Mains water pump with combination boiler


Postby glendadexter » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:45 pm

I was wondering if anyone can advise me as to whether I can fit an electric pump to the mains water pipe with a combination boiler? In the summer in particular we have very low mains water pressure, to the point where our comination shower does not work, so thought I could fit a pump that I could start up when the pressure was too low?
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Postby htg engineer » Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:48 pm

It is against water regulations to pump mains cold water.

Basically if there's any break in the pipework under ground expecially next to sewers etc you could be pulling waste/contaminated water into your drinking supply.


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Postby glendadexter » Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:59 pm

[quote="htg engineer"]It is against water regulations to pump mains cold water.

Basically if there's any break in the pipework under ground expecially next to sewers etc you could be pulling waste/contaminated water into your drinking supply.


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Thanks for this information, I wondered whether there was a restriction on this! Well sounds like we will have to put up with the occation morning when we cannot shower unless we go back to a conventional boiler and header tank.
Thanks Glenda
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