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Shower head pressure ?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by markymark2406, 11 Oct 2013.

  1. markymark2406

    markymark2406

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    I have a shower over the bath tub upstairs in a 3 bed semi 'which I have been in for 11 months'it has 2 valves, one to turn the water on the other valve to get the right temperature, the hot water is provided by boiler which fires up when the hot is required, it's not an old boiler a valiant about 5 years old, the problem is the water pressure from the shower head is pretty awful I have tried different heads with no benifits can anyone help?
     
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    it is not water pressure it is flow rate , they are two completely different things, what is the flow rate like to the hot and cold taps in the bath ? if that is OK then it is a problem with the shower, remove the head completely and what is the flow rate like from the hose ? if it is still poor then it is a cartridge problem
     
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    Cartridge problem?
     
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    The knobs that you talk about to control the flow rate and the other to control the temp , they are connected to the cartridge and if you have done the checks I suggested then this is most likely at fault, I doubt however if you could repair this yourself, it is a Possible DIY repair but I get the impression that you personaly would struggle with it, why not call out the shower doctor
     
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