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
If water is leaking from a clear plastic tube or small plastic elbow,a small red rubber ball in Mira shower units then the Pressure Relief Device (PRD) has been activated. The PRD is a safety device designed to relieve abnormal pressure from within the heater assembly of an electric shower when a restriction occurs. The most common reasons for...
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...
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...
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