The ShowerPowerBooster works for 95% of systems but the 5% that do not work are often due to factors other than the ShowerPowerBooster.
We do not give up on the 5% because we think if you went to the trouble of buying our pumps you really want to know why you are having problems. There are several stages to understanding your issues and Alan Wright is often available to chat through the results.
The test kits are sent to you free of charge but I ask you to return the kits after testing so they are available for the next customer. Alternatively, if you are a plumber you can buy all the components to copy one of our test kits at your local plumber’s merchant.
There are several simple steps that I will now take you through:
Step 1: Establish a test point.
A test point is created on a pipe after our pumps and before the shower or tap that you are investigating.
The tee will stay in place after the testing is finished, it is capped off with the blanking flange, and it is there for further testing if required.
Step 2: Attach Pressure Gage
The test gage we provide is screwed into a shower hose we provide and the shower hose screws directly into the 15×15 tee.
Existing Pressure with no flow
Turn the water back on and measure the pressure.
The gage will record the static pressure without the pump running (and it will vary if you raise or drop the hose).
Please note that the gage measures in PSI and bars.
1 bar = 10 metres head.
Testing The Pumps with no flow
Run each pump on manual by plugging in the transformer directly into the white barrel.
With one pump and with no flow, a single pump will add between 0.5 and 0.6 bars.
If you have two pumps then repeat this for the second pump.
When connected in series the increased pressure will be double (1.0 to 1.2 bars).
Having now determined that your pumps are working, it is time to move on the dynamic testing.
The pressure will drop the greater the flow and so it is important to measure the flow. This is best achieved by collecting the flow over a period of time. The measuring jug shown is a 2 litre jug and a typical flow is 6 litres a minute so it often better to collect smaller amounts over a lesser period of time.
Collect 2 litres in 30 seconds = 4 litres/minute
Collect 2 litres in 40 seconds = 2 x 60/40 = 3 litres/minute
Collect 2 litres in 15 seconds = 2 x 4 = 8 litres/minute
If you require any more assistance, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our customer service team.