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Old 07-10-2019, 09:06 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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Old 07-10-2019, 09:19 PM   #2
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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, 12:26 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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Old 07-11-2019, 08:37 AM   #7
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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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