Apartment building showers driving me insane!
December 9, 2007 9:49 AM Subscribe
How do I circumvent the wildly variable water pressure and temperature in my apartment building?
posted by proj to home & garden (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I live in a small (approximately 12 units) apartment building. The water pressure is incredibly variable and, with the pressure, so is the water temperature. During high-volume usage times when people are taking showers, washing dishes, and doing laundry (morning and evening), the water cycles from FREEZING cold to scalding hot with concomitant changes in water pressure (ranging from a trickle to a decent full-force flow) throughout the shower. As a result, a lot of water is wasted while I wait for the water to go back to normal (or while I fiddle with the temperature for a temporary fix) -- not to mention the really unpleasant showers I end up taking. Sometimes I'm lucky and get an entire shower of regular pressure and temperature.
Short of coming home from work during the middle of the day to take a shower, is there ANYTHING I can do to provide a more consistent shower experience?