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FRUIT OF THE LOOM PLAIN T SHIRT (S-XXXL) - 8 COLOURS (M, WHITE)
FRUIT OF THE LOOM PLAIN T SHIRT (S-XXXL) - 8 COLOURS (M, WHITE)
Offered by Indigo Overstocks
Price: £2.82

4.0 out of 5 stars Too small, 12 Jan. 2015
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Just a bit too small.


Ideal Standard Trevi Boost Valve & Shower Kit
Ideal Standard Trevi Boost Valve & Shower Kit

5.0 out of 5 stars A great alternative to a pumped shower without the noise or fuss that a pump brings., 2 Jan. 2015
I am great believer in keeping things simple when it comes to plumbing, so I recently had two of these showers installed and the pumped showers removed – because they were noisy, and when the pump broke down no one could shower… grr.

I have taken on board the other reviewer’s comments regarding this kit, but I can only disagree. I think showering at best can be subjective and a highly personal experience. Overall I am extremely satisfied with this shower unit – the performance is way better than a normal gravity fed system, and the performance of the Trevi is comparable to that which you find in most hotels. The quality of the unit is also very good – the hose on first impression looks cheap but on closer inspection, it is very well made – the shower head could be a little more robust, but I wouldn’t describe it as poor quality by any measure. The unit we had was the embedded version, this has a covering plate providing you with easy access for maintenance should you need to change the valve cartridge at a later date (my sister has one of these showers too, and after 14 years she had to replace the cartridge – no need to replace tiles or rip the bathroom to bits. It was the positive review from my sister that prompted me to look into these units).

Ideal Standard’s Boost shower provides a powerful shower without the need for a pump using the Venturi principle to increase hot water pressure. I wouldn’t recommend retro fitting these showers, rather they should be installed as part of a complete bathroom refit by a qualified plumber who will read the instructions, and check with Ideal Standard. Our plumber had not fitted these before, but he kept an open mind, contacted Ideal Standard for advice and guidance – installed them and tested them – he has been amazed at how powerful they are, and so have I. Both installations work very well – one of the installations works slightly better than the other however, but this is because the one that works better has a straighter run to the hot water supply (every bend will make a difference).

You need to ensure that you have at least 1.5 bar of head pressure on your hot water supply, and good mains fed pressure to your shower – 2 to 3 bar. When showering, you may notice that the pressure of the shower drops a little as the ballcock in the header tank falls and the header tank takes some of the pressure out of your mains supply – this is easy to solve by turning down the header tank valve slightly (ensure your header tank is large enough not to drain - mine is 220 litres). In addition, you will need to increase the temperature of your hot water to 60c – this is because the way the valve works is that it combines the pressure of the cold with the temperature of the hot giving you a higher pressure warm water shower, the warmer your water the more powerful your shower will appear to be. Although the valve is not thermostatic, if someone does flush the toilet whilst you are in the shower both the hot and cold pressure will drop at the same time meaning that the temperature stays even – I have found the showers to be very safe. These showers are as powerful as my previous pumped shower without question, and I have been able to use them simultaneously with a very respectable throughput – all without the noise and expense of a pump.

Finally, I cannot stress enough how important it is to fit these showers correctly – they are not designed to work with a pump, and you must make sure that pipe sizes are correct, and that the feed from the hot water tank is as short and as straight as possible. You must also use the Ideal Standard hoses and showerheads, do not be tempted to replace them with another type as this will damage the unit.

On the second installation, of one of these showers we noticed that a part was missing from the kit – so we called Ideal Standard who were extremely helpful, and posted one out first class delivery – the part arrived the next day – excellent no quibbles customer service in response to an honest mistake.

In conclusion, these are great alternative to a pumped shower without the noise or fuss that a pump brings and it is good to see that a main manufacture has taken the Trevi design under their wing.


Sea Grass Corner linen laundry basket Large seagrass storage curved
Sea Grass Corner linen laundry basket Large seagrass storage curved
Offered by Furniture and your home
Price: £48.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 21 Dec. 2014
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Great item arrived quickly - well made, could do with being a little larger.


Circulon Infinite Hard Anodised Cookware Set, 5-Piece
Circulon Infinite Hard Anodised Cookware Set, 5-Piece
Price: £175.91

3.0 out of 5 stars Could be better not as robust as they claim them to be, 17 Dec. 2014
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Could be better not as robust as they claim them to be, found that the coating does come off after a while....


Millions Jar Bubblegum Flavour 2.27 Kg
Millions Jar Bubblegum Flavour 2.27 Kg
Price: £18.93

5.0 out of 5 stars love these sweets - highly recommend them for any sweet ..., 17 Dec. 2014
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Beyond yummy, love these sweets - highly recommend them for any sweet toothed shopper.


GS38 - Global Paring Knife - 9cm
GS38 - Global Paring Knife - 9cm
Offered by culinaire
Price: £54.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 17 Dec. 2014
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Awesome knives - I have a few of these now and they are all brilliant to work with.


Pilot Iroshizuku Fountain Pen Ink - 50 ml Bottle - Chiku-rin Bamboo Forest
Pilot Iroshizuku Fountain Pen Ink - 50 ml Bottle - Chiku-rin Bamboo Forest
Offered by VALUE JAPAN
Price: £15.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 17 Dec. 2014
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Great colour ink lovely pea green, great alternative to boring blue or black...


GSF49 - Global Utility Knife - 11cm
GSF49 - Global Utility Knife - 11cm
Offered by culinaire
Price: £49.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 17 Dec. 2014
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Amazing quality knives from global - super sharp, easy to re-sharpen, hygienic...


Oven Brite - 500ML - Bottle Bag & Gloves Included - Complete Oven Cleaner
Oven Brite - 500ML - Bottle Bag & Gloves Included - Complete Oven Cleaner
Offered by Top Brand Discounts 4 u
Price: £2.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 17 Dec. 2014
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This stuff is great - but watch your hands its powerful stuff...


Pilot Iroshizuku Fountain Pen Ink - 50 ml Bottle - Fuyu-syogun Winter Shogun
Pilot Iroshizuku Fountain Pen Ink - 50 ml Bottle - Fuyu-syogun Winter Shogun
Offered by WAKU1(JAPAN STORE)
Price: £12.63

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 17 Dec. 2014
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Lovely colour ink a great alternative to blue or black inks.


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