What's the best shower for an HMO student property?

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    What's the best shower for an HMO student property?

    Hi ive just recently bought a student property with HMO for 5. I am putting in a shower room under the stairs. The house has a combi-boiler. I don't want to spend a fortune, but also, don't want to put in rubbish that will break! Can anyone recommend a decent, reasonable thermostatic shower?? Thanks

    #2
    How many other showers are there in the building; what else does the combi have to feed; what power is the combi?

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      #3
      Hi Eric
      Ooh not sure of power of combi. There are 2 other shower in building

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        #4
        Makes a big difference; unless it's a biggy there's no way it will cope with three showers running at once (eg if all tenants are getting up at the same time in the morning for work).

        Actually, I'd suggest this would be a good scenario to install an all-electric shower... they aren't known for their wonderful quality of shower, but an advantage would be that it would give an alternatively-powered shower to which would tide you over in the event you have a boiler breakdown

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          #5
          Thank you so much. Will check on next site visit. Also look into leccy ones!

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            #6
            Today's students shower? My, how times have changed!
            All posts are my own opinions, please confirm with qualified persons before taking advice. Apologies in advance for misunderstandings or any offence caused

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              #7
              As previously stated it's better to have a mix of electric and combi powered showers, in case of boiler failure.
              If the other showers are already electric, or the combi is big enough to power another. I have been fitting these:

              http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_fr...tower&_sacat=0

              They connect to the hot and cold by 2 hoses and just hang on the wall. They look great and are easily replaced if they fail.
              I have had 1 failure in 5 years out of 7 that I have fitted.

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                #8
                Hey Grouse not seen those before - do they fur up in hard water areas do you know?



                Freedom at the point of zero............

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                  #9
                  Cold showers. As recommended by grannies
                  I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Interlaken View Post
                    Hey Grouse not seen those before - do they fur up in hard water areas do you know?
                    I would imagine they do eventually, but are quite easy to dismantle and clean. The only problem I've had is that if the thermostat part fails it's not replaceable. They are so easy to fit and I don't have the problem of getting an exact replacement to fit the pipework.

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