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09:06AM | 06/02/03
Member Since: 06/01/03
1 lifetime posts
Just out of the blue on day, the water pressure from my shower head has seemes to have dimminished. The water pressure was good one day and weak the next. It's been like this for the past few days. My question is simple, why did this happen? I live in a co-op apartment building in NYC. Perhaps the water pressure in the building was adjusted, but I don't think so. Is that even possible? I took the shower head apart without taking the shower head off. I wasn't able to notice if it was broken or not. Do I need a new shower head? Any help someone can provide me would be greatly appreciated. Have a great day.

plumber Tom

12:07PM | 06/04/03
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
It's possible your landlord had a plumber install a prv(pressure reducing valve) or some backflow preventers can reduce the pressure. Your showerhead is designed with water savers and can be identified in gpm(gallons per minute) If you try to remove the water savers, chances are the showerhead will leak. You can try a different head, but the incoming pressure to the building is still the same.

erik peterson

06:58AM | 06/24/03
Member Since: 06/23/03
223 lifetime posts
Simply unscrew the shower head from the shower arm (extending from wall) to ascertain if this is a shower-head problem or something else. Turn on water with head completely off...if you have water the head is the problem..if not its either the shower valve or more unlikely the building supply. erik

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