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How To Remove An Old Shower Head In Minutes

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How To Remove An Old Shower Head In 4 Easy Steps

Replacing an old shower head is a quick way to add a sense of luxury and style to your bathroom. Today we are going to show you how to remove an old shower head and replace it with a new one all with just a few minutes of work.

List of Tools That You Will Need

How To Remove An Old Shower Head

  • Your Fancy New Shower Head
  • Plumber’s or Teflon Tape (this helps you get a good water tight seal)
  • Adjustable Pliers (Crescent or slip joint wrench)
  • Toothbrush
  • Towel for clean up and protection of shower head fixture.

Step 1:

Unscrew the old shower head. Wrap a rag around the shower arm to protect it.

You don’t need to turn the water off at the source because you already have a valve down on the fixture handle so if the shower is off no water will come out of the pipe.

You want to be careful not to scratch or crush the fixtures with the teeth of your pliers.

Hold the shower arm with the pliers and use an adjustable wrench or pliers to loosen the shower head.

Turn the old shower head counter-clockwise from the shower arm.

Step 2:

Clean the threads of the shower arm with an old toothbrush.

Wrap your tape in the direction of the tightening screw which in this case will be clockwise. This keeps your tape from unwrapping you attach your new shower head.

Wrap around 2-3 times, making sure all the threads are covered with the tape.

Step 3:

When installing any new fixture it’s always a good idea to read the directions. Some shower head kits already come with Teflon tape.

Now go ahead and screw on your new showerhead in a clockwise fashion by hand until it’s snug.

Take your adjustable pliers and finish tightening the shower head but be sure not to overtighten. Use the towels to protect your shower head fixture while tightening.

Step 4:

Turn on your shower head and test for any leaks and if you are leak free you’re done.

Now it’s time to take a cold shower with your classy new showerhead, you’re going to feel like a king or queen in no time.

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