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Old 18-11-2018, 08:08 PM   #1
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Shower advice please

At the stage of speccing equipment in a new house and am conflicted about showers, would be grateful for any thoughts/experiences and particularly interested in trade thoughts from folks who do this stuff for a living.

Will be a 2 story house, there's an ensuite shower fed from the boiler.
We want a second shower over the bath and have the choice from the builder of a 9.8 kw Mira Sport or a mixer tap with a shower head.

I've lived places with really good mixer tap showers and my experience of electric showers is from the 80's when you got a lukewarm trickle and nothing more so edging towards mixer but I'm sure technology and efficiency have moved on in the electric arena.

Not fussed on simultaneous showers, just want the flexibility of two.

So.... thoughts on modern electric showers...?
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Old 18-11-2018, 08:13 PM   #2
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We’ve the Mira sport and it’s probably the best electric shower we’ve had. Easy to use and efficient - obviously when it gets cold outside, pressure with shower drops as it slows it down some to make sure it’s heated, having said that, it’s like a full on power shower on the summer
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Not in the trade so can only speak from personal experience.

My ensuite which is in the upstairs is fed of the boiler as well.

I've an electric shower in the upstairs shower room and one in the downstairs family bathroom. Both electrics are mira sport and are about 15 year old though can't recall the kw. Pressure on both of them is good as is the heat and id have no issues fitting another.

Never had a mixer tap shower so can't compare to that
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The advantage of having both options, if your boiler goes down,you still can have a hot shower.
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The advantage of having both options, if your boiler goes down,you still can have a hot shower.

That’s thinking outside the box and a brilliant thought
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Old 18-11-2018, 09:06 PM   #6
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When you say fed from the boiler is that a combi or do you have stored gravity / stored pressurised hot water?
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Will be combi.
Really not fussed about the contingency aspect.
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I would have one of each personally, that way of the boiler packs up or you get a power cut you can still get a shower.
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I’ve had both and would always be a mixer for me now
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I would have one of each personally, that way of the boiler packs up or you get a power cut you can still get a shower.
I don't think the combi will fire if you have a power cut so its still cold shower time...
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