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Abbey
02-22-2007, 06:44 PM
Has anyone ever taken apart one of the newer shower heads to take out whatever it is the manufacturer's have added to reduce water flow (per gov't rules)?

I assume it is some sort of governor. I'm not sure it is possible, or if the part will work at all after messing with it.

5stringJeff
02-22-2007, 06:48 PM
If all you do is disassemble the showerhead, remove the device (which will be/look like a rubber washer), and reassemble it, it should work fine.

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for anything you do by following my advice.

darin
02-22-2007, 06:50 PM
Open the shower-head up...remove the piece. It's usually a little screen-thing with rubber around the end.

Now - Neither ME nor DebatePolicy.com advocated going around gov't rules - but you simply want to "TEST" your shower head to insure the device is working or not working...that's how I'd do it.

:)

Abbey
02-22-2007, 06:50 PM
If all you do is disassemble the showerhead, remove the device (which will be/look like a rubber washer), and reassemble it, it should work fine.

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for anything you do by following my advice.

Thanks!

(I already forgot who told me how to fix it).

Abbey
02-22-2007, 06:52 PM
Open the shower-head up...remove the piece. It's usually a little screen-thing with rubber around the end.

Now - Neither ME nor DebatePolicy.com advocated going around gov't rules - but you simply want to "TEST" your shower head to insure the device is working or not working...that's how I'd do it.

:)

Yeah, that's it. I'm going to test the water.

darin
02-22-2007, 06:52 PM
It also may look like this:

http://www.askthebuilder.com/artman/uploads/564.jpg

:D

I'd punch that out with a punch.

Abbey
02-22-2007, 07:08 PM
It also may look like this:

http://www.askthebuilder.com/artman/uploads/564.jpg

:D

I'd punch that out with a punch.

I know so little about this stuff, but I was wondering if there could be a bad seal after removing it...

Mr. P
02-22-2007, 07:37 PM
I know so little about this stuff, but I was wondering if there could be a bad seal after removing it...

The head just screws on and off. No prblem. what make is it?

manu1959
02-22-2007, 08:00 PM
Has anyone ever taken apart one of the newer shower heads to take out whatever it is the manufacturer's have added to reduce water flow (per gov't rules)?

I assume it is some sort of governor. I'm not sure it is possible, or if the part will work at all after messing with it.


replace it with a speakman shower head....you will thank me later http://www.speakmancompany.com/products/detail/S-2252-2

jackass
02-22-2007, 08:33 PM
replace it with a speakman shower head....you will thank me later http://www.speakmancompany.com/products/detail/S-2252-2

Vandal resistant??
You have a problem with vandals in your bathroom?? :laugh:

manu1959
02-22-2007, 08:35 PM
Vandal resistant??
You have a problem with vandals in your bathroom?? :laugh:

hey now...........

darin
02-22-2007, 08:57 PM
I've got to confess something - I had no idea shower heads had those bits installed until I saw this thread.

Abbey
02-22-2007, 09:13 PM
replace it with a speakman shower head....you will thank me later http://www.speakmancompany.com/products/detail/S-2252-2

It looks great, but doesn't it also have the water flow reducer/governor part?

Abbey
02-22-2007, 09:14 PM
I've got to confess something - I had no idea shower heads had those bits installed until I saw this thread.

They were the ruination of a good strong shower. Damn conservationists!
Next thing you know they'll be forcing us to use compact flourescent lightbulbs. ;)

Gaffer
02-22-2007, 09:16 PM
Most shower heads and faucets have those in them, they are like filters and they get clogged up. But in your own house you can do with them as you please. The faucet police won't bother you. They don't have the manpower as there has not been a war declared on faucet tampering by the government. It's kinda like those warnings on matresses. Don't remove under penalty of law. My ex-waife actually believed I was going to be arrested for tearing that off when I got the matress home.

The dems only have control of the congress so there's no worry at this time.

KitchenKitten99
03-15-2007, 04:18 PM
I think those things don't work with me anyway. Since it takes longer to rinse off and such because the pressure is less, then how is that saving water when I take 2x as long as I would with an unrestricted showerhead?

KarlMarx
04-27-2007, 07:12 AM
Vandal resistant??
You have a problem with vandals in your bathroom?? :laugh:
That won't work for me because I never have Vandals but I occassionally have Visigoths over on weekends.

glockmail
04-27-2007, 07:16 AM
replace it with a speakman shower head....you will thank me later http://www.speakmancompany.com/products/detail/S-2252-2
close to 2 bills for a SHOWER HEAD?

Good grief!

diuretic
04-27-2007, 07:51 AM
Do you have water restrictions too? Heck I though we were the only ones trying to conserve water. Bloody drought here has gone on for months where I live (but we've had a day of rain so we're all pleased) and in some places they haven't had rain for years.