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omega015

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 3:43 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 3:46 pm Reply with quote

You discribe a fortic type cylinder a pic of that would help to make the mind up
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 6:25 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 6:57 pm Reply with quote

omega015 wrote:
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


No it's not a problem with mains pressure, just fit a pressure equalising valve.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 7:56 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:28 pm Reply with quote

omega015 wrote:
thank you, wont be doing any thing just yet. will post the pics of my system hopefully tuesday. i really appriciate all the help


Tuesday icon_eek.gif icon_eek.gif

What we going to do tomorrow icon_cry.gif
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:36 pm Reply with quote

i am not home untill then. so you information will have to store up untill then. icon_biggrin.gif
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 10:52 pm Reply with quote

ok please find the pictures of my airing cuboard in the link.

http://www.koolmobile.co.uk/ch/

if you need to know any more info please ask
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 11:07 pm Reply with quote

Nice fortic tank pics icon_lol.gif The black tank is for the heating.

Shower pump No chance unless you can change the cylinder
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 11:10 pm Reply with quote

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You discribe a fortic type cylinder a pic of that would help to make the mind up


no flies on you tonight john icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif icon_wink.gif
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 3:34 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 1:21 pm Reply with quote

can any one help? or are we all fighting diy gremlins elsewhere? icon_sad.gif
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