Moen low flow in new showers

Old 04-07-19, 12:39 AM
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Moen low flow in new showers

I installed 2 expensive moen showers with all new plumbing. Also a utility sink with cheap combo single handle faucet. Both moens set for max flow. Very disappointing. Wish the utility faucet was my shower head!!
I may remove the balance shut offs and drill them bigger but I think .one valves are built to give low flow
Old 04-07-19, 06:03 AM
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Not a pro, but what size pipe is connected to those showers and is it copper or pex?

Old 04-07-19, 07:02 AM
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I hate those low flow showers, have thought of doing that but have never tried it. call Moen and see if you can get a replacement before you try. Keep us updated as I would like to know.
Old 04-07-19, 08:26 AM
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On a shower head and sink faucet an insert is often used to make the device comply with low flow requirements.
In many areas those regulations do not apply or may not apply to a well water ststem.

I have been able to defeat the low flow on my well water system by simply removing the restrictor.
It was inside the handle connection on a shower sprayer and the hand sprayer on a kitchen sink fixture.
I have not seen any flow.restrictors on home fixtures you could not remove.
Narrow pointed needle nose pliers might work on yours.

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