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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Water Saver using a dime

Here is a simple cheap way to reduce water and lengthen our hot water, in our camper we have a propane fired 6 gallon hot water heater. The original shower head had a flow rate of 2.5 GPM (measured it with a bucket) the flow was way to high compared to my regular home everyday shower. With a just dime and a 1/8 inch drill bit I drilled a hole in the center, it reduced the flow rate to about 1.5 GPM. As a result I can now take a 10 min shower before loosing hot water.