OK to remove "back-flow" preventer?


Old 07-06-06, 06:33 PM
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OK to remove "back-flow" preventer?

hi...i have a Hansgrohe Monsoon handheld shower.

i'd like to remove the "back-flow" preventer because i believe it cuts down the water flow.

if i'm not mistaken there is also a flow limiter on this model too!

can i remove both? or just the flow limiter ?

i believe the back-flow preventer is a little spring activated gizmo i located if i'm not mistaken.

does a health hazard truly exist if i take out the BF device?

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Old 07-06-06, 11:33 PM
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The chances of cross-connection causing a problem are slim, yet many people have died over the years because of cross-connections. The anti-siphon device does not restrict the flow very much, but the flow restrictor does.

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