DIY Doctor

Main navigation

Advic Please - whats best option for bath shower?

Postby zzzjigsawzzz » Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:23 pm

Hi, would really appreciate any help and advice. I have a combi boiler and want to have a shower over bath. What is the best option please? electric shower? Mixer bath/shower taps? independant shower valve/tap and seperate bath filler taps? there seems to be no end as to what you can have and Im lost? Can anyone advice a DIYer please. Thanks
Rank: Apprentice
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 6
Joined: Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:48 am


Simply Build It

Postby plumbbob » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:42 pm

Most people will agree that the best shower to have with a pressurised system (combi) is a mixer shower. You need of course to be sure that the combi and your incoming mains water pressure are up to the job of supplying a shower. Incidentally, most modern boilers will.

Electric showers do have obvious advantages, but cannot compete with the flow rates of even the smallest combi boiler.

Bath shower mixers are not really designed to operate as proper showers but generally only as hand showers. They are not thermostatically controlled so are difficult to control flow and temperature wise and they don't generally come provided with proper wall riser rails.

Having said that, I believe Mira do a model, but these models are few and far between.
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 1891
Joined: Wed May 07, 2008 9:59 pm

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!

  • Related Topics