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hello Shaun, i found one of those thermometers you use in your mouth when are ill. here are my findings:

when i turn on the rainfall shower and keep the thermo dial central, it measures 34 degrees. when i turn the thermo dial up, i get 40.2d when the shower is left running for a minimum 3 minutes. however, when i tested the hand shower, it went off the scale, which confirms that the handheld is hotter than rainfall, but it could be by a degree, so it could be 41 or 42. hope this helps
 
It definitely sounds like the shower is regulating or it’s lost a few degrees c in the riser to the rain head etc
 
It definitely sounds like the shower is regulating or it’s lost a few degrees c in the riser to the rain head etc
hi Shaun, i think i worked it out. something in the back of my mind went PING! and i went back to the shower to try something. when i let the shower run, like above, i placed the thermometer at the top of the shower head to get that reading. it reached 41d + and then the thermometer went off the scale! just like the hand held. the operative word in this is "rainfall!" as the water is falling its losing temperature. I was measuring it around lower chest height. the shower head is around 6ft, and i'm 5 8". so my lower chest is roughly 5ft. as the rainfall shower is not a "jet" like a handheld it is not going to be piping hot and has a distance to fall. i know it sounds "out there" but it must be that. so shower is correct, temperature is correct. How does that sound?
 
Yep sounds like it’s cooling and the added effect of it being winter (cooler cold water) it’s making it even more of a drastic difference
 
hi Shaun, i think i worked it out. something in the back of my mind went PING! and i went back to the shower to try something. when i let the shower run, like above, i placed the thermometer at the top of the shower head to get that reading. it reached 41d + and then the thermometer went off the scale! just like the hand held. the operative word in this is "rainfall!" as the water is falling its losing temperature. I was measuring it around lower chest height. the shower head is around 6ft, and i'm 5 8". so my lower chest is roughly 5ft. as the rainfall shower is not a "jet" like a handheld it is not going to be piping hot and has a distance to fall. i know it sounds "out there" but it must be that. so shower is correct, temperature is correct. How does that sound?
I've just read your thread. Most decent quality thermostatic shower valves can have the hot temperature increased slightly, normally by removing a handle and moving it on the splines, there should be details in the fitting instructions or online. Victorian or Victoria plumbing are terrible quality, cheap Chinese that looks good in an advert!
 

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