By continuing your visit to this site, you accept the use of cookies. They ensure the proper functioning of our services and display relevant ads. Learn more about cookies and act

Not yet registered? Create a OverBlog!

Create my blog

How to install a double shower head

Everyone has a personal preference when it comes to the shower. Some people may like the shower head to pulse, while others may like a hard spray to massage muscles. If you have a double shower head, you will not constantly have to change the way it works. You can easily install a double shower head in approximately one hour.

Check the materials

Before you begin installing the double shower heads, make sure you have all of the materials needed for the installation. Check the unit packaging to make sure all materials are included. Materials needed These materials should include, adjustable swing arm unit, two shower heads, one Y adapter, Teflon tape, rubber washers and hex nuts. If there are parts missing contact the company, or return the unit where it was purchased and exchange for a new one. Locate the two shower heads and the swing arm unit. Immerse these parts totally in water for approximately 15 minutes. This allows the rubber washers and O-rings to turn to their natural state.

Turn the water off

- Ensure the water is turned off.
- Unscrew the old shower head from the pipe using a pipe wrench.
- After you finish removing it, clean the threads on the pipe with a mild detergent, and then dry completely.
- Wrap Teflon tape around the threads of the pipe, and make sure it is wrapped completely.
- Attach the dual shower head to the pipe with the threaded end.
-Tighten it using a pipe wrench to keep it from leaking.

Check for leaks

- Turn the water on and make sure there are not any leaks. If there are leaks, tighten with the pipe wrench until the leaking stops.
- Adjust the components of the unit.
- Adjust the swing arm to the desired height.
- When you are finish adjusting the unit, tighten the swarm arm with the wing nuts provided with the unit.
- Adjust both shower heads so that the angles are where they spray at the desired positions. Each shower head can be adjusted for low flow showerheads or for power showers, it is your choice. When you take a shower, you will find a small switch between the double shower heads, which turns the flow on to both or off to one of the shower heads.

Same category articles Do-it-yourself & Construction

Hardie Plank: The facts

Hardie Plank: The facts

James Hardie Inc. is a modern fibre cement company that has developed manufacturing operations in America, Australia, New Zeeland and the Philippines. The Hardie Plank is only one of the fibre-cement building materials that the company is producing. Hardie Plank siding has become one of the most popular brands for lap siding in America with over four million houses using it.
Ceramic sink: The facts

Ceramic sink: The facts

Ceramic sinks have been in use since the 1800s. During that time, each "major city had a sanitation officer autonomously responsible for the ordering of pipes, basins, sinks, and decreeing sizes, styles etc." Due to this, the style of sink varied from region to region. Three major ceramic sink styles emerged: the Belfast sink, the French farmhouse sink, and commercial fire clay sinks introduced post 1920.
How to compare the prices of Paslode nail guns

How to compare the prices of Paslode nail guns

A good quality nail gun is essential for any professional tradesperson, as well as being a useful piece of kit for home DIY purposes. Paslode has a great selection of nail guns, manufactured to high standards, which are perfect for both amateur home improvement enthusiasts and jobbing labourers. This article takes a look at the different Paslode nail guns on the market, comparing prices to help you get the best deal.
A beginners guide to cabinet making

A beginners guide to cabinet making

Have you decided to renovate your kitchen and you want to keep your budget to a minimum? One simple way of doing this is by making the furniture yourself. While used cabinets are widely available, cabinet making is not difficult and you can customise them to suit the surrounding decor. Here follows a brief guide on how to go about it.