems to be having an issue with me trying to reserve the shower. I'll pop out to my local depot tomorrow and hopefully pick one up.
Edited by: "Kebabselector" 12th Mar 2014

rasp11

If you are replacing a shower you can do it your self you are not … If you are replacing a shower you can do it your self you are not modifying the electrics



Quite a sweeping statement there with obvious flaws.

I have a 7kW shower, 4mm twin & earth cable, 30amp fuse wire at consumer unit.

Okay to do a straight swap for this 8.5Kw Triton ?

andynicol

Quite a sweeping statement there with obvious flaws.I have a 7kW shower, … Quite a sweeping statement there with obvious flaws.I have a 7kW shower, 4mm twin & earth cable, 30amp fuse wire at consumer unit.Okay to do a straight swap for this 8.5Kw Triton ?



youtube.com/wat…t=1

Google Ohms Law


Edited by: "Hucknallred" 13th Mar 2014

Hucknallred

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XMW6Z_Oq38&noredirect=1Google Ohms Law



I'm familiar with Ohm's law thanks very much.


thanks for the reply. I will find an electrician. this thing is used with water splashing on it. i have to make sure that i don't get killed

btw: Does this one have good pressure?

Hucknallred

In theory I think you can DIY the electrics, but need a qualified sparky … In theory I think you can DIY the electrics, but need a qualified sparky to certify that your work is OK before connecting. I think we have John Prescott to thank for this law. In reality if you know what you're doing, who's going to know? Not that I advocate such action, remember electricity can & does kill. As for the connection of the water supply, a plumber may be more qualified than an electrician.

wildcolor

thanks for the reply. I will find an electrician. this thing is used with … thanks for the reply. I will find an electrician. this thing is used with water splashing on it. i have to make sure that i don't get killedbtw: Does this one have good pressure?



In these days of RCD's in Consumer Units it's more difficult to get killed, but I wouldn't want to test that theory. If you're a fan of Mythbusters they've done various tests of electrocution myths.

As for the pressure, IMO an electric shower is not the best choice if you want a powerful shower. It's heating incoming mains water on the fly, so if it's winter the water will be colder & can't be heated as quickly. It's years since I had one, but I think the flow is restricted depending on the incoming temperature.

If you want a decent shower & have the traditional HW cylinder & tank in the loft, go for a booster pump feeding a standard shower

screwfix.com/p/s…231

I use one of the above, great shower from it.

My tame plumber is a fan of unvented HW systems, these deliver the hot water at the same pressure as your cold tap.

screwfix.com/p/r…712

I think the above is an electric model, but you can heat them with a gas boiler, I plan to go this route when I replace my ageing boiler.

Professional installing is a must, as is annual maintenance, or this could happen (Mythbusters again):

youtube.com/wat…bUY

Need a new 8.5 kW (not Kelvin Watts!) shower as mine had sprung a leak...

Can anybody tell me how this one (with a claimed RRP of £75) is different from Screwfix's other £50 showers, or this one at £40 link


EDIT: I've found the answer; the difference is there's actually stock of this one but the £40 Triton and the £50 Mira showers are all out of stock! Thanks OP for saving me £15 compared to B&Q's cheapest shower.

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