What type of shower?


Postby Chris G » Sun Aug 19, 2007 6:44 pm

We want to fit a shower in our flat but have very low hot water pressure.
Fitting an electric shower could be a problem as getting the electrics there with the new regs etc would prove difficult. We have heard that there is a booster shower that draws the hot water through, but have heard that these can be a problem in hard water area like ours due to limscale. Can anyone please advise on what would be the best type to fit. Thanks. CG
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Postby htg engineer » Sun Aug 19, 2007 7:52 pm

Whats the problems with getting electrics to the shower ? if you have good cold water pressure a electric shower would be ideal.

Why is your hot water pressure poor ? can it be solved ?

Do you have a combi boiler ? or boiler with tank or cylinder upstairs or in loft ?
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Postby Chris G » Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:20 pm

As we undsteand it, the cable has to be fitted directly to the fuse box. There is trunking already there but the cable is very thick (10mm) and wouldnt be enough room to incorporate this into it, plus having to drill through walls with various pipes, lighting in corners etc it would prove difficult. There is a hot water tank in the kitchen along with a boiler, there is no loft etc as we are a ground floor flat, hence the low hot water pressure. Any ideas would be gratefully received. CG
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Postby htg engineer » Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:29 pm

Not much you can do with the boiler, tank and taps all being on the same level, the hot water pressure will always be poor. An electric shower would be best.

Alternatively but alot more expensive, take out boiler and tank and fit a combi boiler (should be easy with old tank and boiler being in kitchen as all pipework will alreasdy be there) then fit a combi shower, will be excellent for pressure and heat. No wires, just hot and cold feed to shower mixer.
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Postby Chris G » Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:03 am

Hopefully we will be able to get around the electric problem and fit an electric shower. Thanks again for your advice.
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