portable shower head hose – If you are contemplating changing your bathtub you may well have looked around a couple of bathroom shops and been amazed by the amount of alternatives you have. Even picking a shower valve may be a confusing business so here’s a guide to tell you what is what when it comes to showers.
Manual Shower Valves
Here is the most basic kind of shower. Most manual showers have a single lever control that you use to control the flow of the water and the temperature. They are extremely simple to use and generally aren’t expensive.
Thermostatic Shower Valves
The great advantage of a thermostatic shower valve is that it may provide a constant, even temperature and cope with fluctuations in the temperature and flow of the warm and cold water feeds. Most thermostatic valves have extra anti-scald safety features and will cut off the flow of water when the cold water supply fails.
Concealed and Exposed Valves
Concealed / Exposed refers to the way in which the shower valve is mounted onto the wall. A hidden shower valve is built into the shower wall so that the majority of the valve is hidden and only the control levers are visible. An exposed valve is mounted onto the shower wall so that the whole mechanism is visible. Many shower valves may be mounted either exposed or hidden.
Unlike a single lever valve, a twin valve has 2 controllers, one control for its speed of water flow and another control for the water temperature.
A triple valve has three controllers; one for the water leak, one for the warmth and a third that is generally a diverter. The diverter is useful if you’ve got two shower heads. It is getting more common to have a fixed shower head over the shower and also a hand-held shower head too. The diverter on a triple shower valve allows you to select that shower head water is fed to.
Sequential Shower Valves
That is one we get a great deal of questions about. A sequential valve has a single lever which operates rather like the knob on your own stove. When the lever is fully anti-clockwise the bathtub is away. As you rotate the lever it turns out the shower ends on. With a successive valve “on” signifies entirely on so you’ve got complete pressure straight away. As you rotate the lever farther you raise the warmth of this water.
A recent newcomer is the shower stall or shower tower. This is a single unit which includes everything you need for a stunning shower. Specifications vary but usually include a shower valve (often thermostatic), a diverter, a fixed shower head, a hand held shower and many body jets. Shower panels are simple to install but may require very high water pressure to work nicely so that you may choose to install a bathtub pump too.
Nowadays, shower parts are standardized enough you could pretty much pick and choose the parts that you want to produce the shower of your dreams. You may select from hundreds of shower valves, diverters and stop valves, have numerous heads, ceiling mounted heads, riser railings, rigid risers or body jets to construct precisely the shower you want, individual and customized to your own needs. After all, how else will you get a shower with 16 jets and a 12 inch shower heads?
Electric showers heating the water as it passes through the shower so that they simply need a cold water supply so you’ve got simpler plumbing and don’t need any warm water to run them. Electric showers are particularly popular in en-suites.
A power shower is essentially a shower with a built in pump. A power shower requires both hot and cold water supplies. A power shower does not heat the water it pushes water enhanced water pressure, providing you with a stronger shower. Power showers are perfect in which you have low water pressure, perhaps in a bungalow.
So there you have it. Not quite everything you need to learn about showers however a good beginning!
Originally posted 2017-10-13 07:00:14.