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Very nice unit. New details on water pressure 6/30/10
on June 9, 2010
The main shower head itself and its removable hand unit are plastic. The main unit has very precise settings in that as you change the setting you can hear it click into place. The hand unit's adjustment is silent.
I found the pressure from the heads satisfactory, kind of visualize a garden hose adjusted for distance with the valve turned half way on. Or in other words, our shower is 46" (almost 4 feet)from wall to wall if you take the hand unit with the unit set so water is only comming out of it and place it flat on one wall by the time the water reaches the other wall it is approx hitting the wall 7" lower than where it started on the opposite wall. It starts to arch down about half way across.
When set for both the hand unit and the main unit to produce water, it is very comfortable but the water pressure from the hand unit shows a noticable decline leading me to believe that there is only one 2.5 GPM water restrictor in this unit, not 2 (like one in the hand unit and one in the main shower head as another reviewer may believe, I could be wrong on this, but I doubt it :-). We do live in a newer home (2 years old) with good water pressure, but even with that, don't expect anything like a sharp needle-like spray.
I mostly just have it set so the hand unit is producing water, so I have more control.
Removing the hand unit and putting it back is easy. Just don't force it down all the way when putting it back in it's holder. Leave it about 1/16 to 1/8" from all the way in, it holds fine, without any problem.
The stainless steel hose is the best I have seen or used, it is much more flexable than a standard vinyl or plastic hose and it does expand by simply pulling on it a little. Its normanl length is about 60".
I only gave it 4 stars because for the price I was really expecting it to be all metal, but then again if it was dropped it might break something if it was all metal. It apears to be a very high quality plastic in that on the hand unit you do not have a seam running the length of the unit showing where it was glued togeather like in the cheaper models.