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gwalchmai
10-08-2012, 13:32
Our shower massage was leaking where it coupled to the supply pipe. OK, it's been there a few years. So we were at Costco yesterday and I picked up a Waterpik unit. Fihured it'd slide right in no prolemo. Yeah.

I got the thing in, using their .5 point type instructions, turned it on, and guess what - it leaked at the coupling. Took it apart and redid everything, 6 times, and got the same thing every time. Finally, before taking it back, I removed the "filter screen", which I think is actually a pressure reducer, and not only does it no longer leak at the coupling, but I have better pressure in the shower.

I looked and the old unit has a "filter screen", too.

Is this an EPA mandated way to ruin my life? There is NO WAY this thing would work with that POS in there. The pressure behind it was too high. I couldn't tighten it down tight enough to get a seal.

Any ideas, GT plumbers?

Thanks!

GLWyandotte
10-08-2012, 14:33
Filter screen=greenspeak for water saver.

Annhl8rX
10-08-2012, 15:20
Yup...I always remove those stupid flow reducers.

Cmacc
10-08-2012, 16:11
OH NO!!!!! Now we are all going to run out of water and DIIIIIIIIE!!!!!!! :wavey:


PS --- Government is one big unintended consequence.

gwalchmai
10-08-2012, 17:37
I gots OBAMASHOWERMASSAGE!!!!!!!!

Bruce M
10-08-2012, 17:50
Sorry I was thinking the problem was with a table shower :whistling:

ChuteTheMall
10-08-2012, 18:56
Is this an EPA mandated way to ruin my life?

Illegal activity reported to the proper authorities.:shower:

THEPOPE
10-08-2012, 20:05
This is a dumb question, buuuuuut.....didja use Teflon tape on the threads ? ? ( Some instructions on those say no tape needed, but it's wise to do it anyway.)

Are you sure the fitting didn't get crimped slightly, or taken out of round ?

Curious mimes wanna know.....

OI, I am out......:cool:

vikingsoftpaw
10-08-2012, 21:34
I gots OBAMASHOWERMASSAGE!!!!!!!!

Is that anything like Obama Velveteen Massage?

Slackinoff
10-08-2012, 21:37
Illegal activity reported to the proper authorities.:shower:

Launching black helicopters

gwalchmai
10-09-2012, 05:17
This is a dumb question, buuuuuut.....didja use Teflon tape on the threads ? ? ( Some instructions on those say no tape needed, but it's wise to do it anyway.)Of course, nobody would connect a plumbing thing w/o teflon tape... (actually I tried it both ways)

Are you sure the fitting didn't get crimped slightly, or taken out of round ?Yes, it's "chromeplastic" so it'll shatter before it'll bend. :supergrin:

686Owner
10-09-2012, 05:41
Sounds like your supply line has an issue. My massager shower heads have no leak (3 installed).

gwalchmai
10-09-2012, 05:48
Sounds like your supply line has an issue. My massager shower heads have no leak (3 installed).What kind of supply line issue would cause the fixture to leak, but only with the flow reducer installed?

686Owner
10-09-2012, 06:35
What kind of supply line issue would cause the fixture to leak, but only with the flow reducer installed?

A small one? Obviously the back pressure will be greater when the flow is reduced. Assuming the leak is before the flow reducer since it's at the supply.

gwalchmai
10-09-2012, 06:40
A small one? Obviously the back pressure will be greater when the flow is reduced. Assuming the leak is before the flow reducer since it's at the supply.The leak is not at the supply pipe. It's at the fixture's seal between "large nut" and "showerhead bracket".

okie
10-09-2012, 06:53
Water saver showers are a joke:upeyes:

THEPOPE
10-16-2012, 23:50
The 'O' ring is missing, or crimped, or torn....

possibly cross-threaded ? (fine-thread stuff is easy to cross)

good luck, I am out....:cool:

Peace Warrior
10-16-2012, 23:53
I once knew girl in St Mary's.

Her water pressure was very scant and scary.

I took out the green, and left the rest of the machine,

Now she hasn't needed me since February.

gwalchmai
10-17-2012, 04:48
:rofl:

Hailstorm
10-17-2012, 07:33
I go one step further on any installs I do. I also drill out the water passage. :whistling:

gwalchmai
10-17-2012, 07:40
I go one step further on any installs I do. I also drill out the water passage. :whistling:You, sir, are a great American!!! :patriot:

http://images.wikia.com/seinfeld/images/7/7e/Showerhead.JPG

dherloc
10-17-2012, 09:20
I go one step further on any installs I do. I also drill out the water passage. :whistling:

BINGO! I want that shower water to peel the skin off my back!