The Guide to Shower Pumps Installation

Shower pumps installation is what most homeowners should consider to improve their shower performance. We know and understand that most people want their shower trouble-free!

Here are the rules when you are planning to install shower pumps.

Make sure there is enough pressure from the tank to fire up the pump when the tap is opened. If installing the positive head shower pump that has minimum inlet pressure, it should be about 2 meters.  You can work this out by measuring the length of height from the base of the cold water and the water level of the water tank. If it is less than of what we mentioned, you may not obviously get the 0.5 liters per minute that are usually needed to activate shower pumps.

Take note, the cold water header tank must be at least 50 gallons capacity to maintain the supply through the hot water cylinder as well as the shower pump.

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Fitting a Shower Pump

If you plan to place the shower pump, place it where it can access. This way it is easier to clean the filters later on. It is good if you place the pump under the bath but ensures the tool can use to open it so can access to the pump.

Ensure the pump is not covered or putting to risk by being the cover. If in case this will happen, then the motor could be overheating and this will cause serious damage to the pump. This is essential if you plan to have the shower pump install inside in an airing cupboard.

Moreover, the shower pumps should not expose to a very low temperature. Thus, ensure the location you are planning to place it to guarantee you to be frost-free.

Somehow for your safety, do not ignore the proper installation of electrical devices. To follow the wiring procedures of the shower pumps, you must place it at least 60mm away from the shower basin.

Ensure the pump connected to the house electrical supply from a 230v flexible on the main ring. Make sure it not connected to the supply for hot water cylinder immersion heater. Also, with the high load installation which required supply.

The shower pump can be nosier as people expected. If you can’t stand the noise you can reduce it by sitting it on a small concrete foundation for about 50mm thick.

If in case you will place it on a concrete building block this will do the same. Another thing is never screwed you shower pump to the floor. You are able to separate the water supply both to and from the pump. You can fit the 22mm full bore isolating valve to the water pipe where it supplies the pump.

Pipework Installation

The pipework should measure to 22mm, that way it can reduce the flow resistance to and from the pump. It is best if the pump, supply through 22mm pipeworks regardless if it has 22mm or 15mm connections.
To prevent pressure from entering the pump, a Surrey flange fitted need to the top of the hot water cylinder. This is also needed if the pump has 15mm connections. Otherwise, an Essex flange should use with pumps with 22mm connections.  Be careful when using the flexible hoses supplied by the shower pump to link both the in and out delivery pipes. The flexible hoses are less likely to vibrate from the pump. At the same time, it reduces the noise as it prevents damage to the pump itself.
Ensure the pipework flush before connecting the pump. This will prevent the debris from entering the pump and damage the operation. When the shower pump installed, the pipework should be fit. You can do it by switching the electrical supply off and runs the bucket of water to both cold and hot till it clears out. This also prevents the air from becoming trapped in the pump once commissioned.
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