Salamander Pumps CT55+ Regenerative Shower Pump 1.6bar
Excellent easy to fit pump
Picked up and fitted same day, push fit connectors, just plugged in the pump turned on the shower, fantastic.
2 Jun 2011
Our old shower pump had failed and after a lot of time on the internet I decided on this pump, very glad I did, it was easy to fit, the instructions were good and it works well. Thank you I am clean now.
30 Jun 2014
Works a dream
I had bought a new "low pressure" kitchen tap fitted it and got just a dribble of hot water. Big problem as we were having a dinner party that evening!
Solution, put this pump under the kitchen sink (naughty as it is some distance from the hot water tank) but it worked like a dream. Whisper quiet and good pressure - highly recommended.
6 Jan 2014
seems to do the job
Like a previous poster i needed to increase the hot water pressure due to having a thermostatic shower that has cold water fed direct from the mains.
Having a downstairs bathroom meant that i had a single hot water pipe running downstairs from the hot water cylinder feeding all the taps and shower, and due to constraints running a new pipe to the shower only was not really an option.
I decided to give this a go and inserted it into the hot water pipe running through the kitchen. Instructions do state that it should be fitted near the hot water cylinder but this was not an option for me due to no space available in the cupboard.
I now have increased pressure and shower is much much better. So far no problems even though it is a bit of a non standard install.
I would point out a couple of findings that might be helpfull to others.
1. Do not mount this or stand on the floorboards. Do not mount on a shelf. Any type of wood etc is going to give you a lot of noise. I have found the best method so far is to put 2 or 3 layers of rubber underlay, with a garden slab on top. Then stand the pump on the slab (ensure the supplied rubber feet are fitted). Mounting this way i have found the pump to be fairly quite, id say even quiter than my washing machine.
2. I believe that my incoming mains pressure is around 4-5 bar, fitting this pump on the hot now allows me to have a reasonable hot shower. I would suspect fitting a pressure reducing valve to the cold to bring it down slightly would improve it even more.
26 Nov 2013