Looking for 0.1 bar Bath taps with shower attachment

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by JP_, 27 Oct 2021.

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    I'm not sure if this matches your requirement for 0.1 bar.
    But if showers are your preference over baths, a thermostatic mixer shower is bliss!
    I have one of these:

    https://victoriaplum.com/browse/bath-taps?csi=TBM1&ds_kid=92700065076241854

    The shower stays at the same temperature, no issues with scolding when someone turns on the cold water etc. :)

    It will take longer to fill a bath though and definitely needs a replacement shower head!

    Maybe something to consider?
     
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    @JP_ If you need low pressure bath/shower attachments because you have gravity pressure hot/cold water, you may find that even those technically rated for 0.1 bar are not great.

    Sometimes that just means that they "technically work" with low pressure supply, not that it will be any good.

    You will probably find that anything with a 1/4 turn or 1/2 turn ceramic washer restricts the flow so much that all you may get is a fast drizzle.

    So, if you have true low pressure, then the only solution is to use the traditional full turn taps with simple rubber washers.

    These allow a much greater flow.
     
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    Or save up for a pump!
     
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    Tell me about pumps. How would I (well, somebody else) fit one into my system.

    When I have done this bathroom I will have:

    in the loft (bungalow) Baxi boiler, cold water tank, hot water tank.
    1 bath with tap
    1 shower with a 0.1 bar rated Mira shower

    We are actually happy with the shower, it is nice, and we use less water than we would if we had more pressure. So not too fussed.

    The bath is not going to be used much, I've already warned my wife that it will take a while to fill the bath. I think the shower attachment is purely for a quick rinse of the hair while in the bath, and will not be used as a proper shower. So I am hoping it will be OK.

    But, if a pump is not too complicated to install, then I might consider it ...
     
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    Also, my wife like the look of the nuie Viscount one, so I think we'll be getting that!
     
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    @JP_
    Check out this thread I posted a few years ago.

    https://www.diynot.com/diy/threads/ball-a-stop-isolation-valve-easy-to-swap.474279/

    It was along the lines of the same question you had.

    My initial question soon morphs into musing about adding a pump. As you will see, it's not a simple solution as you may expect. But the thread is worth a read.

    Just be aware, it sounds like you have a similar system to me. Gravity fed hot and mains fed cold. The cold tank in the loft may only feed your hot water cylinder.

    You need to confirm that first.
     
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    Beware cheap taps, they're cheap for a reason...
     
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    Pump. Again.
    Plenty info to be found online.
     
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    Is that sewage being pumped into the sea?

    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

    Andy
     
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    Its 54dbls at 1 metre.
    decibel-scale.jpg
     
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