fitting new electric shower


Postby stripeytom » Sun Dec 30, 2007 10:11 pm

I am in the process of fitting a new bathroom suite and want to place an electric shower over the bath. I would like some advice on the following:

Is it safe and allowable to take a T-spur off the rising cold water mains feed that goes to the storage tank in the loft, so that I can feed an electric shower?

If I were to use a pumped electric shower can I take a T-spur off the cold water feed to the cold water bath tap? Or should I run a new pipe directly from the storage tank in the loft to feed the pumped shower unit?

Many thanks in advance.
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Postby marrtin » Sun Dec 30, 2007 11:35 pm

You can indeed "T" off the rising main for an electric shower, but remember the electrical side to be legal must be made by a qualified sparky.

A mixer shower including a pumped shower must have direct feeds from the header tank and hot water cylinder. You cannot "T" off anywhere along the pipes.
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Postby stripeytom » Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:00 am

Thank you - that is just the confirmation I wanted.
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