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I dont know what the problem is so I need a bit of advice. I live in a 3 block council flat and have been here for 2 years. I have NEVER once been able to take a shower as everytime I lift the shower head above a certain height (above hips!) It stops! I have to bathe traditonal way and use a bucket or just have a bath. At time the hot water stops working and when someone from the council comes the check the boiler... for god knows what... sort out pressure or some sort. they mentioned I wont be able to shower because the pressure isnt high enough and it will stay like that. Is this true... how is that possible! I pay full rent, I'm entitled to a shower right lol. Can anyone tell me what I have to do to fix this and be able to have a shower whenever I want, pleaseee?

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  • saima_wyma Jan 05, 2009

    Thanks I am going to give them a call at 09:30 when they should open. I will mention the pump - actually I will read this to them lol :) & I wish I was in Rhode Island then, but all the way in London, UK so have to rely on the crappy council of my borough, but thanks alot for your advice :)

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Wow , i've been a plumber for fifteen years never heard on like that before, but it should be pretty simple tell them to add a pump to the hot water systeme a taco 007 to be exact if you where in rhode island i could fix that for you. when you add a pump you must turn the mixing valve up hotter a little to build enuff pressure. hope it works out.

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