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guitar1

11:26PM | 11/09/06
Member Since: 11/08/06
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Bvplumbing
After 6 years in service we have just removed electric pump for shower, now no we have little presure for shower. 10 years prior to having this electric pump fitted we relied on the water head for shower pressure which was good. But now we have little pressure. Please help.

Billhart

03:41AM | 11/10/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
If the pressure was good why was the pump added?

Why was it removed?

Is this an RV, boat, camp with an elevated tank?

How is this plumbed that the pump only affects the shower?

What is the static pressure?

Check for buildup or junk in the shower head.


guitar1

04:09AM | 11/10/06
Member Since: 11/08/06
2 lifetime posts
Thanks for your reply.Pumps are not just added because of poor presure, I thought it would be a good idea to put in a power shower as it give me more options thru the shower head when I had a shower.IE. Plused spray, larger variations of spray.

Pump broke down.

Its a house. the tank is in the loft and has been elevated in order to give better head pressure

The cold pipe is taken directely from a tank in the loft, the hot water is taken from the top of the immersion.

Static pressure is read by a pressure tap whose opening is perpendicular to the flow (a hole in the side of a pipe wall). I don't have this equipment to hand

The shower head was checked and found to be clean. Thank you.


doug seibert

04:33AM | 11/10/06
Member Since: 08/10/02
842 lifetime posts
we use a pressurized city water supply.......NO tanks and pumps for showers.......

In the UK ?????...... try this (local) forum for advice

http://www.diynot.com/forums/

"...measure once.....cut twice....throw that one away and cut a new one...."
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