Fitting a thermostatic shower yourself
Bigpaintinglittlepainting · 18/03/2023 08:11
Just wondering if anyone has fitted a thermostatic shower themselves?
Or shower handle has broken so it permanently drips heavily. I have found a direct replacement for it and I'm trying to convince my very handy dh to have a go at fitting it! It will cost £200 in vat and labour to fit so it would save a fair amount to do it ourselves.
Is it a terrible idea? It looks fairly straightforward from YouTube videos
Ontheup75 · 18/03/2023 08:57
I've done this twice.
Make sure you have PTFE tape to wrap the screw thread in when you replace the bar. I kept the existing showe head and just changed the bar.
Diyextension · 18/03/2023 10:34
Also put something to protect the bath/ tray down …. Lots of it they are heavy and will do damage if it drops.
Surplus2requirements · 18/03/2023 20:47
So long as the pipe spacing is the same it's straight forward.
You'll have a few spare parts as you'll be wanting to keep the existing pipe mounting plates that form a compression joint with the bar inlets.
As said ptfe tape (wrapped in the correct direction) and a well set adjustable spanner with cloth over the nuts to protect the chrome.
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