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  1. Today was our four year wedding anniversary. It was also Day 1 of the builders starting promptly at 730am and as we got the day off work we decided to leave them to it and escape. Since the cancelled Ideal Home show and home associated birthday plans in March I've been online adding things to my ever growing Pinterest board and my particular obsession has been a bath and although we had done some browsing before lockdown I hadn't seen anything that really caught my eye. My wife concerned with the ever growing board of bath pictures offered today to go and look at some. So heading north commenced our bathroom shopping with a list of places to visit, mainly ex display showroom baths. No posh anniversary meals, stopping for cheese and beetroot sandwiches I'd made to take with us (who said romance was dead)? Lots of baths later and still not fully decided and the threat of with 'we aren't coming back again' we get to our final stop in Bradford. I'd had a notification en route from eBay saying it had been reduced further and 'you are not haggling' resulted in me haggling a bit more discount too and the tap thrown in as well (the wife had walked out at this point leaving me to it). Managed to get it in the Jeep with about 10mm spare (I'm sure there is a joke somewhere a out how many people it takes to fit a bath into a Jeep). So, Happy Anniversary - we bought each other a bath! Here is the bath modelled by me - safely home in our garage. Just caught the builders - that big hole in the last post. It's no longer a hole.
  2. Hi everyone, We’re going to have our bathroom refitted in the very near future and we’ve decided we’d like a spa bath and a digital shower (not pumped but digitally controlled) Bath: https://www.thewhirlpoolbathshop.com/single-ended-baths/aquaestil-plane-solo-14-jet-whirlpool-bath shower: https://www.plumbworld.co.uk/mira-platinum-digital-shower-dual-concealed-101375-27988 I’ll have an electrician out to install the power but I wondered if anyone had any experience with this type of electrical install? The sort of cost to expect would be great too, we’re in south east London so a rough figure would be good as I’d rather not be overcharged! I’m assuming that the electric will be taken from the plug socket in the bedroom next door, drilled through into the bathroom and then run through an RCD and isolator? Is it possible to have an isolator in the bathroom on a pull cord above the door? (Please remember I’ve no experience of this and am not doing it myself, the bathroom is going to need to be replastered too and I want to make sure I have some knowledge for when an electrician visits for hiding of cables etc). Can the digital shower unit be installed under the bath? The Mira documentation says it can but it doesn’t seem right to me? Will there need to be more than one isolator with the electrics with different power going to two different pieces of electronics? It’s only a small bathroom and we’re going to have a small stud wall fitted to conceal the pipes for the wall mounted shower. Thanks in advance, any insight you can give me would be very much appreciated. Robbie.
  3. I need a double ended bath to be dimensions of 1700 or 1800 by 700 wide, enclosed to floor level and which will fit into a corner. The 700mm width might stetch to 725, but that is all. Can anyone recommend something that has proven durable and comfortable? I am currently leaning towards some of these from ideal-standard, who have supplied a nice loo. https://www.ideal-standard.co.uk/products/d-pl/double-ended.html?filters[collection]=&filters[productgroup]=73832&filters[finish]=&filters[type]=73834&filters[benefits]=&cHash=22df9f0ea5ee5cc1db8966ab771544f3 Cheers Ferdinand
  4. Has anybody heard of, or, even better, have, an automatic bath which, on command, fills with water of the desired temperature and stops filling once full? Auto adding bubble bath is optional Home automation is often a gimmick but a bath that does this is one I would like!
  5. Evening all, Just getting around to fitting our free standing bath and just battling with the waste. The next job is to connect it up to the waste pipe under the floor - but I'm not sure of the coupling. The waste pipe that came with the bath looks like this The end that needs to go into the waste has an external diameter of 39mm - in fact it seems to be tapered slightly from just below 39mm up to just over 39mm - does this get glued into a solvent welded pipe? or do I need to find a connector? Does anyone know? Cheers
  6. Hi all, Has anyone bought stuff from Soak.com? Been looking at the freestanding baths and some taps https://soak.com/en-gb/baths/new-arrivals/1700mmx780mm-mya-freestanding-bath/101206.html#gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-NnSr6Ch3AIVTpPtCh3CGQR-EAYYASABEgLIyfD_BwE&start=1 https://soak.com/en-gb/hotel-collection/the-everyday-eclectic/gladstone-freestanding-thermostatic-bath-mixer-tap-with-hand-held-shower-head/2002207.html Has anyone out there got any other recommendations? Cheers
  7. Being a fan of long lazy baths, I often have to top up the water with hot to keep the bath warm. How can I insulate the bath sides and bottom? Or is this pointless as most of the heat will escape upwards.
  8. Hi all, Needing a little advice: We've just gotten a new bath fitted today, and new tiles put in at two (narrow) ends of the bath. The bathroom fitter is returning tomorrow to apply grout and seal the bath. I get the feeling he's wanting to finish the job in the shortest amount of time (somewhat understandable), but I thought some time had to be given in between putting the grout and the sealant? Can anyone advise how long should the waiting time be? Many thanks.
  9. Hi - advice please. we are on the point of ordering a trojan bath (as recommended on this site) and I need to know whether to order one with two holes for taps or none. is there a set distance between the tap holes as we are getting the taps from a different supplier? I dont want to get the bath and taps and find they dont fit the holes....... Also has anyone had dealings with QS Supplies as their price for the bath looks very competitive. Thanks in advance.
  10. Good morning all, We have been checking out (the many) bath options there are out there, and trying to narrow our choices down. We are weighing the pros and cons of steel vs acrylic, and it seems as long as we go for thicker ones, then either material will be durable. We've been looking in particular at Trojan (acrylic - 5mm and 8mm) Trojancast Kaldewei (steel 3.5mm) Carron (5mm) We're looking for one around £100-300 price range. This is probably a very common topic, but we would really like to get some advice from any plumbers / fitters out there. Any advice or other suggestions about your (good or bad) bath experience are welcomed.Thanks in advance
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