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Good low flow shower head

 
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This shower head is very well made, and gives a good shower feel, it has an innovative way to make it's spray pattern so it does not feel like the old low-flow shower heads, other low flow designs combine air with the water so it doesnt feel the same and cools off the water, not this one. This was invented by a California engineer, and they are made in California, and are made out of metal, not metal looking plastic.  They do cost more than the cheap ones, but over time the cost is evened out while conserving resources ( less thrown out cheap shower heads), local jobs are provided, etc...

I bought one for our bathroom that is still unfinished, but I installed it in our old bathroom for a while to try it out, and not only did I like the shower feel, but my youngest, college aged, liked it too.  It only uses 1.5 gallons of water per minute and has a shut off button so you can turn off the water while soaping up.  You can also buy it without the shut off button if you are doing soapless showering.  

I also appreciate that this one does not have little nozzle holes that would get clogged up by my hard water.

Anyway, something to consider if and when your cheap one breaks.  https://www.highsierrashowerheads.com/

We have a classic plus with a shut off button

My Cob studio rental unit has a 1.5gallon low flow shower head and 2 people can take back to back showers there from a 20 gallon electric tank hot water heater

 
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Good to know, and I checked, they do ship to Europe.
 
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Hi Deb;  I think I have had one of those since the 1980's.   Slightly different look, but they talk about the "original"  so I think mine must be one of those. Small, all metal , shut off button, easy to disassemble and clean (after about ten years).
So mine has been in service for closing on 40 years and we still love it!

EDIT)  I should mention that we have no lack of water here and as far as water pressure goes … well it's 125 psi at the freezeless hydrant outside.  So I can report that these units will work with any water pressure above the stated minimum. With our Paloma on demand water heater you can literally take as long a shower as you like, until we ran out of propane...

On full flow our spray can kind of sting its that hard.    


After 35 years plus , the shower head is unaffected by the high pressure.
 
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