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    Good morning,

    I am researching low-flow handheld showerheads and wondered if anyone has suggestions/recommendations.

    My main concerns are sufficient flow, multiple settings, and easy installation.

    Here are the ones that I am comparing...
    http://www.waterpik.com/shower-head-...oflow/ECO-563/

    http://www.e3living.com/earth%E2%84%...age-showerhead

    http://www.e3living.com/earth%E2%84%...age-showerhead

    http://www.showerheadstore.com/bodyspa.html

    Thanks!
    Last edited by 3Bulldogs; 01-29-2009, 11:12 AM.

  • #2
    Re: Low-flow Handheld Showerheads

    Once you take out the water saver they all have good flow
    Dont go to low end ...they do break easy
    A Long hose is nice

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    • #3
      Re: Low-flow Handheld Showerheads

      Most showerheads these days....the flow restriction is not just a removable insert. The feds got wise to that scam!


      There are a million shower heads out there , and they ALL promise to be the best. Bottom line is, with 2.5 gpm ( or less ) you can't get the same shower you were used to , 20 years ago. This is one of the most frustrating complaints received by retailers, distributors, and anyone dealing with apartment managers and hotel GM's. You notice now that most of the major flags...Best Western, Holiday Inn, Marriott, etc. have chosen a showerhead and imposed that spec on all their properties. They spend a lot of advertising money featuring THEIR 'special' head. I would suspect that someone from the GM or marketing office actually tested the shower, and liked it. Some of the popular heads being featured are the Kohler Forte, Moen Revolution, the Speakman 2005HB.

      I have felt for a long time that a retailer could get a lot of bang out of a wet shower head display, but I have yet to see it, so you and I are left to word of mouth and ad hype to make our choice.

      I personally have a basic Delta ( Alsons ) hand-held that has about 4 spray positions, which we never use. We are easy to please! This unit is several years old, and works fine. Had to replace the hose once.

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      • #4
        Re: Low-flow Handheld Showerheads

        [quote=lovetheUSA;205152]Most showerheads these days....the flow restriction is not just a removable insert. The feds got wise to that scam!


        ..............i found out that the 1/8th inch drill bit can be your friend, i just drill the opening bigger!

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        • #5
          Re: Low-flow Handheld Showerheads

          My vote goes towards the Speakman 2005HB. I have one and secretly removed the flow washer that restricts flow. I find the results WONDERFUL.

          I'm not sure if they, Speakman, makes a hand held version but I suggest you visit their website. Be prudent when shopping for a Speakman as their products are high quality and expensive.


          Cactus Man

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          • #6
            Re: Low-flow Handheld Showerheads

            I waited to see the other replys come in ;-) When I travel as soon as I get into my Hotel room I change the shower head to my "10 GPM Preban Monster " LOL

            When I Install a new shower valve I ask the client iif they want the restrictor pulled ...

            When You pull the restrictor out of the new Delta head it's amazing ...

            Then I get the call ... I run out of hot water in 5 minutes ... And I say Hey You asked for it ...

            I sell the "lady Alsons" to Dog Groomers (No restrictor) They Love it !

            Dave

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            • #7
              Re: Low-flow Handheld Showerheads

              I never saw a shower head i couldnt max out

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