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Below is some information about the three most common types of shower in the
Gravity Fed Showers
A gravity fed shower is the simplest type of shower as there are no electrical
connections or moving parts to maintain.It needs a hot and cold water supply.
However, the pressure is not great in the average house where the shower is
fitted on the first floor and the tank is roughly 1-2 metres above it, this
results in a just about adequate shower. Working a lot like like a tap, you open
the valve and water flows by gravity, hence the name.
Below is a diagram of a Gravity Fed shower setup.
An electric shower is essentially a very powerful heating element ,(just like in
your kettle) so powerful it heats the water as it passes through it. It only
needs a cold water and electrical feed and it does the rest , so no need for hot
water in your hot press. They can be mains fed or tank fed .The term "Pumped
Electric Shower" means a tank fed electric shower with a small built in pump so
as to increase the pressure slightly,examples are the Triton t90
or Mira Elite
is not a "Power" shower
Below is a diagram of an Electric shower setup.
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A power shower is installed similarly to a gravity fed shower with one addition ,
a pump.It needs a hot and cold water supply aswell as an electrical supply. There
are two types , one is a wall mounted unit that has the pump fitted inside, and
the other is a control valve with a pump fitted in a seperate location(usually
the hot press). The pump pushes water out of the shower head at a powerful rate,
hence the name "Power Shower".
Below is a diagram of a Power shower setup.