Home Booster Pump
As the title states, I am looking for any advice on home booster pumps for the mains
water entering the house. I only need a boost of 1.5 - 2 Bar.
Anyone any experience, used or installed one?
I have a combi boiler and I have just installed a power shower that is struggling.
Our mains pressure is low, normally 1.5 bar, so if anyone in the house flushes the loo whilst someone else is having a shower the water pressure can drop to 0.5 which causes issues.
Alternatively I could go for a booster pump for the shower in between the combi & the latter but the only ones I have seen in operation sound like Concorde taking off.
Re: Home Booster Pump
26-05-2016 3:41 PM - edited 26-05-2016 3:43 PM
I foresee potential problems
A 2bar pump will give you 3.5 bar when in low volume mode and this could well cause leaks
A much safer option is a booster pump for the shower as that will include a flow swich and will only operate when needed
I have a Stuart Turner Monsoon 2 bar which is reasonably quiet http://www.stuart-turner.co.uk/products/monsoon/s20-bar-twin/
However that is for a vented system which yours isn't and in fact I believe it is against the regulations to fit one
Adding a booster pump without a break tank may also be out of the question http://community.screwfix.com/threads/shower-pump-on-unvented-system.83760/ but then again I may be wrong but I suggest checking