How to improve water pressure in shower head (1 Viewer)

sunseeker180

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Hi.

I have an Eldiss Sunseeker 180 and the water pressure for the tap in the kitchen sink is quite good but the pressure in the bathroom tap is really poor. It's the one thing in our motorhome that I need to get rectified as it's impossible to shower in there as the water just trickles out.

Is there anyway of upgrading the water pressure to be able to use it as a shower or is there something else I could install to shower that could also be used outside the bathroom window where possible to use when off grid to minimise the amount of showers being taken inside to help prevent damp problems.
Thanks

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Minxy

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It shouldn't be like that so worth checking if there's a blockage in the hose - take it off and see if the pressure out of the tap is okay without it, if so just give the hose a good clean/soak in descaler, same with the shower head. If the pressure is still rubbish at the tap it could be that which has the issue so further investigation would need to be done, it could have a bent/twisted/squished pipe for example.
 

Lenny HB

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If it flows OK at the other taps you must have a restriction somewhere preventing full flow. Could be any number of things I would first take the shower hose of at the tap and see if the flow is OK straight out of the tap. If could be the cartridge in the tap faulty so worth checking you could change it with one from one of the other taps.
After that it's a case of tracing the pipes back if they are flexable hose a pipe could be trapped or kinked somewhere. Are there any non return valves in the system it could be a faulty one. Probably need to disconnect joints until you find where it is flowing OK.

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sunseeker180

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Thanks for all the inf/advice so far. It's all greatlfully received. I've had the shower head/tap handle off a few times and the water pressure is just as bad. So my next plan as recommended by you guys is to trace the hoses and pipes back and see if there's a twist or blockage somewhere.

If it makes any difference it's the tap style that you pull out and and lift up to use as a shower head then put back into the sink basin to use as tap.

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Langtoftlad

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Is the shower flow really just a trickle or just disappointing compared to your home one?
I'd be looking at the showerhead first - then work your way back.

oh and w2f
 
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Sometimes the rubber hose inside the shower hose can delaminate and restrict flow.
 

TerryL

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Once you are sure there are no blockages if it's a Shurflow pump it is possible to tweak the output pressure a little bit. But don't overdo it as you might blow a connection off somewhere - and it's guaranteed to be somewhere inaccessible!
Although I didn't have a low pressure problem the flow on mine was very slow so I upped it a little.
It's a small screw on the business end of the pump, can be a bit awkward.

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I'd be looking at the showerhead first - then work your way back.
As above

These give a luverly soft shower with lots of pressure

 
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As above

These give a luverly soft shower with lots of pressure

Just a caution about these shower heads. They are good but quite heavy so need to be secure while driving as could damage shower tray if they fell from any height. We always put ours on the floor of the shower while travelling.
 

Shrimp

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I don’t think a new shower head is going to make the pressure better.
It must be an obstruction or a kinked pipe somewhere. :giggle:

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Abacist

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You haven’t given the age or history of the van so here is another suggestion.
Could the original pump have been replaced at some time with something not powerful enough?
 
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Our kitchen tap had very low output on the hot water side. I took the tap to bits and found a small button like plastic plug had partially blocked the entrance to the tap from the pipework. The plastic plug had come out of the mechanism for the old pump and worked its way up to the hot tap outlet. I had to fit a new pump as the old one wouldn’t switch off, it had something to do with the missing plastic plug….. Could be your issue too!

Cheers!

Russ
 

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