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How to Install a Shower Head

Looking to spruce up your shower? Installing a new shower head is a sure way to make a big difference. Shower heads have evolved in recent years to give you the most bang for your buck. Delta makes a chrome shower head that has Touch-clean technology for easy and quick cleaning as well as a temperature control with 120 maximum rotation. This Do-it-Yourself project is fast, easy and will maximize your showering comfort level.

Tools: Items you will need to complete the project

  • new shower head
  • strap wrench, pliers, or wrench
  • rag
  • PTFE sealing tape

Follow these simple steps to install a brand new shower head-

Step 1
Remove old shower head with wrench by turning counter clockwise

Step 2
Remove old sealing tape residue but scrubbing with an old toothbrush or sliding a paperclip into the grooves

Step 3

  • Apply new PTFE tape to shower are threads
  • Wrap in a clockwise direction about 3 to 4 times and gently press into grooves

Step 4
Take new shower head out of packaging and check to see if your model comes with a rubber washer. If yours comes with a washer, install it before putting the shower head on

Step 5

  • Screw your new shower head onto the shower arm. Do this slowly to ensure you are lining up the grooves correctly Use a strap wrench or if using a regular wrench, place a rag between the shower head and the wrench to avoid scratching the finish.
  • Tighten nut but be careful not to over tighten as this will damage the threads and possibly result in cracking the shower head

Step 6

  • Turn water on and check for leaks

That's all there is to it! You can view our wide selection of different shower head models here.