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WhatCameFirst

...do some plumbing!

Oh I am soooo angry about this.  We have had a new shower installed, luckily the insurance paid, but the plumber was clearly an absolute cowboy.

First of all he'd got a load of brass connector thingies which had hairline cracks.  Luckily everywhere we sprung a leak was away from anywhere where we might expect water damage, but as a consequence he's been back three times now.

But back to the shower, firstly he installed the tap thing back to front. Then it was either scalding hot or freezing cold.  Now we have no water coming out of it.  There's water to the bathroom taps but nothing coming out of the shower.  

When I turned it on this morning, it started alright, but then fizzled out. Below is a photo of the fitting.  We can't get hold of the cowboy, he's all answerphones and no response..  I'm happy to get another plumber and sue the coyboy for the cost but I wonder if there's anything we can do? By the way I am sure you are shocked at the state of our grouting, but not as shocked as me!

Hawkeye

silly question but i presume the two thigy's (can't remember what they are called now) are open, and yes it does look like a right cockup
Justme

I am going to guess & say that he has plumbed the cold feed in to the header tank & not to the mains in an attempt to balance the low pressure hot feed from the cylinder & cold water supply.

Never a good option with a thermostatic mixer.

Or it could be a faulty mixer.
WhatCameFirst

Hawkeye wrote:
silly question but i presume the two thigy's (can't remember what they are called now) are open, and yes it does look like a right cockup


Yes, the thingies are definitely open.  He's now coming back this afternoon, after a huge row on the phone yesterday.  I'm relaly not looking forward to this..

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I am going to guess & say that he has plumbed the cold feed in to the header tank & not to the mains in an attempt to balance the low pressure hot feed from the cylinder & cold water supply.

Never a good option with a thermostatic mixer.

Or it could be a faulty mixer.


He did that at first in fact!  Which was why we had scalding hot or freezing at one point.  I'm hoping it's a faulty mixer.  Everything else he's installed was faulty.

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