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Dance up a storm with a new rainhead shower

 
 
The Moxi rainhead style showerhead from Kohler has a removable speaker so you can listen everywhere you go.
The Moxi rainhead style showerhead from Kohler has a removable speaker so you can listen everywhere you go.
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Q: I plan to remove my present bathtub and install a large custom shower complete with a seat. For the plumbing I want to install a “new trend” type showerhead to keep up with the times. From reading your past articles I know you are up to date on new plumbing fixtures. Can you please help me and suggest a cool new showerhead that I can install?

Grant, Maine

A: I am in tune with your question, and I really mean “in tune.” One of the new showering products that I have worked with combines “music” with a “rainhead” style showerhead. In recent years we have had standard type showerheads with wireless speaker technology, but now the musical showerhead craze has spread into rain-style showerheads as well.

One advantage to this is that usually rainhead showers are installed directly overhead and this can allow the speaker to be in a better listening position. These hi-tech shower heads use a portable water-resistant wireless speaker that pairs up to your smartphone or enabled devices, so you can listen to music and/or news while you shower. When you leave the shower, you can pop out the speaker and take it with you for recharging or continued listening.

Bottom line: With a new musical rain-style shower head, you can groove to the beat while you wash your feet.

Master contractor and plumber Ed Del Grande is the author of the book “Ed Del Grande’s House Call” and the host of TV and Internet shows. Visit eddelgrande.com or write eadelgcs.com.

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