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hpdrver

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Posted: 07/24/21 01:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our coach came with a nice shower head that has a shut off button to facilitate Navy showers. Do not know flow rate of this shower head. I purchased an Oxygenics shower head to conserve water usage when dry camping. However the Oxygenics shower head does not have a shut off button. It has a smart burst mode that reduces flow but not stop it. My question is what showerhead would be best to conserve water when taking a Navy shower. Thanks


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Any one that has a shutoff. Just don't forget and leave it shut off with the water faucets on. That's why they drip a little bit.

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Posted: 07/24/21 02:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I installed a valve similar to THIS

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+1 on adding an inline valve like the previous poster suggested. We can vary the flow rate to the hand-held shower head when we want/need to be careful with water usage.

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Thanks for the valve idea. Just ordered one. I will use the Oxygenics with this valve.

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When we apply the shutoff on our Oxygenics it reduces flow to barely a trickle, maybe a couple of cups worth of water per shower, not a biggie for us when boondocking or dry camping. No need for another showerhead if you enjoy your current model, just add a shutoff valve available pretty much any hardware store. I like the trickle on our unit as it keeps water temp steady, we have installed shutoff valves in the past and get a momentary blast of cold water every time we turned flow back on.

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It's also a good idea to put a little effort in ways to get more water rather than just going 'survival camping.'

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Sandia Man -- X2. I love my Oxygenics! My husband installed shutoff valve; I just twist on the knob below the shower head to lower water flow to a trickle, hang shower head on the hook, soap down, remove shower head from hook, turn valve knob and rinse. What I particularly like about the Oxygenics is the water mixing with oxygen from the shower head which gives more water force while rinsing even though water is only entering the plumbing at around 50 psi.

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We also use what poster 2112 suggested. Got it at Lowes. You should be good to go.

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I do not have an Oxygenics shower head, I have a "standard" adjustable shower head from Lowes with a cut off valve like the one 2112 suggested. However, when I cut the flow to very low or to a trickle I only get COLD water not the temperature I get when turned on full flow. I thought it was a pump problem, but the same cold only when connected to city water.

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