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Shower advice wanted, please

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by ChrisOxford, 26 Apr 2009.

  1. ChrisOxford

    ChrisOxford

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    Hello!

    I'm looking for some advice regarding improving the performance of my shower.

    It's only a simple bath/shower mixer, and works OK, but it's VERY hard to set it for a sensible temperature. Even when the hot tap is on full, the cold tap only has to be almost closed otherwise the water comes out freezing. It takes a lot of practice to get it right, guests really struggle. Once set, it's fine though.

    The house is ex-local authority, with the bathroom downstairs literally under the stairs.

    The hot water is from a conventional cylinder upstairs, heated from a Baxi Bermuda. The hot taps are fed from a 22mm pipe but cold water is straight from the mains, through a 15mm pipe.

    Because of the awkward shape and lack of space in the room, it's impossible to install a proper separate manual/thermostatic mixer shower.

    Any ideas? Would some gadget to reduce the cold water pressure help?

    Cheers,

    Chris.
     
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    There is your problem. Take your cold water supply off the tank to balance them.
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