Increasing Flow for Bath Shower Attachment


Postby jamo6 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:01 pm

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Have a flat and the bath taps have a shower attachment. Problem being the pressure is not strong enough to enable it to work properly (next to nothing in hot water). The system (please excuse my ignorance) has a water tank directly above a hot water tank which is at the same height approx as the shower head when in use.
A plumber reckons pipes need re-routing and shower pump and new shower, cost is £900! Basically I can't afford anythink like that. Can anyone suggest a much cheaper alternative please.

TIA
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Postby lets have a look » Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:45 am

Afraid the plumber is right
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Postby jamo6 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:39 am

Can you please expand on that conclusion? Why couldn't some sort of pump be plumbed in to increase the pressure?
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Postby lets have a look » Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:34 am

As your plumber said you can fit a pump,don't know if you want details on fitting a pump
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Postby jamo6 » Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:49 am

It is a small flat with pipes to kitchen and bathroom. The pipes to bath taps run through kitchen, the pipes (hot and cold) run parallel direct to bathroom sink and bath. What I do not understand is why say a Salamander pump could not be located in the kitchen to boost pressure in Bathroom and cost would be nothing like £900. Pipes would not need re-routing as the pipes are easily located and together.
Am I missing something fundamental?
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Postby lets have a look » Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:51 am

does the airing cupboard adjoin the bathroom wall, if so it would be much easier,a separate cold feed from the cold water tank is needed and a hot feed from the cylinder going into the pump then to the bath/shower taps,the cost will depend on what part of the country you live,

without seeing the job and the airing cupboard is next door to the bathroom I would say where I live the cost should be about £400 to £500
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Postby jamo6 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:08 am

Yes the wall is adjoining the bathroom. Thank you for taking the time to reply to my questions it is much appreciated and I have a clearer picture as to what is needed. I live in Deleted, £400 to £500 I would be prepared to pay! But not the £900 he wants. Time for more quotes!
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