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Old 01-09-2016, 11:51   #1
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Triton Rapide 4 shower. Low water pressure ??!!

A 'just moved house and it doesn't work properly' question.

Shower unit is a Triton Rapide 4 plus. It worked fine for a few days but now runs cold with low pressure light lit.
I have run it with max temp and flow slows (shower head removed) as it should and then increases as the temp control is turned down. Shower head is clean.
When cold flow button is pressed there is a good strong flow, but cold, I don't do cold showers !!!
When next heat button, Economy, is pressed then flow is just the same, good and strong but the low pressure light comes on and cold water again. Still cold even when temperature dial is turned up, flow slows of course.
Exactly the same for the High setting.

Tried different times of day but no change.
So, what might be the problem and what can I do about it ?
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how old is it, limescale area?

Could be the heating element is limescaled up and overheating, so its cutting out (safety mode)

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Old 01-09-2016, 12:04   #3
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how old is it, limescale area?

Could be the heating element is limescaled up and overheating, so its cutting out (safety mode)

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Not sure of age, handbook is dated 2005.
Oundle, East Northants area…don't think it is a limescale area water supply.
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Had very similar problem with one of the rented properties.

Simply swapped like for like circ £60 and problem was gone.

Scale build up around element.
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Just swap it out mate, most triton elect showers are cheap and cheerful. As midnight says, its properly lime scaled.
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Two electricians calling tomorrow to quote for replacement.
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Hd the same problem in the past with Triton stuff, and wouldn't have another. Been using a Mira for about 5 years now without any issues.
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Hd the same problem in the past with Triton stuff, and wouldn't have another. Been using a Mira for about 5 years now without any issues.
Although 'packaged' in the UK, both use inferior 'eastern' components.

If that's Triton, Mira, Redring etc.
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Although 'packaged' in the UK, both use inferior 'eastern' components.

If that's Triton, Mira, Redring etc.
Right, didn't know that, cheers......what's regarded as a premium brand for a shower these days?
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Tbh they all make a 'premium' range as well as there cheap nasty wholesale range.

Me personally I'm not a fan of electric showers. I much prefer mixer bar being fed from a cylinder or equivalent. Saying that a fair few of my rented properties have electric showers just for ease of use/installation/cost. But each person has a different preference and I am biased:

http://www.intatec.co.uk/products/collection/showering
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Tbh they all make a 'premium' range as well as there cheap nasty wholesale range.

Me personally I'm not a fan of electric showers. I much prefer mixer bar being fed from a cylinder or equivalent. Saying that a fair few of my rented properties have electric showers just for ease of use/installation/cost. But each person has a different preference and I am biased:

http://www.intatec.co.uk/products/collection/showering
Got no choice, there's only the electric option in my place ( no gas in my new house ), so getting info on which is best has become a bit of a priority really!
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Redring/Creda I would suggest (From there premium range).

Don't get me wrong Triton/Mira also do an OK 'premium' range but for me Redring are the best of a bad bunch
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Triton t80z multi fit or what I normally spec and fit is Mira sport.
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as above, you might need to look at multifit units, as the water feed side of the majority of showers has changed sides over the last few years


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It seems that your hot water is out of the problem. I am not sure if the method of removing the flow restrictor of the shower is effective, or is it a replacement of a high water pressure shower? Sorry, these are all the ways I can think of.
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