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Old 02-21-2011, 05:23 PM   #1
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Default Best Shower Head?

Ok...a bit off topic; however, I WAS in my garage over the weekend pulling apart a new shower head to remove the flow restrictor in a moderately successful attempt to get a good shower.

Any brands, suggestions, tips or "hot rod" ideas for shower heads? My water pressure seems "ok" - but, I can't seem to find a shower head that delivers a good shower.

the Mrs. complains she can't rinse her hair, etc. etc.

Ideas wanted - thanks.
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Old 02-21-2011, 05:30 PM   #2
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Well there was this girl that I met one night in a bar, went back to my place, decided to take a shower and...

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Old 02-21-2011, 05:31 PM   #3
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Mine use to complain about not getting the soap out of her hair. Now she complains there is not hot water after 8 minutes.
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Old 02-21-2011, 05:37 PM   #4
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I really like this kind:


I first used them in the dorms in college, then have them in the house now. My concern with the big "fancy" shower heads, is that unless you have a LOT of pressure, you wont' get a strong stream, because the huge head allows the water to pool, rather than continuing to stream.

With the head above (you can even get 'em at wal-mart, I believe), there isn't really a collector on the end of it. I've never done any measuring, but I really believe that with this shower head, I actually use less water per given time of showering, because I don't have to crank up the pressure so much to get a good solid stream. a few times in the past, when I've become chilled from working outside too long in the cold, I've been able to take 1.5hr showers, and had wonderfully hot water the whole time. Whenever I'd try that before, I'd always end up getting about 25 minutes before the water would noticeably become cooler.

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Old 02-21-2011, 05:40 PM   #5
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These make for a possible never ending shower and plenty of water to get squeeky clean ( or really dirty ) depending on the shower .


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Old 02-21-2011, 05:42 PM   #6
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There's a Seinfeld episode on shower heads. I had tried a lot of different shower heads over the years and had been disappointed in some way or another with all of them. Went on Amazon and started reading reviews. Came up with one called the Alsons Fluidics Water Saving Shower Head. The model that I bought was the 656 rated at 1.85 GPM.

This is a standard shower head. It is not hand held. No adjustments. Nothing fancy. What I liked about this one is that the spray consists of large droplets. The volume of water seems much higher as a result.

It looks like Delta is now selling the same type of shower head. They call it H2OKINETIC.

Check both out on Amazon.
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:07 PM   #7
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i tend to use mine on a "mist" mode, but it seems much stronger this way, and is supposed to use less water. one thing that made a major difference for me was to have the shower head mounted higher. im 6'3'' and they wanted to mount the shower head right at 6ft. i hate bending to shower so i had them mount it higher, and now its perfect.
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:33 PM   #8
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I had a bad shower valve, cut open the wall with a sawzall and put in a T with two ball valves, with the handles bent out. Best damn shower.
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:19 PM   #10
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My vote is for a Sirolflex. Cheap white plastic, just one mode, but a really good shower especially if you take out the water saver parts. You can get them on feebay for less than $10.
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:25 PM   #11
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Hansgrohe, pull the o ring out of it, Chicago faucet sells a commercial style head for public showers etc. Fully clean able, solid brass, costs a few bucks but you will never need another.
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:30 PM   #12
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I had a bad shower valve, cut open the wall with a sawzall and put in a T with two ball valves, with the handles bent out. Best damn shower.
Can you explain this a bit more? Did you create two shower heads?
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:30 PM   #13
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SgtRauksauff, has it right. The same Peerless shower head is available at Alson's, Walmart, Lowe's, and Mills Fleet and Farm. All around $8-10.

The following link is for one version. I think the packaging differs slightly at different retailers:
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Understand that you may not be getting enough water through the pipe to begin with to ever be happy with any showerhead. Do you have an older home with old pipe? It might be getting clogged up. Of course, if it's copper that probably isn't a problem. Maybe someone ran an undersize pipe to the bathroom to begin with? I would first try a little redneck measuring without a shower head into a 5 gallon bucket and figure out the flow rate just to make sure.
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Can you explain this a bit more? Did you create two shower heads?
Think about it for a moment. Surely you can figure it out.
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:35 PM   #16
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Take your shower head off and do a gpm flow test with just the arm into a 5 gallon bucket, mark a 2 gallon mark in it, time the fill to the 2 gallon mark, adjust to a minute. Most new shower heads deliver 2.5 gpm out of the box.
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:17 PM   #17
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Love my Holiday Inn/Suites shower heads, had to buy two, one for each bath. Always get complements from those who use them.

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Old 02-21-2011, 08:34 PM   #18
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I'm not a plumber but I'll try and explain what was told to me by a plumber regarding water pressure. The further away your from the main line the less pressure you have, the closer you are the more pressure you have. If your too close to the main line then you run the risk of blowing out your plumbing fittings so they outfit regulators to houses to decrease the pressure. He showed me a diaphragm looking thing connected to the main line coming into the house. I believe he had me turn it counter clockwise a quarter turn at a time to increase the house pressure. He said you wanted to do it in small increments over a period of time so your not blowing out fittings in your house. Anyway a small turn was suffice enough to increase our water pressure to acceptable levels.

Maybe a plumber can chime in and give a more detailed or correct explanation of this.
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I buy a cheap one and drill out the restrictor plate instead of removing it altogether. You can keep drilling in increments until it suits you. When I have moved in the past, I took the shower heads with me and replaced the ones in the house I was selling.
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:58 PM   #21
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This Old House installed a model on the Auburndale house that had 3 flow settings, somewhere near 2.5/2.0/1.5 or something similar. Could be nice to get the GPM when you need it, and conserve water when you don't

It's pretty trick... it's held by water pressure, so the moment you turn off the water, it kicks back to the 1.5 setting.
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:58 PM   #22
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american standard has come out with a new low flow showerhead which is pretty good and uses about 1.5 gpm. barnett also has a good 1.6 gal showerhead
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I love my Danze handheld, only after yanking the restrictor. It was simply by removing and O-ring around a plastic part on the input of the handheld head. I have loved it for the past 5 years.
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http://www.walmart.com/ip/LDR-Nature...1300C/15821943

Drill out the hole in the plastic swivel ball. You might run into one problem. I used them for YEARS. Then they changed them. As I recall they started coming with a washer that had a smaller hole. I think if I recall correctly I swapped out the washers with one that had a larger hole in it. I would think you could also cut the washer carefully but it would be a whole lot easier to just swap the washer with one that has a larger center hole.

I've lived in a lot of houses with low pressure and low flow. I've used them in rentals with very happy tenants. I've modified them for relatives and family members and people raved about them. I lived in a small town with really old homes. The pressure either sucked or the flow rate was low. This was the best I could come up with that gives you decent pressure, flow and enjoyable shower.

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Old 02-22-2011, 06:53 AM   #25
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Speakman Shower Heads are advertised as being used in some of the finest hotels in the world.

http://www.speakmancompany.com/products/list/Shower

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Speakman is one of the best, Barnett is another hotel model, For a 5 year toss it head the barnett is the best, If you clean them and appreciate quality do the speakman or chicago.
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Speakman Shower Heads are advertised as being used in some of the finest hotels in the world.

http://www.speakmancompany.com/products/list/Shower

I've always been a fan of the Speakman design. We've always had them in our house, as a kid, and now as an adult. Solid brass and you can drill them a bit for better flow yet.

While looking for a new showerhead on Amazon this morning for my shop-shower, I came accross this:
http://www.amazon.com/Giessdorf-Jet-...U/ref=lh_ni_t_

Looks like the same design, and less than half the price of the 8-jet Speakman. Favorable reviews, I think I'll try it for my main shower-head in the shop, just ordered one this morning.
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I got to have a detachable shower head. Shower head on a hose, gotta be able to rinse the crack.
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http://www.highpressureshowerheads.c...head-home.html

I have the Supreme model. The only problem now is running out of hot water.
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When I put in the master bathroom I bought a cheap hand held head. The flow sucked so I pulled the restrictor out. We got sick of running out of hot water after 8 minuets so I put a valve between the head and the holder. Now when I am shaving I can turn the flow down to near nothing and when my wife is washing her hair she can open it up.

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I buy a cheap one and drill out the restrictor plate instead of removing it altogether. You can keep drilling in increments until it suits you. When I have moved in the past, I took the shower heads with me and replaced the ones in the house I was selling.
The cheap $1.99 home depot specials. Bought 10 of them a 5/16 drill and they are perfect.
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I have the Supreme model. The only problem now is running out of hot water.
We have a Speakman 6 jet in one shower and the High Pressure Shower Heads Supreme in the other. Both are very good, but the Speakman needs more pressure than we have. It was excellent at our other house, but not as good now. They are both very good though.

If you have the pressure, I recommend the Speakman. We have had ours for 15 years. The occasional vinegar bath keeps in clog-free and good as new. We've had the Supreme only a year, so no report on longevity for it.

Both have easily removable flow restrictors.
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http://www.takeashower.com/headshome.php

a bit pricey and a bit simple, but I switched one out in our of our bathrooms that wasn't getting decent water pressure, NIGHT AND DAY difference!! I didn't really see how it was possible, but figured it would be worth a shot (money back guarantee and good feedback online)

I would not hesitate to purchase one again.
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I've pulled out the restricter plate and had good results on some. Others seem to just be low-flow and there's nothing you can do about it. We had a bad valve one time that was seriously restricting the water flow. Changed it out and everything was much better.
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thanks to everyone for their suggestions - is the "valve" contained in the on/off mechanism? I have a single handle/lever that controls temp and on/off.
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I use the same type as SgtRauksauff. They work great for relatively low water pressure and restrict flow to 2.5gpm as well. Because of the small size relative to the pressure it gives a good sensation of higher pressure and flow. Plus if you want to get real environmental you can turn off the water while you lather up.
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I really like the Niagara 1.50 GPM Low Flow Massage Showerhead. It's not fancy but it works great. I've head four of them and will be getting two more when I get my new house next month. And you just can't beat the $15 price from Amazon.
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I have tried several different shower heads trying to get a good flow. Turns out the valve the PO installed is a low flow valve. I really don't want to pull the wall appart to replace the valving.... but I may just have to.
I hope this isn't part of your problem.
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4 port Speakman with restrictor (water saver) removed I've put hundreds in many custom homes as a General Contractor
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I have the Supreme model. The only problem now is running out of hot water.
This is what you need. Installed one this weekend. WOW!
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I replaced the hot water heater a few months ago, and after getting heater back in I had hardly any hot water flow at master bath shower. Took valve assembly apart and found flakes of rust or what looked like rust clogging hot water side of shower valve assembly.

There was also some calcium looking crud on both sides of valve assembly, removed all the crud and man what difference that made on the flow.
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lot of brands mentioned in this thread, which are USA made?

The last big box store I was in only had China made, I won't buy those.
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I have the ultimate model. I like it alot. I took the flow restrictor out but would run out of hot water too soon. Reamed it out a little and it was just right.

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Just bought the 38.00 Moen Showerhead which is about 10" diameter that Lowes had on display.....this is the 5th showerhead I've tried out, and it's a winner....best $38.00 I've spent in years.
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I love that episode of Seinfeld. It was titled "The Showerhead" and is very funny. I found my own version of the Commando 450 showerhead and so far I'm quite pleased.
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Old 08-09-2015, 08:34 AM   #49
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The Delta in2ition is the best I have owned yet. I am sure there are better but as far as rinsing shampoo, my wife says it's the best yet.
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My opinion - for an all brass, adjustable head for huge amount of adjustment - pressure or "drench" install a Speakman S-2251.
It is no longer made in the USA, ( -the vast majority of showerheads are not )
I've worked for two manufactures of showerheads, and listened to hundreds of people and plumbers give me feedback. The head that would make the most people happy is the S-2251. Not cheap but it's very well built.
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I got mine at the county fair, At a booth. sometimes you find the strangest things there. It works amazing! its a rain head, Works like a fire hose.
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Damn this thread is old as methuselah...
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Yeah, 5 yr old thread. I like the Kohler Moxie!
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My opinion - for an all brass, adjustable head for huge amount of adjustment - pressure or "drench" install a Speakman S-2251.
It is no longer made in the USA, ( -the vast majority of showerheads are not )
Over a hundred bucks and made in China? I've been known to pay up for good stuff Made in the USA, but not so much if made in China.
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Over a hundred bucks and made in China? I've been known to pay up for good stuff Made in the USA, but not so much if made in China.
I take it you haven't used one of these showerheads then. I'm all for Made in the USA items but this showerhead is phenomenal.

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I take it you haven't used one of these showerheads then. I'm all for Made in the USA items but this showerhead is phenomenal.

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The USA has moved on to developing, designing and promoting products and the machinery used to manufacture the products. Low wage countries now do the manufacturing. The high wage work has remained in the US and is constantly expanding.
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Not my cup of tea, but there's a reason the Speakman's are so widely used commercially and it's not because they're inexpensive. Good shower head.

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The USA has moved on to developing, designing and promoting products and the machinery used to manufacture the products. Low wage countries now do the manufacturing. The high wage work has remained in the US and is constantly expanding.
If we have so many high wage jobs why is the media full of protests about low wages? Manufacturing tends to pay a somewhat decent hourly wage.

If I was to pay five to ten times the going price for a shower head then I would least expect it to be Made in the USA for that price. I certainly buy stuff made in China because sometimes I have no real choice.
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