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Installing a Rainfall Shower Head

Installing a Rainfall Shower Head

Our shower head really needed to be replaced. It was old and gross. To replace it I bought a big 9″ rainfall shower head. Now if you are like me, plumbing is not something I have a lot of experience with and have always been a little intimidated by it. Even though replacing a shower head is fairly simple and straightforward I wanted to show how it was done so that it might encourage others to give it a shot on your own.

Steps:

  1. The first thing to do is to remove the old shower head. A crescent wrench or pipe wrench will to the job. You may even be able to remove it by hand. It is just threaded onto the pipe sticking out of the wall.
  2. The next thing to do is to wrap the threads with some teflon tape. You can buy it at any hardware store but the shower head I bought came with it.
  3. Next, screw on the new shower head. In my case there is an extra pipe that extends the rainfall shower head out to the middle of the shower. I screwed that on and then wrapped more teflon tape around the threads where the actual shower head screws on.
  4. The last step is to screw on the rainfall shower head.

This is maybe a 15 minute project and the only thing you need to be careful of is not to over tighten anything. It needs to be tight enough not to leak but not too tight where you damage the threads.

Once I had it together I turned it on and tested it out. I made sure there was not water leaking out anywhere it wasn’t supposed to.

If you want to get one of these shower heads yourself you can get it on Amazon for around $50:

Razor Mega Size 9-inch Chrome Face Rainfall Shower with 15-inch Extension Arm (Square)