More Flow for Hand Held Shower Head

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by FJK, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. FJK

    FJK New Member

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    I've use 2 different brands of hand held shower heads & I don't think either produces enough flow, due to water conservation flow restrictors. I seem to remember seeing a shower head that has a removable flow restrictor, but I can't remember the brand name. Can anyone recall this or describe how to increase the flow with my existing hand held shower.
    Thanks, FJK
  2. Verdeboy

    Verdeboy In the Trades

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    Some shower heads have removable flow restrictors. I'm not sure about hand-helds. You can try drilling a larger orifice, but I can't guarantee that it won't ruin the shower head.
  3. SteveW

    SteveW DIY Senior Member

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    I did exactly that to mine a week ago. I wish now that I had drilled it a little smaller. If you do decide to do this, start with a drill bit you think is too small and work your way up till the flow is what you are looking for.
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