I've just had my shower replaced with a TRITON T80si electric shower
and just after 2 days the new shower stopped working.
Called in the same plumber who installed the new one and he reckons
our water pressure has gone down.
It seems like a bit of a coincidence to me. Could it have been caused
by the new shower? Has anyone had a similar problem?
<< Called in the same plumber who installed the new one and he reckons our
water pressure has gone down. >>
Neither one of you knows for sure, so get the facts. You'll need a pressure
gage and some sort of adapter to hook up to an outlet, like an outdoor sillcock
or the drain on your water heater. Most hardware stores will have a fitting
with a 1/2" hose spud on one end and a 1/4" NPT female thread on the other end.
The gage goes in the 1/4" end and the spud will be inserted and hose clamped
into an old cut off female end of a garden hose. If you can only find a 1/4"
male to hose spud fitting, screw a coupling onto the fitting for the gage. If
you use your water heater drain, let the crud flow for a while before using
your pressure test setup so the gage isn't fouled.
If your water pressure is well below the normal 45-50 PSI for city mains,
you've maybe found part of your problem. Good luck
Indeed, and here's yours for today: it's generally considered rather
less than polite to correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation in
cyberspace. (it's not like you didn't understand him, right?)
Besides, one looks foolish when the "correction," as it is in this
case, is itself incorrect!
Guess again, bright eyes. Merriam Webster dictionary (for you, dikshunnery)
gives this entry:
Main Entry: GAUGE
Etymology: Middle English gauge, from Old North French
Date: 15th century
2 : an instrument for or a means of measuring or testing: as ... (b) : an
instrument with a graduated scale or dial for measuring or indicating
What word/spelling would YOU use, genius? Gage? Guage? Gaig? Gayj?
Sorry, it's either one. The standard for some uses and
within some profession is gauge, in others it is gage. You
need another day of learning. And, spellcheck is notorious
for being inaccurate.
My guess is someone did not clean out the pipes properly when they
installed it and now some gunk (that's a technical term) has clogged the
shower head. Try removing it and cleaning/flushing it and the water lines.
It may also be at the valve or at some filter or strainer in the system.
2 days later it stopped and your plumber wont come back and is trying
to blame it on the water co ! If it was me i would ask him when is he
comming back if he didnt respond 8am Id Stop payment on the ck . It
may be an easy fix but why should you have to do it. Hows you sink ,
good pressure ?
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