Shower Mixer” refers to a plumbing fixture that combines hot and cold water to provide a controlled flow of mixed water for showering purposes. Shower mixers are an essential component in modern bathrooms, allowing users to adjust the water temperature and flow rate according to their preference.
Here are some key features and components of a typical shower mixer:
- Control Handle(s): Shower mixers usually have one or more handles or knobs that allow users to control the water flow and temperature. Single-handle mixers have one handle to adjust both hot and cold water, while dual-handle mixers have separate handles for hot and cold water.
- Cartridge or Valve: Inside the mixer, there is a cartridge or valve mechanism that regulates the flow and temperature of the water. Cartridges can be manual or thermostatic. Manual cartridges require users to adjust the water temperature and flow manually, while thermostatic cartridges maintain a constant temperature, preventing sudden temperature fluctuations.
- Diverter: Some shower mixers come with a diverter, allowing users to switch between different shower outlets, such as a handheld showerhead and an overhead showerhead.