Shower heads and water restrictors


So, you go to your local plumbing showroom, or the local home depot, because you need a new, and functional shower head.  You look at all the selections, from Jaclo, Kohler, Dornbracht, Rohl, and a host of other fine manufacturers.  You select the one that has the pulse, needle and fine spray adjustments, and you make your purchase.  You bring it home, unscrew the old head that is totally caked with calcium from our fine water supply, and re-thread the new head onto the existing shower arm.  Time to take your anticipated refreshing shower with your new purchase!  You select a temperature from the thermostatic valve that you purchased last year, and turn on the appropriate volume control, and what happens?  I’ll tell you what happens, —-DROUGHT!–that’s what happens.  Today’s laws restrict our water usage to 2.5 gallons per minute, and manufacturers, therefore, place restrictors in each shower head or hand shower.  While I certainly understand this, it does not make for an invigorating shower.  Sure, I can remove the restrictors easy enough, but that does not bod well for a greener environment.  So, like many people, I am rather perplexed as to how to handle this, and I am willing to understand the alternatives.  I welcome comments. www.hardware-designs.com  or info@hardware-designs.com




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