I want to boost the HW pressure in my kitchen (about 2.5m static head at the
tap but a very long 15mm pipe run)
In the long term I intend installing a heatbank (giving mains pressure HW)
which will solve everything, in the mean time I'm looking for a supplier of
a simple, cheap, "single channel" shower pump type device.
I only need about 0.5 bar pressure increase but in reality I guess a very
cheap shower pump will have to suffice for the job.....unless someone has a
Remember this is temporary and I'm reluctant to spend > £100. Any ideas?
not expensive. They are intended to boost the mixed water from a shower mixer to
the shower head. They are about £100. They are intended to fit above the
mixer tap on the bath/shower.
I think you should be able to use one on the HW pipe work using
1/2" to 15mm fittings. The
static pressure might be more than the pump shaft seals can handle?
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The key benefot of a cheap dual pump is taht I can get one today,,,,and I
have some time. Likely off to Wickes/B&Q this am!
Is there a special reason to plumb both sides? Surely just the side with
the flow switch is enough.
My thinking was that the pump is designed to run wet and that may
provide some cooling, lubrication etc.. If you only connect one side,
then the other is running dry. I don't know for sure that this would
be a problem, but for the sake of a couple of tees it made sense to
Also, I suspect that by connecting both sides you'll get some more
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For the record I purchased a 99 quidder from Argos and it works fine.
I've just plumbed up one end. The instructions do explicitly state that it
should not be run dry...so I'll plumb up "dual channel" mode next weekend.
It's a bit noisy...but frankly I don't care about that.
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