The shower uses a curtain like the ones you have at home although a bit smaller. I decided the gap at the top created by the curtain rod rings was too large and I was getting some water spray out of the enclosure. This likely had to do with the replacement of the "weak flow" original shower head with an Oxygenics one. Anyway, how hard could it be to find smaller rings?
I did find lots of metal ones that were smaller, but imagine driving down the road with metal rings on a metal rod. I don't even like the pretty sound of wind-chimes! Imagine how batty I would go!
Eventually I located some at a close-out store. They were more oval shaped, but they were smaller. Or so I thought.
They didn't have the locking mechanism on them, like the original ones, but I didn't think they could fall off the rod. The little slot lets you put them through the plastic shower curtain. Easy. Right? Not if your in a hurry and haven't though it through.
|On The Rod.|
|No Real Difference!|
See? Haste truly does make waste!
Off to the dollar store for another set of 10 (the curtain has 10 holes and I only had 8 unbroken rings left.) Loosened the screw for the rod bracket, slid them all on. Slid the rings through the curtain holes and Voila! new and improved.
Yes, I noticed that I haven't closed the gap at all since they are oval. But maybe one day I'll find rings that are actually smaller. I like the look of the transparent ones better anyway. Or maybe that's me rationalizing a mistake??
Sometimes it's the little things that can make a big difference. Not this time! Now that the weather has finally decided to cooperate, I will get back on track and begin my spring/summer projects. Remote control porch light, 12v TV amplifier, solar thermal water heating, electricity from waste furnace heat and quite a few others! Stay tuned.
Be Seeing You...Down The Road,
Rich "The Wanderman"