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Offline kerrbox

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Low pressure shower head
« on: October 04, 2011, 02:41:25 PM »
Hi, just reading the above Q&A's, i have the same problem, house built in 83 with low pressure cylinder, shower water pressure is horrible! how do i know if my shower head is a mains pressure head or not?

help would be much appreciated!



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Low pressure shower head
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2011, 09:48:49 AM »
Usually low pressure shower heads have very small spray holes and a small diameter shaft (coned) to allow for higher flow rates. Felton (based in Auckland) specialize in low pressure shower systems, they can advise what shower head could be suitable for your situation.

Hope this helps.

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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2011, 03:23:10 PM »
yea it may be a high pressure system, it's a detachable one with a chord. thanks for the help.

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Re: Low pressure shower head
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2011, 05:03:56 PM »
Hi, if its a shower handset with hose you can measure using an std bic ballpoint pen, if the hose is for all pressures application the pen will inside it all the way to the clip and the same most times applies to the handpiece as well, a local plumbing merchant should be able to suggest suitable replacements.
Hope this helps

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