Plumbing Question

Continual leaking from shower head as water pressure too high

Hi. We've recently moved from water tank system to combi boiler. Our shower is now attached to the mains. As a result we have a continual leaking shower head (cold water) and have been told it is because our water pressure is too high for the shower. Once the shower is on the flow is great and have no problems with getting a good mix between cold and hot. I just want to stop the leaking shower head when it is supposed to be off. Can I place a reducing valve just on the cold water pipe supply to the shower?

2 Answers

No because you leave yourself in the position of unequal pressure on hot/cold and still have mains pressure on the hot side so it will still probably leak. Either fit one to the incoming main serving the whole house or fit two, one to hot shower supply and one to cold shower supply pipe and balance the pressures.
Alternately replace the shower valve to one suited for mains pressure.

Answered 20th Sep 2013

kevin cassidy building contractors

Member since 16 Dec 2010

kevin cassidy building contractors is quite correct, please take his advice.

Answered 22nd Sep 2013

Boiler Homecare

Member since 6 Jan 2010

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