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To want a working shower!

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FutureNannyOgg Mon 15-Oct-12 12:45:59

More of a WWYD really.

Moved into rented house in June. It had a lovely, strong, hot working shower (with extra pressure from a pump). A month or so later the pump started making odd noises and cutting out a minute or so into the shower and the pressure dropped dramatically (the spray is only about 4" off the wall, so you have to squish up against the wall, trying to avoid accidentally leaning on the lever and turning it off, to get wet). We called the LL who said that the pump was relatively new, and couldn't be broken, it was a local water pressure issue hmm

A few weeks later the pump had stopped working altogether, and the shower was now cold, unless the head was at its lowest setting, where you have to sit on the floor to get under it, DH is 6'2". I texted the LL (as we had been told to, they have bad reception) to get it fixed. They said they would.

A month later a texted again, and was told they thought it had been done (surely they would have paid a plumber, and if so, checked the work was done) promised to sort it ASAP. That was a month ago.

DH needs to shower for work in the morning, I would like to wash my hair without having to hold the shower at exactly the same height (changes in height drastically change the temp) for ages while it slowly trickles water at me. Besides, we are paying rent for a house with a shower.

I have 2 small children, I like the house, I don't want to kick up a stink and get asked to leave after our initial 6 months, but this is ridiculous. We have a letting agent, but were told to deal directly with the LL as they are local. I'm a LL myself and there is no way I would leave my tenants without a shower for any longer than it took to get a plumber to the house (so days, not months).

FutureNannyOgg Mon 15-Oct-12 12:56:18

On the upside mind, DH has started going to the gym before work every day so he can shower after a workout, he gets up at 5 bloody 30 am, but he's getting rather buff.

Startailoforangeandgold Mon 15-Oct-12 13:26:56

However, it took 7 years for a certain gentleman here to sort out the shower I was promised while expecting DD2

Lonecatwithkitten Mon 15-Oct-12 13:32:01

Try taking the shower head off and then hanging pipe down so inner liner unfurls works every time when my power shower does this.

cantspel Mon 15-Oct-12 13:33:53

What sort of pump is it?

If it is one that pumps the water way as well then you might just need to clean the filters.

FutureNannyOgg Mon 15-Oct-12 15:33:30

Thanks Lonecat, will try that, but I'm sure it is the pump, because it was making a lot of noise when it was working intermittantly, then stopped.

It's not a power shower, it's a normal one, but there is a box/cylinder thing in the airing cupboard with the hot water tank in line with the pipes, which is supposed to increase the water pressure because the shower is on the same floor as the hot water tank. The pressure in the taps in the rest of the house is fine.

FutureNannyOgg Mon 15-Oct-12 15:34:18

Also the LL said it was less than a year old, so surely under guarantee.

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