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Showerheads
Posted by: mattkime
Date: August 20, 2019 11:18PM
Poll
What style showerhead do you prefer?
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47 votes were received.
Hand showerhead 22
 
47%
Normal showerhead 20
 
43%
Other (post below) 5
 
10%



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Re: Showerheads
Posted by: testcase
Date: August 21, 2019 12:15AM
Look at the Oxygenics models before you decide; they provide a very good shower experience.
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Re: Showerheads
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: August 21, 2019 01:04AM
My favorite massage shower head is a wall mount. It's a 15 year old model that doesn't seem to be made any more. As good as it is, I prefer a hand held one for daily use.



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Re: Showerheads
Posted by: Speedy
Date: August 21, 2019 04:58AM
Hand held wand that also mounts on the pipe stub mimicking a fixed shower head.

I hate, hate, hate the diffuse ‘rain forest’ type shower heads, rather I like the tighter spray. Nor do I like the adjustable heads that can stream, pulse, whatever; just one more thing to fail.



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Re: Showerheads
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 21, 2019 06:05AM
....the rain ones [ those are the ones that buyers like and if you plan at any point to sell your hours no matter how far in the future, it will increase the value of the home ].........good 'heads can be hard to find.....



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Re: Showerheads
Posted by: Robert M
Date: August 21, 2019 07:11AM
Hi everyone,

Hand shower all the way. I despise plain ol' fixed showerheads. Our master bathroom has an older Hansgrohe Raindance model. Works well. Our second bathroom has a Waterpik model. Works well. One big difference between the two is the weight of the showerhead. The Waterpik is much heavier. Both have multiple settings for plain shower, massage, raindrops, etc. We rarely change settings.

If I had to choose between them, I prefer the Raindance model. Is it the one I'd choose if I needed to replace it? Don't know. I'd have to check out competitors since there are a ton of them out there. Wirecutter.com likes the Moen Extract:

[www.homedepot.com]

Note, these are aftermarket installations. Meaning, you take off the old fixed showerhead and replace it with the aftermarket handshower system, which usually consists of a mount, hose and handshower itself. Usually a DYI five minute installation. This is entirely different than if you're redoing the bathroom and installing a handshower system that mounts to a bar, with a hose that attaches to the wall, etc.

In Matt's case, it sounds like he's replacing an existing fixed showerhead, which is the easy, five-minute DYI job. There are a ton of different hand showers out there. Some are definitely better than others. The price range varies.

And, despite what Newton said, installing an aftermarket hand shower isn't going to have any impact on the value of a home. There are definitely things you can do to increase a home's value. Installing an aftermarket, hand shower that is a mount attached to the existing showerhead pipe with a hose and a hand shower itself is positively not one of them.

Robert
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Re: Showerheads
Posted by: Fritz
Date: August 21, 2019 07:16AM
whichever, just made of metal not plastic, if one can find an affordable one.



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Re: Showerheads
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: August 21, 2019 07:26AM
I bought one of these for our master bath. It made a world of difference...

[www.takeashower.com]




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Re: Showerheads
Posted by: pinion
Date: August 21, 2019 07:50AM
My showerhead has both and I like it. Either one or both can be turned off so I usually leave the hand one off until I want to use it so I get more flow through the mounted shower head.



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Re: Showerheads
Posted by: dk62
Date: August 21, 2019 08:12AM
Moen magnetix. The best solution I ever found.
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Re: Showerheads
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: August 21, 2019 08:14AM
You're going to be hosing down muddy kids and maybe critters for years. I like this model very much- the magnetic holder works quite well and is easy to pull down and put back up.
[www.homedepot.com]
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Re: Showerheads
Posted by: Acer
Date: August 21, 2019 08:27AM
Unimaginative low-flow wall mount works for me. KISS principle.
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Re: Showerheads
Posted by: 3d
Date: August 21, 2019 08:53AM
Why choose one when you can have both?

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Re: Showerheads
Posted by: pdq
Date: August 21, 2019 09:02AM
It would be nice if any were available in gold (color), since that was all the rage when we built our house and chose our shower pipe color 25 years ago.
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Re: Showerheads
Posted by: Robert M
Date: August 21, 2019 09:20AM
Bazooka,

Had one from Water Management. Nice, high quality unit but the spray proved too powerful. The return process was a pain. Water Management was very bad about it. The whole process ended up being a pain. Would definitely consider another if I lived in a home whose bathroom had a weak water pressure.

Robert
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Re: Showerheads
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: August 21, 2019 09:37AM
The Water Management shower head that bazookaman linked looks a lot like my favorite wall mounted shower head. Maybe they bought the company that used to make mine. A hand held version would be great but I don't really need a new one at the moment.



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Re: Showerheads
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: August 21, 2019 10:19AM
We have five heads in our shower.

Two fixed and two wands and one, big rainfall head in the middle.

Never use the rainfall one.

Like having the wand, though.

Recently got this to replace my fixed head:

[www.amazon.com]

Removable flow restriction.
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Re: Showerheads
Posted by: MikeF
Date: August 21, 2019 10:31AM
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pdq
It would be nice if any were available in gold (color), since that was all the rage when we built our house and chose our shower pipe color 25 years ago.

They're still made:
[www.homedepot.com]
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Re: Showerheads
Posted by: mattkime
Date: August 21, 2019 10:43AM
We ordered this simple but nice Kohler model. Choose your stream. Don't care for the hand held versions since you have the hose and I rarely use the functionality.

Replaced an apparently 30 year old hand held model that sat at about five foot six so I had to replace the shower head arm as well.









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Re: Showerheads
Posted by: 3d
Date: August 21, 2019 11:25AM
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mattkime
Don't care for the hand held... I rarely use the functionality.

But it's not all about just you anymore. Bookmark the handheld, you'll need it in the near future thumbs up
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Re: Showerheads
Posted by: Bixby
Date: August 21, 2019 12:00PM
I'm not a fan of hoses, just don't use them, but they are nice if you want to help clean of kids in the tub.
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Re: Showerheads
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: August 21, 2019 01:06PM
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Bixby
I'm not a fan of hoses, just don't use them, but they are nice if you want to help clean of kids in the tub.

Plus cleaning the shower/tub itself; makes the work go all the quicker.



It's spelled " y'all "

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Re: Showerheads
Posted by: Cary
Date: August 21, 2019 02:24PM
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bazookaman
I bought one of these for our master bath. It made a world of difference...

[www.takeashower.com]

They make great showerheads.
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Re: Showerheads
Posted by: Robert M
Date: August 21, 2019 02:35PM
3d,

Exactly. In a family, it isn't just about one person. It's about each member. My wife isn't so much a fan of handheld showers. She does fine with a regular fixed showerhead and only uses our hand shower as a hand shower when she feels like it. I love them. Easiest way to rinse off hard to reach places.

A handheld shower comes in handy for a slew of tasks. It makes cleaning and rinsing tubs much easier. Same goes for filling a bucket for other tasks. One of the best things about a hand shower is that you use it as a hand shower only when you want to do so. Otherwise, a handshower serves as a dandy standard showerhead.

Little M still takes baths. Gonna have to work on standing safely in the tub for a shower. And, believe you me, that's when a hand shower is going to come in handy! I'm dreading the day she manages to get it out of my hand and sprays the entire bathroom with it.

Robert
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Re: Showerheads
Posted by: 3d
Date: August 21, 2019 03:17PM
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Robert M
Little M still takes baths. Gonna have to work on standing safely in the tub for a shower. And, believe you me, that's when a hand shower is going to come in handy! I'm dreading the day she manages to get it out of my hand and sprays the entire bathroom with it.

Robert

My older kid's transition from supervised bath, to supervised handheld, to supervised shower, to unsupervised shower has been a very wet soaking journey. There were times when it seemed like waterboarding! Sheesh! Haha. As with most everything in this parenting journey, the second kid is easier. thumbs up Although the handheld (and hose) was not as asthetically pleasing in our newly redone bathroom, it was sooo much more convenient having one.
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Re: Showerheads
Posted by: J Marston
Date: August 21, 2019 04:59PM
Best low-flow:

[www.amazon.com]

Best lowish flow:

[www.amazon.com]
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Re: Showerheads
Posted by: artie67
Date: August 21, 2019 08:58PM
Here's a rain style one that we chose to replace the existing.
[www.amazon.com]

Rain heads are designed to deliver a soft rain shower. All the guest that we have had enjoyed the result to the change.

The arch shower arm I used was Purelux high arch shower arm.
Really good chrome over copper core. At Amazon also.
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Re: Showerheads
Posted by: davester
Date: August 23, 2019 01:58AM
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mattkime
Don't care for the hand held versions since you have the hose and I rarely use the functionality.

TMI man! I can't understand why the forum nanny filter didn't catch this.



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