Master Plumber Ronnie Jackson

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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Let's Take a Shower

Usually the first five minutes in any hotel room that I'm staying in is reserved for inspecting the plumbing. I generally start with the lavatory because it tells a story of the waste design and that can be verified by looking then at the bathtub. Then the quality of the fixture connections such as stops and supplies. The tub and shower valve get criticized the most. Then the toilet is checked for movement and the level of sound when it's flushed. I've repaired or adjusted many lavatory pop-up assemblies along the way, which are sometimes very easy to adjust without tools.

What I often stare at the longest is the shower head. Sometimes it is near the ceiling and sometimes it's at eye level. It can be small and powerful to large and useless. The "S" shaped shower arm is apparently an afterthought for the eye level version. The hotels with the missing shower heads tell me that probably it had some appeal to the last guest. This happened in San Diego recently, so I call down to the front desk with my complaint and sure enough, shortly thereafter maintenance has arrived with the industries best? Speakman. There was an apology along with the installation for the finish color. Polished Brass was installed instead of chrome temporarily until supplies arrived.

The Speakman brand can be found throughout the hospitality industry and countless institutional settings. By my last (very rough) calculation, there were 53 Speakman shower heads available. This count does not include Hand Showers. The finish selection is wide and many installation configurations prove to satisfy many plumbing or preference issues.
For example the two headed shower head Speakman S-2252-2 produces a wide pattern and provides convincing argument that each head only allows 2.5 gpm. My favorite is the Speakman S-2280-AF Anystream Showerhead because the traditional shower arm is not needed. This wall mounted showerhead has a flange to stabilize the entire assembly.

For some of us the routine shower must be an experience or event rather than a function of daily bodily maintenance. Rain Drop Shower Heads or sometimes called a Shower Cans provide a gentle experience and for some a brief journey in the mind through a Costa Rican Rain Forest.

34 Comments:

Anonymous blanco sinks said...

yea i need to convince my kids to start taking showers instead of baths. i never realized how much more water and gas those use. (unless of course you are an exception, like my wife, who takes 30 minute showers)
-jack

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 4:33:00 PM  
Anonymous train to be a plumber said...

I really enjoy taking a bath using shower because I feel that I was massage by the drops of water that sprinkle.Using a shower is more convenient to easily finish taking your bath.

Friday, April 02, 2010 8:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Colchester plumber said...

You remind me of my father. Each time he stays in a hotel, he checks the plumbing system and critiques it. There are some hotels in Colchester that have good showers and toilets while others are installed carelessly.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 12:39:00 AM  
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Monday, August 16, 2010 6:30:00 AM  
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Friday, September 24, 2010 10:39:00 AM  
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Friday, September 24, 2010 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous plumber said...

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Saturday, October 16, 2010 9:29:00 PM  
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Friday, October 29, 2010 7:42:00 AM  
Anonymous plumbing said...

I was reading your article and make me smile because,that was also the same thing I check on when we get into a hotel whenever we stay for a family vacation.It'd funny but have sense because we are just curious to the architectural visibility of the shower room.

Friday, November 12, 2010 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Double Glazing said...

One of the most sensitive part of home would be the bathroom or might say in any establishment you will go.For me,it somehow tells the character of the person living there or the business.

Friday, November 12, 2010 6:06:00 PM  
Anonymous plumbing fittings said...

Transforming your shower into a spa retreat will create an inviting place to energize you to start your day or unwind at the end of a difficult one.

Monday, December 27, 2010 3:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Droitwich Roofing said...

Thanks for sharing your experience,you have some points and I appreciate it.One of the best part of a House is bathroom where you take a bath and get relax it is important that you are comfortable to have a more relaxing experience.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011 3:41:00 AM  
Anonymous PEX tubing said...

Each time he stays in a hotel, he checks the plumbing system and critiques it. There are some hotels in Colchester that have good showers and toilets while others are installed carelessly.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 1:48:00 PM  
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Thursday, January 27, 2011 3:29:00 PM  
Anonymous plumber baltimore said...

Ronnie Jackson sounds like a dedicated and highly qualified Master Plumber. I highly recommend taking the time to get the proper certification.

Friday, January 28, 2011 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous paultheplumberlasvegas@gmail.com said...

The Perfect shower head just takes some thought. Think about all the shower heads that felt great...they are very much alike i am sure.
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Wednesday, February 02, 2011 3:18:00 PM  
Anonymous trade plumbing supplies said...

Shower Room makes a great sense especially if you really need to re freshen up,The comfort and experience you feel is definitely satisfy you specially if you have a good interior of shower bathroom.

Saturday, February 05, 2011 3:20:00 AM  
Anonymous plumbing said...

When you are taking a bath, using a shower is definitely a great feeling. Some cold teardrops that falling in your body and you think that it can cleanse your soul too. It is also a less time consuming when you are taking a bath.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 3:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Party Bags said...

In my case, I usually look at the shower head too. I don't know why. But it has been my practice since then.

Saturday, May 28, 2011 7:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Playmobil said...

You remind me of my friend who used to do that too. Thank you so much for sharing it. I've been inspired!

Thursday, June 23, 2011 6:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Durham Plumber said...

Brilliant, I thought I was the only one who inspected the plumbing at every hotel I find myself at!

Wednesday, September 07, 2011 3:50:00 AM  
Blogger Jen McCleve said...

You have a really good point. I usually check things out in my hotel room before I get to relaxing, but I've never thought to check the pipes. Great idea, I'll have to be sure and do that next time. Thanks for giving us advice! It's nice to know that there is a plumber out there that cares.

Friday, October 07, 2011 4:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Merrylands Plumbing Services said...

It was important to conserve water even we are in the hotel, don't waste water. Use only water that can clea enough your whole body.

Thursday, April 26, 2012 8:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Toronto Plumber said...

How does one determine the worth of a business or home? Their bathroom. It's funny, but true.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 4:36:00 PM  
Blogger Sally Johnson said...

I agree that it is hard to find a good plumber these days. It is hard to find someone who is reliable and trustworthy. provo plumbing, well utah plumbing in general can have issues. So for me it is important to have a good plumber.

Monday, June 11, 2012 10:10:00 AM  
Blogger Megan Williams said...

My main concern is on how to fix the problem on my shower pipes.

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Friday, October 05, 2012 10:23:00 PM  
Blogger cooper cook said...

wow that is very interesting. I never knew or thought that you could look at the plumbing in a hotel, and find out so much about it by just looking at it. And now that I know this I'm going to keep my eye out for next time I go to a hotel.

Monday, October 08, 2012 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous bromsgrove bathrooms said...

The problem with that closet is it's often 20 inches deep. In a bathroom, you usually have small items except for towels, and things get pushed to the back and get lost.

Saturday, October 20, 2012 5:07:00 AM  
Blogger Halley Palmerston said...

There's no doubt that you're a good plumber. I suppose that everywhere you go plumbing is the first thing you checked. :-)

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