Referring to the drawings, 11 generally designates a shower head flow control device according to the present invention, which may be connected between a conventional shower head 12 and a water supply pipe 13, as shown in FIG. 1. The supply pipe 13 carries a mixture of hot and cold water from respective hot and cold water supply pipes 14 and 15 provided with respective faucet valves 16 and 17 which can be manually adjusted to provide a desired water temperature in the shower head 12.
A still further object of the invention is to provide an improved shower head flow control device which conveniently allows a person to temporarily shut off the flow of water to the shower head while he is applying soap to his body and to thereafter restore flow at substantially the same adjusted tmeperature as was previously obtained, and which allows a wide range of spray adjustments, including the mixing of air with the water to provide a flow which includes particles of water mixed with air.
A further object of the invention is to provide an improved shower head flow control device which is easy to install, which is very simple in construction, and which can be conveniently employed by a user to serve as a temporary on-off valve for water flow without destroying a previously adjusted setting of the associated hot and cold water supply faucets.
A still further object of the invention is to provide an improved shower head flow control device which allows temporary stoppage of water flow without requiring readjustment of hot and cold water supply faucets, and which thereby avoids the necessity of manipulating said faucets to reestablish a desired mixed water temperature, and which consequently reduces water wastage, as well as time consumed in taking a shower.