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Low water pressure after mixer tap shower

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2022 8:38 am
by Stu93
Just trying to wrap my head around the low pressure I'm getting on my shower.

Just moved in and have a gravity fed system with terrible shower pressure water flow test on shower about 0.3 L in 6 secs. New shower head and even removed the hose and looked at pressure coming from mixer and its the same. First I though it could be a blocked up mixer so i replaced it (it was also missing a dial) but new mixer same issue.

Out of curiosity I turned the water on with no mixer and the water pressure seemed fine filling a liter in under 6 secs on both hot and cold lines (and also soaking my bathroom as it shot across the entire bath)

I bought the mixer without looking it up and it says needs 0.5 bar pressure due to the location of the tank only about 2m above I don't think thats 0.5 bar but the pressure coming out confuses me.

Anyone advise what would be best, would I need to look at a low pressure mixer or a shower pump?

Re: Low water pressure after mixer tap shower

Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2022 10:27 pm
by stoneyboy
Hi stu93,
Your easiest option is to fir a shower pump, preferably with 22mm pipe work on the supply side.
Regards S