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by Steven Skoczen Guide: Install a Low-flow showerhead

Steven'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 May 27, 2009 at 2:03 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.
May 27, 2009
Actually, I do have a low-flow showerhead. I'm going to look up what it is before going further on this fix, because it's just that awesome.

Got it for less than $10 at lowes, it uses very little water (numbers coming), and the only complaint anyone's had about it is that the water pressure is too hard.

It's sort of like being pelted with a decently strong rain shower. Pretty nice. Factor in the low-flow, and it adds up to awesome.

Details and brand to come.
May 27, 2009
Found a bit - now need to find a better link. It's the last one on this page: http://www.plumbingsupply.com/low-flow-showerheads.html, looks like it's made by Delta.
Completed on June 3, 2009 at 1:39 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 3, 2009 at 1:39 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 8, 2009
I haven't been able to find a better link, despite looking, and recycled the packaging months ago. Here's a picture, if you're looking for it in a hardware store near you! http://www.plumbingsupply.com/images/delta-water-efficient-showerhead-75155.jpg
Completed on June 8, 2009 at 11:13 p.m.
All Done!
Tomo Says:Great Job!
June 8, 2009
Saved the old one, because someday when I move, the showerhead's coming with me.
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