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Pressurised water system - benefits please?

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jennymac Tue 02-Aug-11 09:34:01

We are in the middle of building a new house and had thought about getting a wood burning stove which would also heat radiators (as well as the oil heating) but this won't work in conjunction with a pressurised water system. Can anyone please let me know if the pressurised water system is really worth installing?

LongDroopyBoobyLady Tue 02-Aug-11 12:05:04

We have one and I haven't got a clue what it does. Water pressure is good throughout the house but doesn't seem greatly different to how it was without the system (DH might tell you otherwise tho').

BettyBathroom Tue 02-Aug-11 12:10:27

You won't need a tank in the loft or a power shower to generate pressure. So we have a large hot water tank and a boiler on the ground floor and mains pressure hot water, with no need for a cold water tank..

26minutes Tue 02-Aug-11 12:21:08

There was one in the house DH was living in when we met. Bloody fantastic thing. Water pressure was great everywhere even on the 3rd floor, you could run a (big) bath in a matter of minutes plus have a shower upstairs, run the taps in the kitchen and flush a couple of toilets all without loss of pressure. The only drawback for me was having to set a timer for water the old fashioned way, but if you have baths at pretty much the same time every day then you don't really need a constant supply of hot water.

CMOTdibbler Tue 02-Aug-11 12:28:37

We have one and it is marvellous. Showers are really powerful and bath fills in minutes.

We have the boiler set to come on automatically for hot water anyway, so no inconvenience there, and the insulation on the tank means the water is hot all day

jennymac Tue 02-Aug-11 14:41:43

Thanks everyone - most people seem to recommend it so it is definitely worth considering.

teta Tue 02-Aug-11 14:44:39

Powerful showers and quick baths.Disadvantages are certain taps [like Ikea ones] mean that water sprays everywhere due to high pressure [though Perrin and Rowe ones are lovely].Also no back-up if street water supply is cut [which is fairly common where we live] due to seismic activity [apparently!].

LunaticFringe Tue 02-Aug-11 14:55:04

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LunaticFringe Tue 02-Aug-11 14:57:27

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