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Faulty shower change like for like

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by smmjh11, 5 Mar 2018.

  1. smmjh11

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    Hi my son's shower has packed up and there seems to be a newer version of his current model with the same KW rating can this just be changed like for like. I have looked at the installation guide for this current model and it recommends having an RCD fitted. Does this apply to a straight swap out or would this just be for the installation of a shower with a higher rating.

    The fuseboard is one of those old Wylex fuse cartridge types so I doubt that you can fit an RCB to this so it would probably have to have a separate shower CU fitted next to it.

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    As long as the new shower has electric terminal block ,and water inlet positions in the same place as the old shower it should be fairly easy to swap over. Unfortunately shower manufacturers ,when upgrading models ,don't always stick to the same layout. RCD protection is required on electric shower circuit.
     
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    Thanks Terryplumb
     
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    By the way ,what's wrong with the existing shower?
     
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    Think the heating element must of gone probably due to it's age.
     
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