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Triton T60i Electric Shower

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  • easy enough to fit
  • long shower head hose
  • broke on first test run
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      05.07.2015 01:01
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      • "easy enough to fit"
      • "long shower head hose"
      • "looks ok"

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      • "broke on first test run"

      This is a shower that should have remained on the drawing board.

      I remember fitting this a few years back, getting it at a low cost of £50, but soon realised the reason for the low price.
      It looks like a basic shower, and it is basic, having two controls in the form of dials. The top smaller dial is the on/off button with the larger being the actual heat control, which changes the pressure of the water as well as the heat as the colder the water the higher the pressure.
      It came with the show head and flexible piping, together with a wall mounted pole and white plastic bracket type thing that slide up and down the metal pole.
      As I said, this looks basic, nothing fancy about it at all, but it is the failure of the entire system that made my angry about not only paying £50 for it but also plumbing it in and then having to replace it. Fortunately, when I took it back to the shop I got it from they accepted it and offered me a different one, even though I had used the shower and also, to get it fitted, I had sliced a small circular section from the bottom in order to get the water pipe into the inlet connector.
      The first thing I noticed about it is that the pressure was no good from the start, even when the dial was whacked down to cold. The water seemed to just trickle out like a pensioner having a wee.
      Then one of the components inside the shower blackened and then burnt out, with the whiff of burning plastic and a puff of smoke. Luckily, this happened as I was testing it out so there was no danger of it causing a fire or electrocuting anyone.
      I first thought I had done something wrong, even after double checking the wiring. But the wiring was fine, so I was not the cause of the burning out.
      The shower head itself is not too bad, have three different setting, all found using the swivel of the ring on the outside of the spray head. I even thought that maybe the head was blocked, only the water pressure remains grim even without the head fitted.

      I have used Triton brand names before and had no real issues with them but this is one of those showers that should be ok but, for some reason, it fell flat even before anyone had had a shower under.
      It could have been a simple dodgy shower, one in a million, so to speak, but I tend to steer clear of these cheep basic showers these days

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      17.06.2010 10:32
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      Just good enough for a basic electric shower

      We bought a house that needed loads of work from top to bottom back in 2007.Bathroom was horrible,ugh! Needed a complete make over including replacing the old Triton shower that was well beyond its best.As luck would have it our local DIY mega store was closing and the last few months there were plenty of half price or better bargains to be had.The showers on offer all seemed much the same at first,but do your research before you buy is always the best advice I can give.Two main types,Electric or Power shower? Electric has a cold supply only and heats up what you need as and when you use it,very practical but only works off mains pressure,so you may need a pump and this could turn out to be expensive.This T60i is a basic electric shower,plain white case,showerhead a little cheap looking but does the job.The temp control is not great,no suprise there as it is a budget buy@ just £40 it was about half price so no complaints!The top dial temperature control settings ,off,cold,warm,hot and the bottom is for increasing the cold/hot flow but be careful as it not that consistent.No its not the wife playing with the kitchen cold tap,it just can not self regulate the temp that well,sometimes getting suddenly very hot and back to cold.Maybe they are all like this,could be down to mains pressure changing? Because of the big giveaway at the store I bought at the same time a Rapide R1 electric shower (we never used,sold it on a well known online auction site!) and Showerforce 1000XM power shower for our planned ensuite.Power showers use both hot and cold supply,plumbing is quite complicated but the electrics are more simple because alot less power is needed to run the small built in pump.The electric shower works like a kettle and requires a heavy duty cable back to your fuse box,not an easy DIY job!If you want a cheap competant unit the T60i is fine,you get what you pay for.Our fitting was a simple change over from one electric shower to another,all the plumbing and electrics were there and working fine.We had everything checked by an electrician and all was well,water and electricity do not mix so do not attempt to fit anything like this unless you are a competant DIY person or a professional.

      Thanks for reading my review and I hope you found it interesting.If this has been useful to you and you take time to leave Your rating it will be appreciated and hope you will take a look at my other reviews sometime.I also leave reviews on the Ciao website about this and other items,many thanks!

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