A Decent Shower at last
Our Digital Shower - a Grohe - broke down after 6 years. Grohe would give us a 55% DISCOUNT ON A NEW ONE - was still more expensive than this. It had been noisy since it was installed but we thought that was normal. It was much better than the trickle we got before it was installed but we had to keep the flow rate low (or the pump would spin out of control) and every morning it took a few tries to get the pump to grab the water. Some of this may have been the installation of course. This was fitted quickly by the plumber - it is very light weight too so easy to fix to wall. I was amazed how quiet it was - not just in comparison to what we had - and you can barely hear it working even when you turn it up. The flow is MUCH greater than before and even on the ECO setting. Family members with long hair - not me - can shower in less than half the time. Almost glad the Grohe broke down!
I bought this shower after having a bad experience with a similar product from another manufacturer (redring Galaxy digital shower). I was impressed from the moment it arrived. It was well packaged and came with good instructions and connectors required for plumbing in. The installation process was easy (Some may find the rear feed from the wall a little tricky although the actual parts and fittings are very good). The shower works really well and we now have control of both temperature and flow. I would highly recommend this product and it completely outclassed the Galaxy that I had originally purchased. This shower is quite expensive but is ideal when retrofitting into a bathroom that has already been decorated as there is just one hole to make in the wall and the rest can be installed under the bath on in the loft above.
Superb Digital Power Shower
Excellent shower. The ceiling fed option allowed me install this in my bathroom without having to damage or change any of the existing floor to ceiling tiling. As a competent DIY-er I found this extremely straight forward to the fit. The instructions and diagrams were straight forward and I followed them precisely. The power from the pumped version is excellent, and is a super improvement to my gravity fed system. I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone. Its so I good I also installed one in my ensuite. Both work fine at the same time as I installed independent hot & cold feeds from both the cold tanks and the hot water cylinder with no draws offs.
An Obscure Part
I was genuinely concerned. When I went to my local DIY store looking for this part they said look online. That wasn't very helpful to be honest. The only information I had was the shower model, an approximate date of manufacture and a description - the thing that holds the shower head thing in place! Not a lot to go on. Then I found PlumbWorld. With PlumbWorlds excellent online images, I was able to track down the precise part (it's a slide rail bracket), order online and have it delivered to my door within three days. Five minutes had it fitted. Delighted with the whole experience from start to finish.
I had been meaning to buy this clamp for ages but did, nt know where to start, I checked out Plumbworld on the Internet and hey presto their it was and on offer which was great. And the the quality was very good.Delivery of the item was a bit expensive I thought but I could see why after I got it as it was tracked all the way to my address sending me emails as to its where abouts right up until its delivery and after even telling me who had signed for the delivery as I was in work. Very pleased with my item and the wonderful delivery thankyou.
Shower working again
I bought this replacement part after my Mira Excel shower developed two faults- a constant drip after switching the shower off, then after Id ordered the part, the shower started to only supply hot water. I was glad that the part arrived quickly. The instructions with the cartridge explain how to alter its settings, which depend on whether your system runs on high or low pressure. I found an online video which showed exactly how to fit this part, and within ten minutes, the shower was working properly again. Happy customer.
Best replacement cartridge ever!
drip drip drip went the shower, moan moan moan went the wife, she said i'd better fix it or there would be lots of strife!!! Sooooo after a little investigation work in my columbo mac i discovered the cartridge is the reason for drippy shower and if its fed from a combi boiler the black one is required......and just one more thing....you need the white one if its not combi boiler! Now no more drippy drippy, and i got a happy wife, now i can watch football and have a happy happy life.........tku plumbworld :)
Good but could be better ...
First time I've installed one of these. Purchased it as an alternative to the Aqualisa Quartz Digital shower. Similar build quality. LIKES Wireless remote, functionality and features. Shower-head, interesting design, not sure how practical. Ceiling fitting uses light fixture style springs to hold in place DISLIKES 5-year guarantee doesn't include shower-head! Internal hose, fiddly to lock into place, bad design. Fixed angle of shower-head holder ... ok if using this head but if you change to another head, the angle will probably be wrong. My main gripe with this unit was that the internal hose isn't locked into place in the riser rail (probably to reduce packaging size) and the way it locks into place isn't very good ... there is a hex contour to the end of the plastic hose and a similar hex fitting in the bottom of the riser rail, the instructions state that you push it in and twist it until it locks into place but this proved next to impossible, I ended up having to use pump pliers to hold the hose and twist it, if I twisted too far (which happens too easily) it just popped out again ... no doubt when doing up the shower hose, if you turn too hard you'll undo the internal hose fitting ... and if twisted a few times the plastic will probably become damaged and then it won't lock into place at all ... really bad design. Apart from that, nice unit, seems comparable with the Aqualisa Quartz Digital units.
Despite the exuberant description on Mira's website I was somewhat dubious of the claimed performance of this shower. I'm pleased to admit that it's pretty much as good as they say. Had one problem, the original wireless controller wouldn't link with the pump unit (hence 4 stars), but Mira replaced this overnight FOC. It's great to be able to site this wherever you like and it looks really cool with the blue LED display including temp and time. It's simple to set up, the warm-up function is a must, and the four head settings give you all the variety needed. The water flow is excellent with the drench head doing exactly that, even on ECO flow setting. So far I'm very happy, fingers crossed the wireless element will continue to function properly. My only concern being that, if it fails, there's no manual operation available. No doubt MIRA will assist as part of the warranty. Without the connection issue would've given 5 stars.
Ancient shower unit gets life extension
Mixer shower is 42 years old. I fixed original regulating assembly several times but the important bits wore or rusted out eventually. If they had used brass screws instead of steel and a brass cog instead of plastic it would have lasted for ever! Local plumbing suppliers did not have the part, but Google brought me to Plumbworld. Website was easy to use and the part was delivered in two days. Due to inflation it cost as much as the entire mixer shower did in 1967! Item is easy to install, just needs screwdriver and spanner, though it is a good idea to make sure the scale is centred before final tightening. Item is a classic design, well made, and gives quick and precise control of water temperature from mixer unit.