Dual Shower Heads
Posted by Lou on March 16, 1999 at 10:48:33:
In response to Dual Shower Heads
: : I am in the process of remodeling my bathroom and I would like to build unique shower. The proposed diminsions of the shower would be approx 4 1/2' x 3 1/2'. My idea is to install two shower heads, one on the north wall and one on the east wall, each about 22" from the corner of the two walls. My hope is that one person can take a shower while enjoying water from multiple directions. My questions are as follows:

: : 1) How much water pressure would I need to assure adequate pressure from both heads?

: It is immaterial, since the flow restrictors will prevent excessive water flow.

At least 50 psi, with 65 being nicer

: : 2) Can I expect equal pressure in both heads if they are feed off the same hot and cold pipes?

: Yes, since you should use pressure balanced valves.

And to ensure equal volume keep the pipes feeding the shower heads the exact same length, using the exact same fittings!

: : 3) Can I use the same on/off handle for both heads?

: That is the way it should be done unless it is a two user shower unit.

: : 4) Does this work or just sound neat?

: It is done quite often, sometimes with even more heads combined with a diverter valve to control which ones are in use at any given time.

: : 5) Have you seen this done or do you have any alternative ideas?
: See above.

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