adding a second bathroom to a property


Postby roundhay » Sat Mar 22, 2008 5:50 pm

Hi

I was wondering if anyone could give advice on installing a second bathroom in a property reguarding the water heating.

I currently have a condensing combi boiler heating the rest of the house but i want a second shower and basin. Would i need to install a completly independant heating system for the new bathroom or is there any easier way of doing it?

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Postby htg engineer » Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:05 am

Mixer or electric shower ?

If you were wanting to run 2 showers at the same time - a condensing combi would struggle.

More information please
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Postby Skids » Sun Mar 23, 2008 12:49 pm

Hi roundhay

When the condensing combi boiler was fitted the CORGI installer will/should have sized the new boiler to meet the demands of the house/system.

If you add more outlets to the system there is a high chance that the boiler will not cope if there is a high demand on the boiler.

One or two hot taps may not affect the performance, think about an electric shower?

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Postby roundhay » Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:39 am

so could i tap off my existing system, extend the pipes upstairs to my second bathroom where i would have a basin and an electric shower?

would i be able to run the mixer shower off the condensing combi boiler and the electric shower off the cold feed at the same time?

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