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Old 02-23-2008, 03:48 PM
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I just wondered if any of you guys have any thought about the best type of shower to get.

I know Electric gives you access to hot water quickly and without problems but the big disadvantage is that often it needs a pump that will quickly empty your coldwater tank in the loft and it is alot more expensive to run than gas.

With a gas boiler that runs the central heating it is meant to be cheaper to run and the water stays hot in the cylinder in the airing cupboard but the hot water soon runs out with a power pump fitted.

Interested to hear what type of shower you guys prefer and why.The reason for the question is that I'm intending to purchase a shower shortly but haven't quite made up my mind whether to go for electric or mixer shower.Also I have a normal boiler not the combi type.
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Old 02-23-2008, 04:14 PM
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The tankless water heater would be a larger initial investment but would be far more energy effecient and cost less in the long run. The one I've heard nothing but good things about is Rinnai. I have no idea what type of pump you're referring to, things must be different across the pond for water pressure. No pump is needed where I live for pressure and the water comes from a public system so there is an endless supply, no storage system needed either. With a tankless system I'd think you'd have less of an issue with supply since it's hot water on demand. You don't have to run the water and wait until it heats, it's hot immediately.

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Old 02-23-2008, 04:30 PM
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Thanks for such a quick response....I've never heard of "Rinnai" but I've looked them up and they are in the Uk, so I'm going to find out about them.
To clarify....water downstairs is from the mains endless supply... but for the upstairs bathroom the water comes from a tank in the loft, (which gets filled up from the mains water supply)
I think I may need a pump because there is not a 3 metre drop frow the tank to where the shower head will be.
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I have seen a lot of new homes with Rinnai systems, all with constant public water supply pressure though. So I don't know how it would work with gravity as pressure. I don't know much about plumbing though, and am in need of a Plumber myself.

My parent's lake cottage has a well for the water supply. It is a two pump system, one down in the well to get the water up to the supply tank in the pumphouse. In the pumphouse we have another pump that keeps pressure on the system to make water pressure for the entire house.

The water line goes in the house and is split between the (ground level) electric water heater for the hot water taps, and the cold water taps. It takes about half a minute or so to get hot water upstairs.

That's all I know about plumbing.

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Old 02-29-2008, 10:25 AM
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Looking at he whole page, I see ads for tankless water heaters. Interesting.
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Must be a Google thing. Mine has travel ads. I saw a ****** ad once when we were chatting about Senior cruises!

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I never knew it worked like that. So does google buy space on this site or what? I don't think google buys anything!
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Old 03-01-2008, 10:30 AM
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Google apparently has tenticles everywhere. Whatever the topic, the ads to the right match the posts. Penny noticed metal roof ads in another thread on that subject. Talk about targeted marketing, they don't miss an oppt'y.

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