Plumbing Question

Best showering solution - triton enrich electric shower

I have a combi boiler in the kitchen but the shower is fed from a cold water pipe from tank in loft. I am ground floor flat and tank is in loft 3 floors above. I have 1 bar pressure in bathroom (checked by water board). I have an electric shower (Triton Enrich) but it will not heat the water. I have been advised that I can have a pump fitted but I am wondering if I am better spending money on a pumped shower. Looking at Triton T90XR or similar.

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Best Answer

The triton enrich needs a minimum 1 bar pressure so you are on the limit, you also need a minimum flow rate, I would suggest it is a combination of these that is stopping the shower from working. Pumped showers run off gravity hot and cold, you have mains hot water so you cannot fit a pumped shower. However you just need to change to a suitable high pressure shower valve and connect to you hot water and mains cold water. Not totally straight forward, you need to get a plumber to check the flow rate of the hot water and cold mains water to make sure they are reasonably balanced.

Answered 2nd Nov 2014

Brown's Plumbing

Member since 14 Aug 2010

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