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Old 09-02-2016, 04:53 PM   #1
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Looking For Shower Nozzle That Turns OFF

We do a lot of boondocking and in the interest of making the fresh water last as long as possible would like to have a nozzle that turns off and doesn't dribble. I just wondered if anyone here has found one? I've had three now, including the one that was on the MH when we bought it, and two others that I bought to replace it and they all dribble when in the off position.

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Old 09-02-2016, 04:59 PM   #2
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I put this push button inline on mine. It worked great with soapy hands

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Old 09-02-2016, 05:05 PM   #3
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It took a few seconds for me to find it. Where did you get it?

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Old 09-02-2016, 05:24 PM   #4
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OK, I think I've answered my own question. A search provided a Rainshow'r TV-1 water shut off valve that looks like the one in your pic.

I was hoping to find a nozzle with a built in valve that turned completely off, but if one doesn't turn up it looks like the Rainshow'r will work. We'll just have two shut offs on the same shower nozzle, one that works well and one that doesn't.

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Old 09-02-2016, 05:25 PM   #5
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Here's a link for one ( not where I got it , as I don't recall )

http://www.ecocamel-showerheads.com/
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There's a reason for the dribble. If they shut completely off you will get a blast of cold water followed by hot. If they dribble the temp remains constant. It's a small amount of water so I don't worry about it. I know people that have changed it as they thought it was defective and later wished they hadn't. YMMV


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Thanks for the info Duoglide1. I seem to remember the hot most.:-))

The shower nozzle on the camper we had from '93 until last year would shut off completely and there was, as you say, a momentary temp. change when turned back on. The amount of dribble from the 3 nozzles I've had for the MH have varied, but when the nearest fresh water source is several hours away from "camp" I want to be as conservative as possible with the water I have.

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I have this one:

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-43712-S...mco+showerhead

Works much better than the oxygenic one that everyone else here seems to like for washing my waist length hair plus the oxygenic did not fully shut off. This one also has different spray patterns.

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Thanks Kaye, that looks like what I'm looking for. I'll get one.

And thanks to all who offered their help.

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There's a reason for the dribble. If they shut completely off you will get a blast of cold water followed by hot.
Mine dribbled, and I still got the cold blast. There is another reason for the cold blast, and these folks might have it figured out.

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We just turn off the water. We have lived in our RV for a long time as full timers so we know how to adjust it when turning it on and off. Make sure to turn the cold faucet off first though or else when you turn the water back on you will get a shock of cold water. I never turn on any cold water when showering so all I have to do is turn the hot back on. We have a cut off for our shower head but it is just too difficult to use with soapy hands.
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Here's what we use:
DANCO Shower Volume Control Valve in Chrome-80782X - The Home Depot

It's a cheap on/off valve (under $4), and you just screw it inline between the showerhead and the hose. The description says that it slows water to a trickle, but in our experience, it shuts it off completely (at least for short periods of time, such as during lathering up).
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I put this push button inline on mine. It worked great with soapy hands

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I'm familiar with home construction where we use pressure balancing valves (for scalding or too cold a pressure variance) for showers or tubs. I think its mandatory in most builds now. Do they not offer the same for rv's? Or is the pressure setup on rv's not sufficient enough to make a pressure balancing valve work?
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