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Old 07-22-2011, 05:23 PM   #1
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Leaky shower head...

Does everyone's shower head leak even when shut off? Mine has leaked since we bought the camper. I didn't realize how much water passed thru until this past weekend when we camped without a water connection. Even with the head switched off the pump would barely stop running and then kick on again. I ended up shutting the faucet off as well.

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Old 07-22-2011, 06:43 PM   #2
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that was one of the disappointments when i bought mine in 2002. sense my last trailer's shower head shut off well, i knew they could. wound up replacing it.
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Old 07-22-2011, 09:02 PM   #3
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Thanks! I will add this to my list of Warranty issues for next month. They may laugh at it, but they can't ignore my entire list!
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Old 07-22-2011, 09:37 PM   #4
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ah i get what you are saying. ya mine leaks like a sive with or without. on the good side you clean off your hand of soap before you grab the handle
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:15 PM   #5
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That is looking at things positively!

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on the good side you clean off your hand of soap before you grab the handle
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Old 07-25-2011, 03:04 PM   #6
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we replaced the cheap showerhead with an Oxygenics and are so glad we did.
amazing power, even with the water pump and it uses less water.
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:03 PM   #7
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Can you tell me which oygenics you got, we are looking into getting one and I like either the evolution series or the tri spa series. Thank You Vicki
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:31 PM   #8
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Actually, they are designed to flow a small amount of water when "shut-off". This prevents getting a shot of freezing or scalding water when turned back "on".
In most RV water systems, the slight pressure differences in the hot and cold water lines will allow the hot or cold water be pushed backward in the wrong line if the shower head is shut off completely.
If this "leak" really bothers you, go to Lowe's or Home Depot and buy a shower cut-off valve to install on the faucet to shower hose or shower hose to shower head.
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The head is not designed as a cut off valve for the shower. Unless taking a shower, you correct about turning of the faucets. During a shower, the slightly leaking head helps, to a small degree, in tempering the arctic blast when you turn the head back on.
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:44 PM   #10
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Mine "leaks" too. Brand new. This is good info. Now i know it is on purpose
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