The Guide to Shower Pumps Installation

Shower pumps installation is the common way where lots of homeowners improve their shower performance. People do really want to boost their shower function by getting trouble free pumps.

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 which the 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 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 in order to maintain the supply to 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, put in a place where it can easily be accessed. This will be easier to clean the filters later on. It is fine if you place the pump under the bath, however make sure the tool can be use to open the bath enclosure so it can access to the pump.

Ensure the pump is not covered or putting to risk by being covered. If in case this will happen, then the motor could be overheating and this will cause a serious damage to the pump. This is specifically important when you are planning to have the shower pump installed inside an airing cupboard.

Moreover, the shower pumps should not be exposed to a very low temperature. Thus, ensure the location you are planning to put it in order to guarantee you to be frost free.

Somehow in a matter of safety, never ignore the regulation especially if it comes to installing an electrical product. To comply with the wiring regulations the shower pumps must be put at least 60mm away from the shower basin or tray.

Ensure the pump is connected to the house electrical supply from a 230v flexible on the main ring. See to it that it never connected to the supply especially for the hot water cylinder immersion heater or other high load installation that required a supply.

The shower pump can be slightly nosier as people expected.  If you can’t stand the noise you can reduce it possibly by sitting it on a small concrete foundation for just about 50mm thick. If in case you will place it on a concrete building block this will do just the same. Another thing is never screw you shower pump to the floor.  You probably 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. Additionally, it is best if the pump should be supplied through 22mm pipework regardless of whether it has 22 mm or 15mm connections.

To avoid air pressure entering the pump, a Surrey flange fitted is quite you need to the top of the hot water cylinder if pump has 15mm connections. Otherwise, an Essex flange should be used with pumps with 22mm connections.  Also be careful when using the flexible hoses which supplied by your shower pump to link both the incoming and the outgoing delivery pipes. The flexible hoses are less likely to vibrate from the pump and this reduces the noise as well as it prevents damage to the pump itself.

Ensure the pipework is flushed thoroughly before connecting the pump. This will prevent the debris from entering the pump and damage the operation. When the shower pump is installed the pipework should be fit. You can perform this by switching the electrical supply off and runs the bucket of water out to both cold and hot, until it clears out. This also prevents the air becoming trapped in the pump once commissioned.

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