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by Jeff Gunther Guide: Install a Low-flow showerhead

Jeff's action: Install a Low-flow showerhead

Low-flow shower heads have come a long way since their inception and actually have respectable pressure without using as much water as normal shower heads. These not only save on water usage, but also save on energy because you are heating less water for the shower.
Step 1: Check to see if you have a low-flow showerhead read more
Anything less than 2.5 gpm (gallons per minute) counts. There should be a label on the showerhead. If you can't find one, you can always rely on the saucepan method. Take a saucepan of known volume (4 quarts to a gallon), and run it under the shower (on cold!) to see how many times it fills up in a minute.
Completed on June 5, 2009 at 12:41 a.m.
Step 2: Acquire a low-flow showerhead read more
The lower the better. If you can find one on Craigslist or at a recycled building materials center, good. If not, they can be found at most hardware and home furnishing stores.
Completed on June 5, 2009 at 12:41 a.m.
Step 3: Install the new showerhead read more
This simply involves unscrewing the old head and screwing the new one on. It may require a wrench and some elbow grease, but it shouldn't be too involved of a process.
Completed on June 5, 2009 at 12:42 a.m.
Step 4: Save or properly dispose of the old showerhead read more
Either save the old showerhead as a backup or dispose of it in a way that ensures the materials will be reused. Try your best to recycle the material if it was a particularly inefficient showerhead, or donate it to a recycled building materials center.
June 5, 2009
We have an amazing one, I'm not sure what brand it is though, I need to remember to look at that and find out what happened to the old one.
June 9, 2009
So we have a Delta 1.6gpm shower head. According to Steven, we've kept the old one hanging around so that this one can move with us.
Completed on June 9, 2009 at 4:41 p.m.
All Done!
Tomo Says:Great Job!
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