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My mother has a Triton t50i shower which doesnt heat very well or sometimes at all.

There seems to be no variation in water pressure no matter what heat setting you use which makes me think the pressure switch isnt working properly can you suggest anything.

Secondly If I need to replace the shower I cant go for much higher wattage as I dont think the cable is high enough rated so can you suggest an easy replacment

Asked 9 years ago by Anonymous

The things to check first are.

1 That the main valve coming into your house is fully open.

2 Then check that the valve on the line to the shower is fully open.

If these valves are not fully open then there may not be enough water
getting to your shower

Make sure that the shower head is clean and clear, that the hose isn’t kinked (this can happen just behind the hand set where it is difficult to see) also check the inside of the hose although it can look OK on the outside it could have collapsed internally

The other possibility is a faulty flow/stabilizer valve not allowing the correct amount of water into the shower.

A ruff check is to remove the shower head turn temperature control to fully hot the water coming out of the hose should be a bit more than a dribble then turn to fully cold and it should be coming out at full flow.

If there is not much difference between the two then you could have a faulty flow valve.

However it is also worth checking due to the weather the following.
You could give your local water authority a ring an ask them what your water pressure should be, they will probably say that the supply a minimum of 1bar (the minimum required to operate a shower)however press them and ask what it is likely to be first thing in the morning (when everybody is showering) They could have the pressure turned down because they are working on the main, or because there is a burst pipe some where and they have turned the pressure down to try to save water, or the pressure maybe low just because there is a burst pipe somewhere, that hasn’t been discovered yet! Your existing shower will be 7KW However you may be able to go up to 8.5 if it was installed correctly however you may have to fit a higher rated fuse  
Answered 9 years ago by Anonymous
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