I have a fairly small bathroom, with bath, toilet, basin
and airing cupboard containing a cyliner with immersion heater.
I want to add a shower, but the only way this could be possible
would be if the cylinder were done away with.
Is that (a) feasible? (b) sensible.
Shower over the bath? Or one of those 'disabled' baths with a door in
it if the requirement for a shower is prompted by physical
difficulties. Or a bath seat / lift etc.
You will not get an electric non-storage hot water system that can
fill a bath.
The drawback to the bath-with-a-door in it is you have to close the
door and wait while the bath heats up, and wait (wet, getting cold)
while the bath empties before you can get out. And leaks. My mother
got locked in hers.
If the house is small and you have mno teenage girtls, fit a combi.
If it isn't remove the old cylinder and retrofit a pressurised main
pressure cylinder somewhere else. Typically the loft is usable, but even
outside in a lean too can be done - I've seen this! needs a frost stat
and lagging mind :-)
If you have a loft mounted header,. you can ditch this and use the sapce
None of these come cheap tho
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On Wed, 29 Aug 2012 00:20:24 +0200, Timothy Murphy
You could either have a simple electric shower and a small undersink
water heater for the basin.
Or... an instant water heater, rated about 10 to 12kW which feeds both
your shower and basin.
Depends on how good your electric supply is, for the latter one.
I fitted one a decade ago in place of a gas geyser and while it worked
rather well, the load it put on the mains was a bit of a concern. No
fuses blew and it was within the limits of th supply, but it tended to
dim th lights a bit.
Thanks very much for the response.
It seems from my plumber that the cost of the electric wiring
would be a major part of the expenditure -
but SWMBO is very keen on getting a proper shower.
(There is already one in the bath, but she is not satisfied with that.)
So take the bath out. That will teach her.
What is the objection to the shower over the bath?
If it's the shower itself then simply putting one in a cubicle will
not help, especially if it's down to the water supply.
If it's the shape of the bath then consider changing the bath for one
designed to have a shower at one end. They have steeper sides and
allow you to stand under the shower.
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