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Old 11-19-2013, 09:24 PM   #1
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Shower water pressure

I friends, is there any way to increase the water pressure on the RV shower. I changed the shower head but did not work.
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Old 11-19-2013, 09:31 PM   #2
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The previous owner had the water pump changed to a bigger, more volume unit. I did not get to experience the old pump, but the new pump I inherited gives nice showers!
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Are you hooked up to city water or boondocking? If on city water, are you using a regulator? If yes, is it adjustable and hi-flow? Inexpensive regs are preset and restrict flow. Have both city and water pump on at same time to increase.
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If you are just using your water pump and if the pressure is not to good then changing the pump will help.

If you are on city water this is what I'd do. We are supposed to use a regulator so we don't blow a water line from excessive pressure at different camp grounds around the country. Every camper you buy comes with a cheap ($10) pressure regulator. Actually it restricts the flow of water. It does work but it will reduce your pressure and flow. The best thing to use is a real regulator with a gauge on it so you can read the incoming pressure and reduce it to about 45 LBS. Most MH's can withstand that much pressure. They are about $60 but a nice hot shower is worth it.

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How about when we are connected to city water? Would pump help?
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Won't hurt! Give it a try. I have done it before with a little improvement.
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Might be a simple fix. I know you said you changed shower heads but is it possible you have the shutoff valve on the shower head partially engaged? I was having water pump problems a couple years ago. I replaced the pump with a larger unit and when I tested the shower, I still had low pressure! It then dawned on me. I slid the shut off over and viola, full pressure!
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I am not using water regulator. Please explain how would turning the water pump help if you are connected to city water? I just did it but did not change anything.
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Might be a simple fix. I know you said you changed shower heads but is it possible you have the shutoff valve on the shower head partially engaged? I was having water pump problems a couple years ago. I replaced the pump with a larger unit and when I tested the shower, I still had low pressure! It then dawned on me. I slid the shut off over and viola, full pressure!
WhT is shut off valve?
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WhT is shut off valve?
Check where your shower hooks to wall. There may be a button style valve that slides back and forth to shut down flow when soaping up and turning back on to rinse.
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Check where your shower hooks to wall. There may be a button style valve that slides back and forth to shut down flow when soaping up and turning back on to rinse.
Oh thanks...no there is no valve with this shower head
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I am not using water regulator. Please explain how would turning the water pump help if you are connected to city water? I just did it but did not change anything.
If you don't have a lot of pressure on city water, turning on pump will try to increase pressure and flow. If it makes no difference, then maybe you have plenty of pressure and flow up to your shower. How is the pressure at kitchen sink or bathroom sink? If they are good, you may have a restriction with the shower head.
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Other pressures are ok. Shower is very low. I have changed the head three times.
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Other pressures are ok. Shower is very low. I have changed the head three times.
Dumb question but you don't have one of those little water conserver rings/orifices where you hook your shower up? They were installed to use less water.
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