Changing A Shower Head
home repair job involving plumbing can be a little intimidating.
But it can often be a lot simpler repair than you think.
With a little coaching and encouragement...
a shower head is easy to do. Now, even though we're going
to consider this an old one, we might want to use it someplace
else sometime in the future, so we're going to protect if
with a towel or some masking tape.
you get the thing started, I think you can take it off by
hand. And you don't want to put too much pressure on there;
you might break this little goose neck off, and then you've
got another problem. This one's going to come off pretty
easily, though. And then the next thing you want to do is
to put some Teflon tape -- it's not a tape that sticks,
but you get a little bit of that off of there, and you just
put it around the threads. And this is going to seal against
having any kind of leaks around this connection up here.
You can also use some stuff called plumber's putty, but
this is a lot neater and works just fine.
we're going to take our new shower head, and we're going
to start it on by hand. Now you want to run it up as far
as you can by hand. Get it as snug as you can, and then
use the wrench for the last couple of turns to make sure
it's on there real good. In this particular case, we've
got flat surfaces down here, so we don't even need to put
any kind of protection on there to protect that metal. Now,
it's on good and tight. And just that easy, we have a brand
new shower head. And, incidentally, you can get a low-flow
shower head that will help you save some money. Remember
the Teflon tape; it really does help -- no leaks!