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Old 04-21-2007, 12:51 AM   #1
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Talking Hello everyone

Thought i'd say hello to everyone (hello) and glad to be a part of this forum...recently purchased a 1970 international and look forward to fixing it up...previous owenr took very good care of it thsu, I was lucky to find one for the price he sold it for. I do have a question for anyone...is there a wayto increase shower pressure without blowing out pipes? Thanks before hand for any information that you provide.

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Old 04-21-2007, 02:28 AM   #2
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Welcome Robert,

nice to have onboard! You'll find theses forums very helpfull and here are so many really nice people wanting to help and answer any question!


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Old 04-21-2007, 02:30 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum and, the A/S family`!
For your water pressure, several things. You could check the in-line filter trap located near the pump..Make sure it's been cleaned. (Rather simple to do) Accumulator tank can be add to your water system quite easily. While this may not "up" your pressure, it will keep the flow steady for you. (Another simple and, easy do-it-yourself project.)Check this site for large selection of water pumps, filters, accumulators, etc.
You might even consider replacing the shower hose/shower head.
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Lastly, I can say based upon my own experiences. Whenever possible, I use the shower at the campground`! Saves on water heating cost.`
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Old 04-21-2007, 06:36 AM   #4
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...is there a wayto increase shower pressure without blowing out pipes?
I increased the pressure of the water coming thru my shower head by simply changing my shower head. I know its not exactly what you are looking for but this was a simple, inexpensive solution that forces water out of the shower head at what seems like a stronger rate.

Also, keep in mind that you will quickly fill up your gray tank if you take long showers (i.e., using a lot of water). I typically take a "navy" shower in the trailer to conserver water but do enjoy the extra strength of the spray with my new shower head.
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Hey Robert,

Welcome to the Forums from just up the road in Arkansas!

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Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.

There may be some sort of pressure restrictor installed in the system. New Airstreams came with this. We also use a pressure regulator at the campground water source. This makes for a less-than-invigorating shower, but the possible alternative of blowing an internal water line connection makes it doable.
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