I have been wanting to improve the water flow to my shower and get rid of the high pitched whine when the shower is running since I bought my 2001 38" FDDS. I replaced the shower head and removed the restrictor that was between the shower head hose and the shower plumbing. That helped some but the water flow is still anemic. My research indicated that there might be restrictors at the shower valve too. Today, I decided to look. I had to remove one of the mirrors to get access.
Then I removed the shower valve. I did not find any restrictors. :( I did find that the holes for water flow in the valve are very small.
I possibly can pull the guts out of the shower valve and increase the size of those holes, but I am skeered of screwing up the valve Has anybody on this board tried to enlarged the holes in the shower valve? Do any of you have a line on a like replacement?
Also, the passage for the water to back feed to the shower is small - see the small squared hole on the side. Perhaps, even if I make the holes for hot and cold in bigger, the shower flow will still be low.
Seeking ideas and consulatation. Please share your thoughts.