Users' questions

Can you fit a pump to a gravity fed system?

Can you fit a pump to a gravity fed system?

It is key to ensure that the pump being installed is suitable for the system. Gravity fed systems are identified by a cold-water tank in the loft and a hot water cylinder in the airing cupboard. These systems rely on gravity to move water around the pipework.

How do I increase the hot water pressure on my gravity fed system?

Water pressure can be increased in your home without a pump in 3 different ways. Install a combi boiler – Installing a combination boiler will remove both hot water and cold water tanks and offer high pressure hot water throughout your home. Install a pressurised cylinder or megaflow cylinder.

How does a hot water booster pump work?

When the lever on the tap is opened the hot water booster pump automatically energises and increases your hot water pressure, giving improved water flow and allowing customers with a gravity/low pressure system to use a high pressure tap. The flow switch requires a minimum of 0.5 litres flow per minute to operate.

Do you need a gravity fed hot water pump?

If people suffer from poor hot water performance, since many households owning older properties have existing gravity-fed systems, when considering cost-effectiveness, they would not go to the expense of a completely new system.

Which is the best gravity fed shower pump?

The GravityBooster range from Salamander Pumps offers a range of shower pumps to boost water performance in a gravity fed installation. You can identify a gravity fed system by using the image shown or click here to watch a video highlighting the key features of a gravity fed system.

Do you need a hot water booster pump for your property?

The automatic booster pumps are ideal for low pressure gravity fed hot water systems. They sense when someone has turned a tap on and the pump kicks in to boost the hot water pressure. Sale! Sale! Do you need a hot water booster pump for your property?

How do you increase water pressure in a gravity fed system?

Before you can determine how to increase water pressure on your gravity fed system, you’ll need to identify where your cold water storage tank is. If your cold water tank is not in the loft space and is in a cupboard instead, you can increase your home’s water pressure by moving the cold water tank to a high position.