Replacement Electric Shower Information
IMPORTANT NOTES BEFORE YOU BUY A REPLACMENT ELECTRIC SHOWER
We will happily fit a new shower you have purchased, But please read the following!
Electric showers have various Kw ratings, i.e. 8.5Kw (the power used to heat the water) and the type of wiring to your existing shower dictates the rating for a replacement electric shower
Most existing electric showers have a 6mm supply cable and would almost certainly never meet the demands of a 10.5 Kw replacement shower.
Indeed with increased loft and cavity wall insulation (the cable can not disperse heat) a site visit by a engineer to check the existing cable route and length,mcb (fuse} rating is required to rate a suitable replacement shower.
Apart from The Kw Rating It is also important to think about the plumbing and the electrical connections inside the shower unit itself, as they are not all the same. Indeed Manufactures also change the internal connections layout from model to model so replacing a shower from the same manufacturer is not usually a straight swap.
We can advise you on the best replacement shower from All the major manufactures
this can save on the cost of additional Electrical,plumbing or tiling work.
So don’t just go and buy a bargain sale shower because it is seams to be a good buy, you would be better to make sure it is suitable for the job as it could end up costing you more in the long run.
IMPORTANT ELECTRICAL INFORMATION
IEE Wiring Regulations BS 7671 17th Edition
Under IEE Wiring Regulations BS 7671 17th Edition. First time installations (not like for like replacement showers) must have a rcd fitted, A safety device that cuts the power instantly a electrical fault is detected, While this is a legal requirement for new installations, and not replacements, you are strongly recommended to install a rcd unit for the shower circuit,or upgrade your existing consumer unit (fuse box) to one complying with the 17th Edition regulations.This can also affect your shower manufactures guarantee
All fitting in accordance with IEE Regulations and Scottish Water by laws.