Low Shower Pressure With new Thermostatic Bar Shower


Postby nelsonsmith » Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:12 pm

Have just had a thermostatic bar shower installed and are very unhappy with the flow pressure. It connects to a combi-boiler and replaces a concentric model that performed much better.

The shower cost around £250 so we expect much more from it.

I rang the manufacturer ad they told me two things:
1. That there are new restrictions on water usage so new models won't be as powerful as older ones.
2. That bar showers are never as powerful as concentric ones due to the extra bit of pipe length (that narrows?).

So it would be good to know where the problem might lie before I contact the plumber and blame him for doing a lousy installation job!

Thanks for any assistance you can give.
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Postby lets have a look » Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:19 am

you don't say if the shower is wall mounted or bath/shower taps
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Postby nelsonsmith » Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:05 pm

lets have a look wrote:you don't say if the shower is wall mounted or bath/shower taps


It's wall mounted.
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Postby Kat24 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:23 am

Sometimes the problem over the water pressure on a shower is the level area of the source of your water. If the source is below your shower then it would cause a lack of pressure.
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