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  1. Thermoman

    Thermoman New Member

    I Fitted on shower to a tank fed ch system
    Put a 22mm feed from cold water tank and a 22 mm feed from the hw cylinder
    To a new salamander 2.6 negative feed shower pump which is in the airing cupboard
    From the pump both hot and cold feed going to the shower itself go along the landing about 10foot and about 3 foot up the wall
    The bottom of the cold water tank is about 8 foot higher than the top of the shower head
    The problem is the shower runs for about 10 mins then stops and will not start again until I remove the pump hoses and put them back on again
    I have checked the filters for dirt and all checked the pipework and they have a good flow in to a bucket
    Has any one got any ideas
    I don't think it's draining the cw tank
    I haven't put a bleed nipple in the loft for the cold water which I am thinking of doing
    And the hot water flows fine
    Thanks
     
  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Did you fit an s flange to the hot water cylinder?
     
  3. Thermoman

    Thermoman New Member

    No
    Just came came off the top of the cylinder with a tee piece and gate valve
     
  4. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    That's probably your problem the hot side is sucking air in

    Do you have to crack the hot nut on the pump to get it back ?
     
  5. Thermoman

    Thermoman New Member

    No take the cold pipe off the pump which contain some hot water to the shower when drained it starts again
     
  6. Matchless.plumb

    Matchless.plumb Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Perhaps because you have got a couple of pics for us
     
  7. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    How bigs your water tank in the loft?
     
  8. Thermoman

    Thermoman New Member

    Not 100% sure but I think it's a standard size
    It's fairly old
    It's at my daughters when I go round I will have a look
     
  9. Thermoman

    Thermoman New Member

    I went this morning switched on the shower it stopped after 30seconds
    There don't seem to be much cold water coming to the shower
     
  10. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Is it a salamander by any chance? I've Had a few faulty sensors recently
     
  11. Thermoman

    Thermoman New Member

    Yes it is a salamander pump
     
  12. FG28

    FG28 New Member

    Im pretty sure it should be positive head and the rubbish pump not helping ,. Prob over heating after running for 10min ,. Stuart turner , get what you pay for ,.
     
  13. Thermoman

    Thermoman New Member

    Fitted a s flange
    Everything seems ok at the moment
    So we shall see
    If anything changes I will let you know
    Thanks
     
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  14. Thermoman

    Thermoman New Member

    Well the s flange still hasn't sorted the problem

    Hmmmm
     
  15. FG28

    FG28 New Member

    Im pretty certain you got the wrong pump in ???!!!
    Why negative head ?
    Its below the cws from what you said earlier ?
    So positive head pump needed .
    Just take it back as faulty , get a refund and buy a positive head Stuart turner ,.
     
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