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How to Remove Shower Head Regulators in a Waterpik




All shower heads, including Waterpik shower heads, come with a flow restrictor. The purpose of the flow restrictor is to conserve water, and so one of the results of the flow restrictor is to lessen the flow of water out of your shower head. If you want a more forceful shower, or if your community has low water pressure to begin with, then you may wish to remove the water flow restrictor from your Waterpik shower head.

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1го Remove the shower head from the wall if you have already attached it. Wrap a cloth around the nut that connects the shower head to the wall pipe and then use your crescent wrench to loosen the nut and remove the shower head from the wall pipe. The cloth will prevent the nut from becoming scratched as it is loosened.

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2го Wrap the cloth around the blue handle where the Waterpik connected to the wall. Use a pair of pliers or your crescent wrench to unscrew this blue portion from the shower head. Pull it out. This is the water filter. Again, the purpose of the cloth is to prevent the filter from becoming scratched during removal.

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3го Turn the shower head up-side-down and pound the opening from which you removed the filter onto the palm of your hand. A small white cylinder should drop out. This cylinder is the flow restrictor. Either throw it away or set it aside in case you ever wish to replace it.

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4го Replace the filter if your house has good water pressure. If you are still concerned about the water pressure from your shower head you can not replace the filter, which will increase your shower head's water pressure even more, but which could allow foreign particles to clog your shower head sometime in the future.

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5го Re-attach the shower head to the wall, remembering to cover the nut with a cloth before using your crescent wrench to prevent scratching.