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Recommend a plumber, Claregalway

  • 16-11-2020 5:33pm
    Registered Users Posts: 919 ✭✭✭

    Seems like the pump on our power shower has stopped working. It might be repairable, but is 20 years old, so more likely will need replacing with a new shower unit.

    Can anyone recommend a good plumber in the Galway area (we're in Claregalway) for such an installation job?
    (I get the impression lots of plumbers aren't interested in small jobs).


  • Registered Users Posts: 81,223 ✭✭✭✭biko

    This is a DIY job but if you rather have a pro do it you could try Conboy Electrical Sales & Services.

  • Registered Users Posts: 919 ✭✭✭Gwynston

    I do some DIY jobs but am not confident of doing anything electrical beyond basic stuff. And the only other DIY jobs I dislike more are plumbing-related! :rolleyes:

    Having taken a quick look at the installer instructions for the old shower, it doesn't exactly look trival... :eek:

  • Registered Users Posts: 81,223 ✭✭✭✭biko

    If you put your model into youtube there may be a video to help there.
    Otherwise give Conboy a ring.

  • Registered Users Posts: 379 ✭✭popa smurf

    I changed an electric shower there during the summer and like yourself a little nervous but I was amazed how easy it was. Go to your local hardware and tell them the one you have take a picture of it if you want to, you need to replace like for like, turn off mains electric and water, there is just small water pipe and 3 wires. 20 min it job and great job satisfaction when finished. Put a seal around unit after with silicone and your good to go,

  • Registered Users Posts: 81,223 ✭✭✭✭biko

    Yeah, I usually change these myself too. It is daunting the first time but youtube and other sources are a great help.
    If you change to same model or just change the insert it's a breeze.

    This guy is a fun watch in any case

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  • Registered Users Posts: 919 ✭✭✭Gwynston

    Ours is Mira Event Power Shower, so takes both hot and cold intakes.
    I might take the cover off and take some photos, then go in to Woodies to look for a replacement. I guess if I stick with Mira there's a good chance the pipework already in place will line up alright with the new one.

    That's the only bit I'm afraid of - if it's just a case of attaching pipes in place with simple screw-on connectors, I'm sure I can do the job. But if any extra pipe routing with joints is required, I won't know what to do.

    Based on my old shower's manual, I guess there will be some post-installation tuning steps to follow too?

  • Registered Users Posts: 81,223 ✭✭✭✭biko