Archive for month July, 2020

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Congratulations to Lisa O’Brien the winner of the Roper Rhodes Hampton 800mm Unit.

Pictured in our showroom with Alan Walsh from Roper Rhoda and Michael Daly, Managing Director of 101 Bathrooms.

Thanks to the generosity of Roper Rhodes they have decided to give Lisa a matching Mirror and tap for her unit.

Thank you to all who entered our competition and to all our customers who came to our Roper Rhodes sale on Saturday.

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Don’t miss out on our one day Sale, Saturday 25th July we are offering 20% off all Roper Rhodes, R2 & Laura Ashley products.

Come for a browse to our 101 Bathrooms showroom to see all the latest products, over 100 bathroom settings to stroll through.

Roper Rhodes display truck will be joining us for the day showcasing all their new products for 2020.  

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The TQ series pumps are designed for water supply and pressure boosting in residential, commercial, and light industrial applications where low or inadequate water pressure exists. It is suitable for boosting pressure from underground or surface water supplies.


Suitable for pressure boosting in residential with clear and none abrasive water:

– Apartment and house water supply. – Circulation for pool and pond. – Car Washing.

– Sprinkling water for plants in the garden. – Fish breeding. – Drain groundwater. – Irrigation.


Our bestselling Pump is the TQ400 Walrus Electronic Control Pump

Product Feature

  1. The TQ is a complete, all-in-one unit, consisting of a pump, motor, pressure tank, and electronic controller. The built-in electronic controller provides constant pressure which ensures that the pump starts automatically when water is consumed and operates continuously until water is not required.
  2. Compact design and quiet operation make the TQ series suitable for many applications.
  3. The TQ is constructed from top quality corrosion resistant materials.
  4. Pump has built-in dry-run shut off with automatic reset function.
  5. The motor has a built-in thermal overload to protect against high operating temperatures and over current. (Single phase motor only) 6. The TQ has an anti-cycling feature that prevents the pump from continuously starting and stopping when you have a dripping tap or minor leak in the system.
  6. The pumps will lift water up to 7.6m. with a foot valve and pump suction piping filled with water.



(before the operation, turn off the power switch first.)

TQ Series

Q1. The pump does not start.
A: Cause 1: No power supply. Remedy: Connect the electricity supply.
A: Cause 2: Too low/high voltage. Remedy: Check if the supply voltage is within ± 10%.
A: Cause 3: Seized-up pump. Remedy: Place a screwdriver against the shaft end of the motor to check if the rotor will spin freely, and contact your pump supplier.


Q2. Pump cuts out during operation.
A: Cause 1: Seized-up pump. Remedy: Same as above.
A: Cause 2: Overloaded motor. Remedy: Turn off the power supply and restart or contact your pump supplier.
A: Cause 3: Poor water supply. Remedy: Check if the pump suction inlet is blocked.

Q3. The pump starts when no water is consumed.
A: Cause 1: Existing pipe is leaking. Remedy: Fix the leakage.
A: Cause 2: Defective check valve. Remedy: Clean or replace with a new valve.
A: Cause 3: Pipe suck in air. Remedy: Check the suction pipe and water supply.

Q4. The pump starts and stops too frequently.
A: Cause 1: Leakage in the suction pipe or air in the water. Remedy: Check the suction pipe and water supply.
A: Cause 2: Discharge flow is too low. Remedy: Set your tap on a higher water flow.

Q5. Electric shock.
A: Cause: Ineffective grounding. Remedy: Reactivate grounding.

Q6. The pump does not stop when water is not consumed.
A: Cause 1: Poor water supply or air suck in. Remedy:1. Turn off the power supply and open the refilling plug to release the air. Then restart.2. In case of long suction pipes, turn off the power and make sure if the water supply is adequate.
A: Cause 2: The pressure setting is too high. Remedy: Adjust pressure per XI.
A: Cause 3: The flow set is too small. Remedy: Adjust flow switch per XII.

Q7. The pump runs normally but with very low discharge flow.
A: Cause 1: the 3-phase motor runs in the wrong rotation. Remedy: Switch any of the 2 wires from the motor terminal to correct rotation.
A: Cause 2: Poor water supply. Remedy: Check if the water supply is adequate and if the suction pipe is blocked.

WALRUS Pump Co., Ltd is the leading manufacturers of pumps located in Taiwan since 1967, our value is to satisfy customers with a range of comprehensive products, innovative technology, and superior quality, value, and service. We continuously invest in new product research and development to bring you the best in the industry. Walrus has obtained ISO 9001 and continuously meets worldwide safety standards.


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If you want to install new plumbing fixtures in your home, you need to know what type of water pressure system is in your home.

Knowing more about the water pressure system in your home will help you select fixtures and fittings that provide a great match. Choosing complementary pieces of equipment helps you get the performance you want and avoid disappointment. The more you know about your water pressure system, the better.

In general, there are three varieties: gravity-fed, combi boiler, and unvented systems


This is the most common system in older properties, gravity-fed water pressure systems rely on the magic of gravity to deliver water to faucets and other water outlets around your home under high pressure.

In gravity-fed systems, a cold water tank sits high up in the property somewhere. A pump hauls water up the roof from the mains supply, and then the tank releases water through outlets in its base.

Gravity fed systems provide water to the hot water tank as well as cold taps in your home and appliances that use cold water, like the dishwasher or washing machine.

In general, you gain about 1 bar of pressure for every metre of elevation. So if you want five bars of pressure for the water coming out of your kitchen tap, it needs to be five metres below the water tank.

Combi Boiler System

While gravity-fed water pressure systems are commonplace in older homes, the combi boiler system is the most frequently seen option in newer builds. You find this type of boiler most often in small apartments and new homes. The small size of the system helps to free up space for other things and cut costs for the developer.

Most combi boilers do not provide any pressure themselves. Instead, they rely on mains pressure to deliver both hot and cold water to your home. Combi boilers direct water into their interior, apply heat, and then deliver it, on-demand whenever you turn on the hot tap.

As you might imagine, heating cold water as it comes in from the mains requires a lot of energy. Combi boilers, therefore, work in a similar way to power showers. They pass water over hot elements that heat it rapidly before it leaves the unit and travels to any appliance it is connected to in your home.

Combi boilers can be more efficient than traditional gravity-fed systems with a hot water tank. Unlike in the gravity-fed system, you don’t have to keep a hot water tank permanently hot, just in case somebody devices that they want to run a bath – you only heat hot water that you need.

The combi system also offers another benefit: as unlike traditional gravity-fed system. Water comes in under mains pressure and, for the most part, is identical throughout the home, whether you need water on the ground or first floor. so long as the mains pressure remains consistent.

Combi boilers deliver moderate pressure. Most can provide one or two bar.

Unvented Systems

Unvented water systems deliver hot water at mains pressure. The system relies on a special hot water tank which collects water, heats it with elements, while at the same time, pressurising it so that it comes out fast.

If you have a tank for hot water but not for cold, then the likelihood is that you have an unvented system. Unlike a combi system, you have a permanent store of hot water. And, unlike a gravity system, cold water comes directly from the mains.

A Water booster pump can be fitting to increase the water pressure in your home, leaving you with more of a variety to choose from when purchasing appliances for your home.


A water booster pump provides pressure to move water from a storage tank to your tap, shower head or throughout a whole house or commercial facility. Low water pressure can make simple tasks a hassle, but a booster pump may be the perfect solution.  Sometimes, however, plumbing problems may be the cause. Before buying a water pressure booster, have your plumber check the pipes as they may be clogged, or the pressure reducing valve may need adjusting.

There are two kinds of pumps: positive and negative.

Positive pumps work to increase water pressure in gravity-fed systems. They sit under the cold-water tank and push out incoming water faster.

Negative pumps do not need situating under gravity flow to function. You can, therefore, use them at shower level or in a loft conversion.

If you want a pump to boost flow to a single outlet, you will need a one-bar rated pump. For an entire floor, you will need a two-bar. And for a large home, you will want a three-bar, especially if you are using large showerheads.

Pumps always work better pushing rather than pulling, so put them on the floor next to your hot water tank if you have one.

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It is evident that we seasonally update rooms of our home, with the latest colour trend or some festive décor but our bathrooms are deprived of this consideration and investment, bathrooms are typically renovated every 10-15 years.  This means when choosing your bathroom décor and interiors it needs to stand the test of time.

Fashion trends are so strongly influenced in our lives today it has poured into the bathroom world over the past few years and the ON TREND colours are changing so often if is hard to keep up with the ever-changing styles. The key is to keep the fixtures and fittings in your bathroom neutral and add the ON TREND pop of colour or design where it is easy to change, this makes a lasting impact.

Here are a few tips on having an ON TREND BATHROOM…

Starting with the walls, not everyone has their bathroom fully tiled, so to add some texture and character you can easily just tile the splashback behind the Basin and if you can spend a little extra in the shower area or over the bath, there is some really nice décor tiles and mosaics available to give you that WOW factor.

The bathroom is one place that is so often overlooked as a space for wall art, adding a print or painting can instantly update your space and help to create an overall style in your bathroom. While we do not recommend hanging any masterpieces in a naturally wet environment, decorating bathroom walls with a few inexpensive prints, or even creating a gallery wall is a charming way to add interest and make for a quick refresh.

By just changing your Mirror with a new led or framed Mirror this can create a new focal point in your bathroom, You can complement the room with some nice new bathroom accessories, then the finishing touch to blend in with your colour scheme is a few nice soft towels with a nice pop of colour.

Adding a nice light fitting on the ceiling is another option but be sure to buy a fitting that is safe for bathroom use, call to see our range on display at our 101 Bathrooms and our sales team will help reflect your room in a whole new light.

If you have someone handy in your home and you have bad lime in your home as I do, then your Bathroom Taps will be crying out for a change with such a wide range to choose from you are sure to be bang ON TREND as it’s not just the chrome as we know it in many styles, Gold is back and matt Black has joined the brassware world too.

Last but not least the Bathroom floor as your shower or bath may have taken up most of your bathroom floor space changing your floor tiles would not be costly and most bathrooms are tiled with ceramic tiles and not porcelain tiles which makes it cheaper again. If you really want to go bold the patterned tiles are so popular these days and Tilewise has a great selection of ceramic or R rated porcelain patterned tiles, hexagon tiles or wood effect herringbone tiles. These are also a good choice for a Bathroom as they have that (R rated) anti-slip grip.

A few small changes can help you achieve a whole new look to your Bathroom….

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