Boosting water pressure in shower

Is there a way of keeping the water pressure up in my shower while the washing machine is running? At the moment we can't use both at the same time.

Asked by Joyce on 21st Jan 2023
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"You need to check your mains pressure, as it should be possible to use both at the same time with no issue"
Answered on 21st Jan 2023 - Member since Dec 2022 - report
"Depends on if you have a mains or gravity system ,water companies have to provide a suitable pressure to your home so you could have plumbing issues"
Answered on 22nd Jan 2023 - Member since Dec 2015 - report
"Yes you can. You need an inline pump on the shower like a salamander. Or you can feed the washing machine off a different source"
Answered on 21st Jan 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
"get a plumber out to check stopcock , isolators etc. or just pause the washing machine while you shower ."
Answered on 21st Jan 2023 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
"There is yes...this is what Plumbers are paid the big bucks for, we are like Doctors.
Takes ten years to master."
Answered on 2nd Feb 2023 - Member since Jan 2017 - report
"This is bad plumbing by installer. Hot water to shower should have dedicated feed from hot water tank or source. Not shared with other appliances. You shouldn’t get burned in the shower if someone flushes toilet or turns on tap."
Answered on 7th Feb 2023 - Member since Sep 2022 - report
"Water pressure is mainly dependent on your system. If you have an older more traditional system then you can boost the pressure of your shower by installing a shower booster pump.
If you have a combination boiler, your mains water inlet may be the problem. Best thing is to have a site survey and discuss options available."
Answered on 21st Jan 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
"It all depends on water supply's you have
Obviously the washing machine is on cold mains pressure and what boiler system do you have"
Answered on 21st Jan 2023 - Member since Sep 2022 - report
"If you have low mains water pressure you can full a booster pump at the mains incoming supply or something like a DAB esybox with DAB esytank, this is a storage tank which boost your full house mains pressure.. it would take some investigation to see what the best options are.."
Answered on 21st Jan 2023 - Member since Aug 2018 - report
"Depends on what system you have is it cylinder or combi boiler"
Answered on 14th Feb 2023 - Member since Nov 2022 - report
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