Which shower...


Postby Dalleluia » Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:43 pm

At present I have an electric shower. This is not working well as the mains pressure is reduced to my prpoerty due to demand by other neighbouring houses that use same mains supply. I thought of installing an electric pump to boost the mains inflow but felt the demand by other local uses will still affect my result? I am contemplating using the gravity fed low pressure hot and cold water system in my house (there is readily available hot water in my house). Is it better to have a power shower or and or do I use a mixer shower. From what I understand mixer showers have a separet pump that is installed outside of the shower cubicle. What do you suggest? Many thanks for all your advice.

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Postby Dalleluia » Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:41 am

:D In addition to my above message....

I understand that Power showers give much greater force(up to 14 lit per min) than a Mixer shower. My 3rd option .... would it be a good idea to add a pump between the existing electric shower and the cold storage tank? Many thanks for all your ideas...
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Postby Dalleluia » Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:43 am

Further to my original message I realize than it is illegal to attach a pump to the incoming mains water :?
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Postby Dalleluia » Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:55 am

Further to my original message.. Let me summarize..

My electric shower is not working well because of reduced mains pressure.
I have a positive head system... cold tank is in loft, shower beneath it.


Do I
1. Insert a pump such as a Salamander between the cold tank supply and existing electric shower?

2. Replace system with a power shower?

3. Replace system with a mixer shower?

What would you do?
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Postby thedoctor » Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:15 am

See oour projects section and look at choosing a shower. Pumping water into an electric shower will kill it. They can only heat the water at a certain rate so it does not matter how fast you pump it in it wont flow any faster.
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Postby Dalleluia » Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:50 pm

I am now thinking of installing a power shower such as the Gainsborough that uses a 12v supply. Are there any drawbacks to uses this power source rather than 240v?
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Postby bobplum » Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:09 pm

if your not happy with the mains water set up go for the power shower
from your emails id go for that one
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Postby Dalleluia » Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:07 am

:D :D :D :D
Have decided not to have any form of electric showers......
I have raised my cold storage tank in the loft by 1.74 Metres....
The pressure is heavenly.......
Everyone should do it.....
Save energy, improve your carbon footprint..........

:D :D :D :D :D :D
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