I bought one of the new "Oxygenetic" hand held shower heads. Seems to work fine but it doesn't have a built-in shut off like the original hose. So, after much searching, I found a $10, chrome plated, made in ROC, shower shut-off valve. Oxygenetics hose hooks up to it just fine but it will not screw onto the faucet assembly. Both ends of the shut-off are 1/2" NPT, one male, one female. Anyone else have this issue. I have the shower faucets off and the thread appears to be identical, but tries to cross-thread every time.
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Any Rv shower shut-off that I have had - including Oxygenics- never completely shut off by design. Supposedly to prevent drastic temp. change when you open it back up.
And yes - the oxygenic has a knurled ring at the base of the shower head - just above the hose attachment but it is hard to turn without loosening the hose!
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I just went back and looked, and yes, it does have the knurled ring, and the shut-off valve does fit between the hose and the shower head. So after all this, I guess I have a fool proof, works every time, shut-off, without having to re-adjust temperature, hand held shower. Thanks guys. I love this forum, even if DW says, again, there's another $10 wasted. (depends on how you look at it. Education is priceless)
I just went to Home Depot and bought a chrome shut off valve and put it on the end of the hose where it goes into faucet. It still only shuts off about 90% but at least you can turn it with soapy hands. Works fine.
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When we got our Oxygenics, hubby cut open the package, took out the showerhead, washers and hose, and tossed everything else in the trash. Once installed, I lamented about the lack of a *shut off*. Oh well, he said, can't have everything.
So I went back to the trash to check the instructions. There, in the package, along with the instructions of course, was the knurled shut off piece! Taped inside the package to the back of the cardboard. Go figure!