Are these bath taps thermostatic? How can you tell?

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Are these bath taps thermostatic? How can you tell?

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Hi all,

I hope someone here can be of help.
Are the bath taps shown below thermostatic? How can you tell?
The separate shower mixer above it looks like it's thermostatic, but I've no idea about the taps. If anyone can help me identify this, that would be greatly appreciated.
https://imgur.com/O6wM1OX
https://imgur.com/drChXnR


As you can see, it's 'weeping' on the bottom right hand side. It this likely to need replacement or could it be a question of a loose connection?

Thanks,

R.
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Are these bath taps thermostatic? How can you tell?

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The first picture is a simple mixer unit, these are not thermostatically controlled. The second is a thermostatically controlled shower unit. The bar mixer can leak from either of the two valve tap seals at either end. It can be a pig to get the handles off to replace the seals if you can identify the unit and find the valves. If it is easy to get behind the shower wall it is often cheaper to swap the whole unit over. See https://www.screwfix.com/p/triton-benit ... ower/9164t

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dewaltdisney wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 7:30 am
The first picture is a simple mixer unit, these are not thermostatically controlled. The second is a thermostatically controlled shower unit.
It's only the simple mixing unit that need to be replaced, or that small dribble on the right that needs to be resolved. I presume this can easily be replaced with a "normal" set of bath if an exact match can't be sourced?

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Yes, those mixer units are difficult, or even impossible to service and it is simpler to switch if you can get under to the fittings. Quite a choice https://www.screwfix.com/c/bathrooms-ki ... iller|show

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Edit: I have just looked more closely at the photo. Is the leak from the big union nut? If so you could nip it up a tad or undo it and wrap some PTFE tape around the thread to help seal it. If the water is running down from the tap then I would swap.
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dewaltdisney wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 7:55 am
Edit: I have just looked more closely at the photo. Is the leak from the big union nut? If so you could nip it up a tad or undo it and wrap some PTFE tape around the thread to help seal it. If the water is running down from the tap then I would swap.
We'll find out for sure on Monday. Replacing isn't the end of the world but if we can repair it, that would be preferable.
Thanks for your help 👍
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