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Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by keep_it_simple, 19 Oct 2006.

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    keep_it_simple

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    First of all, there is no gas and whatever system I go for it needs to be less than 500mm in depth because that's how big the cupboard is and for various reasons it cannot be made any bigger. I also don't have a loft space.

    The central heating will be electric and there is no bath so it will need to supply a kitchen sink, a bathroom basin and a shower. I don't need a power shower but I want a decent one and I like long showers too (30 minutes is not unusual).

    As I see it I have these options:

    1. Unvented system (can't find one less than 500mm dia though)
    2. Direct cylinder with pump (no 30 minute showers)
    3. Direct cylinder with mains pressure shower coil (ditto)
    4. Thermal store (ditto)
    5. 2 x Instantaneous water heaters eg Heatstore Multiflow, 1 for shower and basin, one for kitchen sink (might need a need consumer unit?) NOTE: I don't like the look of electric showers and could use a thermostatic mixer valve with a multiflow

    Parts budget is about £700, but any savings would be welcome.

    What system would you all opt for? Have I missed something?
     
  2. look at the triton aspirante electric shower 9-10.5 kw. there concealed, just fitted one for a customer who hated the idea of an electric shower but was delighted with the look of this one,if yor after a 30 min shower this is a good option looks wise.
     
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    keep_it_simple

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    Cheers, that could well be an option. Would I be able to use my own shower head or would I have to use the one supplied?
     
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    using your own shower head would invalidate the garantee. I would check with a good plumbers merchants how much a tall but narrow mains fed multi coil would be made to order
     
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    Excuse my ignorance but what is a multicoil?! Presumably it's a cylinder with a special type of coil?
     
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