Shower flow problem

Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by stop cock, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. stop cock

    stop cock New Member

    Visited a 3 year old Wimpy house where the customers have a problem with the cold water flow in their two en-suite showers. They said that since the house was built they were'nt happy with the flow but now the cold is just a 'trickle'.
    Both showers are gravity fed (hot & cold) with no pump. The feed from the header tank enters the airing cupboard and T's off to 15mm under the floor boards to travel I should imagine 6 metres to get to each en-suite. The hot supply is 15mm from the storage cylinder as well.
    When I visited I did'nt have any tools as I was in my car and just went to have a look so nothing checked physically.
    Is this purely a bad design and any ideas for remedy.
     
  2. M.I.G.

    M.I.G. New Member

    the answer is in your question

    all pipework should've been run in 22mm, this will give a higher flow rate.
     
  3. stop cock

    stop cock New Member

    I appreciate that but to rip up the carpet, lino and floor boards that cover 6 metres in either direction is pretty major for a three year old house.
    I was wandering if a pump could cope with feeding into 15mm to two showers over that distance.
     
  4. tgs

    tgs New Member

    I think something like the RSP75 from SF would fit the bill. I would be inclined to fit a new 22mm supply from both hot and cold to the pump and then into the 15mm to the showers.

    The hot supply definitely needs to be from a flange of some sort.(preferably essex)

    At a lower cost the CT50 would still provide an improvement but you might want to ask Salamander about this.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice