How to Replace a Shower Head
Showerheads can become old and out-of-date with time. If you’re planning to change your’s out, be sure to watch this video. This how-to guide will provide quick and easy steps for changing out your showerhead.
- Shower Head
- Adjustable Wrench
- Teflon Tape
Grip the showerhead with a pair of channel-locking pliers and loosen the showerhead by turning it counter clockwise. It’s important to not put a lot of pressure on the shower arm to avoid breaking it.
After removing the showerhead, apply Teflon tape clockwise around the threads of the shower arm to provide a good seal.
Thread on the new showerhead turning clockwise.
Use channel-locking pliers to tighten the showerhead by turning clockwise until the it is secure. Don’t over tighten.
Turn on the shower to check for leaks.
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While it’s a rather simple project, there can be a lot of benefits to changing out a showerhead. Newer water-saving showerheads can save on your water bill. Some models mix water and air, so you end up getting a luxurious shower and never know you’re using less water.
You also might want to change out the showerhead for a model that includes features like adjustable flow settings. Or, you might be replacing all of the fixtures in the bathroom and want to the showerhead to match. Visit your local independent home improvement retailer to see all of the styles available.
Once you’ve chosen the style of showerhead you want, all you’ll need are a few simple hand tools and you’re ready to go. So let’s get started.
The showerhead attaches to the shower arm, which protrudes from the shower wall. Grip the showerhead with a pair of channel-locking pliers and loosen it by turning it counter clockwise.
If it doesn’t come off easily, try gripping the shower arm with another pair of channel-locking pliers or a pair of locking pliers. When you do that, you’ll want to protect the shower arm from getting marred by the teeth of the pliers. Wrap the teeth of the pliers with duct tape to keep that from happening.
Pull the second pair of pliers in the opposite direction you are loosening the showerhead. It’s important to not put a lot of pressure on the shower arm. Otherwise, you may end up breaking it and will have to replace it.
Before you install the new showerhead, wrap the threads of the shower arm with Teflon tape to provide a good seal. Be sure to wrap the tape clockwise around the threads.
Now thread on the new showerhead. You can use the pliers to finish tightening it, but don’t over tighten. Turn on the shower to check for leaks. That’s it.Close Transcript
very help about shower!
I have leaks! How do I fix that?
Affix the tape properly as the video said.
Easy and clear instructions. Thank you for sharing!
Doing it, is really cool
Wow! I have to say that this was really easy-as-a-8-year-old-could-do-it. And some simple step by step instructions.
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I didn’t use Teflon tape,its can be a problem?
Started off looking like the shower head I want to change but my shower head had the little ball made into the nozzle and can’t be removed without sawing it off. I’m looking to find out what I have to do to make my shower head work is there an adapter that I need to drew into the nozzle before I can put my shower head on
There are several other FIT videos on you tube with instructions on how to remove the ball. My shower head is so old I can’t get the ball off! Don’t know what im.going to do!
There are several other DIY videos on you tube with instructions on how to remove the ball. My shower head is so old I can’t get the ball off! Don’t know what im.going to do!
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Mine has a ball too.. I don’t see a way to get it off.
I have been thinking to replace my shower head. I have no enough ideas about this. After read this article i knowing many things about it and i am going to check it out hope so it will work for me properly. If you kindly tell me what way should i do can i do it by myself or take help any experts.? thanks in advance for giving me clarification.
Hi Eric, I think replacing shower head by yourself isn’t a big deal if you know some basic works. Last month when my husband was away from home I have to do it by my own..and I can do it perfectly…I hope you also can do it too. Best of luck 🙂
I want a new shower head so severely! Thanks for sharing how simple it is!
How can I remove the flow regulator in my shower. My water volume is not where I want it.
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I must admit that this was as simple to complete as an 8-year-old could. With some straightforward, step-by-step directions.