Originally Posted by farrelltravis
I just bought one of these and installed it. I got the one that has an on/off switch on it. The switch when in the off position turns off about 80% of the water. When in the off position, it still allows a smaller but steady flow of water coming out. I was assuming that it would turn off all of the water. Did I install this wrong, or is the switch that comes with this shower head only designed to stop most of the water?
As Jeep said- this is normal & intentional. If you want to wholly turn off the water, you have to use a different disconnect (something like a quarter turn valve or the push button style).
However, I don't think the scalding concern is real anymore. I think they're somehow plumbed so that the cold takes over when there is no pressure. On mine it's that way, at least. You get a frightfully cold blast of water when you turn it back on. (Funny story- my in-laws were camping with us... I remembered to warn my father-in-law, but not my mother-in-law!