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Poor water pressure pumps don’t work

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2024 12:47 pm
by Aligl
I moved the bathroom to the back the house (next room) upstairs. I put in two pumps because low pressure water area. One for shower and one for bath. They both work intermittently and I often need to get them started with a magnet! They were new pumps. In the shower the pump might start but then if you put cold on while hot in it goes cold. Have a tank downstairs. Do I need a second small tank upstairs a - is this even a thing!? Or do you think problem with both pumps (seems odd and know they were fitted correctly). I do not have a combo boiler

Re: Poor water pressure pumps don’t work

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2024 10:00 pm
by stoneyboy
Hi aligl,
Please supply more information.
Is the tank downstairs a mains fed hot water cylinder?
Are all your taps mains fed?
What make and model of pumps have you fitted?
Regards S

Re: Poor water pressure pumps don’t work

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2024 8:28 am
by sjones12121994
The intermittent operation of your pumps and temperature fluctuations in the shower may be due to issues like airlocks, blockages, or incorrect sizing. Ensure the pumps are functioning correctly, check for airlocks, and confirm the pumps are appropriately sized for your water demand. Installing a pressure tank near the pumps can help stabilize water pressure. Consider adding a thermostatic mixing valve in the shower to regulate temperature. If issues persist, consult a plumber