Triton Muse Thermostatic Mixer Shower Fixed & Flexible Exposed Chrome
Triton thermostatic shower
Very stylish, however the upright pole that attaches to shower head leaks in both upper and lower joints, I managed to rectify this by installing thicker O-rings. Lower grub screw hasn't enough depth for it to secure properly. Shower bar also leaks from the left hand knob when in operation. Maybe I got a bad one, or its just poorly engineered!
However saying all that, customer ain't to fussed as they like its appearance lol
15 Jan 2015
Shower to Avoid
I bought this shower as the moretti one I wanted was out of stock and this was the closest match.
Bad move. Doesn't come with any kind of first fix bracket so relies totally on the rigid nature of the pipe tail coming through the wall. This alone boggles me as the weight of the mixer bar justifies some kind of fixing I would of thought., nope just hang it off the tails and screw up the manifold cups against the tiling..
Then u look to fit the fixed head coming off the bar. Once you've grappled with pushing these together and a trip to purchase new 'o'rings after shredding the first ones due to total confusion of how the two bits push together you can then fit the head bracket.. Which has two screws you can only get to whilst in your hand, soon as you stick it on the wall you cannot screw them up tight. If your thinking of fitting this yourself, get the kettle on rolling boil as your gona need to keep hydrated through this head shaking ride your going to have. Instructions are vague, chroming looks thin and nasty, generally abit wobbly and makes you think it's was Friday afternoon when they cobbled this shower together for sale.. Oh the temperature knob wobbles like a door knob off a fisher price dolls house...
1 Jan 2015
Great quality shower
Having installed this and been using it for the past month, I can say that it is a great shower for the price. The large head gives a fair amount of pressure from our combi boiler system. My concern when installing it was that the control bar does seem to be very heavy, but luckily as I was installing it into a solid brick wall I needn't have worried. I probably wouldn't advise installing this shower on a stud / partition wall because of the weight.
As per other reviews the smaller nozzle cannot be tilted or swiveled when attached to the holder. Having said that I can't see the point when you have the other larger head on this shower.
For the price I paid for it this is an excellent value shower unit.
25 Nov 2014
Hard to install!
My brother bought this shower as he wanted a rainwater head. I was invited to install it for him. I am an electrician and air conditioning engineer, so have extensive experience fitting all sorts of things, and have fitted many showers over the years.
This shower was the hardest to fit of any I have installed. The reason for this is that the valve (the main part of the shower with the knobs on it) does not have any fixing points to attach it to a wall. It relies on the strength of the plumbing to hold it in place. In some environments I should imagine this is not a problem, but securing the plumbing in a stud wall was very time consuming and involved making a wooden frame, which took ages to adjust to set the valve the right distance from the wall. Also, the pipe connections are eccentric, supposedly to allow you to drill the holes in your wall inaccurately and still fit the shower. In reality, it made the whole process a nightmare.
Once installed, the shower works well and the pressure is not bad.
It took a good 8 hours to complete. A different shower would have taken 3 hours.
13 Sep 2014