[chbot] [OT] plumbing parts for a Gemini Shower

Jasper Mackenzie jasper.mackenzie at gmail.com
Thu Jan 21 22:47:29 GMT 2021

 I hate the shower mixer and hope that they cannot fix it and instead
replace it with a halfway decent one that lets you change.... temperature
AND pressure. WOW 8)

Then I can 3D print myself a WIN tick or something 8)

On Fri, 22 Jan 2021 at 10:31, Volker Kuhlmann <list57 at top.geek.nz> wrote:

> >
> https://www.mitre10.co.nz/shop/speedfit-shut-off-tap-15mm-x-15mm-white/p/136778
> >
> > Cut the PEX or PB pipe, shorten it slightly, then with the tap open
> slide it onto the pipe. Job done.
> The seal is pressing on the outside of the pipe, so whereever you cut
> your pipe, you need it to have no surface marks or other damage where it
> sits inside the fitting. I found it easier/safer to chamfer the pipe
> ends a bit and put some tap grease on before carefully pushing them into
> a similar coupling without dislodging the O-rings.
> After several uses of the roadside shutoff valve, I found it worked
> better each time it got turned off hard, and then turned on again. I
> figure that was dislodging deposits around the sealing surfaces.
> There'll be similar issues with anything new you install - valves that
> are open forever don't close properly when needed eventually.
> Try turning the shutoff off and on a few times and see if it makes it
> work properly again. Preferably do this before needing it in an
> emergency. That reminds me, ...
> Volker
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