Plumbing Question

New shower pump needed

I want to put in a new shower with a pump instead of my electric one. I believe my system is a sealed one - boiler and one big 6foot tank. Can I just connect a pump under the bath to the existing pipes? They are both 22mm.

3 Answers

Hi, If you have a sealed system , your water pressure should be high pressure.
You should be able to install a thermostatic mixer shower without the need for a pump. The pipes under the bath are likely to be suitable to be utilised for the shower feeds.

Answered 17th Jan 2012

glenbury construction

Member since 16 Jan 2012

Your comments confuse me, because electric showers have 15 mm pipes,and only 1 of them, unless you have a pumped electric shower in that case you would have 2 pipes,however you can put a pump under a bath and connect to a mixer type shower but make sure that the pipes only go to the shower ,you only ned to do this if you have tanks in the loft anda copper cylinder elsewhere.

Answered 17th Jan 2012

sovereign plumbing and heating

Member since 23 Nov 2011

Correction to above not all sealed sytems mean high pressure!
Best and reccomended lacation for a pump is in the cupboard at the base of the hot water cylinder as you should have direct hot and cold connections.But you need to confirm your exact boiler system

Answered 22nd Jan 2012


Member since 20 Feb 2010

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