do shower mixer valve have a washer in them just like a tap ? my shower head is dripping water and i'm guessing the washer has gone in the main mixer unit (picture attached) because it stops leaking if i turn the lever off very tight. can i take parts off the mixer to replace the washer (like i would with a tap) or does the whole thing need to come off ?
Hi arf Shelby, There is some flexibility within the body of this type of shower - check dimensions before you buy. If the pipe centres are 150mm it may be worth changing to a bar type mixer but you would loose the overhead fixed shower head. Regards S
I've looked into this further. My pipe centres are 135mm & water inlets are 3/4". I can't find a valve anywhere. Am i looking for something that is obsolete ? All valves seem to be 1/2" inlets. I know you can get some adapters but the vale would then sit proud of the wall. Don't want to have to start smashing wall in to swap inlet pipes.
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