- 1 Do I need a plumber or electrician to install an electric shower?
- 2 Is a 9.5 kW shower powerful?
- 3 Can I replace a 9kw shower with a 9.5 kW?
- 4 Why does my Mira shower whistle?
- 5 Can I replace my electric shower myself?
- 6 How much does it cost to fit an electric shower in 2019 UK?
- 7 How easy is it to fit an electric shower?
- 8 What size breaker do I need for a 9.5 kW shower?
- 9 Is a higher kW shower better?
- 10 What size cable does a 9.5 kW shower need?
- 11 Can I run a 10.5 KW shower on 6mm cable?
- 12 Can I replace a 7.5 kw shower with a 8.5 KW?
- 13 What size breaker do I need for a 10.5 KW shower?
Do I need a plumber or electrician to install an electric shower?
If you’re having a new electric shower installed, you will need to hire a Part P certified plumber who can safely complete the shower installation ensuring all wiring is in the correct places. Replacing an electric shower still requires plumbing and electrical experience, as your new shower may have higher wattage.
Is a 9.5 kW shower powerful?
Electric showers, 8.5kW, 9.5kW or 10.5kW will all run completely independent of the water system you have in place. By looking for electric showers – 8.5kW or higher power ratings, you can be guaranteed of a hot shower, no matter whether you have any hot water in your tank.
Can I replace a 9kw shower with a 9.5 kW?
you don’t have to change the wiring, what you have will do fine. just check that the mcb is big enough, some electric showers call for 45 amp – though if you are going down from a 9.5 to a 9kw it should be fine.
Why does my Mira shower whistle?
If the pipe gets clogged up by any mineral deposits, the water may make a whistling sound as it tries to squeeze through. To fix this issue, remove the showerhead and cleaning out the showerhead pipe. It controls the flow and mixture of hot and cold water.
Can I replace my electric shower myself?
If you are replacing an existing electric shower with a new one, it is certainly possible to install it yourself. If the shower unit has a higher wattage than the old one, you may need the assistance of an electrician as cables may need to be changed to withstand higher currents.
How much does it cost to fit an electric shower in 2019 UK?
From £60 to £200 plus labour
On average, the cost of a standard electric shower installation will be around £300 for supply and installation.
How easy is it to fit an electric shower?
Select a safe, easily accessible location for the shower to be installed. An electric shower requires plumbing only to a mains cold water supply with a 15mm diameter pipe. 2. Mark holes on the wall where you will mount the shower unit then drill pilot holes using the correct size of masonry bit.
What size breaker do I need for a 9.5 kW shower?
A 9.5kW shower should be installed with 10mm2 cable with a fuse rating of 40-45A, NOT 6mm2! It should also be RCD or RCBO protected. A >9kW shower supplied by 6mm2 cable on a 32A MCB (normally used for 5mm (2×2.
Is a higher kW shower better?
Most people associate a higher kW rate with a better shower. The higher power means a consistently greater flow of water at your selected temperature which can give a real luxury experience.
What size cable does a 9.5 kW shower need?
9.5kW is either 39A or 41A depending on the voltage it is rated at. 6mm cable is 47A when installed in the most favourable conditions. So 6mm could be used, depending on how it is installed. However it would be usual to use 10mm which would allow the fitting of a higher rated shower either now or in the future.
Can I run a 10.5 KW shower on 6mm cable?
It is quite possible, that with a 45A or 50A protective device and favourable cable installation method, 6mm T&E will suffice.
Can I replace a 7.5 kw shower with a 8.5 KW?
4 Answers from MyBuilder Bathroom Fitters
A 7.5kw shower can be supplied using a 4mm cable, but for 8.5kw, you will need at least 6mm cable. Changing the fuse/circuit breaker would allow the shower to work but the cable could overheat and presents a fire risk.
What size breaker do I need for a 10.5 KW shower?
10.5kw shower is around 47amps @ 220volts so you might ok, but it would need a 50amp fuse. But distance is 10mtrs, can’t work out volts drop, etc, you must be getting close to a 16mm T&E 70amps cable.