REPLACEMENT/REPAIR THERMOSTATIC CARTRIDGE FOR BATH MIXER & VARIOUS SHOWER VALVES/PANELS:
Symptoms: Does your tap/shower/valve no longer regulate the temperature effectively? Are you getting strange 'surging' or vibration noises? Are you is a hard water area like 60-65% of the UK?
Solution: Simply change the cartridge, not the whole tap or shower!
Specification & Features:
Principally made from brass, this generic Thermostatic Cartridge is suitable for many manufacturers, and most of the types of Taps and Shower Valves/Panels that we sell.
The operating Temperature range is between 20 to 48 Degrees C, with safety override button at the 38 Degrees C position. The cartridge comes calibrated to 38 Degrees C. There is no handle with this listing.
To install it with a Bath Mixer Tap or Torpedo style Bar Shower valves, all you have to do is remove the grub screw on the body underneath (3mm Allen key is commonly required), pull out the old cartridge, swap over the handle, push the new one into place, and re-secure the grub screw. With the concealed shower valves, the handle has to be removed and then the cartridge fitted separately. Lubrication may well be needed around the black rubber seals. Always ensure your water is off when fitting!!
It can also be used to replace some older style cartridges (see picture).
The Dimensions are: Total Length of Cartridge including the brass capsule is some 93.4mm. Widest section = 33mm diameter (round the thicker brass section where the grub screw hole is located). Base of cartridge to centre of Grub screw hole = 60mm. The 3 Black rubber washers are positioned at approx 7mm, 27mm and 47mm from the centre of the grub screw hole. There are 24 splines (teeth) and the diameter of these teeth on the spindle is 9.6mm.
Please check the images and the dimensions before purchasing and carefully compare to your one before installing. We also sell a variety of handles that fit this cartridge should you need one.