OK to remove "back-flow" preventer?

Old 07-06-06, 06:33 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 11
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
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?

Old 07-06-06, 11:33 PM
steve_gro's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 967
Upvotes: 0
Received 1 Upvote on 1 Post
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.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: