Installing, or replacing a shower head is a simple task, it is almost effortless and takes only minutes to do. People often hire plumbers which results in an additional cost, but that’s not really mandatory. By only using a few tools, you can enrich and improve the aesthetics of your bathroom, and you can replace your old ugly shower head with a new luxurious shower head in just a few minutes.
To do this, you need to follow five simple steps:
1. Organize your work area
Placing something on the surface of the tub to store the essentials is wise, which prevents the porcelain or fiberglass surface from being scratched because you don’t want to cause any damage while adding something new to your bathroom.
Therefore, the adapter kit includes a diverter device that attaches to the shower stem and points the water in two different directions. In addition, this will allow you to use two showerheads from a single water source.
2. Remove the old showerhead
Using adjustable pliers, you’ll be able to remove the current showerhead, while afterward, wrapping the jaws of the pliers with tape to prevent them from marring to chrome is wise. In addition, to remove any old plumber’s Teflon tape left on the threads of the shower steam, you’ll have to use a rag. After removing the old showerhead, make sure to attach the diverter. According to the instructions that come with the kit, you’ll also be obliged to place the supplied washer in the neck of the diverter, which is really important.
3. Apply Teflon Tape.
In order to help prevent water leakage, try applying some Teflon tape to the threads of the shower stem, while when applying it, wrap it in the same direction that the fixture will be tightened. In case the tape is wrapped in the opposite direction, it may not hold when the fixture is installed on the threads, which will result in water leakage.
4. Attach the Diverter
After applying the included Teflon tape, grab and attach the diverter to the shower stem, which requires only hand tightening. However, make sure you avoid over-tightening the unit because it is not necessary. After making sure that the appropriate washer is installed in the neck of the fixed shower head, attach the head carefully to one neck of the diverter, and then tighten it down, and you’ll be all set with the showerhead, however, there is one more step.
5. Install the hose-extender
Now that you’re done installing the showerhead, the other neck of the diverter needs some Teflon tape as well. After doing so, attach the hose with the handheld shower attachment, to be more precise, to the free neck of the diverter. You’ll also notice that along with the kit, there is an attachment that fastens to the shower stem included, which holds the hand-held attachment when you don’t use it, while also allowing it to be positioned as a secondary fixed head.
As you can see, installing or replacing an old showerhead is as easy as it gets, however, nowadays there are also different shower heads that require different installation methods. Nonetheless, with every showerhead, there is always an instruction manual included which provides users with a step-by-step guide on how to install the showerhead, how to use its features, how to clean it, and much more.
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