We are about to venture into a new bathroom and will likely use a
Mira Element BIV shower assembly. However we would like this to
be a power shower.
Has anyone out there got experience of shower pumps - makes,
quality, reliability? Our supplier uses Salamander but after a
quick Google these seem to be at the lower end of the price range
compared with Stuart Taylor (Turner?) or Grundfoss.
Any useful comments welcomed..
When I completed replaced my bathroom just over a year ago I took the
opportunity to replace our old conventional boiler with a Worcester Bosch
condensing combi. This allowed me to remove the airing cupboard from the
bathroom and replace it with an offset quadrant shower cubicle. I was also
able, of course, to remove the water tanks and central heating tank from the
loft, giving more room up there.
I did have some concerns about installing a combi - but 14 months later both
my wife and I are satisfied that it was one of the best home maintenance
decisions we have ever made.
Gas bills have gone down significantly, the central heating works far better
because the boiler is not trying to heat up a tank-full of water at the same
time, there is plenty of pressure for the new shower cubicle - and its quiet
During the summer, of course, the only time the boiler fires up is when a
hot tap is turned on. With a conventional system, of course, the boiler is
on a couple of times a day to heat up a full tank of water - most of which
will not be used.
If your current boiler is getting on a bit, and isn't a condensing boiler,
then I would heartily recommend a new condensing combi. You wont need a
shower pump then because the hot water is delivered at mains pressure.
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