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The Trump administration proposed rule changes that would allow shower heads to boost water pressure, after Trump repeatedly complained that bathroom fixtures do not work to his liking.

 

The Department of Energy plan followed comments from Trump last month at a White House event on rolling back regulations. He said he believed water does not come out fast enough from fixtures.

“So what do you do? You just stand there longer or you take a shower longer? Because my hair – I don’t know about you, but it has to be perfect. Perfect,” he [Trump] said.

 

Now THAT is something important for POTUS to work on.  

 

WTF????

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what's worse?

 

he got rid of that regulation

 

OR

 

that the flow rate through a shower head was regulated already

 

 

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For all the leftist donkeys don't worry about your shower....it's not yours your socialist it's theirs a n d the WARLORD may be coming over to use it so turn to and sterilize it with your mask on....remember he likes company in the shower.....Will the bride be home that day

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29 mins ago, Southcoastphil said:

The Trump administration proposed rule changes that would allow shower heads to boost water pressure, after Trump repeatedly complained that bathroom fixtures do not work to his liking.

 

The Department of Energy plan followed comments from Trump last month at a White House event on rolling back regulations. He said he believed water does not come out fast enough from fixtures.

“So what do you do? You just stand there longer or you take a shower longer? Because my hair – I don’t know about you, but it has to be perfect. Perfect,” he [Trump] said.

 

Now THAT is something important for POTUS to work on.  

 

WTF????

How old are you? Do you recall when shower heads were unrestricted and you could actually feel the water? When you could wash conditioner out of your hair in less than five minutes? When you did not have to listen to females in your life with long hair complain about hoe long it takes to wash their hair because of rinsing?

 

I remember those days, and I am a scofflaw and damned proud of it. 

 

It started when traveling to Europe where they had a long head start on us vis-a-vis water restrictions. I would bring an adjustable wrench with me so that I could take off the shower head and remove the flow restrictor for the length of our stay. Same deal when traveling in the USA.

 

Our first house was built in the 1950s and all of the shower heads were from the 1980s when the reno'd all of the bathroom, no restrictors. When we sold that house, I removed all of the existing heads and put in the cheapest things I could buy. The new owners were going to demolish it so no harm. Those became my stock of traveling shower heads.

 

When we moved to our new house, every shower had Grohe heads which were easy to alter. Permanent restrictors but of a design that was easy to drill out with with a hand drill. That was well water so I did no damage to water supplies. 

 

Here in Florida, newly constructed house, and all of the shower heads are drilled out. 

 

Should this be a presidential topic? Probably not. Then again, does it show the president to be a normal person? Yup.

 

Will millions of Americans be cheering him for this? Yup.

 

Will it change a single vote? Nope

 

Will it improve the quality of live for untold numbers of Americans for years to come? Yup

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41 mins ago, The Zen Master said:

First thing I do in every place I live is take the stupid restrictors out of every faucet in the place.

^^^ Love ya ZM!

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Ahh, to take a dump and not flush two or three times.... 

I hope toilets are next. 

Actually I hope he outlaws front loading low water washing machines. 

Clothes just don't get cleaned like they used to. I miss TSP too... 

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The folks that want to control every aspect of our lives are sniveling because they lost some control.One more Obabomination down.:th:

I hope the shower head manufactures get off their thumbs and get some products on the shelves soon.Toilets,washing machines and dishwashers should be next.

 

Let it flow: Trump administration eases showerhead rules

The Trump Administration wants to change the definition of a showerhead to let more water flow, addressing a pet peeve of the president who complains he isn’t getting wet enough.
Publicly talking about the need to keep his hair “perfect,” President Donald Trump has made increasing water flow and dialing back long held appliance conservation standards — from light bulbs to toilets to dishwashers — a personal issue.
But consumer and conservation groups said the Department of Energy’s proposed loosening of a 28-year-old energy law that includes appliance standards is silly, unnecessary and wasteful, especially as the West bakes through a historic two-decade-long megadrought.
Since 1992, federal law has dictated that new showerheads shouldn’t pour more than 2.5 gallons of water per minute (9.5 liters). As newer shower fixtures came out with multiple nozzles, the Obama administration defined the showerhead restrictions to apply to what comes out in total. So if there are four nozzles, no more than 2.5 gallons total should come out between all four.
The new proposal Wednesday would allow each nozzle to spray as much as 2.5 gallons, not just the overall showerhead.
With four or five or more nozzles, “you could have 10, 15 gallons per minute powering out of the showerhead, literally probably washing you out of the bathroom,” said Andrew deLaski, executive director of the energy conservation group Appliance Standards Awareness Project.
On the White House South Lawn in July, Trump made the issue personal:
“So showerheads — you take a shower, the water doesn’t come out. You want to wash your hands, the water doesn’t come out. So what do you do? You just stand there longer or you take a shower longer? Because my hair — I don’t know about you, but it has to be perfect. Perfect.”
DeLaski and officials at Consumer Reports said there’s been no public outcry or need for change. The Department of Energy’s own database of 12,499 showerheads showed 74% of them use two gallons or less water per minute, which is 20% less than the federal standard.
“Frankly it’s silly,” deLaski said. “The country faces serious problems. We’ve got a pandemic, serious long-term drought throughout much of the West. We’ve got global climate change. Showerheads aren’t one of our problems.”
Energy Department spokeswoman Shaylyn Hynes said the 2013 Obama definition of showerhead clashes with what Congress intended and the standards of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
If the rule is adopted, Hynes said it would be “allowing Americans — not Washington bureaucrats — to choose what kind of showerheads they have in their homes.”
Officials at the industry group Plumbing Manufacturers International did not respond to a request for comment.
Appliance and plumbing energy and water conservation standards save consumers about $500 a year on energy bills, deLaski said.
If people are having trouble getting water flowing in their shower, they should check their home’s water pressure and can replace a faulty showerhead for not much money, deLaski said.
A 2016 test of showerheads by Consumer Reports found that the best rated showerheads — including a $20 model — provided a pleasing amount of water flow and met federal standards, according to David Friedman, a Consumer Reports vice president and former acting assistant energy secretary.
DeLaski said he has had a hard time understanding the president’s shower concerns.
“If the president needs help finding a good shower, we can point him to some great consumer websites that help you identify a good showerhead that provides a dense soak and a good shower,” deLaski said.
 

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6 mins ago, flyangler said:

^^^ Love ya ZM!

SIM does this, and tells of doing it in his famous Tales and Lies threads.

And, by damn, I started doing it too. A pair of channel locks, and my own favorite, adjustable softening salt adding shower head.

But, whoever commented that shower heads are regulated in the first place has a valid point.

Trump is ripping up over regulation like this in a number of areas, and it will take Biden/Hairy years to reregulate us back to the stone age.

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I put the biggest shower heads in at my lake house and the flow still sucks.  It’s a well/pump, so the water pressure isn’t the best.  But, I would love to have more.  Never thought about a flow restrictor.  This thread may be very helpful for me.  Heading up next weekend.  Thanks for bringing this up. :)

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