Thermostatic Cartridge

Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by Pollowick, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. Pollowick

    Pollowick Well-Known Member

    One of my showers has started to play up ... the temperature will not go above 35 degrees. The hot water supply is around 60-65.

    Almost certainly the thermostatic cartridge has failed - so looked for a replacement £160 each, Yes, one hundred and sixty. Before committing I called the manufacturer to check the exact part number.

    The good news - it is a ceramic cartridge and they have a lifetime warranty, so all I need is the proof of purchase/install and the replacement will be FOC - except for my time to install it.
  2. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    £160 each![​IMG]
  3. Pollo, is it the ceramic 'on/off/flow' cartridge or the thermostatic cartridge - or are they both in one?

    Blimey, these prices are insane. How much is a whole new shower mixer?

    I replaced both items (ceramic flow cart, and the thermo cart) in my own 'Beaumont'-labelled mixer recently - the parts are shared by other makes such as Premier and Hudson Reed. The thermo cart. was less than £40 :). What was annoying is that the ordinary 3/4" ceramic flow cartridge was almost £30...

    So I took measurements and bought an identical 'off the shelf' replacement for £8... :rolleyes:
  4. Pollowick

    Pollowick Well-Known Member

    It is the thermostatic which is separate to the on/off diverter. The complete shower is around £500 (trade) ... and the mixer probably £300+. As I said though, lifetime warranty and thus free of charge.
  5. At that price you've clearly paid for a few future repairs up front :p
  6. Pollowick

    Pollowick Well-Known Member

    SHMBO ...

    It does look nice and work well, but I do agree the price was high!
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  7. Pfffft - mine was not cheap either - a whopping £149 as I recall... :oops:
  8. Pollowick

    Pollowick Well-Known Member

    Just off the phone to them - emailed in picture of shower and proof of install with approx dates. Replacement to be sent by Fedex next week - and definitely FOC.

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