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  1. soccercelt

    soccercelt Member

    Whats the procedure to disconnecting a pumped shower to a tank few electric shower.
  2. steadyon

    steadyon Active Member

    Depends on what you mean by an electric shower. Assuming by pumped you mean there is a separate pump for the shower then new shower:

    1. Could be mains fed and 8.5, 9.5, or 10.5 kW, in which case you need to cap off the existing hot and cold feeds as close to their respective cylinder / cistern, disconnect and remove the pump, then run a dedicated feed from the cold mains to the new shower.

    2. Could be a power shower with hot and cold feeds and a pump inside the body of the shower. In this case you need to disconnect and remove the existing pump, and run the hot and cold feeds from the point of disconnection to the new shower. Assumes the old pump was properly installed in the first place. Should have isolating valves in both hot and cold feeds.

    Too many variables and insufficient definition of the problem to provide a definitive answer.
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  3. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    Follow the manufactures instructions!
  4. soccercelt

    soccercelt Member

    Disconnected the hot and cold that was teed off the bath. There was already a tank fed electric shower going to another bathroom and it was in the other side of wall where this shower is going. The 2 showers have a cut off at the consumer unit so both can't be used at same time. I was in 2 minds to tee off the 1/2 inch pipe and connect to the new shower but decided to just connect to the tank.
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