flow restrictor

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by sc2185, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. sc2185

    sc2185 New Member

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    hi, i have a new delta 1323T showerhead. i understand that some of the delta showerheads have a removeable flow restrictor. do you have any suggestions on how i might withdraw it? thanks. sc
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    If it is removable, you will see it in the opening where you screw it onto the pipe, and could just pull it out.
  3. sc2185

    sc2185 New Member

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    thank you. i am sort of a plumbing novice. when i unscrew the showerhead from the pipe, what does the restrictor look like? do i need to stick something in there and pry it out or will it just pop out? thanks. sc
  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    It will have one, or three, small holes in it. They are installed many different ways and without seeing yours we cannot tell you how that one comes out, or if it is even intended to be removed.
  5. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    Depending on the design, it may not have a removeable restrictor. On some, it is obvious right on the inlet; on others, you have to disassemble the whole thing. On others, it is just designed for the specified flow - to change that, you'd have to drill things out to make the passage ways bigger. If you can't find it on the one you have, see if you can look at some at a store that aren't in a blister pack (well, on some you can see the thing). Basically, if it is in the path of the inlet, and has holes in it blocking some of the path, it is essentially a restrictor. Modifying it by drilling things out is as you should realize, cannot be put back to the way it was!
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