Shower heads, water pressure and usage Question

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by spedprof, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. spedprof

    spedprof New Member

    Jul 21, 2010
    Long Beach, NY

    I live in a 7 story condo building and have my own 40 or 50 gal hot water heater in the unit. I currently have a traditional showerhead (plumber supplied a few years ago) that supplies adequate water pressure. I am planning on remodeling my bathroom and have seen these newer, wider showerheads. Should I be concerned about maintaining the water pressure using one of these bigger heads?? Do these larger heads use more water? Logic says that a bigger head reduces pressure and uses more water... True or False?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    They normally are restricted to 2.5 gallons, so if they are wider it's anybody's guess how they do it.
    Sometimes they come out as thin lines under pressure, sometimes weakly like rain fall.
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