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What should you do if your shower has more water coming out of the spicket than out of the shower head?

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2005-11-15 19:36:51
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It may be that your shower head is clogged with minerals. Try using a mineral/lime cleaner like CLR or LimeAway. You can buy these at large chain stores or hardware stores. Pour the solution into a bowl and soak the shower head for 5 minutes or so (longer if needed). You can also take the head off and soak in the solution.

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