water pressure

Postby tinkerbell100 » Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:55 am

What is the easiest/simplest waya to increase shower water pressure - have been told to move water tank so drop is bigger and/or get a Salamander pump (the latter I have been told is the best one on the market?)[size=18][/size]
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Postby plumbbob » Mon Aug 25, 2008 4:54 pm

The easiest solution by far is to fit a shower booster pump as you mention but of course you must have sufficient hot and cold water available to ensure the shower will work correctly.
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Postby tinkerbell100 » Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:22 am

Thanks for the advice - dorm/bungalow was built 1950s' - previous owner 'jack-of all-trades ...master of none...... -cold water pressure good.
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Postby Bob Plum » Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:28 pm

Unless the law has changed, requiring showers to be run via a tank, the simplest and by far the most effective thing would be to run it from the rising main. If it is run from a tank, then cold water presure is irrelevant except that it should cope with a pump emptying the tank PDQ. (Although what "good" might mean in connection with the pressure......)
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Postby htg engineer » Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:47 am

It depends on the shower you have. You cannot connect directly to the mains cold water if the hot water is tank fed. If the hot is tank fed the cold MUST be too.

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