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Old 07-29-2016, 09:42 AM   #11
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replace head restrictors

has anyone also removed the head restrictors on the shower
and bath heads as done by others too (see below for sample posts)??

Girard instructions suggest you remove the restrictor in the shower. I did that by unscrewing the shower head and prying out the restrictor. Did the same for the kitchen faucet. With the girard temp dial set midway and the inlet water temp at 55 degrees, the constant hot water was 92 degrees. Perfect.

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Old 07-29-2016, 10:04 AM   #12
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While I haven't removed any restrictors, I have swapped the shower head to an Oxygenics shower head, which is likely an even bigger restrictor...

What we have seen is that incoming pressure matters greatly. having the fully adjustable pressure gage with a dial helps you understand if the park pressure is acceptable for the Girard system. On a recent trip the park pressure was outstanding, but due to my water filter getting clogged, the flow went to a trickle. This caused my wife to have a really bad dance in the shower that resulted in some kind words to me to address the issue. In this case, I swapped to the internal tanks and it got her a much better experience in the shower.

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Old 07-29-2016, 04:22 PM   #13
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I had issues with the hot water. Till I figured out they plped the hot and cold water backwards. Wearing glasses but not in shower took awhile to figure what was going on
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Old 08-08-2016, 05:15 PM   #14
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Mega - we struggled at first then:

Discovered the flow sensor requires 45 lbs pressure to register. We got an adjustable regulator and set it to 50. It seems that the cold water diverts a stream and lowers the pressure so we turn on no cold while showering. Instead, we simply dial up the desired temperature on the control pad and shower endlessly. The pressure is a bit whimpy that way but I change it from rain to stream and the showers are wonderful. A head with restrictive insert might increase the pressure at the head. Using this technique we've had no cold shower in ages and would never switch to a tank heater.
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Old 08-09-2016, 07:49 PM   #15
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Once we learned the tricks of the tankless heater we have had no issues.
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Old 08-15-2016, 09:50 AM   #16
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I can say after making the following 3 changes -
Replace water filter
replace shower head with Oxygenics
Use Adj. Water Pressure Regulator (set to 50psi)

That we no longer had any temp. spikes and the water temp stayed constant!

So, on trip last week everyone enjoyed uneventful showers!

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