Feb 29, 2012 10:05 pm
Hi, I just purchased an old property with a good condition gravity fed hot water system, but the showers are a bit unpleasant as the shower head I installed restricts the water flow. I´ve been told to remove the little piece of rubber that restricts the water which I did but still not good enough. When I take out the shower head the pressure is much better but I have little kids that struggle under it. By any chance, does anyone know where I could find an old style shower head? those with no restriction? I've tried Bunnings, Reece, Tradelink and eBay but nothing.
I'm close to deciding not to shower again but I reckon it´s not going to be pleasant for anybody around,
Thank you very much for any clue on how to get that showerhead,
Re: Old style shower head (no restriction)2
Mar 01, 2012 9:36 am
You won't find an old style one anywhere because they all have to be WELS tested and the old ones don't even meet one star.
The problem will be that it is gravity fed. Gravity system only deliver the pressure created by the water above the outlet.
If you replaced the gravity fed unit with a newer design you would get more pressure and save money on the water heating costs. It might be worth looking at that instead of shower heads.
Re: Old style shower head (no restriction)3
Mar 01, 2012 9:45 am
Would it be possible to use your existing shower head and drill out the jets a small amount. This will allow more flow through the head from the gravity feed, either that or could you fit a small pressure pump into the system.
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