Anonymous asked in Home & GardenMaintenance & Repairs · 7 years ago

What does this washer do?

I installed a shower but I forgot to put these in

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  • 7 years ago
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    That rubber washer with the screen in it is usually used in a washing machine hose to keep junk from getting into the valve that regulates the flow of hot or cold water in to the machine. If you have them left over from a job involving a shower I'd guess they should have gone into a connection somewhere that water is connected to the system. Maybe they should be installed at the point where the shower head is connected to the pipe that comes out of the wall.

    Source(s): 40 + years of home repairs, remodeling, rebuillding repairing most anything that's broken.
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  • Joe
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    A screen washer like that is used to keep metallic and mineral particles (which may be present in your water) from clogging your shower head.

    It's worth putting one in.

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