disabled shower head – If you are thinking about changing your bathtub you might well have looked around a few bathroom shops and been surprised by the amount of alternatives you have. Even picking a shower enclosure may be a confusing business so here’s a guide to let you know what is what when it comes to showers.
Here is the most elementary type of shower. Most manual showers have one lever control that you use to control the flow of the water and the temperature. They’re very simple to use and generally are not expensive.
Thermostatic Shower Valves
The great advantage of a thermostatic shower enclosure is it may provide a constant, even temperature and deal with fluctuations in the flow and temperature of their hot and cold water feeds. Most thermostatic valves have extra anti-scald security features and will cut off the flow of water if the cold water supply fails.
Concealed / Exposed describes the way in which the shower enclosure is mounted on the wall. A hidden shower enclosure is built into the shower wall so that most of the valve is hidden and just the control levers are visible. An exposed valve is mounted onto the shower wall so the entire mechanism is visible. Many shower valves may be mounted either exposed or hidden.
Unlike one lever valve, a double valve has two controls, one controls for its rate of water flow and another controller for the water temperature.
A triple valve has three controls; one for the water flow, one for the temperature and a third which is generally a diverter. The diverter is beneficial in case you’ve got just two shower heads. It is becoming more common to have a fixed shower head over the shower and also a hand-held shower head as well. The diverter on a triple shower enclosure allows you to choose which shower head water is fed to.
Sequential Shower Valves
This is one we receive a great deal of queries about. A sequential valve has one lever that works rather as the knob on your cooker. When the lever is totally anti-clockwise the bathtub is off. As you rotate the lever it turns out the shower turns on. With a sequential valve “on” means fully on so you’ve got full pressure right away. As you rotate the lever farther you increase the temperature of the water.
A recent newcomer is the shower panel or shower tower. This is one unit that contains everything you will need for a stunning shower. Specifications vary but usually include a shower enclosure (often thermostatic), a diverter, a fixed shower head, a hand held shower and many body jets. Shower panels are easy to install but may require very large water pressure to operate well so that you might want to put in a bathtub pump as well.
Nowadays, shower components are standardized enough you could pretty much pick and choose the components that you wish to produce the shower of your dreams. You may select from hundreds of shower valves, diverters and stop valves, have multiple heads, ceiling mounted heads, riser rails, stiff risers or body jets to build precisely the shower you need, individual and customized for your needs. After all, how else will you receive a shower with 16 jets and a 12 inch shower heads?
Electric showers heat the water as it moves through the shower so they simply need a cold water source so you’ve got more easy plumbing and do not need any hot water to run them. Electric showers are particularly popular in en-suites.
A power shower is basically a shower with a built-in pump. A power shower needs both hot and cold water supplies. A power shower doesn’t heat the water it pumps water enhanced water pressure, giving you a stronger shower. Power showers are perfect where you have low water pressure, maybe in a bungalow.
So there you have it. Not quite everything you want to learn about showers but a good beginning!