Rated 5 out of 5Â by fatboyplumbing reliable, well made,shower
i purchased this Grohe shower,to replace my customers worn out surface mounted shower,
its one of grohe entry level bar type shower valves, supplied with a very good quality riser rail kit,
the shower valve has a built in temperature safety stop, which has to be depressed to reach water temperatures above 38 degrees c,
so no sudden hot water temperatures,
on the flow control there is a water saving setting, to allow you to reduce your water consumption by 35%.
you can override this by depressing the button on the flow control hand wheel, just as you do with the temperature control.
the valve is made of heavy quality brass construction, the hand wheels are plastic, but are very hard wearing and tough, the chrome finish is of a very high standard,
the riser rail has one fixed bottom bracket and one floating top bracket,
this is to allow you to use existing screw holes in your tiles, if your replacing an existing riser rail kit.
the shower hose is a silver good quality rubber hose rather than the typical metal ones that usually give up.
the shower head is of a good size, with 3 different spray patterns,
where the shower head attaches to the hose, this gives you an anti-tangle connection, allowing the shower head to move freely not to twist the hose,
the shower is easy to install, and with a 5 year guarantee from a good manufacturer,
gives me peace of mind when im installing for my customers
4 May 2016
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Deano33 Faulty
Fitted this shower on a job with a time scale. Fitted shower fine but manufacturers fault on thermostatic valve dripping. Stripped down and reinstalled thermostatic valve cartridge and still dripping so will have to order a replacement and waste more of my time which i dont have. Would of expected better from a grohe valve even in the cheaper range!
31 Dec 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by scrosbie Quality shower
Nice shower valve with good controls and sturdy riser kit and shower head, much better than the cheaper ones available. As regards to fitting, any professional using the correct tools and fittings would find this easy to fit, however the kit supplied is the same as any bar shower kit and it is hopeless!
We ALWAYS purchase the separate bar shower fitting kit which makes installation much easier with any bar shower, Its just a shame that they are not supplied as standard, especially as this shower is expensive to start with.
27 Aug 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by s20mike Avoid Avoid Avoid
Absolute nightmare to fit this thing.
Instructions are useless.
Parts are awkward to work with.
Does not attach neatly to wall.
Worst experience of my life, and I've re-plumbed my whole house, top to bottom, with hardly any effort.
16 Jun 2014