Replacing a shower head is usually just a matter of unscrewing the old one and screwing on a new one. Here’s what you need:
- groove joint pliers
- adjustable wrench
- an old toothbrush
- 2 rags
- replacement shower head and
- pipe threader Teflon tape like this found at most hardware stores or Home Depot type stores.
Grab the shower arm with the pliers and use an adjustable wrench or pliers to loosen the shower head. Turn counter clockwise from the shower arm.
On the second step is to clean the threads to the shower arm with an old toothbrush and and then wrap the pipe threads with two or three turns of pipe thread or teflon tape. Wrap the tape in a clockwise direction to keep it from unwrapping when you attach the new showerhead.
The third step is to screw the new shower head on by hand until it’s snug. Finish tightening the shower head using the adjustable wrench and pliers.
Now the next step is to jump in and enjoy a hot shower – you deserve it!