Experience of shower pumps?

Discussion in 'UK Home Improvement' started by Woody, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. Woody

    Woody Guest

    We are about to venture into a new bathroom and will likely use a
    Mira Element BIV shower assembly. However we would like this to
    be a power shower.

    Has anyone out there got experience of shower pumps - makes,
    quality, reliability? Our supplier uses Salamander but after a
    quick Google these seem to be at the lower end of the price range
    compared with Stuart Taylor (Turner?) or Grundfoss.

    Any useful comments welcomed..




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    Woody, Aug 1, 2009
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    Bob Minchin Guest

    Woody wrote:
    > We are about to venture into a new bathroom and will likely use a
    > Mira Element BIV shower assembly. However we would like this to
    > be a power shower.
    >
    > Has anyone out there got experience of shower pumps - makes,
    > quality, reliability? Our supplier uses Salamander but after a
    > quick Google these seem to be at the lower end of the price range
    > compared with Stuart Taylor (Turner?) or Grundfoss.
    >
    > Any useful comments welcomed..
    >
    >
    >
    >

    Stuart Turner have been making pumps since they put the first one in
    bilges of Noah's Ark.
    You won't go far wrong with one of theirs.
    Mine has been perfect since installation in 1985!

    Bob
    Bob Minchin, Aug 1, 2009
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    Brianb Guest

    "Woody" <> wrote in message
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    > We are about to venture into a new bathroom and will likely use a Mira
    > Element BIV shower assembly. However we would like this to be a power
    > shower.
    >
    > Has anyone out there got experience of shower pumps - makes, quality,
    > reliability? Our supplier uses Salamander but after a quick Google these
    > seem to be at the lower end of the price range compared with Stuart Taylor
    > (Turner?) or Grundfoss.
    >
    > Any useful comments welcomed..
    >

    I have a Salamander. Pros. Works well, provides 3 bar to all hot taps (it
    is a whole house pump). Negs. This is our second pump, you can hear the
    pump throughout the house.

    Brian
    Brianb, Aug 1, 2009
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  4. In article <RhVcm.123054$2>,
    "Woody" <> writes:
    > We are about to venture into a new bathroom and will likely use a
    > Mira Element BIV shower assembly. However we would like this to
    > be a power shower.
    >
    > Has anyone out there got experience of shower pumps - makes,
    > quality, reliability? Our supplier uses Salamander but after a
    > quick Google these seem to be at the lower end of the price range
    > compared with Stuart Taylor (Turner?) or Grundfoss.
    >
    > Any useful comments welcomed..


    I have a NewTeam Jetforce pump. It's at least 10 years old,
    and I suspect it's 20 years old. Still working fine.
    Current models aren't cheap though.

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    Andrew Gabriel, Aug 2, 2009
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  5. Woody

    Woody Guest

    "Ret." <xxx> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Woody wrote:
    >> We are about to venture into a new bathroom and will likely
    >> use a
    >> Mira Element BIV shower assembly. However we would like this
    >> to
    >> be a power shower.
    >>
    >> Has anyone out there got experience of shower pumps - makes,
    >> quality, reliability? Our supplier uses Salamander but after a
    >> quick Google these seem to be at the lower end of the price
    >> range
    >> compared with Stuart Taylor (Turner?) or Grundfoss.
    >>
    >> Any useful comments welcomed..

    >
    > When I completed replaced my bathroom just over a year ago I
    > took the opportunity to replace our old conventional boiler
    > with a Worcester Bosch condensing combi. This allowed me to
    > remove the airing cupboard from the bathroom and replace it
    > with an offset quadrant shower cubicle. I was also able, of
    > course, to remove the water tanks and central heating tank from
    > the loft, giving more room up there.
    >
    > I did have some concerns about installing a combi - but 14
    > months later both my wife and I are satisfied that it was one
    > of the best home maintenance decisions we have ever made.
    >
    > Gas bills have gone down significantly, the central heating
    > works far better because the boiler is not trying to heat up a
    > tank-full of water at the same time, there is plenty of
    > pressure for the new shower cubicle - and its quiet as well!
    >
    > During the summer, of course, the only time the boiler fires up
    > is when a hot tap is turned on. With a conventional system, of
    > course, the boiler is on a couple of times a day to heat up a
    > full tank of water - most of which will not be used.
    >
    > If your current boiler is getting on a bit, and isn't a
    > condensing boiler, then I would heartily recommend a new
    > condensing combi. You wont need a shower pump then because the
    > hot water is delivered at mains pressure.
    >
    > Kev
    >



    Maybe I didn't put in my original post that we have a gas-fired
    Aga so we have little or no choice.



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    Woody

    harrogate three at ntlworld dot com
    Woody, Aug 9, 2009
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