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Bath filler from overflow advice please confused

Postby Inneedofhelpplease » Sat May 08, 2021 2:13 pm

I’m so confused having a bit of a nightmare, I should never of tried to plan a bath during covid, being a girly struggling to get round this plumbing.

redoing bathroom and really didn’t fancy bath taps, the plan was a 3 valve with single diverted to do the bath shower head and handset at seperate times they work

Was going to have a rain head handset and fill bath with bath filler

All pipe work will be in a cupboard next to the boiler a ideal logic 30.

I’m now reading that the overflow filler will take forever to fill a bath, will the bath be cold by the time the bath fills, as it would just work from a single outlet from shower valve believe 15mm my oldest kids have a habit of turning bath on then get distracted being on the phone.

The new bath in question is a carronite 1700x800

I’m thinking if shower valves thermostat fails I won’t have any hot water even if boiler ok, or have I got that wrong

Would I be better in getting a wall mounted tap but would that provide the same flow rate at the overflow filler

I’m trying to house all pipework in cupboard as plan to tile bath panel

Am I heading for huge problems working everything through the 3 way shower valve,

The bath used to fill up with bristain 1901 mixer taps not sure if flow rate from that.
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Postby stoneyboy » Sun May 09, 2021 10:30 pm

Hi inneedofhelpplease
If you have a combi boiler your hot water will have enough pressure to fill the bath via the overflow filler.
No matter which thermostatic control you select if the thermostat fails you may not have hot water.
If you cupboard with the boiler in backs onto your shower you may find wall mounted controls much easier to install.
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