Washington State Law: Multiple Shower Heads in Shower

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  1. Tuttles Revenge

    Tuttles Revenge In the Trades

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    Got a notification from one of our plumbing suppliers about a change in the law regarding multiple shower heads in Washington state.
    51-56-0400
    408.2.1 Multiple Showerheads Serving One Shower. When a shower is served by more than one showerhead, including handheld showerheads, the combined flow rate of all showerheads and/or other shower outlets controlled by a single valve shall not exceed 1.8 gallons (6.81 L) per minute at 80 psi, or the shower shall be designed to allow only one shower outlet to be in operation at a time.

    Few things come to mind.
    Body sprays
    Moen U. You can operate all 4 functions simultaneously at up to 14gpm!!
    gang showers
    bathrooms with 2 separate shower valves in the same shower.. Jack n Jill..
     
  2. Terry

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    When I was building new homes, I was installing the Jack and Jill set up. A shower valve and head on opposing walls. One person waiting to use the water seems a bit dumb to me.
     
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  4. Tuttles Revenge

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    Agreed.. will be interesting to see how that plays out.
     
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