Friday, March 20, 2015

How to change a shower head

Good morning blogland!
I know I have been "gone" for few weeks, but life has been busy. 
Good but busy.
With homeschool and marathon training in full force, life is not slowing down anytime soon.

Today I am going to show you how to change your shower head.
There are many women out there that are very handy, but some of you might find this helpful.

This is what you will need:
New shower head
Stool or ladder to reach the shower head
Wrench
Teflon tape 


And here the few steps:
First of all, read the instructions that comes with your new shower head. 
Some shower heads need minimal assembly, mostly a rubber washer 
or an extension arm to be attached. 
My shower head is mounted to a wall.

It's not necessary to turn off the water to the house, just have the faucet turned off. lol.
Then unscrew the existing shower head. If it's an old one
 it could be corroded and you will need to use a wrench to get it off. 
Remember lefty loosey, righty tighty. 
This means turn the neck of the shower head counter-clockwise.
Clean the threads and removed the "gunk", then apply new Teflon tape.

 You need to use enough tape to wrap around the threads, covering about half of the tape width as you wrap up the threads. Start at the base and wrap clockwise until you reach the end of the threads.
Do not wrap counter clockwise or the tape will unravel when you attach the new shower head. 
The tape will seal the connection between the new shower head and the pipe in the wall, preventing leaks.
Attach the new shower head by hand screw clockwise on to the taped threads. 
Hand tighten without over doing it. 
Just tight enough without forcing it. 
The tighter it is, the more chance it will leak...yes, it does make sense.
Now step out of the way and turn on the water to check for leaks. 
Recheck the steps if necessary.
Enjoy your new shower head.

I got a rain shower head for $25, 
brand new, marked down from the original price $80.

I am loving the rain shower head especially after my long 20+miles training runs.

Stay Frugal,
Daniela

7 comments:

NanaDiana said...

My husband loves his rain shower head. I like mine because it has more pressure. Great little tutorial for someone that has never done that before.
Good luck with your training. xo Diana

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Brava Daniela… Io non so fare certe cose in casa.
Buon weekend…Un abbraccio, Mary

Susan Freeman said...

Great job girl! When can you come over and change mine??? Happy first day of Spring and have a great weekend.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Kelly said...

Oh I've always wondered how those rain shower heads feel. I bet it does feel good after a long run!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Daniela,
You are a busy bee and running again!
Well, we do have three shower heads in the house but they are all hand held; different story!
Your rain shower sounds nice indeed as a reward after your 20+ miles training runs! ENJOY.
Hugs,
Mariette

Mindi Carwin said...

This is great! I love your new shower head, I actually need a new one, so thanks for the tips! What marathon are you running?! Sounds fun, you train better than me! I never find time to get up to 20 miles before hand!

Donna@anangloinquébec said...

Good timing. This is on my to-do list. :)