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Leaky Electric Shower

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by jonesp1, 9 Jun 2013.

  1. jonesp1

    jonesp1

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    Hi,

    I have an Aqua Style electric shower and have noticed it leaking around the hose connection to the unit. I whipped the case of to investigate and it looks like it is coming from the seal between the metal part of the heater exchange and the black hose connector. I have attached photos.

    It is possible my wife pulls on the hose when washing her hair standing outside the shower and this has caused the seal to come away slightly.

    A couple of questions really. Is this repairable? If it is does it mean a new heater exchange or is it worth just buying a new unit?

    If I do purchase a new unit I really want one that can just replace this one without the need to get in a plumber. Any suggestions?

    Thanks
    Paul

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    You can buy a new Pressure relief device for about £18.
    Is it leaking from the black part or the soldered part above ?

    The prd only pushes in the heat can and has a o ring sealing it.
     
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    Hi,

    Thanks for your reply.

    The water is coming from the seal between the black part and the metal heater can.

    Here is another photo showing exactly where. I am really hoping I don't have to buy a new shower unit.

    Is this what I need?

    http://www.showerdoc.com/aqualisa-pressure-relief-device-8-5kw-219120

    How do I find out if I need the 8.5kw or 9.5kw version?

    Does it just pull out and the new one pushes in?

     
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