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How to attach garden hose to shower?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by gonefishing92, 7 Sep 2020.

  1. Harry Bloomfield

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    Check the model number - yes it is.

    The check valve would have to be in the mains supply to the shower. I doubt the regulations would be satisfied by putting it in the flexible shower hose.
     
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    Reading this thread and thinking about it, it seems a bit contradictory of the regs to allow a double check valve on a hose supply, but requires an air gap on everything else... And what about those kitchen taps with extendable hose spouts... How many of them can be immersed in the sink!

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    Don't put check valve on hose, shower head must be fully open outlet on an electric shower.
     
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    But likely to represent as much resistance as the shower head!
     
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    Oops- missed that, my bad.

    OP You need to be a bit careful attaching things to the output of an electric shower. The water valve in your shower is usually before the heating element, the output end must be open so don't be tempted to put a tap at the end of the hose and make sure there's no risk of the hose airlocking.
    Consequences could range from a failed shower to a medium-sized steam explosion.
     
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    This is turning out too be quite complicated. I was expecting too add an attachment to end of hose and that's it.

    Seems like it's not worth while sorting :/
     
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    Do you have access to any pipework?
    If so can you fit a hose adaptor with and inline check valve instead?
     
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    I do yes, but never done anything like that before, so was hoping it would be a simple screw in job.

    When I posted this topic, I watched this


    That's why I thought it would be straight forward.
     
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    That is a US video and the shower is a mixer shower, rather than an electric shower.
     
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    I know that, but I thought they would be something that simple over here.
     
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    No, because the water supply regulations sensibly prevent it.
     
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    For dog washing, out in my drive, I have organised something which might be what you need...

    I bought a fold up plastic dog bath, it uses a metal pole type frame, one end drops down to let a dog walk in to it. In my downstairs toilet, I have a wash basin, with a single tap, fed via a temperature controlled mixer valve fed from both hot and cold supplies. Turn the one tap on and warm water comes out at the perfect temperature for washing hands, whereas before there was a choice of scalding hot or freezing cold from the two taps, unless you filled the wash basin. The valve includes check valves, to prevent hot water going into the mains, or mains water feeding into my hot water system.

    When I wash the dog, I clamp a 10m hose with a spray head on the tap and the dog gets a great shower out on my drive with no mess in the house. Installing a temperature controlled mixer valve involves some plumbing, but it would solve your problem.
     
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