To ensure you achieve the best possible performance from your chosen product, you need to be able to identify your existing plumbing system and therefore your water pressure.
The following information provides a general overview on water pressures and a guide to ensure you choose the right product for you and your home.
If you have 'LOW WATER PRESSURE' you should take care to choose a product that is suitable, otherwise you might find that the flow rate is poor. It will be difficult to achieve a mixed temperature.
If you have 'HIGH WATER PRESSURE' you can choose any product with the same or lower pressure requirement.
As a general guide only, when connecting multiple products you should work to the product with the highest pressure rating.
Throughout our website we have highlighted by each product, a simple key outlining whether the product is low pressure (LP), medium pressure (MP) or high pressure (HP) along with stating the minimum pressure required to achieve the best result. The following diagram explains the pressure required for each level.
Please note all products marked LP and MP are also suitable for HP water systems.
Below outlines the four most commonly found water systems in the UK
|GRAVITY FED CYLINDER - VENTED SYSTEM|
|Most commonly found in older UK housing|
|PUMPED GRAVITY FED CYLINDER - VENTED SYSTEM|
|Most commonly found in older UK housing that has been modernised|
|COMBINATION BOILER - UNVENTED SYSTEM|
|Most commonly found in newer UK houses|
|PRESSURISED CYLINDER - UNVENTED SYSTEM|
|Most commonly referred to by the brand 'megaflo'|
If you have any questions however as to if a product is suitable for your home, please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service team and they will be happy to help. Simply call us on 01226 283434 or complete the contact us form by clicking here.