Help and Advice

Here our experts can offer help, advice and tips on a variety of different shower problems and questions. If you have a shower problem, the answer could be here!

31
Jul

Mixer showers manual or thermostatic, are compatible with the following plumbing systems,
Gravity-fed hot and cold supplies (Tank in loft and hot water cylinder in airing cupboard or both in loft)
Fully-modulating combination boiler / gas water heater
Mains pressurised unvented system
Mains pressurised thermal store
Gravity-fed hot and cold supplies via remote pump
if you have an existing gravity fed shower you can add a pump for a better preforming shower

31
Jul

Flow rate from mixer showers varies depending on the available head of water (the hight of your cold water tank) and restrictions within the supply pipe work and shower valve. Commonly flow rates are between 3 and 5 litres per minute. To ensure optimum performance from a gravity fed shower the following guidance should be followed.
Follow manufacturer recommendations regarding pipe size
Ensure the mixer is specified for low pressure application
check if suitable for a booster pump to increase flow/pressure
For gravity-fed systems Aqualisa mixer valves will usually provide better flow rates than other manufactures

31
Jul

your mixer shower is a manual type and not thermostatic. • Common reasons for this symptom are: • Water being drawn off at other outlets or appliances is adversely affecting the pressure and flow to the shower. • Shower plumbed in wrong i.e. cold mains and gravity-fed hot water.  We always recommend thermostatic mixer showers

31
Jul