Tools Needed to Replace a Shower Head
You will should purchase a replacement shower head. Aerated or low-flow shower heads that put the water under pressure can assist in saving on your water costs without interfering with the feel of the flow of water you’re made use of to in the shower. There’s no requirement to fret too much about exactly what type of shower head you buy, since you ought to be able to link any traditional shower head you buy in a hardware retail store or section to your plumbing fixtures in your home.
Inspect the box or packaging (some come in hard-plastic bubbled plans) for a list of tools necessary for changing the shower head. At minimum, you will likely require a wrench. It’s likewise possible you will have to purchase some adapters or fittings and you might likewise should buy some water resistant sealant or thread tape. Some shower head replacement kits include all the required items and some list what you should buy, so be sure to review prior to you leave the store, or you’ll have to drive back and get something you forget.
Step # 1. Turn off the water to your home. While this isn’t absolutely needed, it’s much better safe than sorry to switch off the water at the primary shutoff valve to your home. If you reside in an apartment or share water inlets to the building, you might only have the ability to switch off water to the shower itself.
Step # 2. Remove the existing shower head. This will normally only need unscrewing a nut that screws unto the threaded shower pipeline coming out of the wall. Do NOT bang the nut to loosen it, however rather make use of a wrench to break the seal on it if you have to. The pipe behind that nut and the threads are all needed to put the brand-new shower head on, and if you harm them, you’ll need to replace piping too.
Step # 3. Essentially, you put the brand-new shower head on the same method you took the old one off, so take note of how the old one comes off and you’ll figure it out. However, you should follow the particular directions found in the shower head replacement kit you bought. If the guidelines are missing, you will most likely desire to coat the threading with the waterproof sealant, place the plastic washer that comes with your shower head kit inside the screw cap. Follow the directions on the sealant for how long (if at all) to let it set before screwing the shower head onto the pipeline. If you’re using thread tape instead of sealant, you should not need to wait to proceed to the next action.
Step # 4. Following the shower head kit replacement instructions, make certain to tighten up the nut that attaches the shower head with the wrench tight enough the sealant can seal totally. Do not over tighten up the connections, or you can ruin the threads and trigger your shower faucet to leak.
Step # 5. As soon as your sealant (if you utilized a sealant) you can turn the water to the home or the shower back on and take your new shower head for a test run. If water comes out at great pressure and does not spray all over the space, you have actually just successfully changed your shower head! If you have leaks or low pressure, you’ll require to take it apart and begin over again.
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