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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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Yep; the ring on the oxygenetic will not completely shut off the water on mine, either. Been discussed here in ORF. Don't know how to address your other comment.


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I got one of those little valves for my regular shower handle. I put it between the hose and the shower head, not between the hose and faucet.


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didn't even think of that, thanks.

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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)

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Having an Oxygenics shower head I too found the knurled shutoff to be a bit of a pain it the butt and requiring two hands.

Since stumbling across this thread I did a bit of searching and came up with shut off valve I'll report back on the ease, or lack of, installation.

I miss the push button on my stock shower head but I do love my Oxygenics.


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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!

Now I am a Happy Camper with my Oxygenics!!


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