Replacing a shower

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  1. KyleS1

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    I want to replace the shower in the main bathroom (over a bath). It looks like this (not same model) but I don't know if the fixings are a standard size?

    Tronico Single Function Thermostatic System | bathstore

    The current one is a bathstore one, and quite frankly is rubbish. I wouldn't replace from there, but with a quick google, I don't know if these type showers are all a standard size for the water inlet pipes (size of pipe and distance apart).
    Can anyone help?
     
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    I've no idea, the previous owner installed it. I'll check through the paperwork he left, but I don't recall seeing anything. Was hoping to just buy a replacement that would fit where the current pipes have been drilled through the tiles.
     
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    Also, what are good brands to go for?
     
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    You may need to remove the shiny plates to expose the connections then. Measure the distance between centres best you can but if you have to you might need to disconnect the fittings so you can measure the distance between connections like in the example installation instructions I linked.

    Good brands of showers is very subjective - or at least it is to me. If you have an old fashioned unbalanced system a Trevi Venturi boost shower valve is fantastic in my opinion and experience. It uses cold water pressure to suck hot water out of the hot water tank and does so without moving parts or power supply (uses a Venturi). Looks like they may be under Ideal Standard now. Good quality IMO but they needed a bit of careful installation. Mah not be best for you to try to add to
    The pipes and connections you have already :)
     
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    Thanks for the info. I'll do some measurements this weekend.
    I have rubbish pressure in the house, but have a pump installed for the shower. Not sure if that affects which shower to get?
     
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    150mm centres- standard.

    ¾" male iron connectors coming out of the wall. All standard sizes and spacings for these showers.

    I'll have a proper look when I et home.
     
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    Super job, thanks!
     

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