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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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  2. C

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  3. S

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    Hi, We recently had our shower tray replaced, however for some reason when I step on it it squeaks. I'll add a link to a video in which I am in the middle of the tray just shifting my weight from one leg to the other. Is this normal? Should I get back to the contractor with any specific...
  4. Bettyboo

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  5. bobster316

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    Can anyone please advise which replacement shower mixer valve thermostat I need foe this shower control
  6. W

    Mira Flight Shower Tray - Install

    Hi, I am looking to install a Mira flight shower tray 760 by 760. I would have like to have removed the existing floorboards and installed battens and 18mm ply level with the joists. However, there is a stud wall running parallel to the joists sitting on top of the floorboards preventing me from...
  7. O

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    Hi all Fitted a new shower at home and the shower arm extends too far out for the screen (pics attached) a lot of water escapes out of the shower and on to the floor. Is there a replaceable shower arm that I can purchase and if so what should I search to find this? Or is just a case of buying a...
  8. 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...
  9. V

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  10. L

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    Hello, I’m having a bit of an issue trying to fit a mixer shower bar, the pipe centres are around 3/4mm too narrow! I’ve attached a photo below, is there a simple fitting I can by to narrow the pipe centres by a few mm?
  11. G

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    Hi guys, new to this forum, was looking for advice regarding a mira flight shower tray i've just installed [diy]. After installing it, and then taking a shower, i noticed that the water was collecting at the edges and not dispersing away after a period of time. Now this tray was a replacement...
  12. B

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  13. J

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  14. P

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  15. H

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  16. K

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  17. G

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  19. M

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  20. C

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