FAQ & Quick guides

The Felton Oxijet® is a water saving shower attachment that changes the characteristics of your shower when compared to traditional flow restrictors. While saving water, it gives a luxurious showering experience.

The Oxijet® utilise the venturi effect, jetting the water through 4 micro nozzles. This increases the water speed dragging air through the coloured baffles. This air volumizes the water stream, forming small bubbles that burst when they touch your skin.

If you have a shower handpiece, use the Oxijet® with yellow baffles. 

If you have a fixed rose with a female thread, use the Oxijet® with pink baffles. 

If you have a fixed rose with a male thread, use the Oxijet® with blue baffles.  

If you have mains pressure (over 300 kPa/3 Bar), and a non-restrictive handpiece/fixed rose, the Oxijet® should work for you.

The Oxijet® will NOT work if you have any of the following:

  • Low flow electric shower
  • Low or unequal water pressures
  • A restrictive handpiece/fixed rose.

It is made from DR Brass, which is machined, and then chrome plated. The baffles are made from silicon rubber.

A restrictive handpiece/fixed rose is one that has a flow restrictor or flow saving device fitted to it that can't be removed.

Some handpieces and fixed roses have flow restrictors which can be removed. These will work with the Oxijet®, but the restrictors must be removed first.

If your Oxijet® is installed so that waterflow follows the direction of the arrow and yet water is leaking out the baffles there are two potential causes:

  • Your handpiece or fixed rose may contain a flow restrictor. If it is removable please take it out. If it is not, you may have a restrictive handpiece/rose and the Oxijet® will not work for you.
  • The water may appear to be coming from the baffles, the actual leak may be caused by the Oxijet® not sealing on the hose/stem's rubber washer. We've made the threads on the Oxijet® longer than most fittings. They will work but it may not fit every shower in the market. Please check that the washer is installed correctly in the hose/stem, and that the Oxijet® is tightened firmly.

Note: even though water may be coming out of the inlet baffles, the Oxijet® will still be working. Compare the difference in spray appearance with it fitted to without is fitted.

This is normal, and is part of the self-draining function of the Oxijet®. A common observation is that when showers are turned off, water left in the rose/handpiece may drip for some minutes before draining. A handpiece/rose fitted with an Oxijet® will drain almost immediately.

This is normal. Small droplets of water may escape due to the turbulence created by the jets within the Oxijet®.

This is normal. While the baffles reduce the noise of the air entering the stream, the noise of air exiting your handpiece or rose is not preventable, and is simply a sign that the Oxijet® is performing well.

If the flow through the Oxijet® is too low to provide an adequate shower, there are three potential causes:

  • You may not have mains pressure, and your pressures are most likely below 300kPa, and therefore the Oxijet® is not suitable.
     
  • You may have a flow restrictor somewhere in the system. For a fixed rose, please check within the stem. For a handpiece, at both ends of the hose (including the wall elbow).
     
  • If neither of the previous situations apply to you, it is most likely that you have a restrictive handpiece, and therefore the Oxijet® is not suitable for use.

The flow resistance through the Oxijet® will create extra pressure within your shower hose. We recommend only EN1113 rated shower hoses are suitable for use with Oxijet®. There are some shower hoses supplied into the Australian market that do not meet this quality standard, and these may leak under increased pressure. Replace with a standard approved hose.

If you're unsure what your pressure system is, try the Thumb Test as a rough guide:

  • If you can hold your thumb over the outlet of the tap while it is fully turned on (either hot or cold), it is most definitely low pressure. Be careful not to scald yourself when checking the hot supply. Always check with your plumber to confirm.

Whether you're building a new bathroom, renovating or replacing an existing shower, choosing products can be a daunting task with so many different brands and variety on the market. Many consumers base their decisions solely on price or style, but this often results in poor performance as the product may not be suited to their particular situation.

Check out our range of products to find your style

Our finished products have a 10 year warranty with a lifetime extension available and a 5 year limited warranty on the product finish. The slide showers, rain columns and **digital products have a *5 year warranty with a 5 year limited warranty on the product finish. Full warranty info and T+C’s click here

**Digital products do not have the option for a lifetime extension.

The Fusion Plus® is an all pressure shower mixer with patented technology that allows for full front of wall access for maintenance and future upgrades — without removing the faceplate.

Find out more on Our Innovations page here. 

This information is also available via the shower mixer installation guides on the product page.

Please check the installation guide of the product you are fitting, as it contains a page which shows you how to remove the cartridge disc to clean the cold line mesh filter. You can access the installation guide on the product page.

All the warranty information for our products can be found here

You can buy our products from the following retailers

Although we love seeing our products in your home, we only sell through plumbing merchants. You can find your nearest merchant here.

  • For North Island orders before 4pm: Next business day
  • For South Island orders: 2-3 business days

Note: For urgent delivery to South Island, you must put through your order before 3pm. This will incur an extra charge.  

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Yes, our Auckland showroom is open to the public. Feel free to pop into check out our latest products. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you on any product enquiries.

We are open from 8.30am – 4:00pm Mon-Fri and Closed on Public Holidays

8.30am – 4:00pm Mon-Fri / Closed on Public Holidays

  • Not all branches stock our full range of spare parts however, you can do a special order at your local branch. Just speak to your local plumbing merchant for more details.
  • We can do a special order for you to send to the branch, if you order this by 4pm we can dispatch this out overnight for you to pick up the next business day.
  • Or if you are based in Auckland, you can pick up directly from Felton as long as it has been ordered by a plumbing merchant.

REASON FOR BLOCKAGE:

  • Limescale/calcification build up
  • Foreign matter/debris

SOLUTION:

  • If there is a build-up of limescale - remove with a fingernail or a soft brush
  • Foreign matter/debris - some shower heads and handpieces can be dismantled for cleaning however most cannot. Please call us and we can confirm if cleaning is possible. We recommend a suitable filter is installed in all domestic and commercial situations to protect the entire property.

If cleaning is required follow the steps below.

For the shower head:

  • Remove shower rose from the shower head stem.
  • Use equal parts vinegar and hot water 1:1. Place the shower rose in the solution for between 15 - 20mins
  • (Note: the face of the shower rose cannot be removed for cleaning purposes.)

 For the handpiece:

  • Use equal parts vinegar and hot water 1:1. Soak the handpiece with the nozzles facing down.
  • Wait 10 - 15 minutes and clean handpiece with soft microfiber cloth.

This method is usually sufficient to clean the shower heads and handpieces. If extra cleaning is still required use a soft brush.

WELS is an acronym for the Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme. It is a national New Zealand regulation established by the Ministry for Environment, compulsory for suppliers of certain water using/dispensing devices, including taps and showers, as a water usage rating system. It allows consumers to make decisions to conserve water and money by comparing the water efficiency between different products. The WELS labelling scheme provides a national standardised star rating system from 0 to 6 stars. The less star rating a product has, the less water efficient it is.

WaterMark™ is a product performance certification mark owned by the ABCB (Australian Building Codes Board). It is designed to show compliance to and that the product has been tested to specific standards for product quality, performance. This includes that the products won't contaminate water. It is an independently verified assurance scheme to show that it is fit for purpose. Felton products complies with WaterMark requirements, although it is not compulsory to have Watermark in New Zealand.

Have a look at our water saving products here

  • Oxijet™ – A water saving shower attachment
  • WaterScrooge – Flow restrictors

Not all branches stock our full range of spare parts however, you can do a special order at your local branch. Just speak to your local plumbing merchant for more details.

We maintain stock of spare parts for most of our products including some discontinued/old products. Check our spare parts page for more details. If you’re unable to find what you need or you’re unsure of which part you need, please feel free to call us on 0800 743 358.

Single Lever:
Please measure the diameter of the barrel with a pair of calipers, or remove the handle and dome cover and measure the dome cover with a ruler or tape measure.

 

A stiff handle is often caused by a stiff cartridge. One common reason for a stiff cartridge is due to lime scale built up in the cartridge over time. Our recommendation is to contact a certified plumber to replace your cartridge when this happens.

If you know what shower mixer you have, please click here for the cartridge selection guide.

Think of your shower mixer as the main engine – it supplies the right mix of flow and temperature to all the other shower components. Selecting a mixer that best matches your pressure system and needs is a crucial step to getting the best performance out of your shower. If you are unsure what your water pressure situation is, please speak to a plumber.

Unequal Pressure:  
Your cold supply comes directly in from the mains or town supply or a large supply tank installed with a pump to increase pressure, but your hot supply comes from a low pressure hot water system.

If you are currently on an unequal pressure system but you are considering upgrading to a mains/equal high pressure system in the future then we would recommend our Fusion Plus Shower Mixer.

Single Lever – Fusion Plus Shower Mixer
Diverter Mixer – Versadisc Diverter Mixer
Integrated shower head – Feltonmix Unequal Pressure Shower Mixer

Equal Low Pressure:
Both your hot and cold water supply are from the same source at low pressure e.g. cylinder, ceiling tank, a tank on an outside stand or a tank elevated on a hillside. You have an equal mix of hot and cold water with a low pressure flow rate. We would recommend our equal pressures mixer for the best performance.

If you are planning to upgrade to a mains pressure/equal high pressure system in the future, Fusion Plus will be the best option as this can be upgraded from the front of the wall without touching the wall lining.

Single Lever – Fusion Plus Shower Mixer, MP/EP/Flexidisc Shower Mixer
Diverter Mixer – Versadisc Diverter Mixer
Integrated shower head – Feltonmix Equal Low Pressure Shower Mixer

Mains Pressure:

This is the ideal pressure situation, for more information on the technology, you can check it out here.

If you’re after a compact look, consider the 35mm cartridge options (up to 500kPa) in our  Tate, Max, Jaz and Willo II ranges.
For pressures of 500kPa or more, consider the Fusion Plus, Versadisc or an integrated diverter option.

  1. Get your plumber to check the inline filters of the mixer as these can sometimes get blocked.
  2. If you have unequal pressure or low pressure – check to see if a flow restrictor or aerator is installed. If so, this can generally be removed.
  3. If you have a Fusion Plus shower mixer take a look at the FAQ section for this mixer here
  4. If you have a Feltonmix shower mixer take a look at the FAQ section for this mixer here

    Still not sure? Give us a call on 0800 743 358 and we can assist you further.

Check the outlet (handpiece/shower rose) for a restrictor. If you’re on mains pressure this should have been inserted when installed.

1. Determine what shower mixer you have, check out “Which shower mixer do I have?” in the FAQ section.
2. Please contact Felton on 0800 743 358 and we can advise if the mixer you have installed is suitable for the pressure situation.

A dripping shower mixer could be caused by a few different things.
When the mixer is in the ‘off’ position, there will be water in the plumbing and the shower system that needs to drain out.
Under some circumstances it may take some time for this draining to cease and this may be exacerbated if you have a low-aperture showerhead or limescale build-up as it may take time (up to a minute or so) if water becomes air-locked in the system.

If you know what shower mixer you have, check out our innovations page for more information and for spare parts. Please get a plumber to check if any seals need replacing. If they do, take a picture of your shower mixer and email your query to technical@felton.co.nz and we can assist further.

Measure the diameter of the barrel on your shower mixer. This will give you the size that you need.
You can view all the shower mixer spare parts here.

Shower mixer barrel size

If you can’t find your shower mixer handle on the list, please take a picture and email your query to technical@felton.co.nz and we can assist further.

Remove the showerhead and the wallset, then follow the guide below to identify your Feltonmix:

There are three variants: equal low (FME), unequal (FMU) and equal high pressures (FMH), with different coloured rotors:

Follow this general guide on how to fix the Feltonmix. Should you find any other issues or leaks, feel free to call us!

Disclaimer: If you are not a registered plumber you may void the product warranty if you service it yourself.

Removing the Feltonmix Designer wall set

Clean the filters and replace the seals and rotors.
Find the available spare parts here.

To find out the available spare parts, please take a look at the Feltonmix under Our Innovations page.

When the mixer is set to ‘off’ there will be water in the plumbing and the shower system that needs to drain out.

Under some circumstances it may take some time for this draining to cease and this may be exacerbated if you have a low-aperture showerhead or limescale build-up as it may take time (up to a minute or so) if water becomes air-locked in the system.

1. Remove the showerhead. If the leaking continues this might indicate an issue with the mixer and you may consider replacing it with a new one.

2. If dripping when turned ‘off’, inspect the rotor and seals for damage.

3. If the leaking stops, then this might indicate an issue with the showerhead. Start with cleaning the showerhead and replacing the seals. If cleaning doesn’t solve this issue then it may need to be replaced. You can see the spare parts here.

If the leak doesn’t stop, follow the Feltonmix General Guide here.

Remove the showerhead and the handle. If the leaking continues this might indicate an issue with the mixer and you may consider replacing it with a new one.

If dripping from handle during operation only – replace the o-rings on the rotor.

Some of the nozzles on your showerhead might be blocked from limescale build up. Please clean your showerhead using these steps:

Grab your handy Feltonmix Toolmate, twist the face of the shower head and ensure parts are pushed in fully home with 2 clicks! Now test your shower head.

Feltonmix Toolmate

Removing the Feltonmix Designer wall set

Feltonmix seal kits

The Feltonmix comes with a 5 year warranty, including plumbers labour. If you are unsure of how old your Feltonmix is please give us a call on 0800 743 358 and we can assist you.

Two configurations were available – with the outlet concealed or exposed.

Venturi Exposed Concealed

A leaking shower mixer could be caused by a few different reasons.
Please get a plumber to check if any seals need replacing. If they do, please take a picture of your shower mixer and email your query to technical@felton.co.nz and we can assist further.

How to service the Venturi mixer:

Venturi rotor and cam set

Exposed:
To open the valve, use either long-nosed pliers or the purpose-made universal spanner tool (supplied with Designer II roses and wallsets) and pull out the rotor.

Concealed:
Remove the nut and remove rotor.

VENTURI ROTOR INSTALLATION
1. Replace both hot and cold inlet seals with seals supplied.
2. For equal low/equal high-pressure systems ensure that a green rotor set is fitted.
3. For unequal pressure systems ensure that a white rotor set is fitted.
4. The enclosed silicone grease pack is for use on the O ring and rotor seal surface.

No, the Rotor and Cam sets come with a seal kit.

Unlikely, the Venturi shower mixer was sold from 2002 – 2010 and had a 5 year warranty.

Yes, parts are still available for the Venturi mixer, which was sold from 2002 to 2010. Two configurations were available – with the outlet concealed or exposed, but unfortunately both had the tendency to seize. O-ring grease helps to lubricate the o-rings on the rotor. Due to the closing action of the rotor over time, the o-ring lube will remove itself from the o-ring causing the rotor to become stiff and possibly seize.

Click here to find the Venturi mixer spare parts.

A leaking shower mixer could be caused by a few different reasons.
Please get a plumber to check if any seals need replacing. If they do, please take a picture of your shower mixer and email your query to technical@felton.co.nz and we can assist further.

Please measure the diameter of the barrel. It should be 50mm in diameter.

A leaking shower mixer could be caused by a few different reasons.
Please get a plumber to check if any seals need replacing. If they do, please take a picture of your shower mixer and email your query to technical@felton.co.nz and we can assist further.

A stiff handle is often caused by a stiff cartridge. One common reason for a stiff cartridge is due to limescale build up in the cartridge or the internal cartridge lubricant is washed out of the cartridge over time. Our recommendation is to contact a certified plumber to replace your cartridge when this happens. If you know what shower mixer you have, please click here for cartridge selection guide.

If you have a plastic bodied mixer, these came with a 5-year warranty from the date of purchase which is likely to have expired.
If you have a brass bodied mixer, these come with a 10-year warranty from the date of purchase.
If you are unsure, please call us on 0800 743 358 and we can assist you further.

Spare parts for the shower mixer are available here under our innovations page. 

We don’t recommend home owners to pull apart their shower mixer. Please get your plumber to check which version you have.

A leaking shower mixer could be caused by a few different reasons. Please get a plumber to check if any seals need replacing. If they do, please take a picture of your shower mixer and email your query to technical@felton.co.nz and we can assist further.

A stiff handle is often caused by a stiff cartridge. One common reason for a stiff cartridge is due to limescale build up in the cartridge or the internal cartridge lubricant is washed out of the cartridge over time. Our recommendation is to contact a certified plumber to replace your cartridge when this happens. If you know what shower mixer you have, please click here for cartridge selection guide.

Get your plumber to check the anti-scald and flow limiter settings on the cartridge in the first instance.

It may have been installed with the incorrect venturi jet. Please call us on 0800 743 358 and we can assist you.

The Fusion Plus® shower mixer comes with a 10 year warranty from the date of purchase.
If you are unsure how long you have had the mixer, please call us on 0800 743 358 and we can assist you.

The alternative jet (4 spanner flats) has a smaller venturi, allowing less cold water and therefore greater temperature control at high cold pressures. The standard venturi jet has 2 spanner flats and is factory fitted if you have unequal pressure.

Fusion plus brass jet

Please measure the diameter of the barrel. It should be either 55mm (2014-Current) or 60mm (pre-2014) in diameter.

We introduced 2x brass Venturi jets early in 2017. Before this, only the standard Venturi jet was offered. The 3-notch alternative jet has a smaller venturi, allowing less cold water and therefore greater temperature control at high cold pressures.

A leaking shower mixer could be caused by a few different reasons. Please get a plumber to check if any seals need replacing. If they do, please take a picture of your shower mixer and email your query to technical@felton.co.nz and we can assist further.

A stiff handle is often caused by a stiff cartridge. One common reason for a stiff cartridge is due to limescale build up in the cartridge or the internal cartridge lubricant is washed out of the cartridge over time. Our recommendation is to contact a certified plumber to replace your cartridge when this happens. If you know what shower mixer you have, please click here for cartridge selection guide.

Get your plumber to check the anti-scald and flow limiter settings on the cartridge in the first instance. It may have been installed with the incorrect venturi jet. Please call us on 0800 743 358 and we can assist you.

It may have been installed with the incorrect Venturi jet. Please call us on 0800 743 358 and we can assist you.

The Fusion shower mixer comes with a 10-year warranty from the date of purchase. If you are unsure how long you have had the mixer, please call us on 0800 743 358 and we can assist you.

If you have a Fusion 55mm, please check our innovations page here for the available spare parts.

If you have a Fusion 60mm, please check our innovations page here for the available spare parts.

The Smartflow shower mixer has a 60mm diameter barrel and has 2x handles, one inside the other. One is for temperature control (inner) and one for flow control (outer).

If you are looking for the Axiss Digital Smartflow shower mixer, you can find out more information here.

A leaking shower mixer could be caused by a failed cartridge. With thermostatic cartridges they have wax inside which can lose its properties over time and cause the cartridge to seize up. If this happens it will need to be replaced.

Please check our innovations page here for the available spare parts.

With thermostatic cartridges they have wax inside which can lose its properties over time and cause the cartridge to seize up and handles to stiffen. If this happens it will need to be replaced.
Please check our innovations page here for the available spare parts

The splines on the cartridge may be damaged. Please get your plumber to replace the cartridge.

The Smartflow shower mixer was sold from 2009 – 2015, with a 10-year warranty from the date of purchase.
If you are unsure how long you have had the mixer, please call us on 0800 743 358 and we can assist you.

Please check our innovations page here for the available spare parts.

  • If its leaking from the dome cover/handle: A leaking Versadisc shower mixer could be caused by a failed cartridge (sometimes this happens if the pressure is too high) or a damaged sub-cartridge.
  • If its leaking from the barrel/faceplace: If the Versadisc shower mixer is leaking from the barrel/faceplate, this might be caused by a broken seal.

Please get a plumber to check the cartridges and the sub-cartridge for damage and replace both if necessary. Ensure when upgrading or changing the sub-cartridge that the back seal is removed as this tends to stick to the brass body.

A stiff handle is often caused by a stiff cartridge. Please get your plumber to replace the cartridge.
Please check our innovations page here for the available spare parts.

Please get your plumber to check the cartridge. If it is white/grey, this will need to be replaced with a Felton F5 cartridge.
Please check our innovations page here for the available spare parts.

The Versadisc concealed shower mixer came with a 10-year warranty from the date of purchase.
If you are unsure how long you have had the mixer, please call us on 0800 743 358 and we can assist you.

Please check our innovations page here for the available spare parts.

A leaking Versadisc shower mixer could be caused by a failed cartridge (sometimes this happens if the pressure is too high) or a damaged sub-cartridge. Please get a plumber to check the cartridges and the sub-cartridge for damage and replace both if necessary. Ensure when upgrading or changing the sub-cartridge that the back seal is removed as this tends to stick to the brass body.

A stiff handle is often caused by a stiff cartridge. Please get your plumber to replace the cartridge.
Please check our innovations page here for the available spare parts.

The Versadisc Exposed shower mixer came with a 10 year warranty from the date of purchase.
If you are unsure how long you have had the mixer, please call us on 0800 743 358 and we can assist you.

Please check our innovations page here for the available spare parts.

A leaking Versadisc Diverter shower mixer could be caused by a failed cartridge (sometimes this happens if the pressure is too high) or a damaged sub-cartridge. If the leak is coming from the diverter handle, this could be a failed cartridge.

Please get a plumber to check the cartridges and the sub-cartridge for damage and replace both if necessary. Ensure when upgrading or changing the sub-cartridge that the back seal is removed as this tends to stick to the brass body.

Please check our innovations page here for the available spare parts.

  • If its leaking from the diverter knob: If the leak is coming from the diverter handle, this could be a failed cartridge.
  • If its leaking from the barrel/faceplate: If the Versadisc Diverter shower mixer is leaking from the barrel/faceplate, this might be caused by a broken seal.

Please get a plumber to check the seal and replace if necessary. Please check our innovations page here for the available spare parts.

A stiff handle is often caused by a stiff cartridge. Please get your plumber to replace the cartridge.
Please check out our innovations page here for the available spare parts.

Please get your plumber to check the cartridge. If it is white/grey, this will need to be replaced with a Felton F5 cartridge.
Please check our innovations page here for the available spare parts.

The Versadisc Diverter shower mixer came with a 10-year warranty from the date of purchase.
If you are unsure how long you have had the mixer, please call us on 0800 743 358 and we can assist you.

The anti-scald may not be set correctly. Please get your plumber to check this in the first instance. If you are on equal pressure (green sub-cartridge) please get your plumber to check that the filters aren’t blocked.

This might be caused by a broken seal. Please get a plumber to check the seal and replace if necessary.

A stiff handle is often caused by a stiff cartridge. Please get your plumber to replace the cartridge.
Please check our innovations page here for the available spare parts.

The 35mm Mains Pressure shower mixer came with a 10-year warranty from the date of purchase.
If you are unsure how long you have had the mixer, please call us on 0800 743 358 and we can assist you.

You can find the replacements parts for the 35mm mains pressure shower mixer here.

If you have brass jets and disc, please check our innovations page here for the available spare parts.