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Low pressure shower - replace shower that still runs off existing boiler (and new boiler when replaced)?
I just wondered if anyone could advise me regarding my shower. It is a Mira shower (it looks quite old) and runs off the boiler. The boiler is probably about 25 years old with a cylinder in the ‘airing cupboard’ and a water tank in the loft. My problem comes with the pressure of the shower, it is so poor that I can’t get even close to a decent shower and have resorted to taking baths instead. The pressure from the bath taps and other taps is fine.
It is my intention to replace the boiler with a combi condensing boiler within the next 2 years, the main things stopping me from doing it now is finances and the fact that the boiler is currently located in the kitchen and I may want to do alterations in the kitchen in the next couple of years and I was trying to avoid replacing it before I knew exactly where I wanted it positioned.
I am not sure if there is a short term solution that would enable me to use the shower until the boiler is replaced (that’s me assuming the shower pressure will improve with a new boiler??)
Is it worth fitting an electric shower for the interim (not sure if this would be cost effective)?
Could I just replace the existing shower with a newer one that still runs off the existing boiler (and which would run off the new boiler when replaced)
Any other solutions/suggestions would be welcome. Thanks
you could fit a pump to increase water pressure
Answered 12th Mar 2014
Have a plumber come round check it out. A pump may do the job.
Answered 10th Oct 2018