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Old 06-10-15, 11:15 AM   #1
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Default Any low Flow Bath tub faucets?

All shower heads and sink faucets are low flow 1-1.5gpm.

I'm redoing my guest bathroom it's down to the wall studs, I'm looking for a way to restrict the flow of water coming from the bath faucet as we don't take baths. The Wife shaves her legs everyday in the tub(yes 365days a year) it's a habit since well before we got together and she isn't changing, She doesn't fill the tub just lets it run while shaving so there is no need for 4+gpm. I've tried asking her to not turn it full blast but that doesn't work, not worth the fight lol.

What are my options?

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Old 06-11-15, 01:36 AM   #2
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What an unusual problem. When I shave my legs (about twice a week during warmer weather), I just use a spray bottle, maybe a pint of water used every time.

Maybe you could add throttle valves?
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Old 06-11-15, 03:40 AM   #3
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My guess is you won't find a low flow tub spout because the normal use is to fill the tub quickly. After making pasta, I had second thoughts about the low flow aerator I installed at the kitchen sink. However, the connection behind the tub's spout is a standard fitting just like a shower head. If you really NEVER take baths, unscrew the spout and install a fixed shower head in the low location. some trim and some caulk and problem solved.
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Maybe you could buy your wife a fancy electric razor. You might accidentally solve the problem, if not, be sure to keep the receipt.
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It seems worth it for nice soft legs.

Adapt one of these to turn the flow down.
http://www.homedepot.com/b/Flow-Rest...-5yc1vZ1z0xeb8
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Thanks for the replies, I knew it would be an uphill battle as most want a quicker filling tub. I'll look into the flow restriction valves or putting a smaller fitting on the pipe to reduce flow and post results.
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Remodel the bathroom to have a shower only.
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I imagine you could remove the spout and place a washer with a small hole in it to restrict the flow. If you do this every week by changing the washer out to one with a smaller hole, the flow will get slower and slower. She will not be the wiser.
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I imagine you could remove the spout and place a washer with a small hole in it to restrict the flow. If you do this every week by changing the washer out to one with a smaller hole, the flow will get slower and slower. She will not be the wiser.
I like the way you think.
I went ahead and ordered a flow restrictor from amazon for $12 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o00_s00

I'm currently adding spray foam to the underside of the tub to keep the water warmer longer(might offset the longer fill time), the tub will be installed some time next week. Will update with progress
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I see a problem with that unit. It is going to make the spout stick out more. Unless you factor that in when placing the valve in the wall.
You could buy a valve that is for a shower only. Then after it is installed say "whoops!"

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