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Old 06-06-2011, 03:43 AM   #1
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Shower Head--On/Off Button ISSUE

With only a 6 Gallon Water Heater, it would help to have a shower head On/Off button that stops the flow 100%. Mine does NOT.

Anyone else have this problem?
Does anyone have a solution?

Thanks, Phil
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Old 06-06-2011, 04:37 AM   #2
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Ours does the same. We take Navy showers to conserve on Hot water. I guess we could always use the campground showers. Could try a different shower head? I know a few people who have changed out the 6 gallon to a continuous hot water...
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Old 06-06-2011, 05:09 AM   #3
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Ours does the same. We take Navy showers to conserve on Hot water. I guess we could always use the campground showers. Could try a different shower head? I know a few people who have changed out the 6 gallon to a continuous hot water...
I did a search on both this forum and RV.net. Seems like none of the RV shower heads are designed to completely stop the flow. I purchased a Danco shut-off valve yesterday and tried it. That dribbled also. I am just not happy with the dribble.

It seems to me Somebody must make a real in-line shut off valve I can use. I am considering an actual hardware store type item. Some additional research needed.

On the continuous water heater item..... I'm OK with the 6 gallon heater. I just want to be able to completely shut off the flow. I HATE the dribble.
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Old 06-06-2011, 05:24 AM   #4
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RV shower heads are designed not to shut off the water flow completely, supposedly to help keep the water temps even so no scalding can occur?

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Old 06-06-2011, 07:22 AM   #5
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Talking Shut off valve

I went down to HD and bought a shower shut off valve (push button, on off) for $6 and mounted it at the bottom of the shower hose where it attachs to the hot and cold water valves. It's a normal 1/2 inch fitting. We still take Navy showers like the Navy Seal Team 6 did to Pakistan, Get in, get the job done and get out!
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:23 AM   #6
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I went down to HD and bought a shower shut off valve (push button, on off) for $6 and mounted it at the bottom of the shower hose where it attachs to the hot and cold water valves. It's a normal 1/2 inch fitting. We still take Navy showers like the Navy Seal Team 6 did to Pakistan, Get in, get the job done and get out!
That is exactly what I did..... bought a Danco push button on/off shut-off valve from Home Depot. I put it in and I still had the dribble.... not as much, but it was a steady stream. If it was just a drop, drop, drop, I would have been OK with it. BUT, nope.

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Old 06-07-2011, 04:34 PM   #7
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My problem with RV shower heads is the following scenario which has always occured in both TT's we have owned:

1. Turn push button to "ON" position.
2. Turn hot and cold water valves on and adjust to desired temp.
3. Start Navy shower.
4. Turn push button to "OFF" position.
5. Continue Navy shower.
6. Turn push button to "ON" position AND get freezing cold water blast instead of water that is the temp we previously adjusted it to. (The water returns to desired setting after 5 to 10 seconds.)

So, what's the deal?
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:23 PM   #8
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I went down to HD and bought a shower shut off valve (push button, on off) for $6 and mounted it at the bottom of the shower hose where it attachs to the hot and cold water valves. It's a normal 1/2 inch fitting. We still take Navy showers like the Navy Seal Team 6 did to Pakistan, Get in, get the job done and get out!
Ruffus, you got that right....Ooh Rah!!
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Howdy All;
An article that I ran across last year...kept it in case I need it.........

Thought it may apply here.

http://rvnow.rvtravel.com/2008/05/fr...rv-shower.html

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