water coming from shower only a trickle


Postby vivie » Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:36 pm

Hello - when I turn on my shower water initially comes out for about 5 seconds and then slows to a trickle and virtually stops. I think it is connected to the balancing somehow as previously when this happened I adjusted the valve connected to the shower and the water come out normally. However as a result of my tampering water backed up through the pipe leading to the tank in the loft and came out of the overflow. Thats why I adjusted the valve again to stop that happening. Can anyone advise me as to how I can get water coming out of my shower without it backing up the pipe?

Thanks

Viv
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Postby stoneyboy » Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:03 pm

vivie,
Sounds like you have a shower with tank fed hot and mains cold. This is not a recommended arrangement so you will just have to fiddle with the flow valve to get it right.
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Postby vivie » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:31 am

Hi Stoneyboy - thanks for taking the trouble to reply to me. I'll fiddle with the valve as you say. Do you think it is worth me getting in a plumber to change the arrangement, or am I stuck with it?

Vivie

stoneyboy wrote:vivie,
Sounds like you have a shower with tank fed hot and mains cold. This is not a recommended arrangement so you will just have to fiddle with the flow valve to get it right.
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Postby stoneyboy » Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:38 pm

vivie,
If you are able to establish that you have mains cold on the shower it would be worth finding out how much it would cost to convert to tank fed.
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Postby vivie » Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:16 am

Hi - thanks for that. I'll check and get a plumber in to do the conversion.
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Postby Mikey442 » Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:38 pm

Just fitted a power shower for the first time.

Took the old Triton power shower out and replaced it with new one. Had to add more copper pipe work using push fit fittings as they entered through the bottom on the new one and not the side.

Connected Live Neutral and earth like the old one was. Plugged a cable into the PCB and put the cover on.

It sounds ok but only a trickle coming out of hose, all taps are on so don't know what the problem is, cheers.
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Postby jez2706 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:26 pm

May sound like a silly question but did u bleed all the air out of the shower thru the bleed valve before u turned it on?
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