Having to replace a shower head is an easy task and should only take 30 minutes or less to complete. I searched the web a lot when i got myself a rain shower head, so i decided to write this short guide to help my fellow readers that want to change their own. If you are wondering which one i got, you can read this article and find one you like.
By following these steps your project will be simple and it will be done right.
Replacing Your Shower Head In 5 Steps
- The first step is to gather up all the tools you will need to finish the project. There are several tools you will need to gather up and have at your disposal. Gather up the following items: paper towels, pliers, plumbing tape, masking tape, rubber mallet, and a small wire brush. Before any project is started it is advisable to shut off the water to the bathroom.
- The second step is to take the pliers and place 1 inch pieces of masking tape on the head of the pliers. The tape will keep the pliers from damaging the showerhead screw. Once the tape is in place, use the pliers to gently loosen the shower head. If the shower head will not come loose on its own use the rubber mallet to tap on the pliers until the shower head comes loose.
- The third step is to remove all the old plumbers tape on the pipe threads. This is done by taking the wire brush and gently brushing the treads of the pipe. Be careful not to apply to much pressure to the pipe or it could damage the threads. It should only take a minute to remove all of the old tape.
- The next step is to put new tape on the threads. Take about 8 inches of the new plumbers tape and begin winding it clockwise around the threads of the pipe. As 1 revolution is made around the pipe move down the threads about an 1/8 until all the threads are covered.
- The final step is to install the new shower head. Gently begin to screw the head in a clockwise motion. Once the head gets to the point where you cannot turn it with your hand use the pliers to screw it the rest of the way on. Once the shower head is in place turn the water back on and run the shower for a few minutes to check for leaks.
If you’ve followed every step carefully, you now should have a new shower head running properly. If you know any easier way to do it, or you think I went wrong somewhere, you can let me know by contacting me through the contact form.