my shower caught fire....

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9 years 7 months ago #33432 by 3 girls farming
and now I have your attention.. It really did!!!..while I was in it this morning!!!!

I've used a califont for my shower and it's needed a bit of attention this year but whatever the electrician did to it didn't last.. it's 15 years old and parts are hard to get so I think it's time I replaced it...

soooo... I have hot and cold water to the bath (the shower is over the bath) how hard is it to get piping 1) attached to existing pipes, 2) up the wall, 3) attached to a new mixer... this all needs to be done before us three girls start to go insane from a lack of a shower.. 6 weeks without one earlier this year nearly killed us..

is this something I can do with the assistance of the friendly people at Bunnings????

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9 years 7 months ago #443700 by Stikkibeek
Remove bath to outdoors, fill with cold water and use that fire to heat by starting a bonfire underneath. 3 Girls in a tub. Couldn't be easier! [}:)] Oh, and you might need to put some insulation between bare parts and bath bottom for obvious reasons!

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9 years 7 months ago #443702 by 3 girls farming
sounds great although not terribly practical in the cooler weather... must say I looked at the trough (ex bathtub) when I filled it the other day and wondered how long it would be before I tried it out...

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9 years 7 months ago #443712 by Ruth
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No no, get a 200l drum and light the fire under that, then pipe the water to the bath, so you have full control over how hot the water in the bath is. We have one permanently plumbed to a hot tap over the outside bath. I must have one, soon!

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9 years 7 months ago #443717 by lars arsbjorn
privacy assurance indication in Norske housing bathing vessel always encapsulated in the house in New Zeeland bathing vessel outside?

ha det bra, adjø
Lars

( i am from the Scandinavian my translation poorest in english)

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9 years 7 months ago #443718 by Stikkibeek

lars arsbjorn;443525 wrote: privacy assurance indication in Norske housing bathing vessel always encapsulated in the house in New Zeeland bathing vessel outside?

Not usually outside Lars. Every house has a bath inside. A small number of people have an outdoor bath also, just for fun.

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9 years 7 months ago #443721 by kai
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yes Lars, it is a lot warmer here, so baths outside are not uncommon

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9 years 7 months ago #443744 by igor
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A colleague on the West Coast has his bath outside on the dune behind his house. It is sheltered by dense plantings of bamboo on three sides while the fourth side gives a view of the sea. One may luxuriate in the bath and watch the dolphins playing in the surf.

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9 years 7 months ago #443797 by 3 girls farming
now people.. we are completely getting off the topic!!!! and poor Lars is having fantasy's about NZ bathing habits!!!!!

any constructive assistance on the shower situation.. kids are already having 'issues' with having a bath.. gggrrr

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9 years 7 months ago #443798 by 3 girls farming
now people.. we are completely getting off the topic!!!! and poor Lars is having fantasy's about NZ bathing habits!!!!!

any constructive assistance on the shower situation.. kids are already having 'issues' with having a bath.. gggrrr

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9 years 7 months ago #443804 by 4trees
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Hi, I maybe wrong,but if you have pipes up the wall, and a water pump to keep the pressure up, it shouldn't be too difficult to connect pipes and put a shower head in, you would need to check the shower head connection depending on whether you have a low pressure or high pressure system.What about phone a plumber and have a chat, they may have some simpler suggestions. Good luck.

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9 years 7 months ago #443807 by 3 girls farming
No pipes up the wall and probably no access either.. have spent all afternoon ringing plumbers and no one answers their phones.. must be too busy... you would think I could do this myself surely...

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9 years 7 months ago #443817 by Stikkibeek
Ok, being serious. My step father had a good system over the bath. Instead of the taps being just hot and cold individuals, he had a + junction screwed in between two taps that had no spouts. (You may be able to adapt washing machine adaptors to do the same job.) . The + junction was made of copper, so he would have gassed the fittings together. One end went over the bath as a sink mixer would and he had a rubber bung on a chain that fitted the bath end. The other end of the + went up the wall to a shower head. By putting the bung in the bottom, it forced the water to go up the pipe to the rosette. Water temperature was controlled by setting the hot and cold taps to suit.

You can also get shower nozzles for disabled people, those sort that you can clip on the wall, or hold in your hand. Would be very easy to adapt those to fit on washing machine adaptors as long as your existing taps come out of the wall, and not out of the bath itself.

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