By NoBasement4U - Canada - Medicine Hat
Today, my dad went to a hardware store to replace the broken shower head in my bathroom. He got the cheapest shower head he could find, and so when I took a shower, the shower head burst out and hit me square in the face. FML
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  GhostFox  |  33

It can't have been loose, or it would have simply fallen off, not "burst." It's more likely that the shower head was designed to be used with a lower water pressure, or that the shower head itself has a manufacturing flaw that caused insufficient space for the water to flow through. Maybe even both.


27, it absolutely could have been loose. Think about it: it's on tightly enough that it won't fall off by itself, but will after some water pressure builds up. Especially if he crossthreaded it or stripped the threads.