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Old 05-13-2012, 02:49 PM   #1
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shower pressure doubled???

Hey guys,

Last night my shower pressure seems to have at least doubled on me. its only in my shower, and non of my other sinks/faucets have increased.
I have a Moen Set in my shower, its about 2 years old. I am not able to increase or decrease the pressure manually, its just set at a constant pressure, i can either turn it on, off or adust the hot/cold. I dont know if there is something inside the tap itself that regulates the pressure and it broke?? i really have no clue. More pressure seems like its not a bad thing, but its to much and the water is shooting off the walls and out of the tub. lol. any idea what the issue is and how i can fix it?????



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Old 05-13-2012, 03:48 PM   #2
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Call the utility that you get water from, and have them do a pressure test. I know one year, they were working on the mains down the road, and our water pressure had increased, and a couple of days later, they finished the work, and the pressure went down to how it was before.


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There's nothing in a shower valve that can change the pressure. Only the flow from the hot and cold supplys is changed to prevent scalding.
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Sounds like the flow regulator in the showerhead failed. Try replacing the shower head.

What type/model showerhead do you have?
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Old 05-13-2012, 11:29 PM   #5
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Maybe some one took out the water saver from the shower head. I do this all the time..I like taking a shower not like I am out side in the rain
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