HOW TO CHANGE SHOWER VALVE – THERMOSTATIC – Plumbing Tips

By Grover Koelpin 100 comments


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Plumberparts.uk video yet again nice and echoey because we
are in a tiled bathroom. May names James and this
time I’m going to be having a quick look at how to
very simply change over a bar mixer like the
one we’ve got behind us. The thing is it’s gone wrong
okay, it won’t turn on, the stat’s gone completely mental on it, it’s like hot and hold
and you what that’s like, you get in the shower “Oh my
god, so hot” and if you’re a bloke you can’t shower in the hot water. Men can’t, women, for some
reason, made of asbestos. They can shower under any
insane, boiling temperatures. I mean I get in the bath after my Missus, dirty water shower and
god, I have to put so much cold water in there, god
knows how she gets in there, but it seems to be the same for all women. Anyway, enough of this weirdness! So this bar mixer’s gone
wrong here, and what we’re gonna do, I mean usually
sometimes what you can do is basically change
the cartridges in them, but nowadays it’s sometimes
very difficult to find the new cartridges, or
the new on and off valves because maybe the shower
hasn’t got manufacturer’s names on it, so really
for the cost of paying 40, 50 quid for a new mixer
or go through all the time and hassle of actually finding
a new cartridge for that, you might as well spend
getting on for a hundred quid, and get yourself a brand
new full shower mixer. So, we’re changing the
one we’ve got over here, and whatever it is it’s
not the nicest looking shower mixer in the whole world,
and what we’re going to do is change it over with a nice,
new, shiny Bristan Frenzy, which means that as soon as
you put it in and turn it on, oh, you can have a shower party
with loads of other people. It’s going to be frenzied. Anyway I hope you enjoy
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some videos that we think might help you as well further with
any shower installations. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the
video and remember everyone to hold tight! So the first thing you
want to do is make sure, before we buy the new
shower is that it’s actually going to fit on the old plate,
because we don’t have to rip off loads of tiles and
bash the whole lot about, this is all about a nice,
quick, straight swap, cost-effective and something
that you can do yourself. So, most of them have
150 millimetre centres. I’ve done another video
on shower changing over, a couple of years ago and
for some reason I kept saying 150, I don’t know,
centimetres, which means the shower bar would be about that wide, but what a shower bar it would be! This one is standard like
that, so now I know exactly what type of shower I need to get. Obviously I came to this
job a week ago and basically bought the right one. Next what we need to do is turn
the hot and cold water off. This one here is supplied
by a nice, unvented system so it’s real easy to do,
but if it’s supplied by a shower pump or anything like
that, make sure that you turn off the shower pump,
like find where it is, switch it off and also turn the
hot and cold outlets to off. Then before you do anything
else, probably a good idea that you can just slap
these two nuts off here and make sure that water’s
not going to fly out. I can’t turn this one on
because at the moment it won’t turn on, it’s the reason
we’re changing it, but if you are changing one that turns
on all right, just turn the valve on and make sure that
water doesn’t come out. If you don’t do that and you
don’t make sure it’s all on, we take these two off in a
minute, you’re going to get a wet belly and then you’ll
get a wet everywhere. Okay, so, next thing we
want to do is grab yourself a nice pair of adjustables and
just set these two nuts here and remove the old valve. So I suggest a nice
adjustable, you’ve got to know which way these go, right. You hear that sucking air in. So there’s that one off,
let’s loosen this one off. Now you won’t be able to
loose the one off all the way straightaway, you’re going to have to loosen each one off a little bit. So there we go, now this
should come off, hang tight. All right, so we’ve got a
little bit of water laying in there, but nothing to worry about. That’s those two off. So that’s the old shower
valve out of the way. Right, so these decorative
shrouds here, you can either take these off and use them
again, but hopefully we might be able to use
the new ones that come with our new Bristan shower. Also what we’re going to do
now, now that we’ve taken these off we can see that
there’s a big gap here. It clearly would be a
good idea that we just run a little bit of clear
silicon in there to sort that gap out as well, because
obviously water could leak down there behind those tiles. So have a quick gander
at our new shower here, Bristan Frenzy, thermostat
surface mounted bar shower, I mean this is going to be … It’s a nice little easy job, this one. So, we’re just going
to pull the box apart. Like I’ve said many times,
if you’re a man, throw these away and ignore them, if
you’re a woman, read them and do it properly the first time. Read the instructions, guys. I don’t have to because
I’ve fitted loads of these. Right, so the first thing
that I should have a look at, all bar mixers have the same
hot and cold entries into them. They’re always going to
be the same way around, it’s universal. If you’ve been unlucky
enough to buy a mixer where the hot and cold are the other way around, you need to speak to the company
that produced the new one, or the old one, whichever way
it is, and have a go at it. As you can see this has
been nicely packaged up here so it’s not damaged, and
there you can see as well you’ve got a blue and a
red inlet there to denote which is which. Red is always on the left, okay,
it’s never on another side. You also see that inside
there we’ve got a couple of philtres in there to protect
the actual bar valve, and then, very, very kindly
indeed they’ve also sent two rubber inserts here
that go just like that, and they’ve also got philtres
on there as well so this is really well protected from
any debris in the system you might move when you’re taking
the old shower valve off. So, basically once these
two are in there, this is actually prepared and ready to go on. Now, the next thing, if
you’re just going to straight change over, you can discard
this little insert here, you don’t need that, even
though it’s a great idea. I love these, how they work. But we can still hopefully
use this nice new shroud because that will look
lovely, and I’m to put one on the other side as well. Right, so the next thing we’re
going to do, now that we’ve got our little new shower
ready to go, I mean we’ve got our rubber inserts put
on there, nice seals. Then first you make sure
that our shrouds go on and then we can move on to the next stage. So, let’s just see if
these wind on nicely. You’ve got to remember that
this is a plastic shroud going onto a metal wind-on here
so, we need to be careful. Just get that going … Here we go, shroud number
one goes on very nicely. And now we need to make sure
hopefully that we’ve got enough thread here for our … Not to go over that and
make a seal with our o ring. Now we’re just going to marry
up our new valve like this, and what we’re going to do is make sure that this actually tightens up. Once we know this tightens up and that we’ve got a nice seal … Right, so we’ve got this on there now. I just want to know that this
is going to tighten up nicely, so that’s got a lovely nip there. So we know now that that’s
going to tighten up okay. What I’m just going to do is quickly … We’ll pull this off now,
take it apart again, and get that siliconing done at the back. So now we cut them off like that. It’s a good idea to just
give these a bit of a gum around here, get
that running there a bit. Why leave an area where it can leak. Just because they couldn’t do it properly doesn’t mean you can’t now. Smooth that off a little
bit, that’s how it pushes in. Try to get as little as
you can on the thread because that might stop
someone from removing it later on in 10 or 15 years time. All right, we’ll just
do this side as well. So I’ve said a minute ago,
I’ve just siliconed them up and now we really just
pop our shrouds back on. We know they won’t have
any problems with leaking at the back now, just knit
that up hard and tight, they don’t need to be
really, really tight. Then nice and simply making
sure that your two rubbers don’t fall out, that you
population these up on here and you just start one,
get that one started, and then get this one here
started, and then just knit each one up one at a time. Just a little bit there … And here. And you’ll feel that
that starts to tighten up on your rubber nicely. Just a tiny knit, it doesn’t need a lot, just be nice and easy as well. If you’re worried that
you might slip or anything like that, sometimes a
good idea just to grab a little bit of tissue
paper and just go around on here like this but if
you’re nice and careful, it shouldn’t really be a requirement. That’s that. Right, great, there we go. New bar shower valve installed. So there we go, nice and
easy, you see how easy that was to do. I’m just going to pop
downstairs in a second and turn the water on. I’m going to attach a new
hose, give a new head to these guys because Bristan sent
it out with their lovely new Frenzied equipment. I mean half the time you
might just want to keep on using your old hose and
your old shower head and put some of the new stuff away, or just change it over,
put a new rising valve on or anything like that. If your changing out a bar
shower that’s the first thing you’re going to want to
do, make sure that works before you move on to the
stages, in which we’ve also done videos for on our YouTube channel. If you need any more help
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100 Comments

Darren Jowett

Sep 9, 2015, 8:06 am Reply

James wife says you sound like Peter Andre.

NKMcC

Sep 9, 2015, 8:58 pm Reply

you forgot the silicone 😮

NKMcC

Sep 9, 2015, 9:00 pm Reply

note to self: never make a comment until you've watched THE WHOLE VIDEO

Cliff Carlo

Oct 10, 2015, 11:13 am Reply

Red is always on the left ??

Spark Spark

Oct 10, 2015, 6:54 pm Reply

Hi James, if you install one of these from scratch, what's the best connection method to the 1/2" side of the offset adaptor?, as it will be permanent and buried?  an idea for another vid?

chylogurti

Nov 11, 2015, 1:54 pm Reply

Hi got a BRISTAN SONIQUE EXPOSED THERMOSTATIC SHOWER VALVE SOQ2SHXARC. The water on/off has always been stiff. Now it is stuck. I have not forced it. It is only 18 months old but I havent got the receipt for contacting the maker's. Any suggestions? THANKS

Belfastchild sings again

Jan 1, 2016, 5:28 pm Reply

Just had the combi boiler fixed. Only to learn I now have a ""NEW"" problem. As in the water is coming through nice & hot. Only to turn freezing cold for about 30-40 seconds. I am ex forces , so used to cold/look warm showers in bks. However, to those I share accommodation with as a civvy . Its getting to be a real ""pain''' seen your vids …..so hope you can help. Oh Happy new year ( 2016)

Belfastchild sings again

Jan 1, 2016, 6:03 pm Reply

Does the-water on/off bar you fitted also control the continuous hot water . Please see comments below.

Heavyweightboxing Fan

Jan 1, 2016, 4:54 pm Reply

What if their is not enough thread to tighten the nuts?

Graham D

Feb 2, 2016, 3:26 pm Reply

You nutter lol!

Graham D

Feb 2, 2016, 4:02 pm Reply

Hee!Hee! Don't mention it lol.

sharpz44

Mar 3, 2016, 9:18 am Reply

Is it OK to cap these pipes as Im going to remove mine for tiling and put new shower unit in, however I need to turn the water on again and refill immersion…cheers and great vids ,very helpfull

Jack Mitchell

Mar 3, 2016, 2:50 am Reply

Old bar mixer was firing out luke warm water, but the basin taps were still delivering boiling water. Fitted a new mixer and the same problem, only freezing cold or lukewarm, any ideas?

Ria Castelino

Apr 4, 2016, 1:39 am Reply

I have a cook and lewis thermostatic shower but I don't get very hot water. it's luke warm. how do I change the settings. thanks

noodlesdoctor

Apr 4, 2016, 8:45 pm Reply

Temperature setting (hot) was on the right of the old unit not the left as in the new Bristan

fooman65

May 5, 2016, 11:09 am Reply

I've got a leak coming from somewhere from a Bristan shower, brand new, should I tighten up the metal nuts? I didn't fit it so I don't know if there is sealant behind. There is a stain appearing on the kitchen ceiling below.

Jas ward

Jun 6, 2016, 12:53 pm Reply

Please do a video on how to calibrate these mixers, I have recently had a new bath/shower mixer and I cant get a warm enough bath because the override doesn't make a difference to the temperature and it seems the plumber is very reluctant to sort it out, says its to do with the cold water pressure. I know this can be calibrated as I read the instructions which have now disappeared.

harvey19750

Jun 6, 2016, 8:21 am Reply

Thank you again for advise. Just come back to one of your videos as the mixer is going hot and cold. Time for a Frenzy. Hold tight, no really I think the water is going to everywhere. 😳

Mohammad Zubair

Jul 7, 2016, 9:34 pm Reply

thank

chiu au yeung

Jul 7, 2016, 12:10 pm Reply

I have the the Homebase Swan Neck Thermostatic Bar Mixer fitted by the plumber, but the problem is that the temperature of the shower can not be adjusted , it supply the ice cool or high temperature hot water. Is it faulty or fitting failure. Please give me the advice if any one can, thanks !

wayne gibbon

Aug 8, 2016, 6:21 pm Reply

I have turned all the isolation valves off and there is water still coming out the the shower,all the other taps in the house are off.Can you help please?

Reza Ali

Sep 9, 2016, 1:44 am Reply

My mixer won't fit to the previous piping. I can't tighten the nuts of the mixer. I think it is off by a few millimeters. What should I do?

I see yours fit very nicely.

John Galvin

Sep 9, 2016, 11:21 am Reply

How can I test the pressure of my water in my home as I'm looking to install a thermostatic shower the recommendation is Minimum pressure: 1 Bar and Recommended Pressure: 3 Bar?

Paul Wheatley

Sep 9, 2016, 2:53 am Reply

He's like a hot and str8 version of that guy from Steps. Wouldn't mind adjusting his plumbing.

Ken Kelsall

Oct 10, 2016, 8:31 am Reply

Thanks – lets give it a try!

Silverbear91

Nov 11, 2016, 1:12 pm Reply

If a shower bar valve design doesn't have a screw or cap to replace a simple valve cartridge, like the one in the video…should I replace the whole thing?

dougie2208

Nov 11, 2016, 6:37 pm Reply

Great video – gave me the confidence to change my shower bar, and it took less than an hour, and all working perfectly! Thanks very much for such a clear set of instructions.

Da51lva

Nov 11, 2016, 10:14 pm Reply

Bloody hell, are we married to the same lady?

negara54

Dec 12, 2016, 6:00 pm Reply

5.22 'Red is always on the left'? That was on the right, wasn't it?

Mike Mason

Dec 12, 2016, 4:35 pm Reply

Hi James, just wanted to say thanks for a great vid! My mum's been using pliers on the exposed cartrdige to get her shower going for ages, and I didn't realise how easy it was to change them over until I watched this. Done just in time for Christmas! Thanks!

Richard Bulford

Dec 12, 2016, 1:32 pm Reply

Hi Please help. My shower, similar to the one in the video is only running lukewarm water. All other taps are boiling. Is it time to replace the shower like you show in the video.
Thanks

yasonya ska

Jan 1, 2017, 8:39 pm Reply

Thank You! ;]

Stacia Daniel

Jan 1, 2017, 4:01 pm Reply

hi can i use it without using the shower head

Сергей Василенко

Jan 1, 2017, 5:11 pm Reply

Много так говорил. А я не фига не понимаю. Вдруг что то важное упустил. Хорошо хоть под конец гайки крутить начал.

choosetherightify

Jan 1, 2017, 12:19 am Reply

all headphone users are deaf with audio at .0000001 milliseconds…

Babs B

Jan 1, 2017, 7:58 pm Reply

Many thanks James

atommachine

Jan 1, 2017, 10:36 am Reply

Free packet of meds with every mixer ^^

Pauline Gordon

Feb 2, 2017, 10:13 pm Reply

Great video, changed my shower, saved lots of money by doing myself, well my husband did, thanks for advice

bob hotshot

Mar 3, 2017, 6:08 pm Reply

Hi , Thanks for your tip on the banging / vibration noise i had on my shower . Have bought a new one and tried to fit myself but was unable to due to problem with the connecting inlet pipes . but got someone in to sort it and everything is running spot on , no banging or vibration noise . I did have another plumber come out to it ages ago and he couldn't sort out the way you recommended it . Thanks

Emma

Mar 3, 2017, 9:48 am Reply

Too annoying to watch – appreciate the help but is there any need for the game show host, cringe act?

geordiejen

Apr 4, 2017, 7:06 pm Reply

cheers for that.i need a new one but was wondering if different makes came with different size mounts.seema all i need to worry about is the distance between the hot and cold.its 150 mm.cheers.

Jazzshampoo

Apr 4, 2017, 9:26 pm Reply

Lol you make my laugh i like hot showers he likes cold

wizkid01

Apr 4, 2017, 12:52 am Reply

James I remember the other shower valve replacement video, you said fifteen hundred centres.. 😁

G S

Apr 4, 2017, 11:41 am Reply

Hi,

I'm trying to fit this exact same shower bar, however to remove the old mixer, the nuts slacken by turning clockwise, which is the opposite of the new shower bar nuts!
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/x9s4tco7vpmrr6x/AACTYItNyOzb8K2SkuEnrTl2a?dl=0
I don't want to remove the old unit entirely i'm sure I know what to expect. Any suggestions?

Richard Fife

May 5, 2017, 8:03 pm Reply

£30 parts ….. £600+vat bill hahahahahahahaahaha

Rocket Rider

May 5, 2017, 4:34 pm Reply

At 4:40 …. LOL ….

Nathan Kemp

May 5, 2017, 9:50 am Reply

Great video, thank you so much for the free professional advice. Managed to swap out my old valve in less time than it took me to watch the video, thanks to your guidance 🙂 Top Bloke 🙂

stacey grierson

Jul 7, 2017, 8:28 am Reply

Breath of fresh air a sense of humour to plumbing who'd of thunk it. Very useful.cheers

Mirza Homuayn

Aug 8, 2017, 6:43 pm Reply

PPR GIEN VDO GIVE ME

Quinnage632

Sep 9, 2017, 6:08 pm Reply

I've tried doing mine today but the shrouds also have a nut in front of them which turns but won't come off..any ideas? Thanks

Alexander Apostolovski

Sep 9, 2017, 6:35 am Reply

5:38 Shouldn't those rubber inserts go in the other way round?

beaufighter245

Oct 10, 2017, 9:26 pm Reply

Thanks for really helpful post. Have one to fit over weekend!

TheJask101

Oct 10, 2017, 11:26 am Reply

Funny as FOOK!! Excellent video

andrea forshaw

Oct 10, 2017, 8:17 am Reply

This video is absolutely brilliant. I've been wasting so much water using a cold tap to get the heat in my mixer shower coming through. Now I can get a new one as I know the reason why now. Thanks very much.

gingerwickets

Oct 10, 2017, 5:44 pm Reply

watched this video. Turned a potentially large plumbers bill into a twenty minute job. Thanks.

Mazgic

Nov 11, 2017, 10:15 am Reply

I wanted to watch a video on plumbing, instead I watched Bradly Cooper do some plumbing, very talented actor !

duncan cook

Nov 11, 2017, 6:06 pm Reply

Are alot of your customers deaf? Maybe after your visit?

eazthitman

Nov 11, 2017, 2:20 pm Reply

What would you have done if the nut didn't tighten enough against the plastic shroud? Also its worth noting that if you simply order a new shower valve @ 150mm it wont necessarily work as it might have a different connector. I once had to fit a shower fixing kit to get round this but the pipes did not protrude enough to fit it. We had to knock a big hole in the wall and set it inside to get it to tighten around the olive. Even then the nut only just sealed by squashing shroud slightly. It was a complete stressful nightmare. Its important to ensure the fitting is the same to avoid this but if you order it in from pictures you cant always see these details until you have it . We used this kit… https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B009M4KOT2/ref=pe_385721_125318031_TE_dp_1

Ron Cooke

Nov 11, 2017, 5:13 am Reply

Thanks for all the talking

eliza huston

Nov 11, 2017, 2:53 pm Reply

can you plz show how to turn up temperature or hot to make shower water hotter plz .
My shower is victory showers us mixing taps tnq u

Andrew Brazier

Nov 11, 2017, 8:29 pm Reply

Massive help cheers! Was quoted £140+ VAT (parts and labour) to change “cartridge” in existing shower mixer. After watching this video bought new shower mixer for £50.98 from Homebase (Bristan Zing) and changed the shower mixer. Thanks very much.

celondelon

Nov 11, 2017, 1:52 pm Reply

Hi there I've had one of these installed but the water temperature still increases whenever I set it can advise.

Ayda Gr

Dec 12, 2017, 10:51 pm Reply

i was just watching this video to learn about mixing chambers because i am an Engineering student and oh WOW I AM A WOMAN. so with all due respect to this person for sharing his knowledge, I got to say it's pretty awful to hear him saying ' IF YOU'RE A MAN FORGET ABOUT THE INSTRUCTION BOOK, BUT IF YOU'RE A WOMAN READ IT . IT'S PROBABLY YOUR FIRST TIME'.
NOT NICE. I can't believe you still think that way!!!!! It's 21st century love.

Jacklyn Hazlett

Dec 12, 2017, 8:34 pm Reply

Help my shower has a separate part on taps that makes it mixer but its to hot and even the cold goes hot how can i fix this can i put a thermostat on it ?

Rosebud

Dec 12, 2017, 3:09 pm Reply

My shower head keeps dripping. I've changed the shower head but that hasn't solved the problem. What do you advise? Thanks.

Zumio

Dec 12, 2017, 10:15 am Reply

Thanks for this, really helpful. Did it all myself and probably saved £150 of plumber labour costs

K S

Jan 1, 2018, 11:25 am Reply

You need to stop talking sh$#! And demo more.

Geoff Miles

Jan 1, 2018, 8:46 am Reply

Thanks for video

Tomasz Rykała

Jan 1, 2018, 11:13 am Reply

Dude is hilarious. Thanks for the help.

Brett Pinnington

Feb 2, 2018, 1:00 am Reply

What if ya private renting and ya dont have access to the water tap still possable to change with leaking water still being in the shower??

Brett Pinnington

Feb 2, 2018, 2:38 pm Reply

Can u help me with my quistion plz

Aiden Webb

Feb 2, 2018, 12:47 pm Reply

The shower mixer leaks down the wall only when the water is flowing out of the shower head. When the mixer is closed off – then leak down the wall also stops. I did fit a new cartridge (the plastic type – white and blue) but the water leak down the wall from the mixer is still running when the mixer is open and water is flowing out of the head. Once again, as soon as the mixer is off (no water flowing out of the shower head) the water leak down the wall also stops.Please advise what could the problem be? P.S. Please note that the shower water pipes as well as shower mixer were fitted about 12/13 months ago – all new parts were fitted as well as new copper pipes in the walls.

John Molloy

Feb 2, 2018, 6:41 pm Reply

Your replacement bar valve has the temp control on the left and the flow control on the right…it was the other way around on the old bar valve. Is that not a problem?

V1

Mar 3, 2018, 3:27 pm Reply

I know to turn off water supply but do I have to do anything with my combi boiler ?

V1

Mar 3, 2018, 9:46 am Reply

Well I gave it a go and saved myself £150 really pleased everything is working well and only took 10 mins to do thanks for the video 😁

David Dowding

Apr 4, 2018, 8:12 pm Reply

mine runs off a Salamder pump it works fine when it is turned on first but the flow slowly diminishes until it is not much better than with the pump off. if I run the sink tap next to it the flow remains the same. what is wrong with it?

edward wigmore

May 5, 2018, 7:12 pm Reply

how does the bar that holds the shower head to the wall dismantle? mine is loose and im buggered if i can see how it comes apart so i can tighten it up – any hints appreciated – thanks

Aaron White

Jun 6, 2018, 2:17 pm Reply

Hold tight to what?

William Herschel

Jul 7, 2018, 5:36 pm Reply

I watched your first video and got the general idea despite the 1500 centres. I got the wet belly you mention in the second video when I pulled the old one off. For some reason the cold feed bypassed the house shut off tap and was connected directly to the feed from the street. Luckily I had a socket that fitted the street valve hex. I guess the lesson is to check that both feeds are dead before you pull the old one off. Anyway thanks for posting. Very useful.

Jill O’Hara

Jul 7, 2018, 11:35 pm Reply

I need a new vertical shower valve for my caravan but I can only find ones with 45mm centres. My pipes are 1500mm apart. Can you tell me if I can use one of these valves vertically or where I can purchase a vertical 1500mm shower valve?

Lee Jones

Aug 8, 2018, 6:32 pm Reply

Hi I wonder if you could help I need to change my shower like this one. I would have to strip the bottom half of my shower to isolate the water. How could I stop the hot water to the shower from the combi boiler without stripping the bottom half of the shower. Many Thanks Lee

richardg78

Oct 10, 2018, 6:58 pm Reply

Brilliant video, found it really helpful, thank you for posting it mate!

Mike Taylor

Nov 11, 2018, 8:57 am Reply

Brilliant! Feel confident to sort my annoying, dripping shower now …

Coolissim0 Unl1mited

Nov 11, 2018, 11:58 pm Reply

Any advice on a cheap good mixer if it there is one?

kevin fothergill

Nov 11, 2018, 4:12 pm Reply

I’m a complete plumbing novice and did my usual and phoned a plumber who quoted me £175 per hour!!! I decided against it, bought the new shower and installed in the time it took to watch this video. Nice one, cheers.

Is it as easy to change a kitchen mixer tap with the cartridges gone?

comeinhandynow

Nov 11, 2018, 11:27 am Reply

The mixers seem to clog up with calcium. I fixed mine by dismantling and greasing with silicon a while back, still good. Here’s the fix video https://youtu.be/k8Aiem2kOgI

jorel777

Nov 11, 2018, 5:06 pm Reply

Why new mixer don't mix? It is either cold or hot. Or hot whole time. Why? Ikea thermostatic mixer. Did I press button and made it like that? Why I don't have middle temperature?

It’sEpic Football

Nov 11, 2018, 6:20 pm Reply

I have got a tap shower but hot water doesn’t come out. Only cold water. My boiler is perfectly fine. I just don’t know how to fix the problem. Plz help me 🥺😫

Jamie Owens

Jan 1, 2019, 2:09 pm Reply

Can't believe how easy it was thanks for doing the vid and shaving me a few quid Top bloke

Gonads1259

Jan 1, 2019, 11:23 pm Reply

Wish Id seen this a couple of months back, just had the exact same Bristan shower valve fitted and didnt know it was so easy. Oh and its a good bit of kit.

Sean S

Feb 2, 2019, 1:40 am Reply

Hi buddy could you give me some guidance or point me in the right direction i have a shower similar to this now when having it turned to full heat it doesnt get very hot i have tuck side off and adjusted it to max still the same but i have noticed to get the shower to go nice and hot if i simutaniously run the cold tap in bath the showers goes nice and hot then any ideas

Mark Chaplin

Feb 2, 2019, 2:39 pm Reply

You and your "nice easy job" – grrr!

Thomas Page

Mar 3, 2019, 8:03 am Reply

Perfect – thank you!

DOCTORALX

Mar 3, 2019, 10:23 am Reply

Could you please tell me the brand/model of the replacement valve you used? I am trying to identify what make is ours and it looks identical to yours.

Basil

Apr 4, 2019, 8:52 am Reply

Hi James, as usual, a good video with humour! Please don’t sing though as it frightens people 🙂

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Apr 4, 2019, 8:58 am Reply

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Paul Mills

May 5, 2019, 8:33 pm Reply

I have a similar bar shower. It's just been installed and when adjusting the water temp it makes a loud creaking noise? Do you know what could be causing it?

S Khan

Jun 6, 2019, 7:57 pm Reply

Thanks. This really helped me

Peter Valletta

Jul 7, 2019, 3:32 pm Reply

Thsnks for the great video. The singing was particularly enjoyable and highlights a new line of work in case the plumbing stuff folds. I have one question though. I thought the thermostat controlled the hot water flow (left) but the old unit had the thermostat on the right and the new on the left. Confused. Most i've seen have the thermostat on the right but regarding your comment about the hot feed on the left i now have no idea what to buy. Can you help.

Curt Allen

Aug 8, 2019, 1:58 pm Reply

I have a problem and I can come up with only 1 thing the plumbers did wrong.I have a 2 story house. 1st living bottom basement not used .In living have a full bath and in the master sink shower toilet.In the full it was leaking at the hot and cold and up top .So I decided to replace the whole thing considering I had a door to my plumbing to make it easy.I bought the whole thing from the box I got the manifold and valves and so on.Good thing because it was leaking out of the manifold.So it's in have done this a couple 20 times.I get it in and everything is great .But I noticed that the sink and shower somehow had changed.The hot is now cold and the cold is now hot when I turn them on.But hold on the cold isn't bot hot it is like a little hotter then Luke warm in the sink in the .aster bath.That where everything changed..By doing nothi g to that bathroom how did the hot and cold change.That is the o my pla e in the house it did that.Im not a professional plumber but can put in a pipe or 2 .Please Pro Plumbers Explain.No the water heater had not been touched.Now go ahead because I know someone was goi g to go there.

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