Monday, 9 January 2012

Should every boat have one?

We have just bought a venturi shower head for Yarwood. 
The blurb says that...
 "A conventional shower has a flow rate of 25 to 30 litres per minute so a five minute shower uses around 125 litres of water. The Venturi shower use only 6 or 8 litres per minute, so you save over 90 litres having a 5 minute shower, cutting water and energy consumption up to 70%."
The flow of water to the shower head is restricted but a 'vent' in the base of the shower head handle sucks in air which aerates the flow of water and increases the pressure again - result you feel satisfied with the flow and shower experience but have used less water.
Now that has got to worth a try ..

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Only one way to find out - we'll look forward to the report - with tasteful photos of course :-)

Sue, nb Indigo Dream

Nb Caxton said...

Tasteful, tasteful.....could be a problem me thinks..
X Lesley

Jill and Graham said...

Is that the thingy we got?
Tasteful - please tell me we are not back onto the subject of Joe and nibbly bits

Anonymous said...

hello you so i can keep stalking when will you change your blog heading karen x

Nb Caxton said...

I don't know about your 'thingies' Jill and frankly, would prefer not to..I think the 'tasteful' comment will preclude Joe's NB's
X Lesley

Nb Caxton said...

Hello Karen!!
Welcome aboard. Of course you can keep stalking! I will move over completely to the Yarwood blog when we move off of Caxton, in about two weeks time we believe.
Keep watching and commenting and see you in the Summer perhaps
Lesley

bob said...

I too would like a report on the venturi shower head...

bob
s/v Eolian
Seattle

Nb Caxton said...

Hi Bob
We will report back on the venturi showerhead after using it for a while aboard Yarwood.
Lesley

Elly and Mick said...

We'll look forward to reading what you think of the shower head. Water saving showers are common here so it will be interesting to see how one works on a narrowboat!
Elly

Nb Caxton said...

Hi Mick and Elly
I am hoping that it will be successful because if it is there will be a lot of Narrowboaters fitting one!
Lesley