Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Friday, December 02, 2011
O-Rings for the Check Valve on the Ondine Thermostatic Valve 25072
The O-rings used on the Check/Stop Valves of the Ondine Thermostatic Valve Models 25072 (3/4 inch) and the 25071 (1/2 inch) are -113 HEAT RESISTANT (.549±.007 ID x .103±.003 CS inches) and -117 (.799±.010 ID x .103±.003 CS inches). VASELINE and other petroleum greases tend to attack rubber and reduce the life of o-rings. Use Silicone Grease instead.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
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Tuesday, December 08, 2009
The "Commando 450", but better!
OK, for those of you that remember it, this classic Seinfeld scene is the closing of a terrible experience many of us have had. One day, shower heads suddenly became wimpy. Shampoo's hard to get out, soap lingers, plus, you don't get the all-over-your-body adulation a good shower should give. Here's why.
Many years ago there was a limit put on the flow rate of things-that-use-water could use – shower heads included. 2.5 gallons per minute (GPM) is the MAXIMUM anybody who sells shower heads can have on their products, period, end of story. That's the law. But, before this law, there were plenty of manufacturers who made their showerheads to work well without regard to a limit. Today, most showerheads are made WITH THIS LIMIT IN MIND during engineering. As a result, you get showerheads with tiny holes shooting needles at you. That's what they call a "high-pressure showerhead". Not that there's anything wrong with that. After all we all have our differences.
Back the the point. Manufacturers started putting "flow restrictors" and "flow regulators" into their products to make them legal to sell. As a result, showers that worked well at 4, 5, even 7 GPM were a bit weak. Gradually, engineering changed the product to work better at low flow rates. Don't get me wrong, a good-quality shower head today gives a great shower at these and even lower flow rates. And we must all do out part for the conservation of resources.
But to those of you who feel that while some guys have their own private golf course to water, a high-flow shower head is a small indulgence to be had. After all, America was once based on demand-side economics; let them charge for the water if is so precious!
We have two items that are not the exact Commando 450, but close, and maybe even better. The 4-inch Brass Rainmaker had 50 jets as compared to the Commando's 26. And the 6-inch Brass Rainmaker has 76! We also have the Elite Massage Showerhead Shower Head in both Chome and Chrome with Black. Going back to the Seinfeld clip, you'll see this item fourth from the right in polished brass.
To get your flow up, check out our section How to increase water pressure through a shower head or hand held shower. Now remember, water is everywhere and it always recycles itself back to water. (It's not like it gets contaminated by radiation going through a shower head.) But droughts do happen, and you may want to keep that regulator close by, especially if your water and energy bills get out-of-hand. The laws were put in place for the manufacturers to follow. We do not know of any laws regulating the removal of the flow regulator. And if your shower head is still wimpy, you may just have bad house pressure. Find fixes for that here.
So enjoy! Find these items and more on sale! for a linited time.
All celebrity aside, The Ondine Elite Massage is probably the best shower head ever made, (along with perhaps the Speakman all brass Anystream 6-plunger model, which doesn't have massage). It's got an adjustment dial on the outside that gradually changes the spray pattern from a thick shower stream to a high-pressure needly shower stream. Then a combination shower stream with massage kicks in. The massage then gradually adjusts from slow to fast pulsation.
We also have the diverter valve that Ferris uses to turn on his "mic". We have a large assortment of hoses. The one Ferris is using is the Ondine 28213. The same one was sold under the Interbath label as well. Bathlogix makes a hose that's nearly identical to the Ondine and Interbath models.
Unfortunately, we have not had much luck locating the Classic Massage handshower Ferris uses as the microphone. This one in particular was called the "X-90". The Classic line by Ondine was very popular with RV owners. It has a thumb control switch on the back that let you adjust from spray to hold to massage. If anyone has a stash of these, call us!
The Original Ferris Bueller's Day Off shower head is on sale and available only on the ShowerStore.com. It's a really great shower head, and a perfect gift for any Ferris Bueller fan! Find it here.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
ShowerStore.com today announces a new promotion on its shopping site designed specifically for the trade. They are called “Plumbers’ Dozens” and offer substantial savings to anyone in need of six showerheads or more.
“There has always been economies in selling larger quantities of an item,” explains Henning Zieger, an industry veteran and one of the founders of ShowerStore.com. “A consumer is not going to want a dozen showerheads. But for a plumber or property manager, it makes sense.”
ShowerStore.com is offering up to 50% off its already reduced prices of many top-end items including the Asceri large diameter showerhead from Moen and Waterpik’s 4-function and 6-function handshower sets. Also available are solid-brass Skimpy Watersaver showerheads from Interbath, and other basic replacement items.
Combine the promotion with ShowerStore.com’s $5.95 flat-rate shipping on orders under $75 and free shipping for orders over $75 and the savings really start adding up. Plus, they get delivered right to your home or shop!
The promotion is ideal, not only for plumbers, but also apartment managers, facility managers and any other MRO specialist in need of a larger quantity of showerheads.
“Right now we’re testing the waters,” continues Zieger, “but we expect this to be part of our strategic alliance with the trades.”
Friday, July 06, 2007
At ShowerStore.com, we've discovered that many of our customers are RV and boating enthusiasts looking for replacement shower heads for their recreational vehicle. To make that search for them even easier, we have added an RV Shower Products section featuring wall-mounted handheld shower head sets as well as hand held shower hoses, shower wall mounts, and handheld shower heads from brand names like Ondine and the Ondine/Interbath RV line of shower products. If you are an RV or boat enthusiast, we hope to be your first stop in your search for all your RV or boat showering needs.
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
ShowerStore.com is proud to announce our all-new Flat Rate shipping. $5.95 for ground shipping on all orders up to $75 and FREE shipping after that. Whether you order 1 item or 50, ground shipping rates will never increase.
We've also added several new items, including handheld shower heads, shower heads, and shower accessories.