A customer came to me 12-weeks into lockdown saying his shower had stopped. His usual plumber was not returning his calls. Where have I heard that before? Living in a hard-water area, most showers are spent in 10 years. It is best starting a fresh. You have had your moneys worth. But this valve was a year old and cost £275. It was worth repairing. It can be like wading through treacle finding the right part. If you have tired of watching paint dry, just see how many hundreds of different valves, thermostat s and divertor’s there are: divapor. I look, so you don’t have to.