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Shower Head Filter Screen

Posted by danieleise (My Page) on
Fri, May 23, 08 at 11:56

We were having trouble with water pressure in our new hand shower in our NYC apartment, so our contractor decided to remove not only the water stopper restricting the flow, but in the process he removed the filter screen. He claimed it wouldn't make much of a difference and that we could always wash the hand shower every few months to clean it out but I am a little worried that this is going to expose us to too much dirt, chlorine, etc. Any thoughts on how foolhardy this is?


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RE: Shower Head Filter Screen

No effect on chlorine regardless.

On balance, I would have left it in. In the greater scheme, I also agree with contractor. If there's cleaning to do occasionally, you'd have to do the screen as well as the shower-head so not much difference, really. It's not like that screen filters out tons of "dirt" anyway. Just a few grains and flakes.

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