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Discuss advice please: my plumber connected combi boiler to a shower pump in the Plumbing Forum area at UKPlumbersForums.co.uk.

  1. david adam

    david adam New Member

    i'm looking for advice from expert plumbers. i had a new combi boiler installed and then a major leak. turns out that the plumber didn't remove the power shower pump. he says 'it was under the bath how could i have known' which seems a bit cavalier to me. so my question: would a plumber doing a proper job check what they were connecting the new high pressure water from the boiler to? and should they check for something like a shower pump?
  2. Gasmk1

    Gasmk1 GSR

    you should have mentioned it to him on the site survey, if its not instantly visible as these things are normally on show in either the cylinder cupboard or the loft.
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  3. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber

    He should have really asked you if you had any power shower or pump set up, but you should have also informed him.
    Pumps should not be below baths
  4. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    New combi !! , are you saying it was already installed on the original combi ?
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  5. Gasmk1

    Gasmk1 GSR

    didnt think that way was thinking boiler swap, so good call
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  6. Murdoch

    Murdoch Active Member

    I hate to say this but you obviously knew it was there, so why didn’t you tell the installer ..
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  7. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber

    To be fair to the OP, many customers are oblivious of what a tradesperson knows as the obvious.
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  8. Rob Foster

    Rob Foster Top Contributor!!

    anybody can make a boo boo its how you deal with the boo boo that counts we got mains water coming out of a lpg pipe to an external garden tank once cause the instructions were in french
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  9. Cailean

    Cailean Plumber

    Every plumber should have a personal checklist for each thing they install from a loo to a boiler. I started doing this years ago and it gives me peace of mind. Now did I remember to use an olive in that fitting.... :)
  10. Rob Foster

    Rob Foster Top Contributor!!

    Did this - had to do a 60 mile round trip once - ? had I put the test nipple back in on gas meter ? hmm need to be sure return hello Mrs ? I think I left my cc card and wallet on the meter all ok phew
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  11. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    or tighten the meter test nipple up or put the boiler fga ports back :D
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