Bath shower mixer with long spout in a modern bathroom
In order to make the use of a bath, shower and sink in small bathrooms as convenient as possible, it is worth considering the option of installing a mixer with a shower for a bath with a long spout. The popularity of this particular version of the mixer goes back a long time, and what is interesting is that it does not lose its relevance today..
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It has a characteristic long spout (gander, spout), which is very convenient. If it is necessary to collect water in the container, it does not have to be kept suspended, and switching such a gander, that is, simply turning it for use in the sink, is not difficult. Additional functionality is added by a hose and shower head attached to the body.
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Important! Long is considered a spout if its gander is longer than 24 cm.
Remarkably, the configuration of such a mixer is convenient for both the bathroom and the kitchen. These mixers were the first to appear at all. Even the European versions with a short spout could not displace them from consumer preferences. They are mobile due to the fact that there is a swivel mechanism that helps direct the stream of water in the right direction, both in the bathroom / shower, and switch it to the sink. This allows you to reduce the number of pipes – they do not need to be brought to the sink at all..
Long spout taps are often used in kitchens too
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Important! When choosing a bath / shower faucet and a sink with a long spout, keep in mind that it will have a double load, so it is important to buy a quality appliance.
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Their rationality of use both in the bathroom and in the kitchen is explained by the fact that regardless of the conditions, they can provide the necessary flow of water and provide ideal ergonomics of use. In this case, it is worth considering the features of use for a particular sink.
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The design of this type of bath and shower mixer consists of a body and a spout. They include valves, aerator, mounting hardware. Their main difference from other types is the length of the gander, which mixes and delivers pressure.
They are two-valve and single-lever. The body is most often made of stainless steel, the cartridge is ceramic. The two-valve one includes a crane-box, it is he who helps to regulate the temperature and water pressure. It is the most durable and relatively inexpensive. The only thing that often fails is the sealing gum.
Two-valve mixer device
Standing single-lever mixer device
Important! Another important feature is the swivel mechanism, which allows you to redirect the stream of water in the desired direction..
Single-lever mixers are made of brass. Their control is carried out using 1 lever, turns to the right and left allow you to change the temperature of the water and the force of the jet. They can include a ball or ceramic cartridge.
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In order for the mixer to serve you for a long time, you should give preference to higher quality models when buying.
The ball cartridge adjusting head is made of stainless steel. Ceramic has the form of two metal-ceramic plates, due to high-temperature firing, it is possible to bring the components to the required degree of wear resistance.
Important! The ball cartridge is more expensive to repair, since the entire module will have to be replaced.
The faucet with a swivel long spout is ideal for a small bathroom
It is especially often used in the case of limited space, when ergonomics and multifunctionality play an important role. The main purpose of such a crane device is to deliver the water pressure in the right direction and the required temperature. The design features of this mixer allow:
- supply water in the right place;
- regulate the supply temperature;
- to regulate the force of a head and a stream.
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Long spout faucets are now very popular
The installation of just such a mixer device is simply necessary if you need double functionality, namely:
- in the bathroom, where such a spout will work for a bath, shower, sink;
- in the kitchen, if there are two sinks, the hostess will be able to work in two.
So that the hostess can wash the dishes in two sinks at the same time, a mixer with a long spout will help you
Important! An inexpensive bath and shower faucet doesn’t always have a chrome finish for durability and strength. If you want to buy once and for a long time, you should choose carefully.
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A faucet with a long bath spout with shower has a number of advantages. Among them:
- It is convenient to fill basins and any other containers. A short spout makes it impossible to do this or this option is very problematic. To begin with, the container will have to be held suspended and at an angle, and if it is large, this is very difficult to do. In addition, you will not be able to fill it in completely..
- It is easy to install as well as to repair..
- The design feature allows the mixer to withstand increased loads.
- Long spout in the mixer, suitable for standard types of sanitary ware.
- Convenient to wash baby. Especially if the baby is not yet on its legs. It will be much easier to wash your baby if there is a mixer with a long spout. It will be easy to carry out hygiene procedures yourself. The jet of water will not scatter in all directions.
- It is easy to wash your hair with such a spout in the bathroom. After all, you don’t have to completely immerse yourself in the bathroom. This will significantly reduce the time for gathering in the morning, when every second is important..
G.Lauf tap with long spout
Bath / sink thermostatic mixer
A significant drawback can be called one – low tightness when compared with other types of mixers. Also, the disadvantages include limited functionality in bathrooms where a shower stall is installed, as well as in freestanding washbasins. Although this is rather a feature, because the wide functionality of the long spout has been proven and tested by generations.
The existing types of faucet / shower switching will help you choose the most convenient for you
There are different types of switches, and the convenience of using such a universal mixer largely depends on them. Options: eccentric, cartridge, ball, cork deviator. Each has advantages and disadvantages.
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Switching occurs as a result of the rotation of the handle, through the eccentric. This sets in motion a double-sided rod, along the edges of which there are elastic bands. Depending on the selected mode, one of the holes is closed.
Thermostatic mixer structure
How the ceramic shower-bath switch works
- cheap and reliable mechanism. Repair and even complete replacement will not be expensive;
- installation of this type is simple, the most important thing is that the diameters of the fasteners and the spout match.
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- rubber seals wear out quickly and the valve starts to leak;
- such a switch is quite large in size;
- connections need to be tightened during heavy use.
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The cartridge mechanism is widespread due to its simplicity
It can also be called “all-in-one”, because the switch and the crane mechanism are connected in one housing. Among the advantages are reliability and durability, its design is attractive, and the replacement is simple. Cons – there may be a problem with the compatibility of individual repair kits and cartridges.
Cross-section of mixer with ball switch
The main knot is a ball, which has holes, it is placed between two rings. Water, getting into one of the holes, comes out into the hole that is currently open. The advantage is reliability and durability. Minus – the mechanism is integrated into the body, its failure will require replacing the entire mixer.
The cork deviator has many advantages.
It works in the same way as an eccentric one, but it activates the locking mechanism for raising / lowering the plug cap. Advantages:
- compactness and style;
- does not increase the dimensions of the mixer itself;
- switching stream is easy.
The cork deviator is difficult to repair due to the lack of native spare parts
The disadvantage is significant – it is not easy to repair it, and it is difficult to find spare parts.
Various installation options for the mixer will help to best fit it into your bathroom interior
When buying plumbing, it is not always possible to focus only on your own preferences. Sometimes you have to buy a bathroom faucet with a shower with a long spout because there is simply no other option. These situations include:
- there is no possibility of bringing pipes to the washbasin. Here only a swivel mixer with a long spout will help out;
- there is a small budget for the purchase. It is better to take one, but high-quality mixer, than two low-grade ones, which will break very quickly;
- both the washbasin and the bathtub are used for washing;
- there are children and / or pets in the house;
- you often wash your hair under the tap;
- the sink in the bathroom is large and deep, a short spout is simply inconvenient here.
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The price of a mixer for a bathroom with a shower does not depend on the possibility of its installation. There are several installation options. Wall mount is the most commonly used one. Best suited for swivel mixers. This option is convenient for hidden installation of pipes, only the mixer taps and the shower hose remain in sight. In this case, it is important that the bath is well secured..
Installation in a bathtub body. This is a modern and somewhat non-standard solution. By installing the faucet in the side of the bathroom, you can get more wall space for shelves, mirrors and other accessories. There is also a hidden eyeliner, but in this case behind the side of the bathroom.
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The mixer stand is a stylish and original solution. Although the installation is quite expensive, as is the cost of the work, so this option is unlikely to become very much in demand soon. When laying pipes, they will have to be allowed under the ceiling..
So that the adoption of water procedures does not bring discomfort, the choice of a faucet with a long spout must be approached with all seriousness.
When choosing a mixer model with a long spout and shower, you should pay special attention to the length of the gander itself, its shape and delivery height. The spout should deliver water within the sink and bathtub, with reaching the outlet and avoiding splashing or spilling is key.
Attention! If the mixer is installed too high, multiple splashes are likely to form, too low a height will lead to the need to unroll the neck when the sink is heavily loaded.
Varion mixer with long spout
Two-valve bronze bath mixer Elghansa PRAKTIC 2702660
KorDi bath / shower mixer with long sleek spout
The length of the spout must be selected based on the following parameters:
- Places for planning the installation of plumbing equipment.
- Area and design of the premises.
- Distances between bathroom and sink.
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When choosing, it is important to check the throughput of the gander, because its main purpose is to quickly and with great pressure draw water into the bathroom. The shape of the nose also plays a role. Smooth makes it possible to exclude splashing even with a strong pressure.
Consider a shower head and hose quality. The watering can be simple or massage with an adjustable jet position. It can be single, triple or jet shower, with many holes. The hose is also important. A high-quality metal braid will last a long time, but it is also very expensive. In addition, it tends to exfoliate, which makes the hose untidy. The modern solution is a silicone hose, it is more durable and bending strength.
You can install the mixer yourself or entrust this matter to specialists.
When choosing an installation location, especially when using it as a 2-in-1, you need to clearly calculate the location of the enclosure attachment. Most often, the mounting option is on the wall, because other methods limit the functionality of the mixer.
The remoteness of the fastener should be the same, both from the sink and from the bathroom. At the same time, it is important to choose the right length of the gander itself – it should be optimal for servicing both the bathroom and the sink..
Before installing the mixer, it is necessary to correctly mark out
The recommended installation height is 20 cm above the edge of the bathroom, assuming the standard installation height of the washbasin. This will allow you to comfortably use both plumbing fixtures, and at the same time exclude splashing water on the floor..
Important! There are situations when the bathtub and sink are located away from the wall, then you will have to use rack mounting. It is fixed motionlessly, which makes it possible not only to supply water, but also to make the interior of the bathtub functional and aesthetically attractive..
- Leakage at the connection to the spout. The solution is to replace the sealing gum.
Replacing the sealing rubber at the connection with the spout
- Switch problems. Solution – depending on the type of mechanism, a partial, complete replacement or twisting will be required.
Sometimes the problem with the switch can only be solved by buying a new one.
- Problems with the mixer body. They arise when the manufacturer uses low-quality brittle materials. The solution is often a complete mixer replacement.
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