Not Getting Enough Pressure

United States
July 22, 2021 9:46am CST
Happy Thursday Everyone! it's a bright sunny day here today. No rain in the forecast (yay) I'm feeling much better today after a good nights sleep last night. When my son was here on Saturday he changed my shower head in my bathroom shower. The new one I got has a nice round head with a detachable handle. I was so excited about being able to use it but now I'm not sure if I really like it. When he installed it he said the water pressure wasn't very good but my daughter has the same shower head in her bathroom and she loves it. So, I really didn't pay much attention to him. I should have because he's a plumber and knows what he's talking about. My daughter said I probably just needed to adjust the dial to the stream I liked. Well after showering for the past few days I still can't get the water flow how I would like it. I think my expectations are higher than what this particular shower head can produce. My son was right!! the pressure is low. The old shower head worked way better and I could actually feel like it woke my up when I stepped under the water. This one seems to be more than a dribble but not anything to really make you enjoy a shower. Guess I'm going to have to talk to my son and see what he suggests. Too bad he threw out the old shower head. Aside from that, things are pretty good here. How's your day going?
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@Dena91 (14468)
• United States
22 Jul
Since he knows plumbing can he do something to increase the pressure of water coming out or is it just a bad shower head? Hope he can give you some thoughts about it.
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• United States
22 Jul
Thats exactly the question I have to ask him. I think it's the shower head since I didn't have the problem until he changed it
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@just4him (248672)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Jul
I had that problem when I moved in here and was told I could get my own. You can bet I'll be taking it with me when I leave. I'm sure he can suggest a good shower head for you.
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• United States
22 Jul
You're smart to take yours especially if you like it. Really disappointed because this one looked so nice. I was anticipating a great shower but didn't get it
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@just4him (248672)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Jul
@Marilynda1225 Thank you. I'm not giving them anything. I'm sorry you're disappointed with it.
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• United States
24 Jul
@just4him he said he can remove the water pressure valve and it would give a good shower. Guess it's one of those water saver heads and I didn't realize it when I got it.
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@much2say (50456)
• Los Angeles, California
22 Jul
That's great your son can take care of that stuff for you. I wish you could get your old shower head back. I think I slept a little better last night, but well, I woke up a teeny bit earlier than usual .
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• United States
24 Jul
I'm dealing with the low pressure for now. When my son comes back from vacation he's going to change it for me
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@much2say (50456)
• Los Angeles, California
25 Jul
@CarolDM (144311)
• United States
22 Jul
Thank goodness the water pressure is great here. I have had low pressure before and it can be so frustrating. A hot day here again.
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• United States
24 Jul
Low pressure definitely is frustrating. Thankfully my pressure is good and it's the shower head causing the problem. Looks like I"m going to be switching it again soon
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@CarolDM (144311)
• United States
24 Jul
@Marilynda1225 Sounds great.
• United States
22 Jul
They make shower heads designed for low pressure. All shower heads have some type of flow restriction device installed, it may be possible to remove the device to increase the flow.
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• United States
24 Jul
You are so right!! my son said the same thing so he's going to remove the flow restriction valve so I get more pressure.
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• United States
24 Jul
@Marilynda1225 Hooray! I hope your pressure returns to it's former self
@marlina (127794)
• Canada
22 Jul
I can understand your disappointment, I had a new shower head put in a few months ago and I don't like it either
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• United States
22 Jul
This one looked so nice I figured it would work
@DianneN (231967)
• United States
22 Jul
I need high pressure. We have a European double fixture and no problems. Best to talk to your son.
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• United States
24 Jul
Seems the new shower head is a water saver type so if he removes the valve the pressure will be back to normal and I'll be able to enjoy having good pressure again. In the meantime I'm dealing with it until he comes back from vacation and can fix it for me.
@snowy22315 (117543)
• United States
22 Jul
Uh Oh..I don't like showers with bad water pressure either. It has been a long time since I have taken a shower at my sister's house, but her water pressure was terrible..taking a shower there was like standing under a trickle...I wouldn't put up with that if it was my house. I guess they were used to it.
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• United States
22 Jul
I'm so disappointed in this new shower head. My daughter gave it to me as a Mothers Day gift and I feel bad telling her I don't like it but I need to take a shower with a good amount of water pressure. It''s just perplexing why hers works so well and mine doesn't.
@wolfgirl569 (43664)
• Marion, Ohio
23 Jul
Hope he can do something with it.
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• India
22 Jul
I hope you can change the shower head and have a great day. It was an OK day for me and it rained in the evening
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@NJChicaa (100639)
• United States
22 Jul
So far so good
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@Juliaacv (56387)
• Canada
22 Jul
I do like alot of pressure when I shower, you're so lucky that you can just call up your son for professional plumbing. Maybe he can pick up a reasonably priced shower head for you and replace the new one with it.
• United States
23 Jul
My son does come in handy I talked to him and he said he could get me a new one or take the water regulator valve out of the one I just got and it would give me more pressure. The only downside to that is I'd be using more water when I shower and naturally that would raise my bill. Guess I'll try that first and see how much water it uses before paying for another new one.
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@RebeccasFarm (35170)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
19h
I hope it gets done right