In my quest for water efficiency, a new shower head is a must. All of the models have various settings, but not all of them have a "pause" setting. That's needed to reduce the water coming out of the head when the water doesn't need to be running, like while shampooing. This weekend, I have installed my THIRD such shower head. The first one, about two months ago, sprang a leak in the hose within two weeks after installing. I got about two months out of the second one before the button that paused the water stopped working. Here's hoping the third time IS a charm.
When shopping for the new fixtures. There are two options - inexpensive plastic painted to look like metal and easy to install or very expensive metal and difficult to install. Since I'm not really in the position for the expensive/hard to install models, I have opted for the former. I think I've always had that level of shower head in my bathrooms, and they've always lasted quite some time.
The three fixtures purchased were each a different brand, but they all had one thing in common...they were all packed in that thick plastic, hard-to-open blister packaging.
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