How to Replace a Shower Head Hose How to Replace a Shower Head Hose

What You'll Need
New shower hose
Soft rag
Pliers
Duct tape
Teflon tape or plumbers tape
Steel wool

The shower head hose is a device that connects the shower faucet to the shower head. This allows the user to move the shower head to even the difficult places to wash. This component of the shower head is used most frequently, making it prone to wear and tear. In such a case, the shower hose must be changed as soon as possible. 

Step 1: Ensure Shower Faucet is Switched Off

Ensure that the shower is set to the off position. Apply tape on it to ensure it does not turn on by accident.

Step 2: Loosen Coupling that Holds Shower Head

Wrap the pliers with duct tape and use it to loosen the coupling that holds the hose to the shower head. Remove the old shower head. Repeat the step for the other end of the hose that is attached to the shower faucet body.

Step 3: Using Teflon Tape

Clean all residues of the Teflon tape around the shower head threads and faucet body. Rub the pipe ends with steel wool in the thread direction to ensure good connection. Wrap the threads on the faucet body and head with fresh Teflon tape.

Step 4: Connecting Hose with Faucet Body

Connect one corner of the new hose to the faucet body and tighten it by hand. Use the pliers to ensure it has firmly tightened. Repeat for the shower head.

Step 5: Removing Tape

Remove the tape from the faucet handle and turn on the shower. Check for leaks. Lastly, tighten any couplings if needed.

 

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