Introduction: Create a Shower Spa for a Few Bucks.
Create a pleasant, rain-like shower "head".
I have tried several different (and expensive!) shower heads, but none of them gave me the spread pattern and coverage I wanted. Doing some other projects with PVC pipe, I hit upon this idea.
Step 1: Parts
You will need:
1/2 inch PVC pipe (12 to 24 inches)
1/2 inch PVC end cap
1/2 inch PVC end connection
Shower hose (standard 1/2 inch connection)
1/8 inch drill bit
3M Command hooks and adhesive strips
Step 2: Cut the PVC Pipe.
A length of about 12 to 15 inches is good. Remember, the longer you go, the less powerful the spray for the same water pressure.
Step 3: Attach the End Cap and Connector.
You can use PVC pipe glue if the fit is not snug enough.
Step 4: Drill Holes About 1 Inch Apart.
Do this in a straight line across the length of the pipe. Try to keep the drill perpendicular to the pipe.
Step 5: Rotate the Pipe About 1/4 Inch and Repeat, With Offset.
Drill another row of holes about one inch apart and in between the previous ones, with the pipe turned about 1/4 inch. Again, keep the drill perpendicular to the pipe.
Step 6: Attach the Hose.
Step 7: Place the Hooks in the Shower at Desired Height, and Place Pipe.
Step 8: Attach to the Shower Head.
Here I have a "double" shower head connection where I've attached two of these. With the knob you can choose one or the other, or both. Again, the more holes you are actually using, the less of a stream coming out the holes (with the same water pressure).
Step 9: Enjoy Your Shower Spa!
Remember to turn the holes towards the floor when you are done. Otherwise, you might get a face full of spray the next time you turn it on!
This one is placed on the side of the shower stall, not on the front. Of course, you can experiment with different lengths, number of holes and positions. You could also get some Command strips that are like cable ties and set up one or more perpendicularly.