If I need to replace the faulty electric shower I would like to do it with a
one that uses the hot water in the tank. The hot water system is fed by
gravity and there is not much head so I guess I need a small pump. I don't
want a power shower but do need reasonable pressure. Have checked the
Wickes/Screwfix/Tool Station catalogues and I don't really understand what
the pump options are offering and what exactly is involved. i.e. mixer valve
I am ok with plumbing but am not sure what it I need to buy. Also I can't
afford the expensive solutions.
Can anyone help please?
How much head have you got? My shower head when in use is perhaps two
feet below the bottom of the cold water storage tank in the loft, and
this works OK for my gravity fed shower. Don't forget that the height of
the water in the tank will add to the pressure.
In our last house we had a shower fed like this. It was OK, provided I
stripped it down and descaled it completely - innards and all - every
couple of months. We now have a pumped unit, similar to
which works really well. Perhaps too well, I normally have it on the
lowest setting that it goes to.
It needs a low power feed, plus hot and cold water.
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