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steveh27

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Posted: 07/25/21 03:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I turn the water heater on for 18 minutes, which is what works to get the water just the right temp to use without the cold on. So I just turn the hot water handle on and off. I do not leave the water heater on.

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In spite of myths to the contrary, the Oxygenics is one of the worst shower heads for water conservation. It is designed to produce a powerful spray and uses roughly 1.5 gallons of water a minute. That is more than I use for an entire shower. I average about 1 gallon for a shower. My shower head turns down to a very slow trickle. When I use it, I increase the flow and let the water run over my body. There is virtually no water sprayed anywhere else. Even my wife is able to get by with about 1.5 gallons and she has long hair to rinse.

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steveh27 wrote:

I turn the water heater on for 18 minutes, which is what works to get the water just the right temp to use without the cold on. So I just turn the hot water handle on and off. I do not leave the water heater on.

LOL, that's what I do, but my number is 21 minutes, maybe cuz wwe have a 10 gallon water heater. No adjusting the mix.
I do this especially when boondocking, when conserving propane.
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I can't compare it to Oxygenics shower head, but I love High Sierra shower heads

https://www.highsierrashowerheads.com/

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Posted: 07/28/21 04:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our Itasca (Winnebago) came stock with a turn off valve right in the shower head handle that can be operated with your thumb on the hand you're holding it with.

I assume too much I guess ... (why) don't all RV's come this way? [emoticon]


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