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Old 07-29-2016, 12:42 PM   #11
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From what I've read, newer Oxygenics now have a full shut off valve.
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Old 07-29-2016, 01:18 PM   #12
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The newer Oxygenics do come with a shutoff valve, however, this won't resolve the problem. The problem occurs in the main valves, so the shutoff has no effect.

I have this same issue in my motorhome and I have the newer Oxygenics with the shutoff. I simply cut off both valves immediately after stopping the flow with the button. Remember the positions. Then flip the flow button back. Open the water valves when you want flow. I start with the cold then immediately add the hot. No scalding.

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Old 07-29-2016, 01:32 PM   #13
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Yes I just turn mine to the wall
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Old 07-29-2016, 01:35 PM   #14
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Our shower head does not trickle when using the shutoff.
We get a just second of really hot water when turning back on.
I've learned to simply hold the washcloth up against the head for a second to divert the flow.
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Old 07-29-2016, 01:39 PM   #15
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My Oxygenics came with the shutoff valve. When I flip it back I usually get cold. Then again, mine also usually stays cold. DW tends to have gotten the shower first.




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Old 07-29-2016, 02:39 PM   #16
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water temp when showering

Usually it is you get a blast of cold water using the shutoff. The problem is caused by a pressure difference in the cold and hot water lines behind the shutoff. Generally the pressure is lower on the hot water side due to the extra lengths of piping on that side. When the shutoff is closed the cold water with the higher pressure pushes the hot water back a little and thus you get a blast of cold for a very short duration. You must have some sort of restriction or longer water line on your cold side. There is a guy on the internet that was a rocket scientist that does experiments in RV's. Sorry forgot his name. He demonstrated this effect on video and made a change to his water lines to stop the problem. Maybe someone else can remember his name and give you the web site.
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It may not be the shower head at all. I saw this a while ago and want to try it, but haven't had the time this summer. Maybe this fall? Good luck.

How to Fix the Cold Water Blast in Your RV Shower
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Old 07-29-2016, 03:25 PM   #18
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Our 2011 Rockwood MiniLite etc came with a valve in the actual shower head. It doesn't shut off completely, so the pump cycles every few seconds. The DW lets it do its thing, but I shut off the valves at the faucet after I wet and soap-up, then turn them back on to the full on position to rinse. I think it actually uses less water that way. It's certainly less irritating than listening to that flapper pump do it's thing time and time again while she lather's up or does her hair. I need to find a quiet pump!
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Yikes. I just ordered the Oxygenic head. You saying there is no shut off on the handle. I thought that thing was promoted to save water.

I have been frustrated trying to control the scald freeze issue with the stock head
There are two versions - one with the shutoff and one without.
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Old 07-29-2016, 04:06 PM   #20
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Love the Oxygenics shower head. I've had them in both my units. I have no affiliation with the company. Saves water and it has the trickling shut of valve.
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