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overflow on electric shower pouring water.

Postby Ann Batchelor » Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:37 am

When my Triton Aquatronic 4 is switched on, water pours out of the overflow pipe at the base of the shower. How can I correct this fault.
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Postby plumbbob » Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:11 pm

The pipe is not actually an overflow, but is a vent in case of over pressure within the unit. The pipe is connected to a device I believe is called a "pressure relief device" which contains a small ball bearing which pops out if the shower head becomes blocked or the hose is kinked and allows the water to escape preventing the unit from exploding.

A spare part can be obtained from Triton spares, and is fairly easily replaced with a pozidrive screwdriver. To do this the cover needs removing, exposing the internal electrics, so PLEASE only attempt this if you are sure how to disconnect the power and make the unit safe!
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Postby The Rainman » Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:52 pm

Are you quite sure this is an overflow and not the alternative inlet pipe that should be blanked off?
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Postby nitro23456 » Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:57 pm

pressure relief valve.

Once replaced, you need to recommission the shower correctly otherwise it will happen again straight away.
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Postby bobplum » Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:37 pm

hi ann
alternative pipe outlet? sorry lost me there
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