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Old May 31st 06, 02:46 AM posted to alt.home.repair,misc.consumers.house
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Ok, this subject has come and gone repeatedly in various forms. In my case
it is the Hansgrohe Turboł massage.

Here's the thing----I do not want the 2.5 GPM restrictor in place. Don't
ask me why. Thing is----I'm not quite sure just which part it is. Is the
US government requiring that they get craftier and craftier?

The component that mounts onto the showerarm and holds the handle is itself
a ball joint that comes apart. Once I did this, there are two plastic items
in each side, both of which I removed out of black-helicopter clinical
paranoia.

The first one is a small cylinder with a plunger inside that can slide up
and down and is spring fed. It looks like it is something to shut off the
water when the flow amount gets too low. Is this to stop the trickle effect
when it is shut off? Whatever it is, it's history.

The second plastic piece looks much like a typical insert screen, except
that it has a 1/4" diameter small rubber O-ring dead center in it that would
only restrict water flow. Hucked that one out too.

Also, there is a plastic screen at the very outset: right in between the
shower arm and the shower arm mount. This one confuses me: It looks like a
very restrictive screen---all plastic with very *very* small holes. Yet
having it in and taking it out seem to do nothing to the water flow---I'll
need to experiment more on that one, but I left it in for now.

Finally the handle itself has a water hole opening that is substantially
smaller than the bore of anything leading up to it. Is it possible that
/this alone/ is the 2.5 GPM restrictor---a silly little hole? I may just
drill the thing larger out of principal alone

Thanks


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Ok, this subject has come and gone repeatedly in various forms. In my
case it is the Hansgrohe Turboł massage.

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Also, there is a plastic screen at the very outset: right in between the
shower arm and the shower arm mount. This one confuses me: It looks like
a very restrictive screen---all plastic with very *very* small holes. Yet
having it in and taking it out seem to do nothing to the water flow---I'll
need to experiment more on that one, but I left it in for now.


This is probably just ofr aeration so that the water is dispersed.


Finally the handle itself has a water hole opening that is substantially
smaller than the bore of anything leading up to it. Is it possible that
/this alone/ is the 2.5 GPM restrictor---a silly little hole? I may just
drill the thing larger out of principal alone


I'm gonna guess that you're right about that. The little add-on restrictors
are nothing more than a plastic piece with a small
hole. You could drill it out a little at a time to see when you get the
desired result. Just remember, once you drill you can't go back

Thanks


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Old May 31st 06, 06:41 PM posted to alt.home.repair,misc.consumers.house
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Ok, this subject has come and gone repeatedly in various forms. In my
case it is the Hansgrohe Turboł massage.

snip

Also, there is a plastic screen at the very outset: right in between the
shower arm and the shower arm mount. This one confuses me: It looks like
a very restrictive screen---all plastic with very *very* small holes.
Yet
having it in and taking it out seem to do nothing to the water
flow---I'll
need to experiment more on that one, but I left it in for now.


This is probably just ofr aeration so that the water is dispersed.


Finally the handle itself has a water hole opening that is substantially
smaller than the bore of anything leading up to it. Is it possible that
/this alone/ is the 2.5 GPM restrictor---a silly little hole? I may just
drill the thing larger out of principal alone


I'm gonna guess that you're right about that. The little add-on
restrictors
are nothing more than a plastic piece with a small
hole. You could drill it out a little at a time to see when you get the
desired result. Just remember, once you drill you can't go back

Thanks


--
Sometimes life just sucks and then you live.


It is larger than the 2.5 GPM restrictor I found in my old cheapie shower
heads. That was just a thin metal disk with a very small hole dead center.
This one is more like 1/4 " in diameter.

Is it possible that there is a limiter stuffed deep into the handle itself?

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the green device is the flow restrictor.

refer to:
http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load...2929979.html?4

i just followed these instructions, from that page:

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However, if you find that you need to repair or replace the shower head
flow restrictor, you would remove the section of the showerhead that
attaches to the shower arm (this is the piece that you attached to the
pipe where your old shower head was, and now acts as the source for the
water as well as the holder of the hand-held showerhead). This piece is
basically a pipe that is shaped like an upside-down "L". At the input
side, there is a small un-screw-able black filter that keeps large
particles from getting into your hansgrohe. You should remove this to
inspect your flow restrictor.

Behind where the filter used to be you will see a small piece of green
plastic that fits very tightly into the pipe, and has a very small
black o-ring. If you suspect that your flow restrictor is operating
incorrectly, you could unscrew this section of pipe off of the ball
joint to freely access the flow restrictor. You will now have a small
section of pipe, with the flow restrictor lodged in it. Using the back
of a pencil, or a large screwdriver or anything else that will fit in
the pipe, you can push the flow restrictor out.
--

there seems to be a slightly greater volume of water flowing now, but i
won't know for sure until after tomorrow's shower.

hope this helps.



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wrote in message news:[email protected]

Ok, this subject has come and gone repeatedly in various forms. In my
case it is the Hansgrohe Turboł massage.

snip

Also, there is a plastic screen at the very outset: right in between the
shower arm and the shower arm mount. This one confuses me: It looks like
a very restrictive screen---all plastic with very *very* small holes.
Yet
having it in and taking it out seem to do nothing to the water
flow---I'll
need to experiment more on that one, but I left it in for now.


This is probably just ofr aeration so that the water is dispersed.


Finally the handle itself has a water hole opening that is substantially
smaller than the bore of anything leading up to it. Is it possible that
/this alone/ is the 2.5 GPM restrictor---a silly little hole? I may just
drill the thing larger out of principal alone


I'm gonna guess that you're right about that. The little add-on
restrictors
are nothing more than a plastic piece with a small
hole. You could drill it out a little at a time to see when you get the
desired result. Just remember, once you drill you can't go back

Thanks


--
Sometimes life just sucks and then you live.


It is larger than the 2.5 GPM restrictor I found in my old cheapie shower
heads. That was just a thin metal disk with a very small hole dead center.
This one is more like 1/4 " in diameter.

Is it possible that there is a limiter stuffed deep into the handle itself?

--
"So I just, uh... I just cut them up like regular chickens?"
"Sure, just cut them up like regular chickens."


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If you are thinking to remove or replace the showerhead flow restrictor you need to remove from the shower arm.
https://www.showerfilterbest.com/speakman-shower-head/


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