water pressure in shower

Old 04-06-01, 11:30 AM
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In upstairs shower, we have single handle faucet. The water pressure is so heavy, it stings. How do we turn down the pressure in the upstairs shower only? Water pressure is fine everywhere else in our home. (Our home is 6 yrs old-have no idea what kind of pipes we have, probably cheap ones from the builder!)
Old 04-06-01, 02:40 PM
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It may be your showerhead. These days they come with flow restriction devices, but some people like the hard blast of water and take them out.

These are usually located where the showerhead threads onto the tube coming out of the wall.

Old 04-06-01, 09:33 PM
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I agree with MrRonFL, I have yet to meet a water saving shower head that didn't sting. I am all for conserving water and resources but I draw the line at water torture. Try a new shower head. Good luck.


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