Originally Posted by AWCHIEF
Toad, not so. According to camping world and the maker it is supposed cut the water off completly. It is a defect in manufacturing . I called CW this morning and they are going to send another one. I was told they have received no complaints from the latest batch they have sent ouy. Hopefully this one will work as designed.
The CampingWorld description looks like it was lifted directly form the Oxygenics page, and it says: "The new SmartPause valve allows you to pause water flow to a trickle with the push of a button."
Leaving a trickle flowing helps mitigate two possible problems: 1. If it is full off then full water pressure is on the pipes behind the shut-off, pipes and maybe hose that may not be designed for the full pressure, and 2. If your water heater is fired up and "recovering the pressure could actually increase on the hot side and back up into the cold side of the supply. When you turn it on again there could be a short burst of hotter water. The trickle keeps it equalized, and probably is not more than a pint over one shower.
I used the original Oxygenics in my previous house & really liked it; so much that I'm ordering one now for my moho.