Seems to me that flow restriction would create a back pressure in the
plumbing upstream of the shower head which would be greater than a free flow
head. In particular, a leak could be created at the gooseneck connection
behind the wall, which would be undetectable until major damage has been
done to the structure in the wall. Would removing the flow restrictor
device or using a non flow restricted head help. It would provide a more
pleasant shower. But that's just me.
How would one go about removing the restricting feature if I wanted to go
Thanks in advance for any knowledgeable responses.
they come out very easy.
as for leaks it probably doesnt matter since any shower head creates a
shower without flow restrictor much better. thats what we do.
its just a small easy to remove piece of plastic, has to be easy to
remove in some areas low water pressure requires flow restrictor
Doesn't matter. The most pressure in your pipes is developed when the
water is shut off everywhere in the house, if something is leaking it
needs to be fixed, messing with the shower head will not help it.
replace "roosters" with "cox" to reply.
If your plumbing is installed correctly the shower head pipes should
hold back pressure as well as the pipes under your sink when the faucet
is closed. If there IS a leak you will find out quickly and get it
repaired. I have a button on my water saver shower head that allows me
to shut off the water while soaping up to save even more water. It does
not make the pipes leak. It works great because the water is the same
temperature when I turn it back on, no messing with the mixing hot and
cold valves. Not that I need to save water that much with my own well, I
save HOT water energy.
The back pressure is minimal and won't cause leaks. The gooseneck should be
able to withstand a minimum of 20 times the pressure it will see.
As for better showers, you need the right type of head. Don't confuse flow
with comfort. My low flow head is superior to most any shower I've ever
used. It is a Shower Saver brand and has a nice pattern.
personally i really like the adjustable shower heads on a hose, allows
picking a soft flow or massage.
the real advantage of these is ease of cleaning shower. makes it so
i removed the flow restrictor, and have a delta temperature flow
valve, and dont always use full flow.
flow restrictors are easy to remove or reinstall. directions come with
new shower head
Never seen a 'gooseneck' connection inside a wall. Is this something being
done these days? In my experience the in-wall plumbing from the faucet to
the shower has always been solid piping, and the only real option was what
was screwed into the pipe fitting right where the shower arm exits the wall.
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