Can I run a tank fed T90i Pumped Shower on mains water?

17 Oct 2005
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Our (old I know) Triton T90i Pumped Electric Shower which is Tank fed is very low pressure out of the shower head (have descaled head and tried another shower head so its not limescale)- The tank is up in the loft but its a Bungalow we live in , so Im thinking maybe not enough head height from bottom of header tank in loft. - mind you the pressure is not too bad when the knob is turned to cold but for a nice warm shower we put it to 7 or 8 and then its pretty bad, not powerful at all - in fact the shower in our other bathroom which is fed from the bath mixer tap and copper cylinder tank in the immersion cupboard is more powerful.

I am wondering (I know the T90i is a tank fed shower) what would it be like if I hooked it up to the mains water (and if the mains water is too powerful put in a gate valve or brass tap valve on the 1/2" copper inlet pipe to regulate/turn down pressure) would it wreck the shower. I should imagine the specs allow for a maximum of bar on the Inlet pipe? - I am just thinking it might be more powerful than it is as it is at the moment running on the header tank?
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No you cant. Electric showers are always very poor for flow rate. Consider changing the shower for a pumped shower that is not heated by an electric element. You can either use an external pump or get a shower with the pump built in.

It would require some repiping though
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oh right - thanks guys for the answers - just thought it would be worth a try

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