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NO!!!!!!!!! Please never run an electric shower of a plug socket you will more than likely burn your house down. the wires in normal sockets are not thick enough to take that current and WIILL catch fire.
You must come from the fuse box with an rcd protected supply with cable suitable for the power supply needed to run the shower.
Or you could get a power shower which is ok to put into a plug socket but should have rcd protection, the same with a pump
You can buy quite reasonably priced power showers I am just checking out some prices for you, Do you have a budget in your head for parts
About £150.00 on Ebay Denise. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bristan-Thermostatic-Power-Shower-1000-White-HYPOWSHX10-/281105451881?pt=UK_Bathroom_Mats_Rugs&hash=item417330cb69
My name is XXXXX XXXXX the way sorry I had a panic when I see your question and didnt introduce myself
no budget in my head just seeing what would be the easiest way to connect a shower when I have low water pressure
hi Brian tks can you tell me the difference between an electric shower and a power shower. Also I have a very old potterton boiler and I have been advised that since I may have to replace that at some time it would be better for me to just get a combi boiler and that would solve the problem. It's all going over my head I'm afraid
Dont worry I will try to explain. but Im left handed so forgive my brain lol
An electric shower heats up cold water directly from your mains supply (kitchen cold tap) the electricty heats the water as it passes through.
A power shower uses the hot and cold water from the tank in the loft and immersion cupboard. the electric is used for a little pump inside the unit.
A pump is a pump lol and uses hot and cold from tanks
If you are going to have a combi boiler installed you cant have a power shower or pumped shower. a combi boiler uses the mains supply (kitchen cold tap) as your source of hot water. a bit like the electric shower described above. the reason you cant have a pump is because it is illegal for you to pump mains cold water.
how have I done not to left handed I hope
great tks very much