Monday, July 18, 2011
Change a Showerhead
If you're all about the spa experience, but not the price, upgrading your showerhead is an easy and inexpensive project that will make you feel pampered in the morning.
1. The first step is to remove the old showerhead. Cover the jaws of an adjustable wrench with the fingers of an old rubber glove to protect the surface and give you a non-slip grip.
2. Clean the arm coming from the wall with some white vinegar and an old toothbrush. Then wipe it dry.
3. Wrap the threads of the arm with some plumber's tape, which will fill any gaps between the arm and the fixture and give you a tight seal so you don't get leaks!
4. Now put the new shower head into place, tightening the connecting nut just until it's snug, not so tight that you'll never get it off! Turn on the water and test the new fixture. Look closely at the connection