Low water pressure options - want to install a second shower and new boiler


Postby jfm243 » Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:10 pm

We have low pressure from the main, 1.5-2 Bar at 25-50 litres/min. By the time it runs through old pipe into house this flow drops to 5 litres/min at kitchen tap(suspect old pipe from main to house?!)

At the moment we have one shower than runs with a noisy booster pump

We want to add a further shower & change our very old boiler

So, the options I think we have are:

Either, try & increase water pressure. Perhaps change old water pipe so that we are getting good flow rate (25 litres/min+) into house at 1.5-2 Bar then change boiler & perhaps use megaflow and do away with need for booster pumps. Is this a viable solution with this water pressure(i.e. using megaflow)? Is there another way?

Or, option 2 would be to install larger booster pump that could handle 2 showers, but we are trying to avoid this noisy solution if at all possible with the water pressure we have

Any thoughts much appreciated
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Postby SimplyHandyman » Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:08 pm

Running new water supply to the house is the only solution in your case. Very likely you are having old lead pipe so it's not healthy as well
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