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Should I change from Combi to Traditional Boiler to shower?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Sazzer, 7 Jan 2011.

  1. Sazzer


    7 Jan 2011
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    United Kingdom
    Hi Everyone

    I have a conundrum. We currently have a Worcester 15/19 Oil fired Combi boiler serving our large 3 bed house. Its regularly serviced and maintained, although we do live in a hard water area.

    Everything works fine with our boiler apart from the fact that I am annoyed every morning by the lack of heat and flow in our en-suite shower.

    We now want to upgrade our main bathroom with a shower over the bath and have considered whether (because of the poor shower) we should fit an electric shower. However, it seems that we would be better upgrading our boiler to make sure both showers work effectively.

    So my query for all you in the know - is whether we should get a more powerful combi boiler or whether we should buy a traditional boiler? Can someone give me an indication of how much it would cost (over and above the boiler price) to fit an immersion heater and tank in the loft etc etc ?

    Also, has anyone got any bright ideas of why our shower should be so bad in the first place ?

    Thank you !
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  3. Burnerman


    7 Feb 2008
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    I have a Worcester 12/14 Heatslave combi, and its possible to get a superb shower. Indeed in the summer there can be 2 showers going at the same time which is impressive.
    However, the volume of water coming out can only be as good as water going in, so this could be an issue with yours.
    John :)
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