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Power Shower on Combi Boiler????????
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Jazzycat
Old 06-01-2005, 6:22 PM
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Default Power Shower on Combi Boiler????????

Hi,

I am after some advice :is it possible to have a power shower fitted when the supply is a combi boiler.

We have an electric shower with cubicle etc but its fairly weak.

I don't have 100's and would really welcome any advise if its possible and likely costs involved

Thank You
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Old 06-01-2005, 11:28 PM
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Default Re: Power Shower on Combi Boiler????????

on older hot water systems, power showers would have a pump fitted to boost the flow rate. :-/

You cant do that with a combi, as it already has a built in pump. All you get is the flow rate the boiler is capable of. and that is poor. :-/
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Old 07-01-2005, 1:16 PM
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our condensing combi takes water at mains pressure and has a decent throughput and is powerful as you like without any need for pumps, if you find that your shower is too weak I'm guessing you either have a) a poor combi flow rate or b) water fed from a tank in the roof still, if its from the mains I'd have a word with the waterboard
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Old 07-01-2005, 1:38 PM
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Default Re: Power Shower on Combi Boiler????????

Hi,

thanks for responses.

it is main fed as we have no tank. When hot water is on it runs fairly well - not as full a pressure as cold but a fair pressure all the same. From replies it looks like I can't change the shower pressure by means of a pump so will have to make do as is.

thanks again for the advice
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Old 07-01-2005, 6:25 PM
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Default Re: Power Shower on Combi Boiler????????

it sounds like it's more the electric shower at fault than anything, you could always trya power shower as if you're on mains fed then it should be hitting the shower at the best pressure it can, as long as the shower is powerful enough to heat and pump it through you should be ok, or failing that have a 'mixer' shower instead so you'll take your hot water direct from combi with cold from the mains via a mixer?
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Old 07-01-2005, 9:23 PM
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Hi,

thanks for responses.

it is main fed as we have no tank. When hot water is on it runs fairly well - not as full a pressure as cold but a fair pressure all the same. From replies it looks like I can't change the shower pressure by means of a pump so will have to make do as is.

thanks again for the advice
The pressure on you electric shower,might be down to blocked filter or small KW,but you can swop it for a shower value that will work on your combi

,make sure it is compatable for mains feed(combi) you can pick them up from 80-400
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Old 10-01-2005, 11:39 AM
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Default Re: Power Shower on Combi Boiler????????

thank you all for your advice.

I will now ask a plumber to come in and advise as it appears there may be options

many thanks for your help
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Old 11-01-2005, 11:36 AM
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Default Re: Power Shower on Combi Boiler????????

I have got a combi boiler and when i got a new shower i got one of those h2o showers. the hot is drawn through bu the cold so gives you a better pressure. in my last house i had a power shower and cant tell much difference between that one and the h2o.

HTH

by the way the h2o is available from b&q wickes etc....
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