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  1. macka09

    macka09 Plumber GSR

    hi all. A friend of mine has just had her bathroom tiled but didn’t think about a shower before hand. However she now would like one. It’s a gravity hot water set up with no balanced cold in the house. Other than an electric shower are there any other reasonable options to look at?? Thanks
  2. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    Any tiles left over?
  3. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR

    Shower bath taps?
  4. macka09

    macka09 Plumber GSR

    What about the pressure differential on the gravity hot and mains cold feed?? Plus I'm thinking the pressure wouldn't be great.
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  5. JCplumb

    JCplumb Plumber

    Either electric shower or mixer shower on a twin pump, you'll need a big enough cwsc and a suitable flange for the hot draw off the cylinder if you're using a pump.
    Spare tiles will be needed if you're burying the pipes. You could surface mount chrome pipes if you don't want to bash tiles.
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  6. Ben-gee

    Ben-gee New Member

    Aqualisa visage ceiling fed model. Digital processor/pump in loft with dedicated cold from tank, hot from surrey flange. Need 50 gallons cws. This is perfect for retrofit as no disturbance to tiles needed.
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  7. macka09

    macka09 Plumber GSR

    Blimey, that’s costly mate. I’m unsure of the size of the cws tank. I did explain that to have a mixer would be quite costly.
  8. YorkshireDave

    YorkshireDave Plumber

    Mira Vision pumped ceiling fed. Works fine, easy to maintain.
  9. Tim S

    Tim S New Member

    As above, pumped ceiling fed digital (Aqualisa/Mira/Bristan). by the time you've costed for a decent shower valve and pump the cost isn't so bad. No disturbance to tiling, less labour/materials. Quick install.
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  10. Ben-gee

    Ben-gee New Member

    Pumped Visage is £350 in screwfix, try costing a reliable thermostatic valve with a quality riser/head and a half decent pump. It soon adds up. Plus as long as you have access to loft above they really are quick and easy to fit, also have a five year guarantee which they actually honour should you need it!
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  11. macka09

    macka09 Plumber GSR

    It’s still quite costly isn’t it? £350 for the shower then a couple of hundred for a pump, cost of a sparky and materials also. I did say that an electric was the cheapest option.
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