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power shower installation

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by omega015, 30 Apr 2006.

This topic originated from the How to page called Installing a shower.

  1. omega015

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    i want to install a first time shower for this house. i think the heating system we have is a fire place back boiler in the kitchen. in the airing cupboard theres a hot water tank and above that is a cold water tank but i do not think this is used for the cold water for the taps as the water inside this tank looks like its been stationary for a while and unfit for tap water. i think all cold water taps are feed from the mains.
    Does this sound right for water systems? and is a power shower the best option or an option at all.
    I dont want to have to install a electric shower at the fuse box is located 2 floors down and to power this would be a bug elecrical wiring job.
    If any could help i would much appreciate this. i can provide pictures of my system if this would help.
     
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    You discribe a fortic type cylinder a pic of that would help to make the mind up
     
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    i will send a pic asap when i am home. in the mean time if the taps are all mains fed is a power shower out of the options? or can i use some form of flow restrictor? in the mean time i have ordered a flow/pressure tester to see what mine is
     
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    No it's not a problem with mains pressure, just fit a pressure equalising valve.
     
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    thank you, wont be doing any thing just yet. will post the pics of my system hopefully tuesday. i really appriciate all the help
     
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    Tuesday :eek: :eek:

    What we going to do tomorrow :cry:
     
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    i am not home untill then. so you information will have to store up untill then. :D
     
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    Nice fortic tank pics :LOL: The black tank is for the heating.

    Shower pump No chance unless you can change the cylinder
     
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    no flies on you tonight john :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: ;)
     
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    would the idea of a thermostatic power shower connected to the bath pipes with a pressure equalizing valve be out of the question? i really dont want to go down an electric shower route as my consumer unit is in the basement and would be a hassle to wire it up.
     
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    can any one help? or are we all fighting diy gremlins elsewhere? :(
     

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