Fitting a power shower. I was going to go for the 1.5 bar pump from
But when looking at shower heads like this:
They state they need min 2 bar of pressure. The next step up @ ScrewFix is
2.5 bar but costs quite a bit more. Will I get away with the 1.5 bar?
On Sat, 17 Jan 2004 13:49:19 -0000, "Rob Nicholson"
It'll work but just won't be as good.
Also, the cheap Screwfix pump is not continuously rated. whereas the
next one up is. Typically, non continuously rated ones are 15-20
minutes of operation - are you OK with that.?
The recommended Bathstore one gives 15lpm at 2.2 bar
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My girlfriend occasionally :-) But she's more of a bath person, hence the
reason for knocking hole in wall to make bath full size, it's a measly 5' at
As the bathroom is costing much ฃฃฃ, it's probably worth the extra for the
more powerful pump. Better to do it right!
I did the same in my last house with a single impellor pump on the hot tap
and mains pressure on the cold. Filled the bath in just over a minute.
In my new house, I have mains pressure on both hot and cold. That takes
about 2 minutes.
Probably. 2 bar seems like overkill for the showerhead shown. I would expect
a panel shower to need a beefier pump, but not a fixed standard head.
OTOH, as the instructions explicitly state 2 bar, it is a risk that it won't
work satisfactorily, in which case you'd have to buy the more expensive pump
and have wasted money on the small one.
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