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Old 07-10-2019, 10:06 PM   #1
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Shower Hose Upgrade

We have found the plastic shower hose supplied by ETI to be stiff and difficult to use. We bought a flexible metal hose, which worked fine, but because it was 5' long, was difficult to manage in the tight space of the shower.

After searching Amazon for a while I found this hose that is only 1M (39 inches) long. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
The only issue is that it comes from China and takes a while for delivery.

However, it works well and is easier to manage. I mounted an IKEA vacuum hook to hold the hose. My wife is pleased with the upgrade.
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Here's another. 40" with metal ends, the plastic ones on my original had split. Okay since 2015.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 07-11-2019, 01:26 AM   #3
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You're going to love the flexible shower hose -- such a difference.
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Changed out both the inside and outside shower hoses . There are stainless and a great upgrade . On Amazon too. Pat
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Here's another. 40" with metal ends, the plastic ones on my original had split. Okay since 2015.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
The 2 reviews - short but not positive (1.5 stars) is not reassuring. I guess you could dismiss it because of tiny sample.
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We have found the plastic shower hose supplied by ETI to be stiff and difficult to use. We bought a flexible metal hose, which worked fine, but because it was 5' long, was difficult to manage in the tight space of the shower.

After searching Amazon for a while I found this hose that is only 1M (39 inches) long. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
The only issue is that it comes from China and takes a while for delivery.

However, it works well and is easier to manage. I mounted an IKEA vacuum hook to hold the hose. My wife is pleased with the upgrade.
This is a little longer but the flexibility is excellent! For some reason, the flexible shorter hoses are called bidet hoses - an internet search pops up several.

I added a Command hook to loop the extra - looks like we had the same idea!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Oh, and this is Amazon Prime too so delivery was two days.
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I normally do not use my shower, in fact I take it off and put away. But for some reason this shower still leaks water even when the plunger is down. Someone found a plug for it but I'm not having success in who and where?
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The 2 reviews - short but not positive (1.5 stars) is not reassuring. I guess you could dismiss it because of tiny sample.
Don't dismiss the bad reviews - that is the hose I bought the first time - really stiff! Into the trash and I bought a better one for less money.
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Are any of you with the metal shower hoses finding the shower gelcoat is getting rubbed or rashed as the hose moves around while under tow? Concerns?
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I went with a more flexible hose and we really didn't like it as it always drooped and was in the way. We went back to the stiffer plastic hose as it holds a shape well and stays out of the way. I really wish the shower head was on a fixed outlet with the lines to it hidden behind the wall, but of course that would be a bit more work and likely cost more.
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Are any of you with the metal shower hoses finding the shower gelcoat is getting rubbed or rashed as the hose moves around while under tow? Concerns?
The Command hook keeps the hose from moving around - I haven't seen any signs of damage to the gelcoat from the hose. The SS hose covering is very smooth to the touch - I wouldn't expect it to abrate anything.

The flexibility is a great boon for preventing the faucet / hose connection from breaking. With the stiffer hose, I could see the stub up from the faucet moving with the hose - it seemed to be only a matter of time before it would crack and leak. It made me so nervous, I bought a spare faucet to keep in the trailer just in case. With the new hose, now I have a spare that I will probably never need.
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Old 07-11-2019, 12:42 PM   #12
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I normally do not use my shower, in fact I take it off and put away. But for some reason this shower still leaks water even when the plunger is down. Someone found a plug for it but I'm not having success in who and where?
We normally take 'Navy showers' every night in our 21 and at first, we too, were puzzled at the leaking shower head after our showers. However, it only happened after we turned off the water and hung up the shower head back onto the wall but it always stopped after a few minutes. Thus, we then realized the slow (but loud!) drip was just the water slowly draining out of the head/hose.

So now when the last person is done, we turn off the water and hold the shower head up high. We push the shower toggle button open (on the shower head) and then open and close the shower valve/plunger up and down on the sink. This helps to drain out the water in the head/hose via the faucet into the sink..... No more slow drip after showers....well maybe just couple, but much better. Funny how we learn to adapt to all these little things.

The chrome hose is intriguing, though....hummmm. The current ETI hose is a little on the stiff side, but workable. Thanks for idea.
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Perhaps I was not clear, I'm trying to use the sink, without the shower hose attached and I keep getting water coming out of the hose attachment plug. Somewhere someone showed a male piece that screwed onto that shower plug to stop the flow of water.
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Perhaps I was not clear, I'm trying to use the sink, without the shower hose attached and I keep getting water coming out of the hose attachment plug. Somewhere someone showed a male piece that screwed onto that shower plug to stop the flow of water.
Got it. Maybe a cap like this would work??

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Perhaps I was not clear, I'm trying to use the sink, without the shower hose attached and I keep getting water coming out of the hose attachment plug. Somewhere someone showed a male piece that screwed onto that shower plug to stop the flow of water.
I asked the same question about a plug for the sink tap a while back. I was told to use this one: https://www.homedepot.com/p/DURA-1-2...-005/100342899
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Thanks, both of you.....they look like they will work!!
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Are any of you with the metal shower hoses finding the shower gelcoat is getting rubbed or rashed as the hose moves around while under tow? Concerns?
That's a good question. I was just about ready to click "Place your Order" too.
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I like a long flexible hose. Although we don't take showers in our Escape (yet), I use the long hose to clean the floor and toilet.
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Thank you! Ordered one. Wonderful that something so inexpensive can make a big difference. Only 18 left according to Amazon.
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Old 07-25-2019, 08:58 PM   #20
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Are any of you with the metal shower hoses finding the shower gelcoat is getting rubbed or rashed as the hose moves around while under tow? Concerns?
We have a flexible metal hose, painted white. We found the paint on the hose was being abraded by one of the screw heads on the sink behind the faucet. Tomís suggestion of a command hook is a good one.
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