I had an electric shower fitted recently, but the flow is awful. I asked the
fitters to come back out but they say I can't have a power shower (or pump)
fitted because of my water setup. Is this true?
I have a cold tank in the loft and a hot tank in the landing. I do have
mains pressure cold coming up and into the toilet in the bathroom where the
shower is, but as far as I know the sink and bath are fed from the loft
tank. I don't know what the requirements are for a power shower or pump, so
I couldn't really argue. I just wondered if he was being lazy, or honest.
He's talking total rubbish. The pump is fitted between the hot water tank
and the shower and between the cold water feed (from the loft) and the
shower. The only thing to take care of is having a good size water tank in
the loft, so you don't run out!
Is the shower fed from the cold tank in the loft? If so, it's unlikely you
have enough pressure for it. It would be better fed from the rising main, ie
the high pressure pipe which feeds the tank itself.
Oops, what was I thinking? The word Electric had passed between my ears and
not registered at all. OK, so it's a
single cold feed, so you're quite right hooking it to the water mains should
be OK, or adding a single pump to the cold feed from the tank would also be
Using the mains feed would be quieter (pumps can be noisy), but look out for
the flow slowing if someone flushes the toilet!
My apologies for the duff information to all concerned.
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