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    • bob_a_builder
    • By bob_a_builder 1st Jun 17, 7:07 PM
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    AquaLisa Digital Shower (Gravity pumped) ?
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    • 1st Jun 17, 7:07 PM
    AquaLisa Digital Shower (Gravity pumped) ? 1st Jun 17 at 7:07 PM
    Had one fitted, but not working quite as expected
    Was installed using the default settings i.e non eco mode

    When starting the shower (top button) came on at a good flow and can hear pump
    But pressing Boost (bottom button) makes no discernible difference to flow rate or pump noise

    Plumber has come back and set it to Eco mode and still not really any different

    I would have expected in eco mode (without boost selected) that either the pump didn't run and you would get normal unpumped flow ( or maybe pump would run at half speed - to get a medium flow ?)

    And when you press Boost pump it should run (at max speed) to give max flow

    How does yours work ?
    T.I.A.

    I'm referring specifically to the AquaLisa Digital Shower (Gravity pumped) model QZD.A2.BV.14
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    • Ruski
    • By Ruski 1st Jun 17, 7:33 PM
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    • 1st Jun 17, 7:33 PM
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    • 1st Jun 17, 7:33 PM
    I haven't fitted one for a long time, but from memory you should see a noticeable difference - however, since becoming eco friendly I have swapped loyalty to Mira

    I will ask a contact...

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    • bob_a_builder
    • By bob_a_builder 4th Jun 17, 10:19 AM
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    • 4th Jun 17, 10:19 AM
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    • 4th Jun 17, 10:19 AM
    Just give this a bit of a bump ...
    • Clive Woody
    • By Clive Woody 5th Jun 17, 5:45 PM
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    • 5th Jun 17, 5:45 PM
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    • 5th Jun 17, 5:45 PM
    We had one fitted a few years ago in a previous house and you should certainly notice the difference when you hit boost. I remember it being painful on boost with your skin being pressure washed. I suspect there is a fault if you notice no change on boost, you should also hear the pump go up a level on noise as boost kicks in.
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    • bob_a_builder
    • By bob_a_builder 14th Jun 17, 2:57 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 2:57 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 2:57 PM
    you should also hear the pump go up a level on noise as boost kicks in.
    Yes - thats what I would have expected
    • jfdi
    • By jfdi 14th Jun 17, 3:30 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 3:30 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 3:30 PM
    Ours sounds like it goes in to hyperdrive when the boost button is on, and it uses up the hot water pretty fast!

    Sounds like it's not functioning correctly. Was it an Aqualisa engineer did the install?
    • bob_a_builder
    • By bob_a_builder 14th Jun 17, 4:51 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 4:51 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 4:51 PM
    Just spoken to AquaLisa CS and they say that there will be no change in noise from the pump ?
    boost mode just "opens up the valves" to allow more flow ?
    and to check I should collect water in a bucket for a given time,
    test both modes and should see a difference
    But whats the point if I can't feel a difference ?

    Will do test and see what that indicates

    no, wasn't installed by AquaLisa engineer
    Last edited by bob_a_builder; 14-06-2017 at 4:54 PM.
    • jfdi
    • By jfdi 14th Jun 17, 9:35 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 9:35 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 9:35 PM
    bob

    It might be worth getting hold of an aqualisa engineer (they'll refer you if you ask), and then have a chat with them?

    From our original install 15 years ago, to a repair and more recently an upgrade, we've always used their engineers - our 'normal' plumber advised us to so the guarantee covered us. Never had a problem, and they weren't expensive.
    • bob_a_builder
    • By bob_a_builder 14th Jun 17, 11:57 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 11:57 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 11:57 PM
    I tried the suggested test, filling a 15lt bucket, without shower head fitted
    Non boost = 40 sec
    Boost = 38 sec
    given variance of timing and water height in bucket due to water movement I would say thats almost no difference

    Give them another call tomorrow .....
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