Ag Tech for the Home?
Read about how Inventor David Malcolm used his knowledge of agricultural technology to invent this shower head:
Using nozzle manufacturing techniques that are similar to those developed for the FCI sprinkler nozzles, David Malcolm began working on a special hose end nozzle for hand watering golf course greens in 2004.
This gave the golf green irrigator a tool never before available: a nozzle that does not plug, yet is capable of rapidly applying just the right amount of water without damaging the turf, moving seed, or quickly saturating the soil.
Because the FCS devices have their roots in agricultural technology, showerhead users will see virtual elimination of plugging problems, which are common with water-saving, low flow plumbing fixtures. "An irrigation device better not plug," says Malcolm. "Our approach all along is that we can use agricultural technology to produce a better product for homes and institutions."
How High Sierra Showerheads Began
Operating from Coarsegold, California, a small Sierra Nevada town not far from Yosemite National Park, David Malcolm has been designing and manufacturing high-efficiency nozzles (known as FCI nozzles) for agricultural and golf course sprinkler irrigation for the past 15 years.
The result of Macolm's experimentation was a nozzle that mechanically explodes a stream of water into a controlled shower of large, soft droplets that are uniform in size and distribution. In 2006, Malcolm saw the startling potential this new spray nozzle technology had to form the basis of a 1.5 gpm* low flow shower head that would provide a pleasing, stimulating shower while saving water, energy, and money. Please click here for a detailed explanation of our nozzle technology and a chart showing performance at various water pressures.
Today, the new 1.5 gpm* High Sierra Showerheads® are in full production and are catching on quickly. They incorporate a proven, non-plugging design that creates the feel of a conventional showerhead but uses 40% less water. David Malcolm was awarded a patent for his nozzle technology in 2007. A second patent is pending for the showerhead.
Led to the Invention of the FCS Nozzle
The Smart Choice
High Sierra Showerheads® are the smart choice for individuals, businesses, or institutions wishing to conserve water and energy while enjoying the pleasure and effectiveness of a bracing, maintenance-free shower.
* Accuracy of flow rate is ± 10% between 30 psi and 80 psi