am about to replace the shower pump as our (very) old one has given up. I have now a Bristan Duraspeed 70 and it is supplied with flexible hose for connection to the pump and the copper water pipes. Does the water pipe just push into the end at the bottom of the pic?
On current pump the water pipes go straight in the pump. Due to space contraints and until I can get a plumber the flexible option is very helpful.
Last edited by iandb on Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.
All pumps (I think) have flexible tails to help avoid noise transmission.
The fittings are pushfit so the 15mm copper (or plastic) should just push into the fitting.
A word of advice though, the copper must be clean to ensure a water tight seal and secondly, you must use a pipe slice to cut it, not a hacksaw for example otherwise the seal may be damaged when you insert the pipe into the fitting.
iandb wrote:Shower... Which is in the bath. ~ 8" from ceiling. There is ~22 feet of run from the pump to shower head, with 6ft from floor to shower head
With that length of pipe run then the system will have loads of air and it's going to be a bit tricky working out how to remove the air.
Maybe you could remove the outlets from the pump and direct the flow into a bucket until the air is removed or how about removing the fixed head, connect a shower hose then suck the air out? You've only just got to get it flowing.
What about connecting a garden hose to the head and pushing the air back the other way filling the feeds with water at the same time. It's just a question of thinking outside the box.
Just a thought...... If the system is empty, I take it you didn't flush debris from the pipes before fitting the shower????
iandb wrote:One last question, on the shower pump does it matter which end the hot or cold feed is to the pump or can they go any way round.
iandb wrote:Also am I correct to think that you mean plumb it all in but do not connect to the Electricity mains and then run the shower.
Not sure I understand. Just don't run the pump for any time whilst there is no water in it to lubricate the bearings.