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Old 06-30-2006, 09:51 AM   #1
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Water in Shower is a fine drizzle

I own a 34' 1985 Limited with queen bed in back. The shower began running fine and then went to a fine drizzle, like I lost water pressure. The kitchen, bathroom, toilet, etc, has fine water pressure, warm and cold. The shower on the other hand does not. I'm using my holding tank water, not a direct water source from hose. Can anyone help me figure this out. Is there a valve or something that may be turned off half way or something? Please advise.

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Old 06-30-2006, 10:12 AM   #2
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Tim, May be some dirt in your shower head. Remove it and backflush.
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Old 06-30-2006, 10:16 AM   #3
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I haven't had problems with my shower pressure (however, I seldom use it) but I have had problems with the bathroom sink. It turned out to be a plugged screen in the faucet. I don't know if there is a screen in the shower faucet but the shower head could be plugged. I'd take off the head and see if the pressure is there. If it is OK without the head you might have to replace the shower head since some of them can't be dis-assembled.

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Old 06-30-2006, 10:42 AM   #4
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Hi tmeagle1--If your shower head is clogged with calcium buildup, soak it in CLR, or Limeaway (available at hardware, grocery, and big box home stores). May also need a little tooth pick poking to finish the job.--Frank S
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Old 06-30-2006, 11:16 AM   #5
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Water Pressure

Thanks, I will try all of your advise this weekend. We are using the airstream to live on weekends at a summer home and for camping. I appreciate all the fast responses. Thanks again.

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Old 07-01-2006, 01:46 AM   #6
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Agree that CLR works great ,it totally cleaned and renewed my original
shower head in my 60 trdwnd .I really like the hot shower !! ,Its only 5 min
but really effective in freshining up.

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Old 07-01-2006, 10:57 AM   #7
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Tim. I soak my shower head in vinigar about once a year and clean the filter, which is located at the end of the hose where it attatches to the shower head. Good luck
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Tim,
If you have cleaned out the shower head and still find no pressure try removing the valve at the base of your shower hose. This valve is installed to prevent the backflow of water through your shower hose, such if you accidentally drop it into the toilet. This is a nice feature for a home plumbing system but really not needed in an RV and can become plugged.
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Old 07-01-2006, 02:42 PM   #9
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and the water saver button on the shower head isn't halfway off?

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Old 07-02-2006, 06:37 PM   #10
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It was the obvious

There was a water saver button on it, it was turned off. Thank everyone for posting here. I guess I'm still getting used to this year airstream. My 1972 was quite different, plus three feet shorter, this airstream has all the modern conveniences. Thanks again to everyone.

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hey ya gotta love the cheap fixes!

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Old 07-03-2006, 11:10 AM   #12
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Water heater flush

One more tidbit of info. It is a good idea to buy one of those water wands they sell at Camping World. It looks like a small rigid plastic hose with an angle on the end and the other side connects you your water hose. After a few trips, drain the water tank and then stick the wand into the opening. Turn the hose on and you will be surprised at all the loose scale that comes out of the opening. This is the kind of stuff that goes through your system and plugs the faucet screens up. It sure has worked for me.
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I just installed on of the "Oxygenator" shower heads from camping world-very pleased. Shower is much better now!
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I just installed on of the "Oxygenator" ...
Wasn't that a Schwarzenegger movie? You know, the one where he sucks all the air out of California.
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