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Images of items I have purchased (except trainers)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Zefan, 29 Jun 2016.

  1. dLockers

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    :eek: Keep it clean
     
  2. Tefal

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    The balls are there for flavour the nozzles are for the spray :p


    But there may be an aeration feature using the pressure drop to suck air into the head and mix it with the water.

    "Foamy" water feels more volumus in a shower or tap so you need less water for the same amount of perceived wetness.
     
  3. {SAS}TB

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    That almost sounds like a narrative from a bad porno :cry:
     
  4. mrk

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    All these words.... here's a demonstration of the visual kind to show these heads do increase pressure due to the way the nozzles are designed:



    His seems to be missing the white balls and an additional mesh filter in the middle though so not sure what's up with that, maybe an earlier model or something.
     
  5. Tefal

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    Waiting for someone to point out the jet plates in court water blocks!
     
  6. bJN

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    All great points, but wrong. You can't increase pressure by putting a restriction in. As said, it decreases pressure and increases velocity. Net effect is that it feels more powerful as a result, which is why they're popular for people with low water pressure.
     
  7. mrk

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    Forgiveness needed! I had confused pressure with velocity :o

    Should have realised tbf having gone through installation of a high velocity airflow update on the carbon intake on my car years ago!
     
  8. Dis86

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    You fool of a Took!
     
  9. mrk

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    We are mere humans!
     
  10. Tefal

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    Humble brag
     
  11. Feek

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    I screwed our new shower head in yesterday, used it this morning and barely had to turn the taps on very far to get a similar feel. In my book, that's using less water.
     
  12. mrk

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    I told you didn't I tell you!

    :D
     
  13. Dis86

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    :D
     
  14. PlacidCasual

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    I don't get what the balls do that you wouldn't get by changing the spray plate. Strikes me a BS Baffles Brains. The shape and size of the orifices in the spray plate are the critical element of the design everything else is marketing snake oil.
     
  15. Junglist

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    Well, that's a shower head being ordered!

    @mrk - what have you started, I hope you're getting commission!
     
  16. Funky-Melon

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    I got a bunch of random stuff delivered today.

    New coffee machine, it won't be upto the standards of those in the coffee thread but I like it so far!
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    New radiator for the porch I'm rebuilding
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    And hoping these will finally sort my cars vibration issues at 70mph (after 6 garages failed to find the problem/fix it!)
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  17. Converge

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    Aren’t vibration issues down to poor balancing of the tyre weights typically?

    Least that’s what it turned out to be for me when I got vibration above 70mph on my steering wheel!

    Discovered this after spending way too much on other things as the garages I went to were none the wiser either…
     
  18. Funky-Melon

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    You'd think.....One garage put put 2 brand new budgets on there to test with and it still did it. Another garage said I had 4 buckled wheels and 'fixed' them, still vibrated. Absolutely nothing wrong with the car (apparently)...

    Another garage noticed a slight play in a driveshaft, so I replaced that, still did it. It's literally 6 different 'well reviewed' garages it's been to, including Volvo themselves and they're all stumped.
     
  19. mrk

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    Balancing weights are a delicate act, actually takes some skill to get the placement just right! But vibration at speed can also be a result of failing suspension components from bushes to ball joints and bearings. It can also be the flex disc as those are rubber and will wear needing replacement a couple times in typical lifetime of long term ownership.

    My car had slight vibration above 90mph and turned out the flex disc was the culprit. They are not expensive and should be considered a wear item if you've had the car a few years and there's no record of it ever being changed. Rubber perishes over time regardless of mileage. The best way to examine yours is to take it off and inspect.

    They actually do work, they are called bioactive mineral balls and have been around for quite some time.

    The balls have nothing to do with the way the water comes out! They simply purify the water, remove chlorine, soften the water etc etc. The colours denote a specific purpose:
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    Shower me with Haribos :p
     
  20. Junglist

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    We can't, there's a shortage! :p