Methven tapware: yay or nay?

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9 years 3 months ago #34729 by kiwilassee
So I've finally got the go-ahead to renovate the bathroom... very excited!

I've been looking at tapware and quite fancied Methven - not too pricey, nice to look at and a strong NZ company with good history. Problem is... struggling to find reviews and so far 4/4 have said "look good, but leak badly, STAY AWAY" or something along those lines.

Does anyone on this forum have any experience with Methven taps? Would you recommend them?

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9 years 3 months ago #457071 by cantabcook
We got Methven taps for our last build (6 years ago) and they have been great. Those were the minimalist range and no leaks noticed here. I plan to use the Methven range again in our new build so would recommend them.

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9 years 3 months ago #457083 by Akzle
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yay.

leaking (is probably) more to do with the install than the manufacture. hemp it up man, hemp it up.

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9 years 3 months ago #457086 by morioka
Yay from me too. You get what you pay for...

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9 years 3 months ago #457093 by DiDi
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Have just had plumbers to my house on a low pressure hot water system. Both men from the same company commented on how good the pressure in the shower is and said it was because it had a Methven mixer. I also have one of those Umbrella handle looking things on the roof which doubles? your ability to hike the pressure. Sorry for the uninformed language but I am happy! Yes vote from me.

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9 years 3 months ago #457095 by Akzle
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DiDi;458361 wrote: I also have one of those Umbrella handle looking things on the roof which doubles? your ability to hike the pressure. Sorry for the uninformed language but I am happy! Yes vote from me.

overflow with pressure burst disc?

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9 years 3 months ago #457097 by DiDi
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#6 - ha ha - that is about as clear as my umbrella comment!

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9 years 3 months ago #457101 by Aquila
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Its an extension over the pressure valve which fools the valve into thinking you have more pressure than you really do. Must have a really long pipe or equal pressure system

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9 years 3 months ago #457105 by Hawkspur
Methven have a reputation of being fairly good quality, cope very well with mixed pressure systems, and not ridiculous prices.
With a local company you do have the advantage of less buck passing should anything not be right.

I knew a guy who worked at their Dunedin factory, but that was decades ago. He said that taps were quite precise things to make.

(I would steer clear of Dorf. One of my bosses called it Awful Dorful, as he had had to replace so many on one job, a rest home with ensuites, so there were a lot of taps, and they were only a year or two old.)

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9 years 3 months ago #457126 by ronnie
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Having worked briefly at a Plumbing retail outlet (large, nationwide one), the Methven range were a very popular choice with the plumbers.

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9 years 3 months ago #457136 by PeJay
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Big YAY for Methven.
We always specify them in our (architectural) office, and never have any major problems.
Satinjet shower range is very good for it's price bracket.
The only defect I've ever had is with a bath spout, which has an o-ring seal. It wept from day one, but a quick call to Methven, a new one sent out, and problem fixed.

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9 years 3 months ago #457174 by Kiwi303
It's Yea. not Yay... One means "Yes", the other means "I'm happy"

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9 years 3 months ago #457180 by Aquila
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Except in a vote on a committee or at a meeting, yay means in agreement

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9 years 3 months ago #457195 by LongRidge
Aye, rather than nay. I cannot give an aye for Methven, as I have not (or should that be nay) used them. But I do like being able to ask Topliss how to fix our showers when they start to leak.

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