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Having a bathroom makeover and had intended to replace our gravity shower over the new bath with a power shower. Plumber has suggested that given increased hot water consumption and the high price of gas, he would recommend a new gravity unit. I'd be grateful for members opinions.
 
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Gravity showers tend to have a v poor performance by nature, they often only have a few feet of head of water to make them work.

I'd go power shower route if it were me, or even better, unvented cylinder if budget allows.
 
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Power shower that's over head only is like standing under a jet wash. Gravity can be a bit underpowered. Pros and cons I guess
 
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go for power shower its a no brainer sounds like he doesnt want the hassle of additional pipework
 
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What do you want from the shower? Is the current gravity shower not strong enough for you? If not then there's 2 options, power shower ( looks like an electric shower, pump in the wall unit) or a shower pump that lives by the HW cylinder.

Do check that the size of the cold water cistern and the hot water cylinder is adequate.
 
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Plumber has agreed to supply and fit a salamander 150 pump for £200-250. Price seems ok but does the pump?
 
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OK so it's not a power shower then, rather a pumped shower. A Salamander 150 pump, cant say I've seen that model. Do you mean a CT50?
 
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OK so it's not a power shower then, rather a pumped shower. A Salamander 150 pump, cant say I've seen that model. Do you mean a CT50?
Sorry misread the note. It's a CT150.
Excuse my ignorance but what's the difference between a power shower and a pumped shower?
 
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I'd look at the bigger picture..... if your boiler is old and may need replacing in the future, you may choose to replace with a combination boiler or a system that incorporates an unvented cylinder. If so the pump will be wasted money.
 
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Excuse my ignorance but what's the difference between a power shower and a pumped shower?
power shower ( looks like an electric shower, the pump is in the wall unit) or a shower pump that lives by the HW cylinder.

Maybe the ESP150?

Must agree with @HERTS P&D though, the ST pumps are much better quality IMO.

Any pump must be installed properly though, that's the trick - Installed properly - a lot of 'professionals' dont know how to do that.
 
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I'd look at the bigger picture..... if your boiler is old and may need replacing in the future, you may choose to replace with a combination boiler or a system that incorporates an unvented cylinder. If so the pump will be wasted money.
The boiler, a Worcester, is just over 2 years old but don’t know if it incorporates an unvented cylinder. BTW, Mts B has decided tha she doesn’t want a unit on the shower wall and plumber is fine with the supplying of the ST pump.

That’s it then, problem solved! A pumped shower it is, driven by a Stuart Turner shower! Thanks for the input guys.
 
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If you have the option of an unvented cylinder then do test and stear clear of pumps.
 

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