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The Use of Bathroom Shower Pumps

By Edited Apr 30, 2015 0 0

Sometimes a full bathroom remodeling project is out of the question. In cases such as this, it may be necessary to remind oneself that it is also an improvement to make only necessary upgrades. One of those upgrades might be an improvement to the water pressure. Is there anything more irritating than lathering up, and having the rinse water trickle out of the showerhead, or cut off suddenly? The use of bathroom shower pumps can alleviate this problem.

Many people have tried many other methods of water pressure improvement outside of changing the pipes in the ground. For homeowners with well water, the conventional method is not an option as there is no main city source. Even for owners with public sources, most city ordinances only allow work to be performed at the city's expense up to a certain point on the owner's property. This area of property is known as the utility easement. Anything past the easement is the responsibility of the owner. To maximize the pressure in the sink, toilet and shower the owner can exhaust alternate methods before investing in changing or adding pipes under the house.

Commercial builders may find it cheaper to purchase a few of these shower pumps to keep in stock for renovations. A single shower pump will generally run the owner approximately $250 or pounds. They may be found in hardware, home improvement stores, as well as online. Purchased mostly in the UK, they can be ordered from anywhere if found online at a discounted rate.

A new showerhead may be desired after the pump is added for a real power shower, as it is commonly known. One with multiple settings like a massage setting will do the trick. Installation is relatively easy. The process requires a few simple steps:

1. Place the pump on a concrete slab horizontally approximately 25 to 30 meters below the surface for cold water and about 4-5 for hot. The outlets should be upright or vertical.

2. Connect the cold then hot water tanks to the pipes.

3. Connect the isolation valve.

4. Then to the electrical source

This should be done by a professional if the owner is not sure how to. Although a plumber is not required, it is recommended for the best outcome. A local plumber or contractor should be used for installation of shower pumps. After the repairs are done, the work should be certified unless the contractor is licensed and bonded. Later if there is a problem, the professional can be held accountable for the work by state occupational regulators.



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