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"How to Install an Electric Shower: A Step-by-Step Guide

An electric shower is a great addition to any bathroom, providing a reliable and efficient source of hot water. Installing an electric shower may seem daunting, but with the right tools and know-how, it can be a relatively straightforward process. In this guide, we'll take you through the steps of installing an electric shower.

Step 1: Turn Off the Power Before you start installing your electric shower, make sure to turn off the power supply to your bathroom. This can usually be done by turning off the circuit breaker or fuse box. Make sure to double-check that the power is off before proceeding.

Step 2: Remove the Old Shower (if necessary) If you are replacing an old shower, you'll need to remove it first. This may involve removing screws, disconnecting pipes, and disconnecting the electric supply. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for removing the old shower.

Step 3: Install the Shower Unit Take the new shower unit and attach it to the wall, following the manufacturer's instructions. You'll need to use a spirit level to make sure it's straight, and you may need to drill new holes in the wall to secure it in place. Make sure to use the correct fittings for your type of wall (e.g., plasterboard or brick).

Step 4: Connect the Water Supply Connect the water supply to the shower unit, following the manufacturer's instructions. This will involve connecting the cold water pipe to the inlet on the bottom of the shower unit and the hot water pipe to the outlet on the top of the unit.

Step 5: Connect the Electric Supply Connect the electric supply to the shower unit, following the manufacturer's instructions. This will involve connecting the live, neutral, and earth wires to the corresponding terminals on the unit. Make sure to use the correct size cable and fuse for your shower unit.

Step 6: Test the Shower Once everything is connected, turn the power supply back on and test the shower to make sure it's working correctly. Run the shower for a few minutes to check the water temperature and flow rate. If everything is working as it should, you're done!

In conclusion, installing an electric shower may seem intimidating, but by following these steps, you can do it yourself with relative ease. If you're not confident in your DIY skills, it's always best to hire a professional plumber or electrician to do the job for you. Remember to always follow the manufacturer's instructions and take appropriate safety measures to avoid injury or damage to your home.

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