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Which shower to buy?

Postby richhe » Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:38 pm

I have a problem. I have a NewTeam NT968 Thermostatic Valve, which requires 13.5 cm inbetween the cold and hot water inlets. Went looking for a replacement shower today (as my old one has packed in- can only get cold water), but all the ones I found have about 15.5cm inbetween inlets (was looking mainly at Triton's). Access to the pipes behind the shower wall is tricky. Can anyone advise on which mixer showers I would be able to buy to fit my current pipes?


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Postby plumbbob » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:41 pm

You are going to be very lucky to find another make of shower with anything other than either the old 6" centres or the new 150mm.

I suggest you visit the New Team site to see if they offer a replacement.

Certainly manufacturers such as Triton and Mira and other leading brands only have, to the best of my knowledge, the 150mm centres.
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Postby rosebery » Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:10 pm

It sounds as though the cartridge has either failed or its gummed up with scale.

Rather than replacing the whole thing it would seem a better idea to remove the cartirdge and clean it. If it still doesn't work properly then replace the cartridge. Save a lot of hassle.

Also whilst you have the cartridge out check that the filters are not blocked.


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Postby Deborah » Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:50 pm

Hi There I found a thermostatic valve by Googling "" at a good price.
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