Drop wall ell for Handheld shower... Has holes in elbow.

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    Frances Ben

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    Drop wall ell for Handheld shower... Has holes in elbow.
    For what possible purpose? Sprays cold water as I wait for hot water... Wastes water during shower... Is it OK to change out for a regular non-hole drop Ell?
     

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    I could be a vaccum breaker the pic is blurry so I cant see well but we have a lot of handicap showers at work its designed so if the shower head was submersed in water and there was a reverse flow situation the water wont siphon thru the head/hose into you water supply.....or the cities/town supply yes you should have a vaccum breaker if that's what that is...
     
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    Thanks... That makes sense... Shower was built for a handicapped person. But there is no tub... Water can't bake flow... So why would I need vacuum breaker?
    Can I get rid of it and just use a regular elbow?
     
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    if the drain clogged there would be standing water and the head could become submersed
     
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    I would reinstall what was there
     

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