High Sierra Showerheads in tiny & net zero homes Oct 2016 .pdf
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High Sierra Showerheads are ideally suited for the kinds of demanding
real-world challenges posed by tiny houses, net zero energy
applications, and off-grid sites, such as:
Small hot water tanks, propane (LP)-fired tanks, tankless heaters, and solar hot water.
Low available water supply and/or low water pressure.
Well water or gravity-fed systems.
High mineral content (“hard”) water or sand/grit in water.
Conserving: using just 1.5 gallons per minute (gpm), saving 40% on water – and water
heating energy – over standard 2.5 gpm heads. They allow tankless water heaters or
smaller water tanks to keep up; you don’t run out of hot water while showering.
Powerful: they generate a full cone of large, heavy, high-energy droplets, quickly
washing even long/thick hair, even with as little as 30 psi water at the shower arm.
Space-saving: the “Classic” model of fixed shower heads is extremely compact
(~1"x3"), and thus space-saving for small showering areas.
Adjustable: the fixed showerhead models have a full-travel, all-metal ball joint to adjust and stay put at - nearly any angle, which can be valuable in smaller spaces.
Super-durable: Nearly all solid brass and stainless steel, with durable silicone rubber
seals and diaphragm.
Almost entirely non-clogging: their unique-within-the-market, patented design is based
on a handheld golf greens spray nozzle, with a large exit opening and straight water
path, without the obstructions found in conventional heads.
Field-tested: as a result of their non-clogging design, they have a demonstrated track
record around the US of flowing well in the face of hard water (high concentrations of
calcium, magnesium, etc.), and with sand/grit in water supplies, making them adaptable
to a wider variety of tiny house siting options.
Job-creating: made right here in the USA since 2009, from nearly all USA-made parts.
Most of their parts are made right here in California. And they’re assembled in the
Sierras town of Coarsegold, just three hours from Sacramento. Most other shower heads
sold in the US are made elsewhere, often in the Far East.
Affordable: the fixed showerhead units start at $35, and handheld units at $70 (or at
$110 in combination with a durable hose and a tough, all-metal holder).
High Sierra showerheads are increasingly being used in tiny houses and similar settings:
Several recent examples from California and Washington State:
Eric Thomas chose High Sierra’s 1.5 gpm showerheads for his Seattle net zero
energy house, and for the under-construction, net zero Artemisia Cabin project.
A UC Berkeley student project team also chose a High Sierra 1.5 gpm model for
THIMBY, its net zero tiny house built for an October 2016 SMUD competition.
Lava Mae, the San Francisco nonprofit that operates converted Muni buses as mobile
units, to give showers to homeless folks there, recently obtained 1.5 gpm models for
several of its mobile units, and after some field experience, has acquired yet more.
High Sierra showerheads have been vetted and installed by major institutions:
A growing number of institutional customers are choosing High Sierra’s shower heads over
products from more well-known companies. They’ve often doing so after multi-vendor
competitive evaluations, in which High Sierra’s heads come out on top. For instance:
In 2015, Yale University bought 800 of High Sierra’s showerheads, to be used by its
world-class student body.
In 2015, the US Air Force Academy bought 940 of High Sierra’s showerheads, to be
used by its officer cadets.
During 2016, Purdue University, one of the nation’s top engineering schools, has
begun to make multiple, sizeable purchases.
During 2016, the giant Fort Carson Army base near Colorado Springs has ordered
hundreds more, totaling 4,300-plus to date over the last several years.
Where to buy:
High Sierra’s showerheads are sold via the Internet, starting at $35:
At HighSierraShowerheads.com. (Save 10% with discount codes WATER or
On Amazon.com. (Enter “High Sierra Showerheads” in the search box, to find product
listings, plus real reviews by real customers: 95% are 5-star and 4-star!)
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