SHOWER WATER COMING OUT OF OVERFLOW PIPIE


Postby KENNY G » Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:46 pm

WHEN I TURN ON MY SHOWER THE WATER COMES OUT THE OVERFLOW PIPE. CAN YOU HELP PLEASE
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Postby plumbbob » Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:44 am

Without knowing what type of shower you have I wouldn't even begin to know how to help!
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Postby KENNY G » Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:36 pm

its a triton hawaii 2 electric shower.
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Postby htg engineer » Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:10 pm

If it is a mixer type shower that is tank fed then it seems you have connected to mains cold water ? because the cold water pressure is greater this will backfill the tank - causing it to overflow.

The cold water must be tank fed also.

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Postby KENNY G » Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:43 pm

I do not have a tank as i have a combi boiler & it has always been on mains cold water & worked ok up to sat morning.
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Postby plumbbob » Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:18 am

KENNY G wrote:its a triton hawaii 2 electric shower.


I presume you mean the water is coming from the small pipe behind where the shower hose is?

This is not an overflow but a pressure relief valve designed to protect the shower if the hose or head becomes blocked. When excess pressure is experienced, a small ball bearing is forced out allowing water to flow down the pipe

This part is supposedly non resettable so ought to be replaced. If however, you can find and replace the ball bearing it may be possible to avoid buying a new part. Of course, you need to address the cause of the over pressure in the first place.
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Postby htg engineer » Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:54 pm

Well I was only guessing - with the limited info provided - lol

The type of shower helps - hopefully Plumbbob has solved it - still with limited info though.

What overflow/where is the overflow ?????

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