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Old 10-01-2013, 07:09 PM   #21
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I went past the local Camping World today and turned around and went in. I was reading this thread the other day and thought that sounds like a good mod. The price was right $32 so I picked one up. I will install it tomorrow. Reading the instructions (yeah I know who needs instructions) it states in bold capital letters "ATTENTION: SMOOTH END OF HOSE ATTACHES TO SHOWER HEAD". Both ends of the hose look the same to me. Am I missing something here?
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:16 PM   #22
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We thought the same thing. Couldn't tell the difference from either end, so installed best we could. Unfortunately we have yet to test, we had a leaking shower enclosure and the silicone is still setting up. ;( will report tomorrow when we test!
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:18 AM   #23
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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?
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:26 AM   #24
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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?
Actually this is a positive thing. It allows a trickle of water to continue through so you do not get a scald when you turn it back on. The pressure on the hot side is higher than cold. I have gotten the scald with our original shower head, it was not fun.
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:28 AM   #25
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Got my installed and damn what a difference the wife loves it
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:00 AM   #26
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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! )
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:10 PM   #27
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...The switch when in the off position turns off about 80% of the water...
I added an on-off switch at the lower end of the connecting hose. This was discussed in another thread on the shower head with pics and links.

See this discussion...

shutoff valve on shower head

I like mine (both oxygenics and total-shut-off valve) nice add-ons.
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