Body Sprays in Shower

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by Frankie, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. Frankie

    Frankie New Member

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    I am remodeling our bathroom and am installing one of those multi-function shower fixtures. My question deals with the body sprays. I am installing 6 body spays total. I have a thermostatic valve and a 3-way diverter with 1/2 inch. inputs. With 6 body sprays, I have concerns about layout and there being enough water pressure to power all 6 body sprays at once. All pictures and diagrams I see show only a maximum of 3 body sprays and they are in a vertical position. My wife and I would like to install 2 body sprays to the right of the thermostatic valve and diverter in a vertical position, 2 to the left of the therm. valve and diverter in a vertical position, and 2 on the back wall in a vertical position. Is this position layout possible and will there be enough pressure to feed all 6 sprays at once? If not, any advice is greatly appreciated as to how I can make this work.
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    Read the valves flow rates at the available pressure you have...1/2" probably isn't enough. Body sprays often aren't the same as a showerhead (limited to 2.5gpm), but can be in the order of 1-2gpm. Add up everything you want, compare to the valve's capacity and you may find 3/4" inputs may be required, not counting the huge WH requirements.
  3. johnfrwhipple

    johnfrwhipple Bathroom Design & Build - North Vancouver, B.C.

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    Six Body Spray Heads - Balancing Loop

    Great Question.

    I recently tried to wrap my head around a six body jets system.
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2014
  4. johnfrwhipple

    johnfrwhipple Bathroom Design & Build - North Vancouver, B.C.

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    If it helps anyone I started another discussion on this same subject. Hoping the original poster might get an email flag and share with us his/her feedback.

    Once I finalize the layout I'll showcase how I pipe these six body jets together.

    New discussion on Body Jets Placement here
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