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February 7, 2014 9:46 AM Subscribe
So, apparently some manufactorers make it so that you can easily remove the flow restrictor from a lot of shower heads, increasing the flow so that it has good pressure.... Uh, which ones? Our current showerhead looks god awful but my husband won't let me replace it unless I ensure it will be as high pressure as our current crap one.
posted by PuppetMcSockerson to Home & Garden (14 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
First, yes I know exactly why those flow restrictors are there. I know about wasting water and the environment etc. We take short showers and are very environmentally conscious. I beg you, spare the environmental lecture.
The issue here is that the old/current showerhead looks absolutely terrible and I can't stand it anymore. It is an old TingleKing, but is yellowed and stained and just disgusting looking despite repeated attempts at cleaning. I want to get a new one that looks nicer and has different settings. My husband is fine with that, but ONLY if the new shower has good pressure like the junk TingleKing.
No, I don't want to get a new TingleKing.
No, I don't believe you that any low-flow showerheads are able to be high pressure enough to satisfy.
No, I don't want to pay an arm and a leg. ($50ish or less is preferable)
I just want to know which showerheads have easily removable flow restrictors (I don't want to have to drill to open the flow up), which one will give us the best result. Best case it would be easily found at our local HomeDepot. Our well is artesian and has incredible pressure and flow. Lets make the most of that.
NOTE: I really like removeable hand-held types, but I worry that even with the flow restrictor removed the long hose would reduce the pressure...?