[Greenbuilding] low flow shower heads

Steven Tjiang steve at tjiang.org
Fri May 13 13:05:43 PDT 2011


The higher-end shower setups come with thermostatic valves and volume
controls.  You can adjust the volume independent of temperature, so the
volume control on such setups work fine as a navy shower button and in fact
much better as such.

---- Steve (KZ6LSD)


On Fri, May 13, 2011 at 12:43 PM, Reuben Deumling <9watts at gmail.com> wrote:

>
>
> On Fri, May 13, 2011 at 12:32 PM, Jason Holstine <jason at amicusgreen.com>wrote:
>
>>  *slight shape or design difference*—bigger, rounder, oblonger,
>> squarer....
>>
> style = higher price; fine.
>
> There are definitely *performance differences *though, obviously in the
>> potential water and energy savings—most are 1.75 to 2.5GPM—and especially in
>> the pressure...many on this list would be fine with a Navy shower or weak
>> shower,
>>
> This is what I'm interested in, but I'm surprised you lump Navy with weak.
> My sense of the value of the button is precisely that it does not in any way
> interfere with the 'strength' or other qualities of the shower. It
> represents an opportunity to change the coincidence of acts performed in the
> shower with water consumption, but I'd be inclined to separate pressure and
> the presence or absence of a soap valve.
>
>
>> but the other 99.2% of the populace is much more picky.
>>
> I'm not sure we know this. Most folks I've mentioned the shower valve/soap
> button to haven't heard of it and seem to immediately like the idea--which
> of course doesn't mean they go out and find one and install it and live
> happily ever after, but it makes me suspicious of your percentage figure.
>
>
>> *Durability and place of origin* also factors.
>>
> Say more. I happen to be inclined toward favoring both when I shop for
> shoes, appliances, etc., but it hadn't occurred to me that a showerhead (a)
> would be identified as domestically produced, or (b) that there were
> significant differences in durability. I'm curious--what are the wear parts
> on a showerhead?
>
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