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    Big shower heads - Thailand

    Now they have some real nice stainless steel shower heads here around the 14,000baht mark, but I aint paying that for a rental place, so I treated myself to a cheapie big shower head, the drop from the tank to this shower is 3 floors and not enough to get it going, it has 4 settings and works ok sort of on 2, it really does need a bit more pressure, the shower head looks great, but when the water is just dribbling out of it it really aint dong what it should be doing, it looks like I got to do all my plumbing again

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    I love getting big shower head!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    the drop from the tank to this shower is 3 floors and not enough to get it going
    you been cheap on the pipes! that should be enough pressure for anything

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    I admit they are all half inch pipes, didn't have big shower heads when I done the plumbing so no reason to go bigger, the pipe work is in the sun and more than 10 years old, so probably time to redo it again, would be nice to get this shower head going on full blast

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    would be nice to get this shower head going on full blast
    Go for 1 inch pipes and you'll be good to go.


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince View Post
    I love getting big shower head!

    I love to get head in a shower

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    ^^I was looking at showers like that, 12k and all around that sort of figure, be real nice if you can get them running at full speed, but 2 half inch taps aint going to do it

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    Our plumbing started to leak tonight behind the kitchen sink area, I will have to check it tomorrow. Luckily it is not the hot water system or I'd have to get a plumber.

    We got one of those rain shower heads, an electric heater and an electric pump. The pressure is good but the hot water heater cannot keep up when the water is turned on full and the temperature drops.

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    shower heads

    i bought 3 mazuma elect.heaters with shower kits but cant get the heads off to clean behind,went to home pro they said no key cant take off so i supose i will have to repace them when the build up of limescale starts to effect the flow anyone had same problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    I was looking at showers like that, 12k and all around that sort of figure, be real nice if you can get them running at full speed, but 2 half inch taps aint going to do it
    we have a couple of them, but use a pump for the water so no problem

    put a pump in DD, save yourself replumbing, cost around B5000

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nostradamus
    We got one of those rain shower heads, an electric heater and an electric pump. The pressure is good but the hot water heater cannot keep up when the water is turned on full and the temperature drops.
    yeah, all those electric heaters cannot keep up, so we installed a solar panel and have as much hot water (too hot sometimes!) as we need


    Quote Originally Posted by taffyapple
    but cant get the heads off to clean behind,went to home pro they said no key cant take off so i supose i will have to repace them when the build up of limescale starts to effect the flow anyone had same problems.
    I think the key is just a standard Allen key, from any hardware shop

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    shower heads

    cheers dr.i wondered what the 3allan keys i found in the bathrooms were for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    so we installed a solar panel and have as much hot water (too hot sometimes!) as we need
    Couldn't do that where I am at the moment but definitely will go solar if I build a house here in the future.

    DD - you don't have to spend that much on the shower. Ours cost about 8,000thb all up (excluding pump + heater). You can swap out the mixer taps, stems, heads and the attachments to get it cheaper and style it to what you want. I wasn't happy with certain switches, shower heads nor the style of some stems so I bought it all separately. Looks and works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taffyapple View Post
    cheers dr.i wondered what the 3allan keys i found in the bathrooms were for.

    some people use them for other purposes too!

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    I looked at some the other week the Rain Shower, but they never mention in the spec about the size of pipes to make them work properly, I know from past experience it is important to have the correct size of pipe.

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    Totally brilliant big shower heads.
    I now have them and it such a joy to stand under a large spray of water. Totally brilliant!
    For those that still got those puny little ones that you have to hold sometimes and move all over your body to get some water on you are missing out big time.
    Get your fat ass out of the chair and nip out to get one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by taffyapple
    i supose i will have to repace them when the build up of limescale starts to effect the flow anyone had same problems.
    Use a sewing needle or pin to poke out the lime scale.

    Disconnect the pipe if you can't get the head off and flush out the crap.

    Works for us.

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    shower heads

    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by taffyapple
    i supose i will have to repace them when the build up of limescale starts to effect the flow anyone had same problems.
    Use a sewing needle or pin to poke out the lime scale.

    Disconnect the pipe if you can't get the head off and flush out the crap.

    Works for us.
    i solved the problem,i bought some liquid to clear the algae in the fish pond and the fountain it cleared all the pipes a treat so i used a half a teaspoon on the shower pipe and head bingo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarangRed View Post
    I looked at some the other week the Rain Shower, but they never mention in the spec about the size of pipes to make them work properly, I know from past experience it is important to have the correct size of pipe.
    I'm currently installing those VRH rainshowers in my new build house so I can't really comment yet on the quality but when I see that the connection from the showerhead itself is 1/2" then I don't see much use of a bigger water pipe.
    Last edited by escaped; 27-12-2010 at 09:38 PM.

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    DD, you really don't want to add to the water shortage in Thailand, do you?

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    ^I wont answer that as we have too many tree hugging liberals on the forum, anyway, it's only one of the bathrooms.



    Quote Originally Posted by escaped
    connection from the showerhead itself is 1/2" then I don't see much use of a bigger water pipe.
    Bigger pipes if you are gravity feeding will increase pressure and allow you to waste more water.



    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    put a pump in DD, save yourself replumbing, cost around B5000
    I'm going to replace the down pipes first to the bathroom, normally the shower heater was always turned up halfway, now as more water gets thru it is turned up nearly 3/4s of the way, there will come a point where the heater won't be able to cope with the amount of water, and it's much too nippy to have cold showers.

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    DD, how much water do you think you use in a ten minute shower, not using a full flow nozzle, in 10 minutes?

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    25 gallons, but it's alright, I have a 1,000liter tank on the roof which is fed from a 800 liter tank on the ground floor

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    You are a 'water waster' of the highest order!!!

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    This is our shower room.



    And our rain head by Modena.



    And the mixer taps. Pretty sure they should be flush to the wall and you shouldn't see the threads there but it works.



    They are also by Modena. The stem is by Lucky Star, the switch is also Lucky Star and the detachable shower head is a cheaper brand but made by Karat.

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