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  1. silk186

    silk186 Derp

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    Not even remotely a tech question but I've had good luck here. I'm renting a ground floor flat with a combi boiler. It had an Ionic Shower Head full of magic rocks that are supposed to ionise the water and remove chlorine or some BS. Apparently, you are supposed to replace the rocks every 6 months. Anyways, I prefer to save my money to buy radiation blocking stickers for my cellphone. I read Mira is good, so I ordered a Mira Response and I'm disappointed as it doesn't perform as well as the magic rock head that has sprung a leak. I don't care about 256 different settings with RGB. As long as it has one stong setting that isn't bunghole I will be good. Mira also suggests I need to spend as much on a new host to increase pressure by up to 25%, is that Mira BS? Anyways, the Mira is going back. Does anyone have recommendations for something good under £30?

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  2. Dr. Coin

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    If you like the Ionic Shower Head, can't you just keep using without all the magic rocks? Might even get a flow boost. Or you can try it with other materials, replace the energy balls with coffee grounds.
     
  3. silk186

    silk186 Derp

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    I don't know how old it is, it's unhygienic and it has sprung a leak - the main reason.
     
  4. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Got to admit you got me there. being bit-tech you should really mod the old one to work or do a scratch build... I'll even make a project log exception :dremel:
     
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  5. Dr. Coin

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    Oops I missed that detail in the first post.
    FYI a new magic Ionic Shower Head is only £12, less than half your budget and you can get a clone unit with RBG for the same price!

    My partner replaced one of our shower heads a couple years back with a Waterpik brand unit (I think model ZZR-769ME or its predecessor) and it seems reasonable. I haven't noticed any issues despite the over use of plastic. I don't see the model on Amazon.co.uk and what Waterpik units I did see are just above your price.
     
  6. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Cat Lies Down on Broadway

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    Mod it with a hammer, then you can put the rocks around a pot plant.
     
  7. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    The free water saving stuff we got from Affinity water are very good, better than an expensive branded one we bought from B&Q.
    It saves water, yet I feel it sprays enough showering water and spread to be comfortable. I also use their water saving connector on the en-suite overhead shower, which reduces water consumption (evident from combi boiler working not as hard) but there's still more than enough water hitting me.

    See here for how to get free water saving stuff.
    https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/utilities/cut-water-bills/#gadgets
     
  8. silk186

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    "We don’t offer free products in your area however you can still make great savings through our Savings Engine™." - Discrimination! Rabble Rabble Rabble!!!
     
  9. silk186

    silk186 Derp

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    3D printed shower head based off an AIO backplate design? Seems like a future Bit-Tech article.
     
  10. silk186

    silk186 Derp

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    I'm very tempted to make a golden shower part of my morning rituals

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  11. MiNiMaL_FuSS

    MiNiMaL_FuSS ƬӇЄƦЄ ƁЄ ƇƠƜƧ ӇЄƦЄ.

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    I got that exact magic rocks head for about £3 from your favourite online Chinese retail outlet, it's not terrible but there's certainly better out there.

    Make sure you check your shower hose and drill out any flow restrictors that are in there to "save water".

    I've been considering this, the reviews are good:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/High-Pressure-Shower-Head-Showerhead/dp/B07CQH9KSR/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=shower+head&qid=1594306531&sr=8-5&th=1

    I'm assuming I could just fit it to the end of the shower hose rather than needing a proper fitted shower pipe. I've also seen it recommended on a few independant websites.

    Or this:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Handheld-S...1&keywords=shower+head&qid=1594306531&sr=8-13

    Is my most likely bet, as I think not being able to hold the first one would annoy me quite quickly!
     
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  12. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I was going to suggest what Minimal said. A shower head shouldn't piss out less water than a bathroom faucet. They are usually in the inlet of the handset and can be removed with long nose pliers.
     
  13. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Mr_Mistoffelees The Cat Lies Down on Broadway

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    Seems like a bad plot device for a 1980's comedy.
     
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    Didn’t the CIA try this on Castro?
     
  17. BeauchN

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    certainly an exploding cigar, not sure that would have worked in the shower though...
     
  18. Dr. Coin

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    In a shower you want the exploding oversized sea shell
     
  19. MiNiMaL_FuSS

    MiNiMaL_FuSS ƬӇЄƦЄ ƁЄ ƇƠƜƧ ӇЄƦЄ.

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    The bomb proof one just arrived, will give feedback tomorrow....that sounds so creepy...
     
  20. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Cat Lies Down on Broadway

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