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Recommend me a mixer shower

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LadyRubyPenhaligon Thu 27-Nov-14 13:58:27

No fancy rain heads just a single shower head please.

PigletJohn Thu 27-Nov-14 21:37:25

I wonder if you've got a combi, or a cylinder (what colour?)

If you put your thumb on the bathroom hot tap, and on the cold, can you stop the flow on either?

PigletJohn Thu 27-Nov-14 21:50:26

anyway, it will be an Aqualisa I recommend. The type will depend on your plumbing.

Have you got lots of money?

LadyRubyPenhaligon Thu 27-Nov-14 22:54:17

Thanks for your reply PigletJohn. I've got a green cylinder in the airing cupboard (if that's what you meant?). It's not a combi. The shower is going to be pumped. Which aqualisa mixer shower would you recommend? Was looking at the Mira coda pro or the excel. Needs to be an EV.

LadyRubyPenhaligon Thu 27-Nov-14 22:55:45

Budget wise will spend up to £500. Not sure if I need to and happy to spend less.

PigletJohn Thu 27-Nov-14 23:11:45

browse these but for some reason they are mostly concealed ones today.

The digital ones I think are a gimmick.

bar mixers for some reason are not usually as good as the round ones.

there are more on the Aqualisa website, but it shows List prices.

The big antique styles will be knobbly if you bump into them.

The Aspire range has their round thermostatic control mechanism inside, which is well-established, very reliable, and you can get spare parts if you ever need them.

PigletJohn Thu 27-Nov-14 23:26:26

Mira are quite good, but Aqualisa are a big step up in quality. I have Aquavalve and Aquatique but they are shockingly expensive, you will be annoyed to know I got discontinued models at vast reduction from Plumbworld, so they are always a good place to check prices. The mechanism is I think the same inside all their round mixers, and is very good. Have a look at the siren which is very reasonable.

LadyRubyPenhaligon Fri 28-Nov-14 21:35:26

PigletJohn thank you that has been very useful. I really like the look of the Aquavalve shower so will keep an eye out for one as have another bathroom to do in the new year. Meanwhile will likely go for the aspire or the siren. Could you explain the difference between the two, apart from around £100 price difference?

PigletJohn Fri 28-Nov-14 21:40:25

one has two levers, the other has one multifunction lever. Two levers possibly has a simpler (= more reliable) internal mechanism

IMO they are just trying to capture various ends of the market with different budgets.

They used to make mixers with a plastic enclosure shroud but I think they are all plated metal now.

PigletJohn Sun 30-Nov-14 00:52:44

this is a supplier I like

they have other models.

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