shower pressure

A shower is a place in which a person bathes under a spray of typically warm or hot water. Indoors, there is a drain in the floor. Most showers have temperature, spray pressure and adjustable showerhead nozzle. The simplest showers have a swivelling nozzle aiming down on the user, while more complex showers have a showerhead connected to a hose that has a mounting bracket. This allows the showerer to hold the showerhead by hand to spray the water at different parts of their body. A shower can be installed in a small shower stall or bathtub with a plastic shower curtain or door. Showering is common in Western culture due to the efficiency of using it compared with a bathtub. Its use in hygiene is, therefore, common practice.

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  1. G

    Problems with shower pressure

    I have just had a boiler, hot water tank and power shower pump replaced on advice by my plumber. I have two separate boilers, heat/hotwater systems in the house. This boiler was replaced by a combi boiler as it only heats the lounge and master bed and provides hot water to en-suite bathroom and...
  2. M

    Vitodens 222-F combi storage boiler and loft shower pressure.

    I have a viessman vitodens 222F combi storage boiler on the ground floor. It has 100l capacity inbuilt cylinder which is delivered on mains pressure. I bought it hoping I could have two showers across floors running with hot water even if it’s a short while, while avoiding an unvented...
  3. D

    Uneven Shower Pressure

    Hi, we were getting uneven shower pressure and fluctuating temperature from the shower. A plumber advised that we replace the shower which we did. The temperature is now good but the water pressure is still uneven. We get mains pressure for about 2 minutes and then the pressure drops right away...
  4. D

    Uneven Shower Pressure

    Hi, My tenants were experiencing uneven pressure and temperature from the shower. Plumber advised that we replace the shower which we did. Now we have good temperature but the pressure is still uneven. The shower starts full mains pressure then after about 2 minutes it drops right away and there...
  5. R

    Will shower pressure be less if switch to an unvented HW cylinder?

    Hi, am getting our bathroom updated and local company suggested ditching our traditional attic CW tank/vented cylinder and pump for the shower and install an unvented pressurised HW cylinder instead. We have been told that this will not lead to a drop in effective pressure from the shower. Is...
  6. T

    Rainfall shower pressure problem

    Hi we have a rainfall/riser shower fitted over the bath, on a agravity fed system. We have 2 showerboosterpumps under the bath which supply the hot water in the kitchen below and the bathroom hot water. The problem is the shower won't kick in when turned on, pressure is good on all other taps
  7. D

    Why does shower pressure keep going up and down and hot and cold

    Can anyone please help. We have shower issues and have had for about 2 years. We are in a farmhouse. So before hand, we would turn on our Trevi shower, it would go warm, not great pressure through the showerhead though, somewhere between normal and dripping! After a few minutes, the water flow...
  8. N

    How to improve shower pressure in a flat

    How can I improve the shower pressure in a flat. I live on the 3rd floor, communal heating system (if that’s important), combi-boiler in the flat. Water pressure for other outlets are fine around the flat, it’s just the shower head that’s the problem. I’ve looked into Salamander homeboost but...
  9. N

    Shower pressure

    Moving into a 2.5 story new build with combi boiler. Have requested a thermostatic shower in the top floor en-suite bathroom. Developer has advised that it would be better suited to an electric shower because pressure for a thermostatic shower would not be good. Any advice? Not keen on having an...
  10. V

    Shower pressure issue

    Looking for some help with the shower pressure issue. Issue had started after my boiler was replaced to a combi-boiler (worcester bosch greenstar 30i) about a year ago now. Hot water the shower is supplied from the combi boiler downstairs with cold water coming from the cold water tank in the...
  11. V

    Shower pressure issue

    Looking for some help with the shower pressure issue. Issue had started after my boiler was replaced to a combi-boiler (worcester bosch greenstar 30i) about a year ago now. Hot water the shower is supplied from the combi boiler downstairs with cold water coming from the cold water tank in the...
  12. elvis80

    Shower pressure after UVC install

    Hi everyone - this is only my second thread on here, so I hope I'm observing all the rules...would appreciate your thoughts... We're in the middle of rebuilding a house and going from this system...: - 2 x bathrooms, relying on a gas combi and mains water pressure @ 6.5 barr, 1/2 inch main to...
  13. J

    Shower pressure bounces when I try to change temperature

    Hi, I have a Mira Coda shower (so its just a general mixer shower, not electric or power shower). I'm finding two things, one is that it's started to make a feint but constant "groaning/buzzing" noise when the shower's on. Secondly, if I try to change temperature the pressure bounces up and down...
  14. Z

    Boost shower pressure

    Hi folks, I have a couple of Aqualisa Opto digital showers in the house that have always been pretty lame when compared to power showers that I've encountered in hotels. They are both concealed with the digital units in the loft, the house system is mains pressure cold into a megaflow for the...
  15. M

    URGENT Help! En suit hot sink feed terrible.

    Hi all, First time posting but need help urgently. Our en suite bathroom is the room next to the water heater for the house. All the water pipes in the house are run off 10mm pipes. Our en suite shower has incredible water pressure both hot and col but the en suit tap has almost zero...
  16. R

    Shower Pressure problem

    Hi There, Looking for some help before making an expensive purchase. Before having my bathroom replaced 2 years ago I had an old (20+ years) Mira excell concealed mixer shower. Pressure was absolutely fantastic to the point where the wife couldnt stand under it. Brilliant shower. When the...
  17. S

    Shower pressure drop

    I have two showers in my house. ALL heat and hot domestic water is provided by oil fired boiler Only one shower can be used at a time or the pressure drops to a trickle. In fact if one is in use and hot water is turned ANYWHERE else in the house the same thing happens. There is a mixing valve in...
  18. K

    Not happy with with new unvented system, although it works fine. Shower pressure issue

    Old setup. Vented system - indirect x2 Cold water tank in the loft. x2 80L Hot water tanks, regular boiler and stuart turner 4bar twin shower pump for the master bedroom shower. Worked pretty good, although the tanks were manky and old. The shower though was epic and used to blast water out...
  19. I

    Shower pressure terrible in 5 year old house with unvented system

    Thanks for taking the time to read, and sorry if posted in wrong section wasn't sure if it was generic as includes both shower and heating system. I've just purchased a property built in late 2010, 3 story's and the previous owner was a British Gas engineer so therefore had an unvented system...
  20. I

    Can I use a water pump to increase shower pressure?

    I live in a flat where the cylinder is located in a closet. Last year I had a shower mixer installed. Unfortunately there is not enough hot water pressure so we are unable to use the shower. I was told that a pump can be installed either in the closet or under the tub which will remedy the...
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