Deciding upon a shower pump - advise please!


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Riz1

Hi
"THAT" old chesnut again!
I am looking to have a shower pump fitted to boost my over-bath mixer
shower.
It would be for a gravity-fed system water cylinder in loft as part of
a back-boiler GCH system. I understand that makes such as Stuart
Turner, Mira and Salamander are highly regarded.
Although i wouldnt be installing it myself, i would be buying.

I have assumed that i would need a twin-pump one? For a home shower as
described above coming off the mixer taps of a bath, what pressure is
cosidered "acceptible" and what would be "more than neccessary"?
Stuart Taylor replied to my emailed and recommended that in this
scenario 1.4Bar would be good and not to exceed their 1.8bar pump.

Ideally i would also like to be able to turn the pump off in certain
circumstances so that it is not activated when it is not needed eg
when just drawing water for a bath or sluicing with the shower head
etc]....

All advice appreciated

After googling away i felt the following 3 products might be good for
me:
- the Stuart Taylor 1.4Bar Showermate at £155
- the New Team NT 1.5Bar at £102
- the Salamander CT50 at £129
(all prices ex vat)

Which of these would you recommend based on build quality, meeting my
needs [including the ability to fix a switch to them to turn them
on/off a above] and finally NOISE!

Thanks
Rizwan
 
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Andy Hall

Hi
"THAT" old chesnut again!
I am looking to have a shower pump fitted to boost my over-bath mixer
shower.
It would be for a gravity-fed system water cylinder in loft as part of
a back-boiler GCH system. I understand that makes such as Stuart
Turner, Mira and Salamander are highly regarded.
Although i wouldnt be installing it myself, i would be buying.

I have assumed that i would need a twin-pump one? For a home shower as
described above coming off the mixer taps of a bath, what pressure is
cosidered "acceptible" and what would be "more than neccessary"?
Stuart Taylor replied to my emailed and recommended that in this
scenario 1.4Bar would be good and not to exceed their 1.8bar pump.

Ideally i would also like to be able to turn the pump off in certain
circumstances so that it is not activated when it is not needed eg
when just drawing water for a bath or sluicing with the shower head
etc]....

All advice appreciated

After googling away i felt the following 3 products might be good for
me:
- the Stuart Taylor 1.4Bar Showermate at £155
- the New Team NT 1.5Bar at £102
- the Salamander CT50 at £129
(all prices ex vat)

Which of these would you recommend based on build quality, meeting my
needs [including the ability to fix a switch to them to turn them
on/off a above] and finally NOISE!

Thanks
Rizwan
The Stuart Turner products are excellent in terms of build quality,
they give good support and spares are easily available quite
inexpensively.

I've used their 1.4 and 1.8 bar products and all are good. The 1.8
bar Showermate twin (you do need a twin assuming that the cold comes
from the roof tank - if not it should for the shower with a pump) in
the plastic enclosure is well insulated for sound and quite quiet.

To turn on and off manually in a bathroom, the sensible way is to wire
via a ceiling pull cord switch. You could have this over the bath if
you wanted......



..andy

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R

Riz1

Christian McArdle said:
P.S. You can get it for that price *including* VAT and delivery.

Christian.
much appreciated.
could you tell me where i can get it from as you indicated above?
hopefully this isnt against T&C but if it is then could you email me?

I also take on board the point about the diff in pressure for bath
filling without the pump but but simple things like cleaning the
shower curtain and sluicing etc the current unassisted pressure is
about right and in such circumstances we could do without the added
cycling/noise of the pump! the pull-cord idea is excellent and glad to
know it can be done.

finally - the low noise of the 1.8Bar has been commented upon: as it
is the same family, i assume the 1.4 is equally quiet?

Thanks again
 
M

Mike Tomlinson

Riz1 said:
- the New Team NT 1.5Bar at £102
I have this one. It's installed in the loft.
Which of these would you recommend based on build quality,
Build quality seems fine. Came with a 2 year warranty.
meeting my
needs [including the ability to fix a switch to them to turn them
on/off a above]
Mine runs off a 13A socket.
and finally NOISE!
They all make some noise; it's subjective. Careful installation will
minimise it. All I can say is that I can't hear mine over the splashing
of water when I'm in the shower; if someone else is using the shower, I
can hear the pump but the noise isn't obtrusive (a low hum).
 
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Riz1

about pressure - 1.4 bar vs 1.8bar

i was all set to get the 1.4bar Stuart Turner at £155 but then saw the
1.8Bar ST at £159!!
My reservations are that the 1.4bar description says "for medium
pressure shower or bath/mixer showers" whereas the 1.8bar says "for
high pressue showers".

if i were to get the 1.8bar, would i need to change my
bath/mixer/shower taps for high pressure taps?
 

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