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Eaga showersmart watersaver, aerator / limiter

MR GUS Avatar
6y, 5m agoFound 6 years, 5 months ago
http://www.eaga.com/freeshowersmart
Or call freephone 0800 953 0033 quoting reference SS-RF
NOT SUITABLE FOR ELECTRIC SHOWERS!
appears this is for gravity fed systems

I nabbed these details off another site for sheer convenience which is why it's in review form, this item dropped through the door today, ordered by the wife to be used on the upstairs shower head, ..I presume she checked we needed one.
as it's dutch it's a nicely q.c'ed bit of kit polished stainless steel with etched markings you can use as a future reference should you need to detatch & clean it ever!

One of the things that some of the energy providers are doing, is providing for free is something called the Eaga Shower Smart.

This is a small gadget which measures approximately 5 cm in length and the manufacturers claim that it prevents the unnecessary waste of water from using your shower, giving you a good balance between your personal water needs .

HOW DOES IT WORK
The way it works is simple. Basically it creates a constant flow of 7.7 litres per minutes, giving a full even jet with less fluctuation in the speed of the water flow from your shower.

SAVING ENERGY
The makers indicate that a more efficient shower means that you will save energy.

For a two person household, they claim that by using this item, they will save more than 12,000 litres of water per year, which at current prices will mean a saving of roughly £20 each year on gas bills and (assuming your water is metered) a saving of £20 on your water bill per year.
This equates to over a tonne of carbon dioxide over products lifetime.

IS THIS FOR YOU?
Obviously, if your shower is efficient already, then the gadget may not be for you. When the item is delivered, they include a measuring bag (which basically looks like an oversized money bag which you get from any bank). To see if your shower would benefit from using this item, simply put the showerhead into the bag, quickly turn on the shower for 5 seconds and then switch off the shower. If the water level in the bag is above the printed measuring line, then your shower unit is not efficient and you will benefit from installing the unit. If the water level is below the line, then you have an efficient shower and there is no need to install the unit.

IS IT SIMPLE TO INSTALL
Simply unscrew the shower hose, put in the red fibre washer between the unit and the taps, screw the unit onto the taps, and on the other end screw the shower hose on to the top of the unit. Job done, and it only took one or two minutes.
The makers indicate that the unit is not suitable with electric showers, showers with multiple jets or rainwater showers.

HOW DOES IT WORK AND HOW LONG DOES IT LAST
As far as I can tell, it looks like the unit operates by having a mesh filter which can be cleaned if blocked, which generally restricts the flow of water if it is too much. It is made in The Netherlands and comes with a 15 year manufacturer's guarantee and is Kiwa and WRAS certified

HOW CAN YOU GET A UNIT
There are two ways that you can apply for a free unit.

You can claim one if you are over 70 or alternatively, if you are claiming one of the following benefits or credits:-
Income support, housing benefit, council tax benefit, income based Jobseeker's Allowance, attendance allowance, disability allowance, industrial injuries disablement pension benefit, war disablement pension, pension credit, child tax credit, or working tax credits.

If you meet any of the above criteria, you can visit http://www.eaga.com/showersmart or ring free on 0800 953 0033 quoting reference ShowerSmart-RF to claim your free unit.
DOES IT ACTUALLY WORK?

The unit is not obtrusive, and looks like it is part of your shower unit. The water flow remains strong and is sufficient for a good shower. With regards to saving money, to be quite honest, I cannot yet say as the makers indicate a gas saving of £20 per year and a water saving of £20 per year, but I have no reason to doubt the manufacturers.
MANUFACTURER / SUPPLIER DETAILS

WWW.EAGA.COM
Eaga plc
Eaga House
Archbold Terrace
Jesmond
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
NE2 1DB

Tel 0800 408 2097
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#1
Mods please correct image (it came on automatically & nowt to do with me) this is not a powerdown its for a blooming shower!
#2
What's the picture about?
banned#3
these things are taxpayer funded snake oil
#4
csiman
these things are taxpayer funded snake oil


+1

It's not a deal, actually!
#5
csiman
these things are taxpayer funded snake oil


Care to explain? If they reduce the water usage of the shower (and from the sound of it, they actually supply a means of testing that claim), how are they snake oil? Frankly I wouldnt turn down a saving on my water bill.
banned#6
chrisjudd;8945830
Care to explain? If they reduce the water usage of the shower (and from the sound of it, they actually supply a means of testing that claim), how are they snake oil? Frankly I wouldnt turn down a saving on my water bill.

they are funded by the government (us) and all they do is restrict the flow through the taps which is exactly what turning down the tap does.

I did have one and took it off immediately as it was useless.
#7
In my opinion a shower is one of the least environmentally costly pleasures in life. Showers with a low flow are miserable, useless at relieving stress and take longer to get you clean when you are in a hurry. This strikes me as the sort of thing a mean father would fit on the communal bathroom shower whilst keeping the power-shower in his en-suite.
#8
csiman
these things are taxpayer funded snake oil


csiman
they are funded by the government (us) and all they do is restrict the flow through the taps which is exactly what turning down the tap does.

I did have one and took it off immediately as it was useless.


+1

POS
banned#9
VDisillusioned;8945983
In my opinion a shower is one of the least environmentally costly pleasures in life. Showers with a low flow are miserable, useless at relieving stress and take longer to get you clean when you are in a hurry. This strikes me as the sort of thing a mean father would fit on the communal bathroom shower whilst keeping the power-shower in his on-suite.

Completely agree. Very good point :thumbsup:

some people still voting hot cos its free though (even though it isnt!). Maybe I should put on a freebie for free dog turds outside my door lol
#10
I've used one of these on a shower....all it does is create another seal to leak from.....ironically wasting water!
#11
Had one of these and was terrible, plus after keeping it on for a week it formed a solid seal onto the tap which meant I couldnt remove it.

In the end I had to drill out the flow restrictor to return the shower back to a meaningful flow.
#12
I'm on a water meter so every drop counts, even if I was not, i'd still deem it good not to waste the resources.
I endeavour to limit my showers to 50 litres (enough to shower properly) took a showerdrop shower timer to make me realise I was just wasting time in the shower, & actually feel fresher now fom a shorter duration shower than a long "leisurely" one.
my mains water pressure is better since getting an electronic descaler to undur the pipes in our 1970's house, this has helped considerably, bearing in mind how hard & limescale ridden the majority of water supply's in england are, i'd recommend people look at the limescale build up in pipes as a potential problem to water pressure before anything else.

whilst I don't need one of these, they;re a good idea to grab & try if you want to try & save some water / cut water bills, ..after all as this is govt money you have already paid for them indirectly.
banned#13
MR GUS;8949802
I'm on a water meter so every drop counts, even if I was not, i'd still deem it good not to waste the resources.
I endeavour to limit my showers to 50 litres (enough to shower properly) took a showerdrop shower timer to make me realise I was just wasting time in the shower, & actually feel fresher now fom a shorter duration shower than a long "leisurely" one.
my mains water pressure is better since getting an electronic descaler to undur the pipes in our 1970's house, this has helped considerably, bearing in mind how hard & limescale ridden the majority of water supply's in england are, i'd recommend people look at the limescale build up in pipes as a potential problem to water pressure before anything else.

whilst I don't need one of these, they;re a good idea to grab & try if you want to try & save some water / cut water bills, ..after all as this is govt money you have already paid for them indirectly.

its actually taxpayers money and the taxpayer only pays for what is actually taken by customers. Deals like these are a burden on the taxpayer as I would wager most of them go straight in the bin after testing
#14
CSI man, I know it's taxpayers money, the government demands it off us & spends it (& more) on allsorts, as to paying per unit, I'm afraid the government would not have the savvy to do that, nor in all likelihood to negotiate a decent price based on anticipated returns ,for an existing product & the fact that they've done this promotion before ie, repeat custom, as the government wastes all sorts of money in an effort to be seen as "performing" ...this is where my bold type underlined segment in the above quote was indicating.

It needs to be stated in any giveaway that if the item is not suitable to simply return it so others can utilise it, or it may have been more sensible for the government to send out the measuring bags to local councils to hook em onto wheelie bins where applicable (like the refuse men do with changes of dates for disposal eg xmas) then if you needed one it could be despatched... everyone would be aware negating the need for an expensive form of media campaign, wasted opportunity & wasted "binned units" .
I have such low water pressure this deal is not required by myself, however that's my house in my street, I'll find someone in my kids school yard who does, & if needed fit it for them.
by simply utilising what is already available we could cut down on waste & marketing B/S.

Local government is too full of jobsworths who do not think things through they simply spend! ..for example when I was a nipper still at school but in the summer holidays I worked as a grass cutter "gang-mower" for the local council, I needed to buy a pack of matches that in those days cost 6p as I recall, the mantra was if you have to buy something claim for it (& we were admittedly at the bottom of the payscale), ..my wake up call came though when a nice accountant fella from the town's offices came down to see me when i was passing by, he advised me not to put in a claim in future (even though there was no petty cash-box) as that 6p claim by the time it had gone through the various processes ended up costing POUNDS ! ..all in paperwork processing terms.

So if there is such a poorly laid out process that costs more to process than the goods themselves, imagine how bad it is for other negligable items throughout the system.
Sometimes Bean counters are good, sometimes they're bad.
banned#15
MR GUS;8952172
CSI man, I know it's taxpayers money, the government demands it off us & spends it (& more) on allsorts, as to paying per unit, I'm afraid the government would not have the savvy to do that, nor in all likelihood to negotiate a decent price based on anticipated returns ,for an existing product & the fact that they've done this promotion before ie, repeat custom, as the government wastes all sorts of money in an effort to be seen as "performing" ...this is where my bold type underlined segment in the above quote was indicating.

It needs to be stated in any giveaway that if the item is not suitable to simply return it so others can utilise it, or it may have been more sensible for the government to send out the measuring bags to local councils to hook em onto wheelie bins where applicable (like the refuse men do with changes of dates for disposal eg xmas) then if you needed one it could be despatched... everyone would be aware negating the need for an expensive form of media campaign, wasted opportunity & wasted "binned units" .
I have such low water pressure this deal is not required by myself, however that's my house in my street, I'll find someone in my kids school yard who does, & if needed fit it for them.
by simply utilising what is already available we could cut down on waste & marketing B/S.

Local government is too full of jobsworths who do not think things through they simply spend! ..for example when I was a nipper still at school but in the summer holidays I worked as a grass cutter "gang-mower" for the local council, I needed to buy a pack of matches that in those days cost 6p as I recall, the mantra was if you have to buy something claim for it (& we were admittedly at the bottom of the payscale), ..my wake up call came though when a nice accountant fella from the town's offices came down to see me when i was passing by, he advised me not to put in a claim in future (even though there was no petty cash-box) as that 6p claim by the time it had gone through the various processes ended up costing POUNDS ! ..all in paperwork processing terms.

So if there is such a poorly laid out process that costs more to process than the goods themselves, imagine how bad it is for other negligable items throughout the system.
Sometimes Bean counters are good, sometimes they're bad.

I hear what you are saying. Civil servants really are useless generally at efficiency. Our local council is currently debating whether to spend £4.7 Million on modernising its main office, despite the fact they have already agreed to rebuild it in 2 years time! :w00t:

You couldnt make it up!
#16
..jeez, they need drowning down your way! that's what http://www.writetothem.com/ is for.
(shakes head in disbelief) ..where is that BTW? ..they are evidently living in another age!
name em & shame em.
ring em & express your dissatisfaction, where we are they've spent around 200 million on a stretch of old railway, put down concrete tracks for buses to run on into cambridge, several years late, there are faults all over the place, it floods, structurally defective, & still not running all paid for sitting gathering dust, now it's entering the costly legal stage, costly to you & me ultimately ...FerFlipsSake! it's no wonder I want to run away to Canada & hide in the mountains.
http://www.noguidedbus.com/
banned#17
MR GUS;8952858
..jeez, they need drowning down your way! that's what http://www.writetothem.com/ is for.
(shakes head in disbelief) ..where is that BTW? ..they are evidently living in another age!
name em & shame em.
ring em & express your dissatisfaction, where we are they've spent around 200 million on a stretch of old railway, put down concrete tracks for buses to run on into cambridge, several years late, there are faults all over the place, it floods, structurally defective, & still not running all paid for sitting gathering dust, now it's entering the costly legal stage, costly to you & me ultimately ...FerFlipsSake! it's no wonder I want to run away to Canada & hide in the mountains.
http://www.noguidedbus.com/

ADUR district council

guess they'll be shelving the refurb now that the tories have frozen council tax for next year. Just wish it was frozen for 10 years as my council tax is more than ALL my other utility bills combined. Only benefit I get for my £50 per week use is getting my bins emptied each week. :-D
banned#18
I got one today?
#19
Our county council has in the last year spent nearly £3,000,000 on outside consultants to advise on it's various projects and reorganisations. My inside source tells me these are turning into a mess of epic proportions. With the council tax freeze they won't be able to spend their way out of the disaster so goodness knows what will happen to services around here. Ho hum, SNAFU!
banned#20
No0b!$T;8954880
I got one today?

did you? :thinking:
banned#21
csiman
did you? :thinking:


Yep, don't know why either, don't think i have ordered one?:thinking:
banned#22
No0b!$T;8955359
Yep, don't know why either, don't think i have ordered one?:thinking:

methinks you need to look up how to use a '?' :-D
#23
When I worked on a large cruise ship we fitted one of these devices to each and every shower; about 800 in total. The saving in water was huge, however the number of complaints about the poor showers was even bigger. For the crew showers we used to wrap insulating tape around the device it stopped the thing aerating the water and gave a decent shower again.

So, my advice is to fit one of these and tell everybody you have fitted an eco-shower device and then wrap it in tape to give a decent shower. You have the benefit of eco-friendly piety whilst retaining a proper shower!!!!!!
#24
Thanks for the tip!
Silver duck tape I imagine?

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