We all love to take shower or I can say you love or not, taking a bath is mandatory. Before starting a wonderful day or after a very busy and tired day a good warm bath can give us the feel of heaven. However often we face some problems with our shower. Sometimes we need to change the shower head. Many people find it difficult.
But remember, removing the old shower head and install a new one isn’t a very tough job. You could comfortably do it when you comply with some simple guidelines. Let’s show you some convenient manner:
- Groove joint pliers
- Adjustable wrench
- Old toothbrush
- Pipe thread or Teflon tap
- New Showerhead
Remove the shower arm if needed:
First, you have to decide whether or not to change the existing shower arm. That’s the angled pipe to which shower head attaches. If the shower arm has end up corroded over time, or if it doesn’t adjust with the new shower head, remove it.
A pipe wrench can do the job easily. If there is no shower arm included with shower head, you have to find a suitable one on the market.
Remove the old shower head:
At first you have to remove the old shower head (If there is any). Sometimes old one isn’t very tight. You can just simply remove it with your hand by turning it in the counter clockwise direction. But mostly they are tightened on so tight. In that case, you have to use a wrench. You can use a crescent wrench or in some extreme case you can use a channel lock.
Tap a piece of cloth around the shower arm to defend it. Be careful, don’t crush or scratch your fixtures with pliers. Grip the shower arm with the pliers and use an adjustable wrench or pliers to loosen the shower head. Turn counter clockwise from the shower arm.
Clean the shower arm and rape the pipe thread:
Now apply a used toothbrush to clean any rust or mineral deposits, old tape or leftover sealant on the shower arm threads. Now wrap the pipe thread with two or three turns of Teflon tape. Wrap the tape in a clockwise direction to keep it from unwrapping when you attached the new shower head.
Install the new shower head:
Screw the new showerhead on by hand with the hand until it’s not. Now wrap a rag again and finish tightening it by using an adjustable wrench or pliers.
Check for leaks:
Now turn on the water to check whether there is a leak or not. If not, time to enjoy your hot shower. If a leak occurs just tighten it a bit more with your adjustable wrench until the leak disappears.
See those steps are not so tough. You can easily change a shower head by yourself and save some money to eat some wonderful food after a warm and peaceful bath. Good luck. Visit Now for further information.