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Shower Issue

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by RockLobster, 22 Jun 2020.

  1. RockLobster

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Sep 2007

    Posts: 1,776

    It seems buying a cheap exposed shower (£200) has bit me in the arse. I bought this shower from soak.com only 16 months ago for a full bathroom refit. As the old saying goes buy cheap, buy twice. The joint is corroded. See below: -

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    This is causing this issue: -

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    So I guess I could try and fix it. With fixing it, I assume use a sealant but I'll be on borrowed time. Any other ideas? For buying a new one I assume the two entry points at the bottom as a standard width? They are 150mm width between the two.

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    I am limited to what I can buy because of the top pipe. This one looks like it will be fine - https://www.victorianplumbing.co.uk...0-mono-shower-system-with-bath-mixer-26510000. Is Grohe a good make?

    In fairness to Lloyds bank I raised a chargeback and they refunded the money straight away.Soak went bust earlier this year.
     
  2. doopydug

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,596

    Location: Fife

    Grohe is a fantastic brand - USUALLY 150mm space between the inlet pipes but not ALWAYS
     
  3. ANDARIAL

    Soldato

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,319

    Location: Woolyback Country

    As a bodge/option would a `Tee` fix it? Compression would be best
    Assuming you could get one the correct size?
     
  4. eviled

    Hitman

    Joined: 25 Sep 2016

    Posts: 725

    how does it attach to the mixer valve? If its a compression fitting you could buy a new riser rail and arm

    £200 isn't cheap for a shower
     
  5. Semple

    Soldato

    Joined: 5 Mar 2010

    Posts: 7,092

    Yeahhh I wouldn't say £200 was cheap for a shower either. If it's not supposed to be a removable part, you could find someone to weld it.
     
  6. ANDARIAL

    Soldato

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,319

    Location: Woolyback Country

    Any name on the shower?
    Might be able to get a replacement rail online