What sort of shower?

Joined
28 Jun 2008
Messages
1
Reaction score
0
Location
Kent
Country
United Kingdom
Hi, New user here. We are currently in the planning stage of having a loft conversion (with en suite). The water pressure is border line for a combi so we will keep the current boiler with a negative head pump installed. We want to install a shower in the conversion but are confused as to what sort of shower we can have. We already have a electric shower in the current bathroom (which we want to keep), but have heard that we would not be able to have an electric shower installed in the en suite as well. Is this correct? With the negative head what would be the best type of shower to install? Thanks in advance.
 
Sponsored Links
Joined
21 Oct 2004
Messages
19,556
Reaction score
25
Country
United Kingdom
We already have a electric shower in the current bathroom (which we want to keep), but have heard that we would not be able to have an electric shower installed in the en suite as well. Is this correct?
Probably, because the consumer unit and main fuse in many houses wouldn't support two huge fixed loads.

You can work around this by ensuring (electrically) that both showers cannot be powered at the same moment.

Also, bear in mind that the mains pressure in the loft house will be at least 0.5 bar less than it is on the ground floor.

With the negative head what would be the best type of shower to install?
Probably another negative head twin impeller pump.

Or extend the connections from the existing pump, and avoid, by discussion, using both showers at once. There's no technical reason for the pump not coping with two at once, but the maximum flow rate might be less than is needed for two showers running.
 
Sponsored Links
Top