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Old 09-01-2007, 13:00
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Hi I got a ew 32kw combi boiler this year and have recently fitted a new bathroom, apart from the shower......
I would love a really powerful shower but dont know what one to buy. I realise Im limited because I have a Combi boiler.
Thanks for your help

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Old 09-01-2007, 13:26
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You shouldn't be limited at all - most combi's are capable of running a powerful shower, provided the boiler is "large" ebough for your home setup (take sinks, washers, showers, baths into account).
I have a 28K combi and it runs a fab shower, even if the washer is on.

You can always get a pump installed to up the pressure to the shower if necessary - a good plumber will advise on that. Homebase do a good info sheet at their shower display IIRC on when you may need a pump fitted.
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Old 09-01-2007, 15:31
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I was told you could nt have a pump if you have a combi boiler????????????
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Old 09-01-2007, 18:37
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I thought you couldn't have a pump with a combi boiler either. We do have a combi boiler and there's no problems with a cool shower - you shouldn't have any problems with a 32kw
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Old 09-01-2007, 19:39
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You cant have a pump with a combi boiler. It is cold water straight off the mains (ie mains pressure) that gets heated and delivered to your taps.

You will need to ensure that your shower is suitable for a combi. Some ordinary mixer showers are not.

Seek advice form a local shop - friendlier than the big chains, and they will probably advise on a plumber as well.

I have a shower running off a 130,000BTU combi boiler. (Dont know know what that is in kW). I wouldn't go back to an electric shower now

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Old 09-01-2007, 21:13
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Originally Posted by milnrow_lad
I have a shower running off a 130,000BTU combi boiler. (Dont know know what that is in kW).
Think that comes out as a 38kW boiler.
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Old 10-01-2007, 09:46
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Originally Posted by ricric09
Hi I got a ew 32kw combi boiler this year and have recently fitted a new bathroom, apart from the shower......
I would love a really powerful shower but dont know what one to buy. I realise Im limited because I have a Combi boiler.
Thanks for your help
We've got a Trevi Shower (I think by Ideal Standard). It runs directly of our combi-boiler and it is the best shower I've ever used. I could stay in it all day! Plenty hot enough and powerful enough.
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