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Old 07-01-2022, 04:36 PM   #1
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Outdoor Shower Flow Restrictor - WHY?

I have a 2014 Forest River Rockwood (2516G) and it has an outdoor shower. I noticed the flow was extremely low so I started to take the hose apart and I noticed that there was a flow restrictor in the line coming out of the faucet assembly (see attached picture). I took it off, reconnected and the flow was fantastic and twice the rate as the interior sink!


Does anyone know why this was there? It essentially made the outdoor shower useless.



In case you are wondering, I'm looking to attach that line for an outdoor sink to wash cookware, etc (so I have hot water as well). So, any advice on mods you've done are welcome, but the point of this post is to find out why that restrictor was there.


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Old 07-01-2022, 05:42 PM   #2
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This flow restrictor is there to reduce flow to ~2 gallons per minute. More than adequate for most showers -----------UNLESS the orifice is restricted by a piece of grit, etc.

If boondocking and trying to save water then it's a really good idea to have this restrictor in place. If on City Water and you have an endless supply of water, just toss it in the parts bin for later.
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Old 07-01-2022, 06:17 PM   #3
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Ok, that makes sense. Perhaps there was something else blocking it; I didn't put it back in. I'll check it out next time. But, since I'm going to have shore water I'll just save it for later.
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This flow restrictor is there to reduce flow to ~2 gallons per minute. More than adequate for most showers -----------UNLESS the orifice is restricted by a piece of grit, etc.

If boondocking and trying to save water then it's a really good idea to have this restrictor in place. If on City Water and you have an endless supply of water, just toss it in the parts bin for later.
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