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#1 of 24 Adam.Heckman

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Posted October 02 2004 - 11:49 AM

All the knowledgable people out there in HTF land, please help me with this.

My shower head is releasing a very high pitched noise intermittantly during a shower. It's not too bad for me, but my SO is being driven up the wall. She wants another showerhead but I don't want to spend the money.

I've taken it off, checked the rubber O ring, replaced the teflon tape, and put it back on. Still yells at me.

Has anyone had any experience with this?? Anyone with suggestions!? Thanks in advance!

#2 of 24 Henry Gale

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Posted October 02 2004 - 12:19 PM

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She wants another showerhead but I don't want to spend the money.
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Anyone with suggestions!?


Over here, OH PLEASE PLEASE..let me take this one!

Ehem, thanks. Posted Image

I have a suggestion Adam. Read the first sentence over and over until you guess what it is.

"I was born to ramble, born to rove
Some men are searchin for the Holy Grail
But there ain't nothin sweeter 
Than riden' the rails."
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#3 of 24 Seth_L

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Posted October 02 2004 - 12:36 PM

I bought a new showerhead at Target on clearance for $1.38 for my apartment to replace the POS that was here when I moved in. It's plastic, but it works fine.

#4 of 24 Robert_Gaither

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Posted October 02 2004 - 05:50 PM

Buy a lime deposit removed and soak the shower head it for about 2-4 hours should fix this problem.

#5 of 24 Peter McM

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Posted October 02 2004 - 06:51 PM

(cue Psycho music...)
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#6 of 24 Eric_L

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Posted October 03 2004 - 11:02 AM

Another obvious solution.

Since you don't want to fork over the $1.98 for a new shower head, and lime remover will cost you even more - I suggest you start taking baths.

#7 of 24 Jason_Els

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Posted October 03 2004 - 11:27 AM

Hell, just soak it in white vinegar. Will do the same thing as the lime removal kit for less than $1.00.
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#8 of 24 Adam.Heckman

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Posted October 03 2004 - 02:35 PM

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Since you don't want to fork over the $1.98 for a new shower head


She's looking at the 40 dollar 'rain' showerhead that's the size of a medium pizza.

Now, you tell me why I want to fix the one I got.

#9 of 24 Henry Gale

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Posted October 03 2004 - 03:16 PM

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She's looking at the 40 dollar 'rain' showerhead that's the size of a medium pizza.


Adam, the SO is a treasure, and a bargain hunter. I've seen that style of showerhead for $800.00, and more.

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Some men are searchin for the Holy Grail
But there ain't nothin sweeter 
Than riden' the rails."
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#10 of 24 Kwang Suh

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Posted October 03 2004 - 03:59 PM

Uh, just go to Home Depot and get a shower head for $5.

#11 of 24 Leila Dougan

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Posted October 03 2004 - 04:01 PM

I'm assuming you only have one shower in your home? Because swapping it with the showerhead in the other bathroom would be too obvious. Posted Image

#12 of 24 Adam.Heckman

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Posted October 03 2004 - 11:25 PM

Just one in our less-than-palacial apartment.

Well, since all of the responses have been wise ass or to get a new one, it looks like I know what I'm doing...

#13 of 24 Brett_H

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Posted October 04 2004 - 02:17 AM

Go buy some "CLR" at Target (found by the cleaning products), soak the shower head in that (as stated earlier), and you'll be fine.

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#14 of 24 ZacharyTait

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Posted October 04 2004 - 02:22 AM

What Brett said.

#15 of 24 Seth_L

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Posted October 04 2004 - 03:18 AM

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What Brett said.

CLR costs more than a new shower head. Posted Image

#16 of 24 Jay H

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Posted October 04 2004 - 04:49 AM

..and of course, when you do fix the old shower head and it no longer squeels like a banshee, she'll still want one of those $40 rain showerhead anyway. Posted Image

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#17 of 24 Tim Hoover

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Posted October 04 2004 - 05:19 AM

I found a nice little rainmaker showerhead on clearance at Lowe's for $15. It's only 3 inches in diameter and thus can't keep up with the really big boys, but it does a very nice job, especially considering the price.

Rather off topic, but my bathtub faucet stems keep losing the screws and washers off the back. I'm getting extremely tired of replacing them all the time, and was wondering if anyone had any advice for this.
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#18 of 24 Kwang Suh

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Posted October 04 2004 - 08:50 AM

CLR sucks. Get Zep.

#19 of 24 Ted Lee

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Posted October 04 2004 - 08:58 AM

i'm amazed no one has come up with the obvious solution yet. simply remove the banshee. problem solved.

sheesh!
 

#20 of 24 DaveHo

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Posted October 04 2004 - 09:15 AM

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Rather off topic, but my bathtub faucet stems keep losing the screws and washers off the back. I'm getting extremely tired of replacing them all the time, and was wondering if anyone had any advice for this.


Locktite threadlocker on the screws.


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