What is a 2 way thermostatic shower valve?

Features: • Two outlet thermostatic shower valve with one dial to divert the water and control the water flow, and one dial to control the water temperature.

What is the difference between a mixer shower and a thermostatic shower?

A manual mixer shower will mix hot and cold water to a set temperature but, unlike a thermostatic shower, it cannot react to sudden changes in temperature. A thermostatic shower instantly reacts to a change in water temperature and adjusts the water accordingly to get it back to the pre-set temperature.

How many outlets can be on a shower valve?

One handle controls the temperature, while the other controls the flow of water. Triple thermostatic shower valve – supplies water to 2 outlets such as a fixed shower head and body jets, both of which can be on at the same time.

How do I make my thermostatic shower hotter?

turn thermostat until it’s at 12 o’clock. Then pull it off ( might need a sharp pull). Then put back on at 2 o’clock. This will give more hot water.

How does dual shower valve work?

Dual shower head systems offer two shower heads in one unit. The shower heads can differ in size and function. For example, a dual shower might include a fixed rain shower head and a standard hand held shower head. Spray settings are controlled on each shower head individually.

Are thermostatic shower valves interchangeable?

Shower valves are not universal and you cannot mix manufacturers when it comes to trim and rough-in valves. Besides that, one manufacturer will have different valve sizes and types which may also not be universal and interchangeable with each other. Luckily, shower sets are always sold as a complete set.

Can you use a thermostatic mixer shower with a combi boiler?

CAN YOU USE A THERMOSTATIC SHOWER WITH A COMBI BOILER? The simple answer is – yes. It’s possible to fit a thermostatic shower with a combi boiler and they’re reliable across most thermostatic showers. Mini valve, maxi valve, bar valve and concealed valve showers are all compatible with combi boilers.

Why is my mixer shower not getting hot enough?

The reason why you’re not getting enough hot water from your shower could be because the mixing valve isn’t working. The rubber parts found in the mixing valves get worn down over time, and you will need to replace it.

How does thermostatic mixer shower work?

How does a thermostatic mixer work? The thermostatic valve mixes the hot and cold water to your pre-selected temperature and reacts instantly to any changes in the pressure or temperature of the water supply by re-adjusting the mix of hot and cold water.

Why is my thermostatic shower running cold?

Thermostatic mixer showers: If the temperature of your thermostatic mixer shower keeps fluctuating wildly (getting boiling hot or freezing cold), the thermostatic cartridge probably needs replacing.

Can you adjust a thermostatic mixing valve?

Yes, thermostatic mixing valves (TMV’s) can be adjusted by removing the central cap. Using a small spanner, turn the valve anticlockwise to increase the temperature and clockwise to decrease it.

Why is my shower not getting hot UK?

Your problem could be as simple as the temperature setting being programmed to a low level. Or, with electric water heaters, you might find that an element is worn down, causing the water to only heat up for a short amount of time, or not at all in some instances.

Why is my shower only luke warm?

Your Thermostat Is Set Incorrectly

Inspect the thermostat, which controls hot water heater temperature. If someone has recently changed the setting, that could be the reason behind your lukewarm water woes. However, if the temperature setting is correct, the thermostat itself might be broken.

Why is my shower cold but taps hot UK?

If you have an old heating system, you may find that your cold water drip tube is in poor condition, causing the cold water to go to the hot water pipe instead of the burner for heating. A tell-tale sign of a poor drip tube is if there are small bits of plastic in your tap aerator.

Why do I have hot water everywhere but my shower?

If you’re getting hot water everywhere but your shower, it could be that your anti-scald device is set at too high a limit. Anti-scald devices (also called a “hot limit stop” or “rotational limit stop”) are safety features that most faucets have.

Why won’t my shower stay hot?

The lack of hot water for the shower and elsewhere in the home may be down to several reasons. It could be faulty parts in the water heating unit, an obstructed flue, the build-up of sediment or a malfunctioning temperature control.

What does an anti scald valve look like?

They look similar to ordinary shower and tub valves and are equipped with a special diaphragm or piston mechanism that immediately balances the pressure of the hot- and cold-water inputs, limiting one or the other to keep the temperature within a range of several degrees.

Do all shower valves have anti-scald?

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Are anti-scald valves required?

Many reported incidents of serious burns and shocks received while showering have prompted the requirement for anti-scald shower valves, thermostatic mixing or pressure-balancing shower control valves (see Figure 408.3a).