I had a new shower fitted in the summer and it worked fine on a setting of
4-5,but now it needs to be set at 7-8.Dose anyone think i have a fault on my
shower that i should sort out before the warranty runs out next year.
TIA Gary Moore
Not exactly true though if you think about it. More time is needed, not
more heat. If you could slow down the flow of water you wouldn't need to
turn up the heat. It only needs more heat because with a shower you can't
give it more time and it's no fun stood under a trickle anyway :)
john (mr pedantic)
You mean control the flow of water? I've only ever encountered Council
fitted showers. There's an on/off switch and a temperature control knob and
that's your lot. Nothing fancy. I'll make a point of looking at showers
next time I'm in B & Q. The things you miss out on when you're poor :D
You will find that the "temperate" control is just a valve for slowing down
the water to make the water hotter. The power of the shower unit will be
constant, or may have a couple of fixed settings, usually marked "I" or
There's a red circle, red solid circle, red solid semi-circle, and a grey
solid circle for the "on/off" options. I don't touch the temperature knob
cos the temperature sort of fluctuates when you alter it and then settles
down. You get scalded and frozen on and off for a bit :) Joy.
If the water is colder, it will require more energy per unit of water to
So slowing the rate of flow will satisfy this, as will increasing the energy
the heater is outputting! (I.E more heat!)
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