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Good evening, and welcome to the Technical section in JustAnswer, an independent paid question and answer platform that matches customers' questions to experts in various skills. My name is ***** ***** I'll be happy to help you today.A pump might solve one problem but give you a different problem.To answer your question, you would need a negative-head pump. Some manufacturers tend to call this a "universal" pump.Now then, almost every pump manufacturer will stipulate a 50 gallon cold storage cistern, to make sure that the pump never runs dry. Be wary if you have a tiny cistern. And if you install a twin-impeller pump, you'll empty the cistern twice as quickly.Have you considered going fully mains pressure, instead of fitting a pump?_____There's no time pressure on this topic - it will stay open to you for many days, and you can reply at any time. I will be away from my desk sometimes, but will respond as soon as I can.You might see automated adverts for phone support. I'm not available for a phone call today, but we can continue via this Q&A topic.
Not an electric shower, although of course there is that option.To achieve a "mains pressure" system you would remove the existing cylinder and have an unvented vessel installed. There are some places that are unsuitable, but there are vented thermal stores that can provide mains pressure hot water without the need for a discharge pipe. It needs a brief survey of your installation to see what would give you the best shower performance for the lowest long term cost.
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