Mains electric shower recommendations?
Dont know anything about the shower itselF, however I would check out the installation requirements before you buy.
If you`re a spark or plumber or you are repacing a similar one for one then you should be ok.
If not and you have to install a new supply cable/breaker and change the piping you may wish to do a bit more looking.Posted 4 years ago
Electric mains showers aren’t very good – they just don’t heat the water enough to give a decent flow rate. I’ve got a Aqualisa Aquastream which is a self contained power shower which has an excellant flow rate.
Only £373 deliveredPosted 4 years agob rMember
I just replaced ours with a ‘named’ one from B&Q. kW is limited by the size of the cable/fuse – so just check.
Also decide where you want it and then work out pipe routing, get one that suits best.
And make sure you put the head bracket high enough for the tallest person in the house/family.Posted 4 years ago
Good advice b r cheers! I’m 6’5″ so a pet hate of most showers is the head being at chest height!
I’ll have a look at the power showers but to be honest I’m not shower on the difference between mains and power and bog standard? Another pet hate is the pump screeching while you try and have a shower!Posted 4 years agotrail_ratMember
Either you have a weedy electric shower/ dodgy wiring or you enjoy being water jetted.
Ive a 10.5kw mira and it was wired up by previous owner using 6mm cable which was meaning the shower was never really hot as well as melting the cable and triping when i investigated.
Swapped it out for correct cable and its a totally different shower!Posted 4 years agocheekyboyMember
I replaced a mixer type shower that used our stored hot water with a shower that used an internal heating element and cold water mains water pressure, f you dont have decent pressure upstairs dont bother.
Because of the high current draw of the heater I had to upgrade the power supply cable and the breaker, the breaker is the easy bit, the cable however was the nightmare, it took me two days to do , this includes chasing out walls, fishing cables through/under floor boards, blah, blah, blah. then all of the making good again,
Eventually 2 days later we could enjoy a nice hot free flowing shower,
we bought the actual shower unit as a bargain from the Big Quaint hardware shop, the install however cost probably double by the end.
My Missus later told one of the neighbours what a fantastic job I had done, they went out and bought a similar shower and asked me to fit it for them, when I told them it would take me about two days and the cable route I would have to carve theough their house they took the shower back.Posted 4 years ago
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