What you need

  • Tarp

  • Rag

  • Adjustable pliers

  • Teflon tape

  • Time :  15 min
  • Difficulty : 1
  • Investment : medium
  • Yield : medium

Protect your fixture

Lay a tarp in the bathtub or shower.


Remove the showerhead

  • First turn off the taps fully.
  • Holding the shower pipe, remove the showerhead by turning it counterclockwise.
  • If you can’t do it by hand, use adjustable pliers. Wrap a rag around the pipe first so as not to damage it.

Clean the threads

Wipe off the pipe threads with a wet rag to remove any debris, rust and old Teflon tape.


Wrap the pipe with Teflon tape

Wrap Teflon tape around of the pipe threads three times to provide a good seal for your new showerhead.


Install the new showerhead

Place a new rubber washer inside the showerhead connector and tighten it by hand, turning clockwise.

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