@jst1ofknd since it takes about 60 seconds to “install” I’m not sure why you would buy one and not immediately “install” it. Sorry I have trouble calling screwing in a light bulb. Er I mean shower head. An “install”
@clonetek@Knightp That’s right, model 5542 (with the smaller head) is $29.99 at Amazon, but model 5545 (the one being sold here) is $79.99. So maybe not such a bad deal.
I’m torn, as I just got a somewhat similar shower head a couple weeks ago that I haven’t gotten around to installing yet, so do I want to have two new shower heads that I won’t get around to installing?
Are these fixtures metal or plastic?
I’ve bought ones before where the stated finish was chrome, when it was actually just a shiny sticker like coating over plastic.
“Chrome plating (less commonly chromium plating), often referred to simply as chrome, is a technique of electroplating a thin layer of chromium onto a metal object. The chromed layer can be decorative, provide corrosion resistance, ease cleaning procedures, or increase surface hardness.”
@Nyc_Tattoo I’m not sure even the fancy ones are metal. Purchased a really nice one a year or so ago because it said metal. Turned out only the exterior was and internally still plastic that eventually leaks. If you find a solid metal one let me know.
Bought one of these last time to surprise Wife.
She loves is, loves it, loves it!
Easy to install, decent instructions (read AND followed) and have had no problems with it.
Not saying the price is the best, but she is happy with the product.
Bought two the last time. Easy install - no 10mm socket required. Flow restrictor comes out easily. Even the thread tape is included. Yes, lots of plastic. BUT, no more than the turn of the century Moen and Waterpic that these heads replaced.
This comment in an Amazon review drove me to “meh” on this one: The only downside is that the ball joint, which controls the angle of the shower head, is basically worthless. Tightened all the way (just by hand, per the instructions), it doesn’t limit movement of the joint. The weight of the shower head is enough to change the position of the ball joint.
I am pretty sure you need pretty good water pressure to enjoy one of these. Don’t think your mediocre apartment building water pressure will be enough. Luckily, I already have one of these types in my condo with enough pressure to peel paint off your walls.