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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:50 pm 
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In my last place I had a Mira Magna shower that I fitted myself. It had a "digital mixer" which blended hot water from the cylinder and cold water from a tank in the loft and pumped it to the shower head. It was great and I miss it.

In my new place I have an Ideal Logic+ Combi 24 boiler and a puny electric shower that I hate and of course now the weather is colder it's even worse. I'd like another Mira shower that'll be fed from the combi boiler and I wonder if someone could point me to which Mira models I should be looking at. I don't think I need one with a pump, just one that blends cold from the mains and hot from the combi.

Would it help if I was to measure how much hot water a minute my boiler can produce?

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I have a combi and I have had a Mira 415 in for 10 years. It is a pressure balancing valve mixer and works a treat. I am starting on a revamp of my main bathroom in teh new year and I have bought this valve in readiness https://www.screwfix.com/p/mira-coda-pr ... rter/17037 You can get cheaper options if you look on Screwfix :thumbright:

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jwm wrote:
In my last place I had a Mira Magna shower that I fitted myself. It had a "digital mixer" which blended hot water from the cylinder and cold water from a tank in the loft and pumped it to the shower head. It was great and I miss it.

In my new place I have an Ideal Logic+ Combi 24 boiler and a puny electric shower that I hate and of course now the weather is colder it's even worse. I'd like another Mira shower that'll be fed from the combi boiler and I wonder if someone could point me to which Mira models I should be looking at. I don't think I need one with a pump, just one that blends cold from the mains and hot from the combi.

Would it help if I was to measure how much hot water a minute my boiler can produce?

Thanks


Regardless of model you'll be needing a hot water pipe to the replacement shower. you currently have just amain cold for the lecky shower.

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>>Regardless of model you'll be needing a hot water pipe to the replacement shower. you currently have just amain cold for the lecky shower.[/quote]<<

Well yes, I'd worked that out but I'm wondering about which model of shower to get!


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>>Regardless of model you'll be needing a hot water pipe to the replacement shower. you currently have just amain cold for the lecky shower.
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Well yes, I'd worked that out but I'm wondering about which model of shower to get![/quote]

Apologies for pointing out the bl33ding obvious. Trust me some people don't expect tiles removing /chasing walls to put a hot water pipe in. I've been asked to do these sorta jobs and they really don't understand how different an electric shower is compared to a mixer... or how water pressure can effect the performance of said shower...

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No worries

I've been planning the route for my new hot water pipe through my amazing two inch thick plaster to the mixer which will live above a new lowered ceiling.

I measured the output from my current grotty elec shower and it was about 4 litres per minute; my combi can produce about ten litres per minute so I'm hoping there'll be a big improvement.


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i have a mira excel, and with 4 woman in the house its turned on about 6 times a day every day for years. No problems thus far

Can't say the same for the gas bill though!


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