water pressure in the shower

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by mudd, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. mudd

    mudd New Member

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    we have good water pressure everywhere in the house but the master shower. is there something i could do to help this problem?
    do they make a special shower head that helps this?
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    check the screen behind the shower head and at the shower valve.

    Check the flow into a bucket. It should be around 2.5 gallons/minute from the showerhead. If you get that, it is doing its federally mandated job. Not all showerheads are created equal...some do a much better job with the mandated maximum flow than others.
  3. mudd

    mudd New Member

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    i see the screen behind the shower head but
    where is the shower valve you are refering to?
    is it 2.5 gal/min with the shower head on or off?
  4. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    The restrictor is in the showerhead...so, to see if you are getting the volume mandated, leave it on.

    The other place there may be screens is in the valve assembly that controls the shower.
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