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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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    Soil pipe cross flow between sink and shower

    Attached is a ground floor picture of the soil pipe in our home. There was originally a toilet which has now been permanently capped off and you can also see a sink waste pipe attached. My plan is to drill out one of the 50mm sockets directly opposite the current sink waste for a new 40mm...
  2. P

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    My Duraspeed pump has started to make a strange noise when water is drawn but I can't see where to add a video. It was already installed when we moved in last year and may have given up the ghost after battling with an air lock in the system? Any help would be gratefully received.
  3. J

    Fordham shower door wanted

    I'm looking for Fordham shower door. Does anyone knows where I can find one? It the foldable one.
  4. A

    Firedearth shower mixer

    Hi has anyone ever renew a thermostatic shower cartridge on a Firedearth shower in photo I’m trying to find replacement Firedearth will tell me the manufacturer of mixer
  5. P

    Can't get shower inlet loose from pipe

    Hi, in order to replace the solenoid on my shower I need to take it off the wall (bad shower design). I've got all the electrics disconnected, it's detached from the wall itself and I've unscrewed where the water pipe from the wall connects to the shower inlet (I'm sorry I don't know the right...
  6. S

    Shower leaking at the hose where it meets the shower unit

    I've attempted to replace the shower hose from our Aqualisa Lumi electric shower unit. The new hose is badly leaking water out from the connection point and when I reattach the old hose it is now leaking too! Both have been tried with new washers and are as hand tight as they can go (wasn't a...
  7. Sunnee

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    Hi - I'm a rank amateur DIY'er with plumbing, with practically 0 skills & I know next to nothing about it, but a few weeks ago our concealed shower's thermo cartridge finally seized completely solid. With little time or skill to try to fix the issue, I then made a rooky mistake and accidentally...
  8. Mark Wright

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    Hi, I'm a fairly regular on the electricians forum but know nothing! about plumbing. Basically all other taps get hot but the shower is luke warm. It's not mine but belongs to a little old lady. She had it replaced lately and I don't have the heart to tell her its not fixed. It's a bar-type...
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    What is the difference between a thermostatic and manual power shower?

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  10. fango7

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    Hi all, Would welcome your thoughts on this. I'm installing a low level shower tray, over a timber floor. Cast iron soil stack only about a metre away. So far so good. The problem is that the existing 1 1/2 copper connection into the stack (previously serving bath) enters the stack at a low...
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    Silicone Missing in Shower?

    My tenant tells me these areas should have been siliconed? This was a new build. The vertical shower frame (please see pictures)? And the bottom of the shower frame that rests on the shower tray?
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    Shower waste water configuration

    Hi I'm currently doing the pre-planning for my next DIY project fitting a shower tray and enclosure from scratch. I'm confident of being able to do the job but not being a plumber not sure the best way to go about it so would appreciate any advice. The current upstairs room has a black waste...
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    walk in shower install.

    morning everyone. Could someone please give me a ball park figure to have a bath removed and a walkin shower installed, wooden floor with joists, its a very small bathroom but can get a 750mm tray in, price to include tanking and full length polymer coated screen and tiling please. Job in York...
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    Shower waste slipping

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  16. Mattcol99

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    Replacement for Stuart Trevi 45 automatic shower booster

    17 year old Stuart Trevi 45 twin automatic shower booster pump serving two showers. Leaking and heavily corroded externally. Assuming this model is now obsolete, what would be a suitable like for like replacement?
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    Which fitting for trite on shower replacement?

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    URGENT Shower leaking from elbow

    when I use my shower there is a leak to the property below. I stopped using it for a week and redone the waste, in this time the water leaking through to the neighbour dried out. Started using the shower again and the leak reappeared, the shower is a concealed mixer type. I believe the leak is...
  20. richardhart

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