How-to Instructions on Changing a Showerhead
By Mark J. Donovan
||Is your old showerhead no longer working properly, or are you simply interested in having one of the new modern day handheld showerheads? If so, you can change out your own showerhead with the latest in models in just 30 minutes of effort.
Changing a showerhead is a very straight forward project that most homeowners can tackle themselves.
Tools / Materials Required
First, start by laying a large towel or piece of cardboard in the bottom of the shower area to prevent the shower pan from potentially being damaged due to dropped pliers or showerhead.
Second, if you want to save the older showerhead, wrap some masking tape around the jaws of the adjustable pliers.
Using adjustable pliers remove / unscrew the old showerhead from the shower stem.
After removing the old showerhead, wipe down the threads of the shower stem. You want to make sure there are no residual Teflon tape pieces on the shower stem threads to ensure a tight seal with the installation of the new showerhead.
Apply Teflon tape to the threads of the shower stem. You want to get three to four wraps around the shower stem threads to ensure a snug fit when screwing the new showerhead onto the shower stem. Note: when applying the Teflon tape it is important that you wrap it in the direction that you will screw the showerhead onto the shower stem.
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