I have been thinking of adding a second or third head to my shower. I
have seen websites the selling simple manifolds with and without heads
(like: http://www.neatitems.com/double.htm ) but they are a bit pricey,
especially when shipped to Canada, so I thought I may be able to make my
I talked to the guy at the local plumbing store and he said I'd need a
"Pressure regulator control valve" for some $200+. I wouldn't think I
would need this, especially if the heads were at the same level and even
if not a flow control valve on each head would be enough to balance
Has anyone ever tried/seen/done this? Any suggestions? Can you get
half inch tread pipe sections and T's, etc easily so this can be done
without soldering copper pipe? (I live in an apartment and don't have
much in the way of tools available.)
Thanks for any advice/insights,
Yes, I realize that. I was hoping to be able to do it for less that
$29.95 + S&H to Canada by assembling one myself. I also wanted to know
if anyone has tried this and knows if a $200+ pressure regulator control
valve is at all required.
go down to the hardware store and buy a cheap threaded tee, a couple cheap
threaded coupling pipes, and screw two heads on it. if you like the flow,
take back the cheap pieces and buy slightly better ones that you like the
looks of. if you dont like the flow take back the pipe and start looking
into the pressure regulator.
oh, and use teflon tape on the joints.
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