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Old 10-11-2013, 09:01 PM   #1
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Can anyone recommend a good performing, low flow shower head? The cheaper the better, and can be bought at Home Depot or Menards. Thanks.

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Oh well, I tried.

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Performing..how.

Any of the big box store brands (i.e. Delta, Moen, etc.) should serve you well.

Can't stand the low flows personally but they aren't any other options out there now to my knowledge.

Hopefully your hair does better with the newer ones than before...

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Windows: you're right, they're all now low-flow. The last two I bought worked fine once I spent 10 minutes digging out and/or modifying the flow restrictors....

....after my better half kept complaining she couldn't get the shampoo out of her hair.

Wish I had that problem....
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I always drill or punch out the restrictors in shower heads myself anyway.
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Our plumber thinks our point well may be starting to fail, because the pressure goes up and down while showering. It will be OK for a minute or 2, then it will drop for a couple seconds, then go back up. Do you think a low flow(maybe 1.25 gpm) will help when pressure drops? That's why I want to try one out.
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Our plumber thinks our point well may be starting to fail, because the pressure goes up and down while showering. It will be OK for a minute or 2, then it will drop for a couple seconds, then go back up. Do you think a low flow(maybe 1.25 gpm) will help when pressure drops? That's why I want to try one out.
Probably not, you may get even less flow. Maybe your problem lies elsewhere in your plumbing. Water pressure going up and down could be a possible pressure regulator that may need to be cleaned, replaced, rebuilt or adjusted, if you have one. You can start by asking your plumber to investigate further if you want or you can. Check water pressures at different places, like hose bib, sinks, etc. Just a thought.

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Have you tried turning down the water a little bit to see if it makes any differance,does it do the same thing on any other faucets decide the shower?
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Can anyone recommend a good performing, low flow shower head? The cheaper the better, and can be bought at Home Depot or Menards. Thanks.
These $5 ones are great.


You'll see them on cardboard holders clipped to the uprights.
Some will have an on/off valve built in too.
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You'll see them on cardboard holders clipped to the uprights.
Some will have an on/off valve built in too.
I use those little shower heads for body sprays when I plumb low budget bathrooms/showers,they work good for that.
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I use those little shower heads for body sprays when I plumb low budget bathrooms/showers, they work good for that.
They work good period.

However, if you insist on spending more or your need for mark up basis on sold jobs is high... Delta sells one just like it for $50.
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Yep ..... believe they are peerless shower heads sold at Wallmart
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Have you tried turning down the water a little bit to see if it makes any differance,does it do the same thing on any other faucets decide the shower?
Thanks. I will check into that.
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Probably not, you may get even less flow. Maybe your problem lies elsewhere in your plumbing. Water pressure going up and down could be a possible pressure regulator that may need to be cleaned, replaced, rebuilt or adjusted, if you have one. You can start by asking your plumber to investigate further if you want or you can. Check water pressures at different places, like hose bib, sinks, etc. Just a thought.
The jet pump and check valve are new, and the pressure thank was recharged when pump was installed about 1 month ago. This started after the new pump was installed. Can the pump possibly be defective? It's the "Red Lion" pump from Fleet Farm.

With the water pressure going up and down, would using a low flow head make the problem worse?

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The jet pump and check valve are new, and the pressure thank was recharged when pump was installed about 1 month ago. This started after the new pump was installed. Can the pump possibly be defective? It's the "Red Lion" pump from Fleet Farm.

With the water pressure going up and down, would using a low flow head make the problem worse?
So you are on well water and started having this problem after new jet pump installation. It's possible the new jet pump could be defective, not likely though. Red lion is an excellent pump, works as expected. IMO, using a low flow shower head is not going to make your problem any worse.

However, your tank pressures may be off and need to be checked/adjusted/reset or tank may be waterlogged. Does pump cycle on/off a lot? Just a suggestion, have your plumber verify that everything is good to go with your new jet pump installation/tank/tank pressures, etc., and rule that out. Any pics of set-up?


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