What do I need to fit an electric shower?

Can I fit an electric shower myself?

If you are replacing an existing electric shower with a new one, it is certainly possible to install it yourself. In this instance, the power and water cabling are already in situ, so all you need is to install a new shower unit and riser rail, which can be a fairly straight-forward job.

Do I need a plumber to install an electric shower?

Replacing an electric shower still requires plumbing and electrical experience, as your new shower may have higher wattage. Rather than attempting to tackle the job yourself, you should always call in a qualified plumber who will ensure your electric shower is replaced safely.

Is it hard to install an electric shower?

Replacing an electric shower is easier than installing one from new. That’s because all of the main ‘infrastructure’ such as water pipes and electrical connections will already be in place.

Do all Triton showers have the same fittings?

You can simply remove your existing shower head and install a new one with a standard fitting. If you have an electric shower, you should get the correct type of shower head.

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What’s the difference between an electric shower and a power shower?

A standard pump-assisted power shower uses hot and cold water from a domestic hot water tank which is heated by your household boiler and stored in the hot water cylinder. An electric shower only uses a cold-water supply and just heats the water as it is used, somewhat like a kettle.

Does an electric shower need an RCD?

Electric Showers

All circuits in a bathroom must be protected by a RCD (Residual Current Device). They will need to be connected to the consumer unit and protected by an RCD.

How much does it cost for a plumber to install a shower?

Professional plumbers charge from $65-$85 per hour depending on the size and type of shower you want to install. For a small bathroom, installing a basic shower stall can cost around $2,000 to $3,000. For a medium-sized bathroom, it can cost around $3,000 to $4,000.

How long does it take to install a power shower?

The installation of a power shower can usually be completed within a day; however, it may take two days if there is any extra pipework that is needed. This is most likely when the shower is being installed in a different place to the existing shower.

What cable do I need for an electric shower?

Electric Shower Power Ratings and Power Cable Information

Showers up to 9kw may carry a 6mm cable as long as the shower unit is within 18 meters of the fuseboard. Fuses and switches should be rated at 40 amps. Showers up to 12.5kw should carry a 10mm cable to units within 35 metres of the fuseboard.

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Can you fit a power shower with a combi boiler?

Unfortunately, power showers are incompatible with combi boilers. Power showers take their water supply from a hot water cylinder, which is an external tank only found in homes with a system or regular boiler.