Bath Shower Mixer


Postby jude1895 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:40 pm

I have a basic bath shower mixer with a knob which you pull up to divert the water from the tap to the shower.

I have a combi boiler. When i turn the tap to hot water, the knob falls down because of low water pressure. Is there any solution to keep the knob up? Or a bath shower mixer with a diverter that works independent of water pressure?

Please help as at the moment it is impossible to have a shower without crouching to hold the knob up :(
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Postby plumbbob » Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:05 am

There is something wrong with the knob! It should click up and down and stay there regardless of water pressure.
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Postby jude1895 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:03 am

Hi

Thanks for replying. So do I need to replace the whole mixer tap or is there another option?
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Postby plumbbob » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:10 pm

jude1895 wrote:Hi

Thanks for replying. So do I need to replace the whole mixer tap or is there another option?


It's difficult to be sure without dismantling the mechanism. It may be a good dose of a de-scaler such as viacal may fix the fault but then it won't if any part is severely worn or broken.

I certainly wouldn't consider replacing everything until I was sure what the problem was.

Incidentally, if you do have to fit a new BSM and you're not too fussy, you can replace the tap assembly and use the original two legs. This means you don't have to grope about behind the bath panel. It's a simple swap.
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Postby jude1895 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:16 pm

Thanks so much for the great idea.

I don't know what the original make was as it was fitted by a plumber - would it be possible to replace the tap onto the previous legs with a different make and is there any you would recommend?
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Postby plumbbob » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:40 pm

jude1895 wrote:Thanks so much for the great idea.

I don't know what the original make was as it was fitted by a plumber - would it be possible to replace the tap onto the previous legs with a different make and is there any you would recommend?


Yes very likely if you choose a similar design.
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Postby jude1895 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:07 pm

Thanks for all your help - I'll have a go :o
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