I'm looking for one that has some strong pressure (I currenty use one of
those Waterpik flex-neck ones and even the strongest setting is only
I'm looking to spend $30-$40.
If anyone can recommend anything I'd appreciate it.
first compare the waterflow in the basement to the waterflow at the
removed showerhead, perhaps by measuring how many seconds it takes to
fill a gallon pitcher or bucket. the flow loss is restrictions or
debris or mineral deposits at every valve and pipe and elbow and
fixture from the street to your showerhead. further obstructions occur
in the switching valves of the handhelds and in the devices blocking
with debris or mineral deposits. to meet the water saving standards it
is difficult to find a wide open showerhead for your low pressure or
low volume pipe. flow restrictors on many showerheads new these days
are not removable. if you don't have a plastic showerhead to drill out
is is difficult to drill out the metal ones.
I use "The Incredible Head",from Home Depot,it's under $10,not a stylish
showerhead,though.It's main advantage is a narrow output cone,so the water
goes on your body and not all over the wall and curtain.They also have
"shut-off" versions,that allow you to wet down,turn off the flow while you
scrub,and then turn the flow back on for rinsing. I use the ordinary one.
It's solid brass(chromed),too.
I used a tiny drill to slightly enlarge every other hole in the disk to
give a better spray.(a little coarser)
It's also cheap enough to buy and try with no great loss.
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