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shower mixer

A shower is a place in which a person bathes under a spray of typically warm or hot water. Indoors, there is a drain in the floor. Most showers have temperature, spray pressure and adjustable showerhead nozzle. The simplest showers have a swivelling nozzle aiming down on the user, while more complex showers have a showerhead connected to a hose that has a mounting bracket. This allows the showerer to hold the showerhead by hand to spray the water at different parts of their body. A shower can be installed in a small shower stall or bathtub with a plastic shower curtain or door. Showering is common in Western culture due to the efficiency of using it compared with a bathtub. Its use in hygiene is, therefore, common practice.

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  1. alanmcm

    offset connector issue for shower mixer valve

    Need a bit of advice for installing a shower mixer valve. Issue Im having is that the tiler put the tiles on and the gap has went from 150mm to 135mm. I have 2 copper pipes coming out of the wall and have the mixer valve already measuring 150mm. Ive two offset connectors but not sure how to...
  2. O

    Bar shower mixer valve help (DIY)

    Hi! Fitting a new shower and after some research I bought these fast fix brackets online (looked a lot more straight forward than the ones it came with. Crank something???) Anyway, after fitting it, the nuts don’t completely cover up the thread (photo attached). Is this normal? I was cautious...
  3. V

    Problems with shower mixer valve

    I removed a bath from my sister in law’s bathroom about eight years ago. I cut back the hot and cold to the bath and branched off these to a new shower bar mixer. It worked fine until about two years ago when I fitted a new valve which has been fine until about two weeks ago when she said it...
  4. D

    Can I get a reverse hot / cold shower mixer bar?

    Hi, just wondering if anyone knows where I could source a thermostatic shower mixer bar that accepts hot and cold supplies the opposite way around i.e. I’m looking for a mixer where the hot water supply comes in from the right hand side instead of the left. This is to provide a workaround to the...
  5. T

    Can you please identify a shower mixer ?

    The thermostatic cartridge in this shower has failed and I have no idea who the manufacturer is. It is in the shower room of an Arab Prince's London House and he is ranting that he want's a shower and it is stuck on Hot ! Any suggestions ?
  6. T

    Shower mixer model / supplier

    Hi, I am trying to identify this thermostatic mixer valve to source a service kit. The water on off control seems to be getting stiffer, it's difficult for someone with limited hand grip. Photos of the valve attached. I can provide a photo of the control knobs fitted if that helps. Thanks
  7. P

    Does anyone recognise this bath shower mixer

    Hello everyone I need to replace this bath/shower mixer but cannot find any identification marks on it . Does anyone recognise it please. I need to replace with something similar Many thanks Paul
  8. J

    Shower mixer too hot

    We have a shower which has always been too hot no matter how you adjust the mixer temperature but recently it's really burning hot. The shower is in a loft conversion and the plumbers teed off a downstairs shower to feed the bathroom upstairs. There are two isolation valves downstairs for hot...
  9. S

    Can't take off the knob/handle of my Grohe shower mixer

    Help! I'm about to retile the shower area but I can't take off the handles or wall plate, unlike the two other Grohe mixers in my house there are no removable cap heads and there are no concealed screws. I am wondering if the shower handles just pull off (I've tried with a reasonable pressure...
  10. R

    Trevi Shower Mixer Valve

    My shower is controlled by what I think is a Trevi Hathaway Exposed Thermostatic Shower Valve L6800AA. The shower works fine but when I turn it to the off position it doesn’t shut off completely right away. I have to keep giving the handle an extra tweak until the flow eventually stops. Can...
  11. P

    Unknown Shower Mixer Valve

    All, A quick question if any of you can help? I have a shower mixer valve (not thermostatic) that I believe I causing my shower to drip. I’m happy to replace it but I don’t know what it’s called or if I need to replace to whole shower? Previous mixer valves have been easier to replace but not...
  12. S

    permanently dripping shower mixer

    I have a leaking shower that drips constantly. (image attached) I can't seem to find the manufacturer as the names on the tap are common to many brands and Google was of little help I'm told it is an exposed sequential shower of some 20 years + in age and in all probability from a long dead...
  13. T

    Cartridge change on a concealed shower mixer

    Hi there. I installed this concealed 4 way shower diverter and thermostatic valve in the early 2000s. I think it was an Ultra Helix from memory. The diverter (top) is leaking and needs replacing (or just the ceramic and seals). I cant for the life if me remember how I get the face plate off...
  14. T

    Recessed shower mixer recommendation

    Greetings. Stranger from the electrician's forum here. Need some plumbing advice please! Our bathroom shower mixer is on surface. The mixer needs changing and her indoors would like a recessed mixer. The problem is that the wall is quite thin and i only have 6cm from front of tiles to the...
  15. S

    Thermostatic Shower Mixer Problem

    We have recently had a brand new bathroom fitted, however, the thermostatic shower mixer does not work properly - the shower is either boiling hot or freezing cold, there is no in between. The company we bought it from have sent us a replacement cartridge but it is exactly the same. How do we...
  16. rich1111

    help locating replacement shower mixer

    Hey, I am new to this forum and hope someone could help. I moved into a flat a couple of years ago and the bathroom had been refurbished. Today the handle on the shower mixer broke off and needs replacing. An easy option would be to order the replacement part and fit it but I can't find the...
  17. E

    Tool to undo the non return valves on shower mixer?

    I am trying to undo the non return valves on my shower to clean them but they won't budge, I guess there is a tool for doing this but can't find one on line - help would be appreciated! It's basically a very wide slot but my largest screwdriver does not do the trick, the maintenance...
  18. E

    Tool to undo the non return valves on shower mixer?

    I am trying to undo the non return valves on my shower to clean them but they won't budge, I guess there is a tool for doing this but can't find one on line - help would be appreciated! It's basically a very wide slot but my largest screwdriver does not do the trick, the maintenance instructions...
  19. W

    Can't adjust thermostatic shower mixer

    I moved into a property recently and having problems with the shower in the main bathroom. The temperature's always too cold when the dial is turned to the hottest setting. There's scalding hot water getting to the taps and the en-suite shower so I'm assuming the thermostatic shower knob needs...
  20. elvis80

    New shower mixer - no cold water

    Right, complete amateur alert... I'm fitting a Bristan recessed thermostatic dual control shower mixer. Have fitted two elsewhere in the house without any issues. Got this one all connected and tested the water...hot is fine, nothing from the cold. When I first turned it on there was sound like...
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