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which shower system

Postby newfman » Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:39 pm

HI Can anyone advise I need to put a shower in an outhouse with only a cold water main. I need as much power as possible, what system should I be looking at.
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Postby marrtin » Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:39 pm

Well, it really depends on how much money you want to throw at it, but probably the best bet is an instant electric shower such as a Mira 10.8kw.

These high rating showers heat bags of water and aren't far off a standard mixer shower.
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Postby Chelsea Cruiser » Tue Dec 25, 2007 4:00 pm

Just a further though on showers. Be absolutely sure that your power supply and cabling is adequate. A high power unit will require between 8 & 10 KW, eg: 10KW @ 230volts will draw over 43 amps. Many a nasty situation has arisen from a DIY power supply. You'll need a consumer unit to handle the power and monster cable. DON'T CUT CORNERS !! As Marrtin has suggested, Mira units are high quality and pwerful but not cheap, as with most things you get what you pay for,
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