showers

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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    Delaying the fill on a loft cold water tank - electric and mixer showers running at once

    Hello, and thanks for taking the time to read. I'm trying to work out if the idea I have is practical? The water pressure in my newly renovated house (4 bathrooms is tragic). Current set up is: A hot/cold mixer in the main ensuite which is ok as long as you don't run anything else. One electric...
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    Using combi fed and gravity fed showers simultaneously

    Hi all, I have a combi boiler for hot water and heating but have 2 showers in the house. Obviously low water pressure if both showers are used at same time. I'm wondering if I could install a water tank to gravity feed one of the showers, with new electrric shower and if so how to stop the water...
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    Shower issue with two new showers

    Hi all, can someone get to the bottom of this before I call a plumber, en suite shower started leaking from the mixer bar so took the shower off and capped it off for the time being, fast forward 3 months the same thing in the main bathroom, that one is leaking from the mixer bar, (no issues...
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    Clearing airlock from multiple pumped showers

    I have a negative head twin impeller Stuart Turner pump feeding hot and cold to three showers, one bath, plus hot to three basin's from my gravity fed, loft cold water tank and airing cupboard hot water tank. Occasionally the pump operates for a couple of seconds without demand for water. More...
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    JTP: experiences with JTP mixer showers and taps

    Does anyone out there have a JTP shower or JTP taps installed? (previously known as Just Taps Plus). Have you found a JTP shower and taps durable and reliable for years after installation? And straightforward to install? JTP is being offered by a number of our local bathroom retailers and...
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    Rugby Club Changing Room Showers

    My local rugby club are having intermittent pressure drop problems with their showers. I’ve done quite a lot of domestic plumbing but need advice on this. The system is set up with 4 large hot water storage tanks, there are 4 pumps each which have a flow sensors on them. There are 10 showers...
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    Need advice on electric showers and cold water tanks

    Hi, i need advice on electric showers and cold water tanks. I have a cold water tank in my loft which feeds an electric shower in the bathroom below. Can I remove the tank and feed the shower from the cold water feed that fills the tank?
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    Advice - remove water tanks in loft, replace showers and boiler?

    Current setup: Cold water tank, and header tank in loft. Hot water tank in airing cupboard at top of stairs. Power shower (mira event xs) in main bathroom, and same in en-suite. 20 year old Baxi boiler, still going strong. Background: Need to free up as much space in loft for conversion. Enough...
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    Why do my Crosswater digital showers cut out?

    We have 2 Crosswater digital showers with a duo water control system. Last Autumn, one of them started cutting out at the start of a shower 2 or 3 times before finally working ok. It then seemed to correct itself over the winter. However this has now recommenced. Also during the last 2 weeks...
  10. RichardWoking

    Cold water overwhelming hot to showers

    Recently 2 of my showers stopped producing hot water following a plumber refitting another of my ensuites. The 2 showers in question are pumped with a Salamander twin house pump. Hot is reaching the showers (hot feed to mixer is hot), yet both showers are luke warm, at best. The other recently...
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    Mira Electric Showers - which one?

    Hi guys, I want to replace the electric shower in my flat and I'm not sure which is the best option for me.. I want something powerful, but also looks good.. my bathroom fitter recommended Mira showers, and in particular the Mira Sport Max with Airboost.. he didn't know anything about the...
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    Will all electric showers work with a combi boiler?

    Will all electric showers work with a combi boiler?
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    Will all electric showers work with a combi boiler.Ash

    Will all electric showers work with a combi boiler?
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    Showers hot water now cold

    Hi all can anyone help? I have a Mira Silver mixer shower that is fed by a Stuart turner 1.5 twin pump that is about 6 months old which replaced a leaking pump. The last couple of weeks the hot water is ok for pressure but the temperature has dropped to tepid at best and sometimes cold. We don’t...
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    Showers in timber framed houses

    Hi, We have a timber framed house and want to renovate one of our bathrooms with a shower. Currently the bathroom has a self enclosed shower pod. (Ground floor - concrete floor) Is it still advisable to fit shower pods in timber frames houses, or are there more interesting alternatives (wall...
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    Potterton Powermax HE: Only generates one showers worth of hotwater at a time

    I've just moved into a property with a Powermax HE boiler, and it only seems to produce one showers worth of hot water at a time. I then have to boost it for an hour before we can get another shower. The hot water is set to come on from 13:00 to 17:00 every day. Its controlled by a Hive system...
  17. seanadams121

    16 showers job

    little bit of help needed lads iv got a job on to install 16 thermostatic bar showers in a kind of hotel spread across one floor, the building is basically one level, no upstairs, as I say its all over one floor, all pipework is to run above the rooms and drop down in stud work. each room has a...
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    Loss of pressure to showers only

    Hi, I am a complete novice when it come to DIY plumbing and looking for any help in troubleshooting this pressure issue. I have two Mira Excel showers that have both lost pressure over the last month but at different times. I have cleaned the showerheads and hoses and I have had a plumber round...
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    Both showers have little to no cold water

    Both showers/baths have either very hot or very cold or no cold water at all. Problem fixed itself for a couple months then came back yesterday. The pressure drops for a few seconds with waves of water from shower head. Hot water heater only 9 months old. All other faucets work normally...
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    I have hot water everywhere but my showers. I have 2 bathrooms. Hot H2O fine everywhere else. Hot starts in showers but only lasts about 2 minutes.

    I have old bathrooms. Two taps - one for cold, one for hot. No mixer taps. I have a Saxon Copperflow Truflow 140L hot water system. Both hot water taps couldn’t go on blink at same time. Do you think its my hot water system?
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