Today we are going to show you how to fix a Leaky shower, and the fact is that sooner or later many people find that they need to repair a dripping shower head.
How to Fix a Leaky Shower
Normally, the dripping takes place due to one of two problems:
- If it’s dripping out of your shower head, up here, while the water/ shower power supply and/or valve have been turned fully in the off-position, but there is a persistent drip-drip coming out of your shower head, the problem is in your shower valve.If that is the problem, it is most likely that you’ll need more plumbing skills than we can teach you here, in a short article. In order to be able to solve this problem, you should consider contacting a professional plumber.
- Or, alternatively, it may be simple to cure if it’s leaking, right where the shower head is mounted to the stem. This is a real simple problem to fix.What you do, is as follows. Firstly, you’re going to need a Crescent wrench and some Teflon tape. You put your Crescent wrench up to the connector between the shower head pipe and the pipe he delivers water to the shower head. Loosen the shower head, just as shown in the video on this page, and remove the shower head.After you have the shower head removed, re-wrap the threaded end with Teflon tape and reinstall the shower head as shown in the video. Once that is done it will eliminate any kind of dripping water that you have. If you have any more questions about this topic you can contact the guys at JNCHomeRepair.com.
The video above was found on Youtube here.
More answers on how to fix a leaky shower head
Turn off the water supply to your shower head. A leaking shower head can be caused by clogged holes, resulting from lime and other mineral deposits that build up in the holes over time. If you’re unsure what could be causing your leaking shower head, start here. It’s a simple, cheap fix that doesn’t require you to take apart your entire shower fixture. Shut off your water supply before you get started.
Remove the showerhead faceplate or the entire shower head. Because you’ll have to soak and scrub the parts of the shower head that have the lime and mineral deposit buildup, you’ll have to remove it from the rest the shower fixture. via Wikihow.com-Fix-a-Leaking-Shower-Head
Fixing a Leaky Shower Head
Hi, this is Mike from PlumbingSupply.com and today we want to show you how to install a new 45-degree shower arm and a new escutcheon. The first thing we need to do is remove the old shower head. Now sometimes they’re just hand tightened on there and they can be removed fairly easy. Other times, they’re tightened on so tight that you have to use a wrench. You would have to use a crescent wrench or a channel lock in some extreme cases when they’re really on there tight. Now the shower head we’re going to take off right now has been hand tightened so it comes off fairly easy, so we’ll get started with that right now. So you want to unscrew the shower head counterclockwise until it comes all the way off. And once you have it all the way off, you’re ready to remove the shower arm. This shower arm is on here pretty tight so we’re going to use a rag and put on top of it, and use a wrench to unscrew it counterclockwise until it’s loose enough to take it out by hand.
Okay, it’s loose enough to remove by hand, so we’re just going to finish removing it by hand and get ready to put the new one back in. Before we put the shower arm into the wall, we want to put thread-sealing tape on the threads. And we want to put it on clockwise so when you do thread it into the wall, it won’t un-thread off of the shower arm itself. On this arm, this brass is very thin and since brass is a soft metal you’ll want to put quite a bit of teflon tape so you don’t have a leak in the wall. Before we put the shower arm into the wall, we want to put the escutcheon on the shower arm. It just slides on and then we just insert the shower arm into the wall and line it up.
Be very careful, just make sure it’s threading in properly. You don’t want to cross thread it. Begin to turn it clockwise to tighten it up. Okay, we’ve tightened up the shower arm and now we’re ready to install the shower head. So in order to do so, we want to put on some thread-sealing tape on the threads, and when you put it on, you want to wrap it so it wraps around clockwise. As you do this, you don’t have to put as much on as you did putting it into the wall, and when you put it on clockwise it keeps from un-threading when you go to put the shower head on. Okay, we’re ready to put on the shower head. All you want to do is tighten it on, we’re going to again put it on clockwise, thread it on clockwise, and just hand tighten it as far as you can, and that should be good for this one. If you do want to tighten this a little bit more, you can with a wrench, but this one is fine the way it is.
Now that the shower head is attached, we’re going to turn on the shower and just see if there are any leaks on the shower arm.
Nope, no leaks. And that’s how you install a standard shower arm. Once again, this is via Mike from PlumbingSupply.com and thank you for watching.