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Topic # 100022 1-Apr-2012 19:06 Send private message

I own a backpacker's hostel and currently use plastic/chrome shower heads atached to a hose and slide-rail in the handicapped bathrooms.


They tend to break very easily when they are dropped (which is all the time at my place!) so I've been looking for something more durable.


Initially I looked for stainless steel but I don't think you can get them because of the dangers of dropping them on a head or a foot so can anyone think of an alternative? I'd probably still try s/s ones if they're available.


Thanks!

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  Reply # 603440 1-Apr-2012 19:43 Send private message

Use a shorter hose, or have the water outlet higher on the wall, so if they are dropped, the hose isn't long enough to hit the floor.



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  Reply # 603449 1-Apr-2012 19:52 Send private message

I tried, the shortened hose stops it hitting the floor but not smashing against the tiled wall.


As it's a tiled wall it would be expensive to move the outlet and fill the gap it leaves.   

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  Reply # 603455 1-Apr-2012 19:57 Send private message

I guess different brands will be made of different grades of plastic. May pay to contact one of the local manufacturers and see if they can help.

I've contacted both Felton and Methven in the past with technical queries, and they were both very good.



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  Reply # 603461 1-Apr-2012 20:13 Send private message

No probs, I'll try a plumbing wholesaler tomorrow I think. Cheers.

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