I have this tap. It's nice. Slight pain to clean around/under where you lift to turn on but the water where I live is also rather hard so likely worse than most other places. Would happily buy this tap again (y)
I use plastic ones because any metal caddies I've used in the shower tend to rust. I've also switched to plastic Addis 2 tier over door caddy for the same reason
I've been using the plastic ones of these in my shower, the first one went up 3.5 years ago and the second about 4 months. They are both still up and consistently hold 2+ liters of shampoos and shower cleaning sprays. Very strong hold onto a tiled wall :) Is there any sign of rust? On plastic???
I've been using the plastic ones of these in my shower, the first one went up 3.5 years ago and the second about 4 months. They are both still up and consistently hold 2+ liters of shampoos and shower cleaning sprays. Very strong hold onto a tiled wall :)
I'd command my Mrs not to fill these with all her remedies
He wouldn't cross the pipes over anyway, he's very superstitious.
I'd be better off getting Stevie Wonder on the job. DIY is not my strong point.
You could re pipe it correctly, or if you fancy a bodge, cut the pipes back and use a couple of flexibility pipes (15mm to 1/2" BSP tap connection pipes should fit) to swap the pipes over, 500mm flexible pipes are only a few £s from Screwfix. It would look awful but the shower would be working correctly for less than a tenner.
It is but that's the single control, i.e. controls both water flow and temperature. This one has an independent temperature control so you can set and forget. Edit, actually I think this is the equivalent single control. It's £321.93 at Victorian Plumbing. https://www.victorianplumbing.co.uk/bristan-prism-exposed-single-control-shower-valve-pm-sqshxvo-c
Isn't this very similar https://www.victorianplumbing.co.uk/bristan-prism-thermostatic-exposed-single-control-shower-valve-with-adjustable-riser-kit-pm2-sqshxar-c?campaign=googlebase&gclid=Cj0KCQiAyJOBBhDCARIsAJG2h5cRauu02tkKZZGbgxZocrqoHEXp3lXammxAMUSwtQYJj0y5V4SQYL4aAo_DEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
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These are normally standard fittings. If you have any different your plumber should be able to sort that out. Distance is usually standard too. As long as you’re not going from electric to this you be fine.
You should eb ok. To be sure measure center to center on the pipes at the wall, then go to the Mira website and find the technical spec and you will see the center to center of the shower pipes. From memory it is usually 150mm but Icheck it out.
The simple answer is no. You can buy plugs to stuff in the tank unions that will stop the water flow. Many plumbers just use a rag.
Also, I cannot find any isolation valves on any pipework in between the hot water tank and the shower. (new build cost skimping, grrr) Am I right in thinking that we'd need to turn off the main stopcock and then run all the hot water out of the tank to be able to do the replacement?
This is a total beginner question but the thermostatic shower we have needs replacing. It's a rear fed aqualisa bar, similar in looks to this, but don't know which model. Is this likely to fit with the existing pipe placement? I've no idea if the rear feed attachments are usually a standard width apart or if they vary. Need to replace shower without retiling!
That is why I said 1/4 of a turn which is about 1.5cms of thread on an 18mm pipe. What do you think?
You undo the tap, not the nut, on stuck ones. Wedge whatever spanner in then knock the tap around. You do the same to get them secure - fix at 90deg to the right then tap them around into position. Box spanners are great for fitting over the spout for extra leverage. Always reuse the brass backnuts if you've got a choice between plastic and brass.
Capillary action must help?
Looks like one of those tools for extracting teeth (horror) tooth key although I'd sooner use a box spanner. :D
I get your point & WD40 is a great product but it doesn't defy gravity ;) However, you are correct if the cause is right at the bottom of the nut.
Useful product. Bought the 8m one a few years ago and could unblock cast iron downpipes that were completely blocked solid with soil, roots, and corroded metal fragments.
If you don't need 15m, Cleanstore has the 8m version for £19.99 + approx £5 postage. They also sell a regraded 15m version but its currently oos. cleanstore.co.uk/products/Product.asp?ID=13716
Marty your link doesn't mention what pressure washer brand it will fit ????
Plenty of quality cheaper alternatives on Amazon or EBay eg. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07N7TJD4P/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_4?smid=A2CMC8IU7CLTT9&psc=1 (which can be screwed onto your standard hose).
Showing £4.99 delivery for me, do you live out in the wilds? A couple of pounds cheaper HERE if you can't collect from store.
Our builder recommended them, oddly. We won't be having him back put it that way (shock) The reviews were ok for the stuff we bought too, but it's absolute rubbish. The taps and shower screen are especially dodgy.
It’s easy to get confused beteeen the two I just realised two very different companies Good tip thanks
From my experience with them, their prices on 'branded' products are quite competitive. Their customer service team is also quite helpful (provided you persevere), if you encounter problems with any products purchased.
I'd recommend Victoria Plum https://victoriaplum.com/ Good prices and Quality products. I'd phone up if I was you. They give better discounts via the phone Hope this helps,
Available in every poundshop in orange bottle. Caustic Soda has been been used for hundreds of years . Does not cause any damage to blocked or slow running pipe. Can corrode only if pipe empty and clean but I dont think anyone will use it when not needed( commonsense needed) . The junk automatically neutralises it. Enzymes are like biological washing liquid and may not even work for blocked or slow running drains . Caustic Soda solution can easily dissolve hair and fat which are main cause of blockages and work at any temperature. Stronger drain cleaners contain acids which are really dangerous but caustic soda as alkaline is not so corrosive if used correctly. https://www.onlinepoundstore.co.uk/product/easy-sink-pipe-unblocker-1-litre/?gclid=CjwKCAiAu8SABhAxEiwAsodSZJHO26PGqa8ppeME_9NOx2enkjcRulAAXGP5x3xeOVSAFsdjrOCatBoC56UQAvD_BwE
Can you give more details on your caustic soda solution mix? I've received advice against using it as it may damage pipes and sealants.
Will this work/ can i use this if i have a sink erator?
Ordered . Dont know if this will work so ordered only one . Caustic soda solution always works and cheaper at £1. Seems more like biological enzyme washing liquid.
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When I check the temps of my NVMe it's never even close to needing additional cooling. Mounting it as in the picture below something like an RTX3080 is probably going to have the reverse effect and make it even warmer than it would be!
You need to add TAX on 20%
A block of aluminium with fins will likely help cool the component to which it is conductively coupled. A separate question is whether all parts of an NVME should be cooled (and I think the answer is actually no - some bits work better hotter)...
Not suitable for gravity systems. Minimum 1.6 bar.
i don't know myself. i just notice when i buy taps that they will state suitable for low and high pressure or just high pressure. and when you look at the specs, it will state the minimum required bar. it must have some significance. maybe it affects the taps performance if you bought these taps and you had low water pressure and would be better off buying those that states suitable for low water pressure.
Maybe I'm wrong in my assumptions then, I'm just going by my experience using these same taps on both high pressure and gravity fed low pressure.
no. i compared the taps with ones i bought a few months ago, which states suitable for low pressure and when you look at the minimum bar, this one has a high one and the ones i bought before has a low one. not sure what makes them change with the pressure. they must be built differently inside.
Damn, bought one the other day off Amazon for £27, getting fitted later today. HOT :(
Thanks, I agree cheaper to buy the whole bar. Unfortunately the one in this deal out of stock. Will keep an eye out.
It looks like a standard thermostatic bar valve. Personally I would just change the whole bar for what the difference in price is and changing the bar is easier to do in my opinion. If you still want to change the thermostatic cartridge then you'll either need to find the model number or remove the cartridge and measure it. They're on eBay for around £10-£15
These should fit bath mixer taps if you have non thermostatic ones fitted
Thanks for looking, really appreciated. I’ve attached a pic. There’s nothing that states any brand on it. It’s 28cm across and the thermostatic handle has a circumference of 15cm
I fitted one of these for a client on Thursday. Pros: Came with flexible tails which is always nice the water is nicely aerated. The head moves freely. It's VERY cheap Cons: Not the heaviest tap in the world. The levers didn't line up perfectly when the tap was off. The water flow is nicely aerated. For £30 it's hard to find any real downsides.
So basically the warranty is useless (lol) (lol) (lol)
Depends. I replaced ours but our old tap had a fast fit nut. Did it in it about 30 minutes once I'd worked access out and found my wrench. If you've got old taps that need a box spanner I'd say longer.
I recently did mine and the tw*t who did the plumbing on the house before we bought it welded the old nut into place. Managed to get enough wiggle room to get a hacksaw in place to cut through the old pipes and free the tap. After that assembly was straightforward. Also I would advise doing a 24 hour leak test on top of what you've already suggested.
When you click to pay it's not available to buy either for delivery or store collection. Called Screwfix and they confirm it's OOS too.
Price gone down to £18.15
Not a bad price at all this! If you want a Thermostatic Shower try this https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/bristan-zing-thermostatic-bar-shower-with-rail-head-chrome-3654837 We got one recently and its been great can't belive how cheap it was.