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My Shower Head Sounds Like A JT8D!  
User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 8 months 1 hour ago) and read 1423 times:

I thought about posting this when I started the water flowing for my shower at 4:50am this morning. The shower head makes it sound just like a JT8D! And since I live out in the sticks and have water from a well, the pressure slowly fluctuates as the pump cycles on and off so it gradually sounds as though it powers back to cruise and descent as the pressure tank empties, then rapidly spools up to takeoff thrust then the pump cycles on again!

I used to have a massaging shower head and it sounded like a Chinook or a V-22 Osprey.

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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 1 hour ago) and read 1407 times:

You need to get out more . . . .  laughing 







On the upside, at least you're taking a shower . . .  wink 


User currently offlineBHMBAGLOCK From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 1 hour ago) and read 1403 times:



Quoting Queso (Thread starter):
My Shower Head Sounds Like A JT8D!

Try some Lime-out. On the shower head, not the JT8D.

Quoting Queso (Thread starter):
the pressure slowly fluctuates as the pump cycles on and off

You need to get a bigger tank or adjust the pressure at which the pump cuts on. This really shouldn't be noticeable. The other possibility is that the pump is on its last legs. I had the same symptoms once and that's what it was. Unfortunately, the casing was corroded and we weren't able to get the pump out and ended up having to drill a new well. $$$

Quoting Queso (Thread starter):
I used to have a massaging shower head and it sounded like a Chinook or a V-22 Osprey.

Funny, they sound quite a bit different to me.



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User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months ago) and read 1385 times:



Quoting BHMBAGLOCK (Reply 2):
You need to get a bigger tank or adjust the pressure at which the pump cuts on. This really shouldn't be noticeable. The other possibility is that the pump is on its last legs.

Naw, everything is in good working order. I have the cut-in and cut-off ranges set very wide on purpose. It cuts in at about 30 and cuts off at abour 65. The tank and pump are fine, it takes the pump (Grundfos 1HP) about one minute (with no outflow) to fill the tank from 30 to 65 PSI and it takes the shower about 4 or 5 minutes to draw it back down to 30. It has always run like that. Most people wouldn't notice it but I am really nerdy that way.  Wink

Quoting BHMBAGLOCK (Reply 2):
Quoting Queso (Thread starter):
I used to have a massaging shower head and it sounded like a Chinook or a V-22 Osprey.

Funny, they sound quite a bit different to me.

Like a Hughes 500 maybe?


User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6075 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months ago) and read 1380 times:
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I used to live in a really crummy apartment where the shower sounded like a engine about to throw a rod. When the pipes would start to bang you knew to stand out of the way because either the water was going to get very hot or very cold. After a while I knew how much the temperature was going to change by the pitch of the sound.


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User currently offlineBHMBAGLOCK From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months ago) and read 1370 times:



Quoting Queso (Reply 3):
Like a Hughes 500 maybe?

V-22 is similar but with some extra harmonics from the second rotor disc(and slightly different orientation at times)  Smile

Quoting Queso (Reply 3):
I have the cut-in and cut-off ranges set very wide on purpose. It cuts in at about 30 and cuts off at abour 65.


I kept mine much closer, ~ 15 psi IIRC. You really couldn't tell it wasn't city water other than it tasted much better.



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User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1341 times:

Hmmm...I'm not conscious at 0450, much less to recognize engine types....

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User currently offlineNuori5084 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1268 times:

Don't stop taking showers. Use your head and replace the shower head.


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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1234 times:

Anyone here know where I can find a shower head like sounds like a CF6, or a CFM56 on a rainy day?


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User currently offlineTZ757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2867 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1229 times:



Quoting FlagshipAZ (Reply 8):
Anyone here know where I can find a shower head like sounds like a CF6, or a CFM56 on a rainy day?

Or what about a VC-10 on takeoff?



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User currently offlineGoBoeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2683 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1221 times:

Can you take a video of this and put it on youtube for us or something?

User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1212 times:

The scanner in the computer lab at our detachment sounds a lot like the flap system on a 757.

Quoting Queso (Thread starter):
The shower head makes it sound just like a JT8D!

You should install a parachute reverser on the thing then, since that's the coolest part of the JT8D engine.  wink   silly 


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8664 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1209 times:

We need a video of it running compared to a JT8D. Anyways that is funny.

Hunter



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User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1180 times:

At least it isn't running like a JT3D  Wink


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User currently offlineSovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2578 posts, RR: 17
Reply 14, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1154 times:
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Or a JT3C lol ....................................

User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1099 times:



Quoting GoBoeing (Reply 10):
Can you take a video of this and put it on youtube for us or something?

Strangely enough, I thought about doing that. I'll see what I can do. You'll have to ignore the singing in the background though.  Wink


User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8021 posts, RR: 26
Reply 16, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1085 times:

Not to be crass or childish but have any of ya'll experimented with the various sounds you can get from putting hands over your ears while the shower spray hits the back of your head? I've been able to get it at just the right spot where it sounds like that awesome bass-filled crackle and pop from the SRBs in a space shuttle launch  Smile


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User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1081 times:



Quoting Queso (Thread starter):
My Shower Head Sounds Like A JT8D!

Stick a hush kit on it. I am sure you can find one on Ebay if you look hard enough.


User currently offlineMolykote From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1340 posts, RR: 29
Reply 18, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1078 times:



Quoting Queso (Thread starter):
The shower head makes it sound just like a JT8D!

I want your showerhead!

Quoting BHMBAGLOCK (Reply 2):
Quoting Queso (Thread starter):
My Shower Head Sounds Like A JT8D!

Try some Lime-out. On the shower head, not the JT8D.

Why would anyone want to get rid of that sound  cloudnine 



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User currently offlineSiren From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 312 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1032 times:



Quoting Queso (Thread starter):
The shower head makes it sound just like a JT8D!

It brings new meaning to the term 'wet thrust'.


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