Shower assistance

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Have been asked to fix (or replace) a shower and need a little advice if anybody can help...

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Says Supajet (or Supaset?) on it.

This 15-20 year old electric shower is on a wall with a cylinder directly behind and is fed by a 15mm hot and 15mm cold. Electricity comes via a transformer (black box on floor) which is plugged into a regular socket. All rather Heath Robinson me thinks.

Problem is that integral pump has stopped working. I also noticed water dripping from bottom of unit so not a good sign.

I suggested best to go for a new shower - Q1: am I correct in suggesting this?

Q2: I presume transformers are no longer used? Am I correct?

I suggested if it is to be fixed then really an electrician needs to take a look...

If new shower is to be fitted then I believe that a new electric shower with integral pump is one option. For this electricity must be fed directly from the consumer box. As can be seen from pics below there is already an assortment of electrics in the airing cupboard - Q3: can an electrician tap into this or would he run a new cable?

Q4: Electric showers being fed by hot and cold? Is this common?
Q6: Single feed electric showers - are they usually cold mains fed?

Any thoughts welcomed :)

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it'll be better for yourself and the client if you were to remove completely tidy up the tiling and fit a thermostatic shower mixer providing you can get sufficient water pressure or you can fit a single impela pump for the hot water.
 
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looking at it its a power shower not a electric shower.

just fit a new power shower using the hot/cold feed and from a 3amp spur.
 
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looking at it its a power shower not a electric shower.

just fit a new power shower using the hot/cold feed and from a 3amp spur.

See what you mean Seco. Well that sounds like a good way of doing it.

Just to clarify - am I then correct in saying that it's only an electric shower that needs its own cable to the consumer unit and that if it's just a power shower (i.e. is just pumping and not heating the water) then a 3 amp spur is fine?
 
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that'll work a treat won't it
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i tell you what if you are going to be this much of a pain in the *** the i wont help people out it does work and will work thank you very much.

going by what i've seen you write on the other posts.
water regs don't seem to be an issue to.

as for hot pump mains cold the only shower that will work properly in that situation is a venturi shower.

adding pumps, balancing valves et is just a pain in the backside and can cause untoled problems.

thats why shower/pump manufacturers recommend balanced pressures from a gravity/twin pump supplys.
 
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looking at it its a power shower not a electric shower.

just fit a new power shower using the hot/cold feed and from a 3amp spur.

See what you mean Seco. Well that sounds like a good way of doing it.

Just to clarify - am I then correct in saying that it's only an electric shower that needs its own cable to the consumer unit and that if it's just a power shower (i.e. is just pumping and not heating the water) then a 3 amp spur is fine?

electric shower heating its own water 7.8,8.5 kw etc require a cable straight back to the consumer unit useally about 10mm cable nowdays

a powershower yes just pumps not heat only require 3 amp fused spur.


ie: triton as200xt is a thermostatic powershower
 

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