Single level home: low water pressure in shower

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Single level home: low water pressure in shower

Can a different shower head make the difference? None of them have any water pressure rating on them. Would like to know if any have a feature to constrict the flow (like you do with a garden hose to get less water come out at a higher pressure)?
 
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There are water saver shower heads. Water Pic has a shower head in Home Depot for about $20 that will give you full pressure.
 
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I live on top of a tall hill and deal with low water pressure all of the time I bought one of those water saver shower heads and it seems like I have better pressure than I did when using a regular shower head. I don't recall what it cost but it wasn't expensive.
 
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All shower heads are limited by law to flow no more than 2.5 gallons per minute. Some "water saving" models are designed to flow even less. Picking a shower head that allows the full 2.5 gallons per minute will give you more water.
Best Showerhead Buying Guide - Consumer Reports

If a new shower head does not solve the problem I would remove the shower head completely and turn on the water. How strong a flow do you get from the pipe with the shower head removed? If it's weak you may have a partially clogged faucet or some other restriction.
 
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