The Shower Clear Shower Head is a shower head that you may have heard of, which is something notable in the world of plumbing equipment! This shower head has a patented latch system that enables it to be opened up in order to dry out, to be cleaned, and to prevent the growth of mold.
Shower Clear Shower Head Details
- 100% brass body
- 5-inch width with 5-inch water stream (no spread)
- Built-in pivot means its angle can be adjusted
- 1.5 gallons per minute flow rate
Shower Clear Advantages
- Can be opened to dry
- Wonderfully made (about 5 pounds of brass)
- Looks fantastic
- Very good water pressure
- Chrome-plated brass is tarnish and corrosion resistant
Shower Clear Downsides
- Single spray level with no adjustments
- Small body coverage because the water has no spread
Shower Clear Performance
The Shower Clear shower head is easy to install, simply by twisting it onto any wall-mounted or ceiling-mounted shower arm or extension. It will accept standard 1/2″ NPT pipe, just like any shower head you’d by today. The installation is easy and no teflon tape is generally required. The installation is a bit more difficult due to the weight of the shower head, but it’s still trivial.
Once you are showering the Shower Clear will immediately be something you are OK with or you can’t deal with. The shower head is about 4 inches across and there is no spread to the stream, so the water that hits your body is in a 4-inch width pattern. You have excellent pressure and water density within that area, but it’s quite small.
The small size of the water spray means if you are in a cold area or you shower takes time to warm up, the Shower Clear will not be a good fit for you because the body coverage of the hot water is quite limited. If you are, say, in the Northeast in the winter and your bathroom is too big or airy to steam up, then the Shower Clear can lead to some very cold showers.
Once you are done showering, the Shower Clear is easy to flip open, allowing it to dry over the course of the next few hours. You can clean it now if you wish, but it’s not generally necessary. Over time, if there is build up due to hard water, you can clean the deposits very easily, which means the Shower Clear will have excellent lifespan. This is doubly true because the shower head has all-metal construction and no plastic parts.
One downside of the flip-open design is that if you start the shower with the head open, you can get water all over the place. This will depend on the shape of your shower and the amount of water pressure, but you can shoot water in some unpredictable places. You really want to close the shower head before you turn the water on, not turn the water on, walk away while the shower warms, and come back to find a small scale flood.
- What size is shower head pipe?
A standard shower head pipe that comes out of a wall and your shower head screws onto is a 1/2 inch male thread, which adheres to the National Pipe Thread standards.
- What size connection does a shower head use?
A standard American shower head has a 1/2 inch “NPT” female threading. It will work with a standard 1/2 inch NPT male shower head pipe.