MC Plumbing & Heating
- Member since 2 Mar 2012
- wLocation: Kentish Town
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I presently have just a simple mixer tap on the bath with a hose to a shower head, supplied by water from a gas boiler (Baxi) which gets stored in a cylinder in an airing cupboard/tank in loft hot water system. The shower is pretty pathetic and it's really difficult to tweak the taps to get the right temperature.
I need to get a new boiler anyway (old one is 14 years old and very noisy) so I want to get the right sort to supply water to a new shower. I want to have a straightforward mixer shower half way up the wall ideally, not electric.
Am I safe to get a combi boiler (for efficiency's sake) or will this mess up my chances of having a more powerful shower? Mine is a small household and there's only the one shower in the place.
I don't want to spend thousands on a new boiler if it doesn't then work with a mixer shower.
- Ymisadventure 15th May, 2012 Plumbing
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What you have at the moment is a gravity feed system, which means that your hot water and heating operate together.If you were to install a combi boiler hot water takes priority over central heating. Depending on the pressure from your kitchen tap( cold water ) that is your mains pressure. that is what you will get from hot water on combi boiler. you might be better to fit new conventional boiler and install a twin impellor pump to give you greater pressure at shower.
- MC Plumbing & Heating 15th May, 2012