My wonderful tub makes a terrible shower.
October 17, 2006 6:50 AM Subscribe
How can I fix my clawfoot-forced-shower's complete lack of water pressure?
posted by banannafish to home & garden (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I live in a Victorian flat/condo that was just recently renovated, and bathroom aside, it is wonderful. But come 6:45am as I blindly stumble into the bathroom I am greeted with the most paltry of water pressure. Water still gushes from the facet and I have to spend a majority of the shower bent over holding the tub to shower lever to get anything more than a drizzle out of the showerhead. The landlord said that since the shower was installed on an old tub that I should expect less water pressure, but this is practically washing myself with a water fountain.
After the initial wallet shock of moving, I am trying and hoping to do this repair on the cheap. I am not opposed to a handheld mount, I would just rather save as much money as possible, so if I could just use what I currently have and maybe putty/stucco or add some type of washer or nuts and bolts to fix it, that would be top notch.