handheld shower head attachment from which you can shut off water flow?

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by beethovengirl, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. beethovengirl

    beethovengirl New Member

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    Hi,

    Do you know of a handheld shower head attachment from which you can shut off the water flow [rather than doing so using the dial in the wall]?

    I would like to be able to shut off the water flow while sitting in my shower [rather than having to stand up to shut it off].

    thank you! :)
  2. Verdeboy

    Verdeboy In the Trades

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    I have a brasscraft hand-held shower massager that has a position that shuts off the water. It still leaks a bit, though, so you will still need to shut off the water in the normal way at some point when you are done taking the shower.
  3. beethovengirl

    beethovengirl New Member

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    thanks for your reply!

    Are you referring to a pause function?
    According to http://www.***********.com/support/fix-leaks.html
    "A shower head or hand held shower head cannot be made to completely shut-off the water flow because of the possibility of cross-flow, which can cause unusual things to happen, like hot water coming out of your sprinkler system! Because of this, the shower head or hand held shower head pause feature will always let a little water through."

    So I guess what I'm hoping for is not possible.

    Where can one purchase the Brasscraft brand? I'm not familiar with it.
  4. Verdeboy

    Verdeboy In the Trades

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    I'm guessing you might be handicapped. If that's the case, there must be some product out there that will turn off the water completely from a sitting position. Let's see what others have to say.
  5. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    The pause function which is available on many showerheads, and also as an add-on button, always allows just a slight dribble of water. If you do not allow this, then when you turn the shower back on, it will probably be cold.

    The small dripple should not be a problem. If you insist on complete shut off, you could install a small ball valve at the shower head itself, but you would like have the problem I described. And it would be a little clumsy.
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