The saving shower clock wise heads have a fine water spray which uses 2.2 to 2.5 gallons (8.32 to 9.46 l) of water per minute (gym) flow instead of 3.5 to 5.5 (13.24 to 20.81 l) gpm of the old models of shower heads. Follow these steps to examine and replace inefficient shower heads.
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- Review the existing shower head to see what your water consumption. Hold a plastic bucket under the shower head and fill to the mark with 1 gallon (4.5 L) while reviewing the second hand of your watch. Divide 60 by the quantity of seconds it took to fill a gallon to obtain the variety of gpm.
- Buy shower heads to save water for any unit that has filled a gallon in less than 20 seconds. Find the radius of the package gpm shower head and make sure it is 2.5 gpm or less. You can buy thin shower heads with pulsating sprinkler or designs of low flow.
- Hold the tube firmly shower water and use an adjustable wrench on the flat sides of the old shower head to loosen it by turning anti-clock wise. Unscrew the old shower head by hand and leave aside.
- Remove the sealing tape to old threads thread shower pipe. Wrap the threads of the shower pipe in direction of shower clock wise with new sealing tape starting from the open end of the tube and overlapping about half the width of the tape.
5. Screw the new shower head on the end of the shower pipe and rotate in direction of shower clock wise until it is hand tight. Turn on the shower to check for leaks. If water drips from the top of the shower head, set the new shower head carefully with an adjustable wrench, doing spins 1/4 or 1/2 in direction of clock wise.