A shower is a place in which a person bathes under a spray of water, typically warm or hot water.The water is drained through a drain in the shower base. Modern showers come with configurable temperature and spray pressure settings, along with adjustable shower head nozzle settings.
Types of showers: | Power shower |Digital shower, |bidet shower| Over head shower |Mixer showers | Hand shower |Wall Mixer Shower
Power Showers can provide you with an invigorating start to the day. This type of shower is ideal for homes with low pressure systems because a pump boosts the water flow. A power shower can significantly improve your relaxation when showering due to their heat and the massaging capabilities from powerful jets of water read more from plum base.Electric showers
Digital showers offer the latest in shower technology. They allow you to set your perfect temperature so all you have to do is step in and enjoy your optimal shower
A bidet shower, bidet spray, bidet sprayer or health faucet is a hand-held triggered nozzle, similar to that on a sink sprayer, that delivers a spray of water to assist in cleansing the user’s anus and genitals after defecation and urination. It is usually placed in a small holder attached to the wall, on the right hand side of a flush toilet and connected via a short hose to the plumbing and faucet that feeds the flush cistern.
Over head shower:
The simplest, least expensive showers have a swivelling nozzle aiming down on the user. More complex showers have a shower head connected to a hose which has a mounting bracket. This allows the user to spray the water at different parts of their body. A shower can be installed in a small shower stall or in a bathtub. Over head showers
Wall Mixer showers
Mixer showers are so called because they will mix the existing hot and cold water, in a special valve, before it is available at the shower head. They are suitable for either low or high pressure (check with your supplier that the mixer valve you buy is suitable for the system you have). They are available as surface mounted fixtures, where the pipework is easily installed on the top of your existing surface, or flush mounted, where the valve is seen, but the pipework is hidden behind the surface. They are then ideal to install in a new shower cubicle construction where the pipes can be built into a wall.
To operate correctly both the hot and the cold water need to come from a source operating at the same pressure. Both can come from a mains fed system, (combi boiler or multi point water heater and cold mains) or both can come from tank fed water (immersion and cold storage tank). If one supply must come from high pressure and one from low pressure, a pressure balanced mixer valve can be installed.
A mixer shower will not increase the flow of water to your system. If your water flows from your taps at a poor rate, this is the rate it will feed the shower.
A drawback to installing a mixer shower is the fact that it will usually be connected to pipes which supply water to other points. When the other points are used (taps, toilet cistern etc) the flow rate to the shower will be affected. This in turn will affect the temperature of the water coming out of the shower and, in the case of the cold being drawn off elsewhere, could lead to scalding. This can be overcome, with a low pressure system, by laying separate pipes to the valve from both hot and cold supplies and making the shower water independent. You may need to contact a plumber for this as it will mean installing a special flange in the top of your hot water cylinder. In the case of a mains fed mixer a thermostatic valve is recommended. Mixer showers cannot be pumped from a mains pressure system (combination boilers, multi point heaters) but they can from low pressure systems. There are mixer shower valves especially designed for combination boilers, (pressure balanced mixer shower) please see your local plumbing retailer for details.