Delta Faucet 75700 7-Setting Shower Head
Experience a better shower with the Delta Faucet 75700. Offering complete control and flexibility, the Delta handheld shower provides you, your family, and your pets a gentle yet invigorating wash time after time.
Description of the Delta
The Delta handheld shower comes with 7 different spray settings ranging from full body spray, power massage spray, full body spray, soft drench, full drench, and soft rain. The shower head offers a 2.0 or 2.5 gallon per minute flow rate and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. The shower head is compact yet large enough to provide a decent showering experience at 5 x 7 x 14 inches.
Overview of the Delta
- Touch clean spray holes make residue removal a cinch
- Six-foot long tangle free shower hose offers flexibility suitable for most households
- Pause setting: ideal for stopping water flow between shampooing/shaving etc
- Water reducing spray setting helps conserve hot water and reduce the amount of water used
- Easily accessible flow regulator makes adjusting the water pressure an easy task
- Pause setting still allows water to dribble out instead of completely shutting the supply off
- The coiled hose is not as hygienic or as easy to clean as a smooth plastic hose and offers less flexibility in comparison
- The shower head and base are made from plastic rather than metal, this can lead to easy cracking of the shower and its component parts, especially if dropped when showering
Should I Choose A First Or Second Generation?
The Delta Handheld comes in 2 variants which are known as first and second generation. The second generation showers feature all of the mod-cons of the first generation shower, however, the second generation uses 2.00 gallons per minute in comparison to the 2.5 gallons per minute that the first generation offers. While less water is used in the second generation, the showering experience feels the same while saving water in the shower. This also helps reduce your water bills and makes it great for buildings with low water pressure. The second generation shower is also slightly smaller at 2.3 x 3.4 x 9.7 inches.
Are Any Specialist Tools Required?
For most people, all you will need is a firm grip and a little strength to unscrew your old shower head off of the current hose. If the head is proving difficult to remove then you may want to use a set of adjustable pliers. These will also come in handy if you are replacing your shower hose and need to unthread it from the water inlet. Otherwise, no specialist tools are required for the installation of this shower head.
Things To Consider Before Purchasing
The Delta 75700 is a fantastic, economical shower. However, you may want to purchase some Teflon thread seal tape for a tight, leak-free finish. This will ensure that your shower head does not leak from the joints. Not all models come with the shower head holder, so you may need to purchase this separately, although most universal arms will suffice for this model.
The shower components consist of painted finished plastic which will not be as hardy and durable as stainless steel showers. As the shower is finished with a painted metallic effect, over time the paint may begin to flake and peel off, especially when used with extremely hot water.
Starting at just $25.00, the Delta Handheld 75700 is an ideal entry level shower for those who are looking for a multi-functional handheld shower head that offers style without breaking the bank. Of course, as with everything on the market, a lower price usually equates to a lower quality product and the plastic elements of the shower are where quality is slightly below average.
Is It Worth The Price?
When compared to other showers of a similar price range, the Delta handheld shower offers some great features such as the pause feature, the seven different spray settings, and water reducing capabilities. It is definitely one to consider, especially for those with smaller shower units and in need of a system that works well with low-pressure water mains.
Overall, the Delta 75700 offers good quality for the money it costs and its easy installation makes it an ideal choice for anyone looking for a simple yet attractive shower head that not only saves water but also features several useful functions.
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