What is a thermostatic shower?
In the event of either the hot or cold water supply failing the shower will shut off automatically with immediate effect.
The manual option controls the temperature of the water by manually adjusting the valve to the desired temperature before showering.
No, a manual shower will not shut off automatically if there is hot or cold water failure, it will need to be turned off manually.
A. This is a manual option again, the advantage of pressure balancing valve is it will compensate for changes in pressure. This will maintain the selected temperature with changes in the incoming pressures.
Yes, the Pressure Balancing valve will shut off automatically with a hot or cold water failure.
An instantaneous electric shower is fed with cold water direct from the mains supply and has a small canister inside it that uses electricity to heat the water.
The performance of an instantaneous electric shower depends on the incoming cold water temperature and the power rating of the shower itself which is usually between 7 and 10.4 kilowatts. The higher the kilowatt rating of the shower, the greater the flow. A typical 8.5kW shower will deliver between 3 and 4 litres per minute depending on the incoming water temperature.
An Electric Shower requires the supply of mains cold water with a minimum running pressure of 1.0bar and maximum of 10bar.
Pumps can be installed into gravity fed systems to boost water pressure if required.
No, a combi boiler runs directly from the mains, you cannot pump mains pressure.