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    • moneysaverz83
    • By moneysaverz83 13th Sep 18, 4:47 PM
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    Shower head drip
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    • 13th Sep 18, 4:47 PM
    Shower head drip 13th Sep 18 at 4:47 PM

    Just noticed a small drip/leak from one of the holes in my shower head today. A large drop coming out every 10 seconds or so. The taps are closed tight and the tube is tightened.

    Anything else to do? Or buy a new head/tube?

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    • moneysaverz83
    • By moneysaverz83 13th Jan 19, 9:00 PM
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    Ah OK, really?

    There's so much conflicting info between members on the In my Home and between tradesman, it's hard to get a concrete, accurate answer.

    I don't feel my hot water pressure is low, though its lower than cold water. I just thought that's normal?

    What do you think the slow sludge drip is, divertor valve? And why do you think the low hot water pressure (if in fact its apparently low), could be?
    • esuhl
    • By esuhl 14th Jan 19, 10:13 AM
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    A shower valve does not work in the same way a set of taps does.

    It uses cartridges, not rubber washers.
    Originally posted by phill99

    It was about 100 for a replacement cartridge for my shower. Instead I paid 3.99 on eBay for a set of rubber O-rings and silicone grease. It's been working as new for the past few years now.

    It's nearly always the rubber O-rings in the cartridge that fail. And it's a lot cheaper to replace them.
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