Power Shower install

6 Jul 2020
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United Kingdom
I am looking at replacing my current mixer shower with a power shower (no pressure water just drips out).
The system is gravity fed.
Cold water straight from tank in loft space, hot water comes out of tank in airing cupboard in bedroom at same level as bathroom and goes into loft space (up approx 1- 1.50m runs approx 2.00 across loft floor) & then down into shower mixer.
Can I use this pipe work system with a power shower or will I need to take a feed off the bath inlet pipework?
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As long as you can get the minimum flow at the shower to activate the flow switch then no reason not to use it. You'd need to check and test tho.

Ideally though any pumped shower should have dedicated feeds from the cylinder and cistern setup to maximise flow and minimise air being drawn into the supply.
A pumped digital shower is the best thing for this situation. Something like the ceiling fed Aqualisa Visage. The processor/pump box sits in the loft above the shower. It needs a hot and cold feed and an electricity supply. The blended water passes down a tube (which also acts as the riser rail) into the shower area. Straightforward installation but hot water feed should be taken as per manufacturers instructions and not off the vent pipe in the loft (which I have seen done).
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