Bathroom Fitting Question

Water pressure for new bath

Hi. I am just about to buy a new bath, hopefully a freestanding one with on deck taps. I'm just wondering if a particular level of water pressure is needed for that type. The taps I've removed from the old bath seem to be designed for low water pressure and my boiler (worcester) seems to be registering less than one bar?
Does this sound like a problem? Anything I need to be wary of before spending? Am also about to do the shower too. Does this mean I won't be able to get a decent one?
Thanks for any help in advance.

2 Answers

1 bar is low, have you bought the little tool that means you can test water pressure? It is not really a problem though, you can buy a pump to increase the water pressure, then you can run both shower and bath. You can also get a pump just for the shower, this means you can have a power shower whatever the water pressure is. You would probably need a plumber to install this but it is not difficult. The electrics are important as well.


Paul Albright

Answered 5th Feb 2013

Aspire Housing

Member since 23 Nov 2011

I think you have confused the pressure in the heating system with the pressure from your main water supply, the pressure dial on a combi boiler only registers the pressure in the heating side of the system, flow rate is more important than pressure when a bath is involved and the likely flow rate is only around 12 litres per minute from a combi,so when using bath taps the flow is very sparse.
Fitting a hot water storage cylinder[copper cylindr or unvented cylinder ]allows for more flow.

Answered 9th Feb 2013

sovereign plumbing and heating

Member since 23 Nov 2011

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