Step 8: Result

That should be it. You made a rainforest shower head for free. Now you can beat the heat of the summer with long,relaxing showers. :)
I hope you like it!
What about cleaning?? Does this thing get moldy at all?? How difficult / easy is it to disassemble and clean?
<p>Take a plastic baggie, fill it with vinegar, wrap around shower head with rubber band or rope. Leave for couple hours or overnight. It's like magic</p>
It is difficult to clean.. But I suppose it wont be a problem,since regular shower heads are also made of plastic...So I thought it's same material,so it wont get moldy.. :)]<br>
Although regular shower heads are made of plastic, the main difference is there isn't sitting water in most commercial shower heads.
could you use some thing like a stor it container ?
I meant like the container boxes for like wires and stuff.
This is a great idea, But I think PVC end caps and some chrome spray paint would be best. (looks mainly). As well as some silicone covered bendy tube. <br>This would be a great $20.00 project. Thanks for the idea!
very nice.. keep it up!
Thank you! :)
Oh no! I just threw away one of those CD containers! :(<br>It's still a very clever idea, my friend!
It's simply amazing!
che bello!!! Mi piace!
I'm curious as to what your GPM or LPM usage is now with this mod.
I'm thinking it wouldn't be any different, really. It appears the idea here is for a softer 'falling rain' effect rather than a spray, so you wouldn't really need to open the tap very far to achieve that effect.
xaenon is right... softer falling rain effect requires much less water that I normaly use for shover. I can tell that by how much I open the tap.:)
Although they are made of plastic the main difference is commercial shower heads don't allow the water to sit stagnent in a puddle. However I don't think this will be an issue with this one unless you plan on being out for an extended period of time. In which case removing it and drying it with a hair dryer might do the trick.
you could flush it with vinegar once every few days. that will sop mold growing.
Still, most americans are custom to things being simply use, and forget it till the next time. Just general cleaning every now and then. If I knew I had to clean my shower head every few days I'd probably go to Lowe's and buy something cheap instead.
i love this. ive been trying to come up with a way to do exactly what you have shown us here and now i know exactly wht to do. thanx for the 'ible mate!
you could take 1/8 x 3/4 aluminium flat bar, which you can get it 36 in lengths from your local diy for less then $10. cut 5 pieces into like 4 inch lengths and give the ends a 3/8 in radius. drill 1/4 in holes in each end, 5/16 on center from the end and each side, then overlap them, alternating each piece so you get a fairly straight line. secure them with a 1/4 in x 3/8 or 1/2 in bolt and a wing nut, then tighten it so it dont move on its own, but you still can move it yourself. or just loosen the nut a little then tighten it again when you get the joint you want to bend in the desired angle. use cable ties in teh middle of each bar to secure the hose to.<br><br>you may want to drill a 1/8 in hole at 5/32 on center from the hose edge to keep the hose from shifting one way or the other when you tighten the ties. of course you dont want to make them so tight it deforms the tubing.<br><br>this set up will allow you to position it w/o placing bending stress on a ridged support. bending stress eventually causes structural failure due to work hardening and metal fatigue on the places that bend the most.<br><br>besides, it would look more professional and not something you had to improvise in a hurry.
Awesome idea!
This would be great to have running off a Y splitter. Kind of like the dual shower heads out now. Then you could choose between regular or rainfall.<br><br>Awesome hack!!!
Hi, I have the splitter. My second shower head is attached to a hose and cradled to aim normally, that comes through a water filter just to rinse my hair. (Or as a regular sprayer if I need it). All I needed was a dual nipple attachment to make it work. I thought of this specially to save on expensive filters but now I can take advantage and put the rain forest fixture on the regular head. Good idea! :)
I wonder if I could incorporate this into my current shower head. I have roommates and don't want to upset them if they go to take a shower and my contraption is there, haha. Maybe i can find a way to incorporate a Y valve to decide which one to use.
Great For colege.<br>
Very creative! You also keep the disc case out of a landfill!!<br><br>KUDOS!!!
cool going make one<br>
Very cool project man, this will save me about +$50 at Home Depot.
Filed for future reference :) <br> <br>Well done and thanks for sharing mate :)
I am going to use braided hose. It wont kink and its able to hold itself erect.
I actually see this posted on Lifehacker. It made me sign up for this site that I didn't know was around ... incredible I know.<br><br>Nice shower mod!!
Well done! Very well done! I'm going to enjoy a nice shower with this mod!
That is brilliant. Love it, thanks for sharing.
omg, AWESOME! Love this hack!
Ha, I love it!

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