Aqualisa Digital Shower with combi boiler

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  1. tigermad

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    I have just moved into a house that has the above shower with a system boiler (water tank in loft and immersion heater). It also has a wireless stop start remote control button.

    I understand that if I replace the boiler with a combi that the pump will have to be removed from the shower. Does this mean that the pressure will then be pants on it? Also will I still be able to use the wireless on/off switch (I read somewhere you can't for some reason).

    Sorry for all the questions, it's moving house syndrome.
     
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    Get a plumber ;)

    Generally mains pressure should be much higher...In our case (also equalise) all I had to do was to change the thermostatic valve element for one suitable for a combiboiler...It's been good for the 17 years there after :p
     
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    The Aqualisa Shower needs an entirely new processor. The existing pump/processor needs to be replaced.

    Off the top of my head they are about £400. Just an estimate. Just for the part.

    You can’t just remove the old pump/processor, it won’t work without a replacement!

    Edit: added link with part required.

    Plumbing labour cost would be between £60 to £100 on top of this.

    I hope this helps.

    Aqualisa Digital Processors Standard (for HP/Combi 434000) & Pumped (for Gravity 434100): suits Quartz, Visage, Axis & others
     
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    Call Aqualisa, their Customer Service is superb
     
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    Thanks. I’ve had 3 plumbers tell me you can just take away the pump. That’s no good then. I’m not paying that. Back to square 1
     
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    You mentioned you have an ‘Aqualisa digital’ shower.

    The digital bit usually means that there is a pump/processor away from the shower which is controlled by the shower/additional controller.

    Unless it’s a different type, you would have to do as I said before.
     
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    Changing the processor unit is probably the cheap option.
    By the time you
    Purchase shower
    Remove tiles around old control
    Rough out new shower
    Re tile
    Finish shower fitment
    Your well over the easy swap out of processor unit.
     
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    Will have to see how much the plumber charges me all in I guess. I was hoping to spend around the 3k Mark plus radiators on top. Would like an unvented cylinder as mentioned on my other thread but all the pipes need changing.
     
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    Processor swap is by far the cheapest and easiest option.

    It’s a really simple job, the hot and cold are a straight swap. I think it’s just the outlet that needs 10 minutes to adjust. I’m not sure on the pipe orientation on the Aqualisa anymore as I specify Mira instead.
     

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