To take a stuck shower head off, protect the surface of the shower head, and use a wrench to loosen it. Corrosion that takes place along the threads can make the head stick in place, and if the shower head was installed too tightly, it may be stuck.
Use painter's tape or masking tape to cover the surface of the shower head near the rear, or where it screws on to the pipe. Applying a wrench to the shower head can gouge the metal if there is no protection.
Turn the water off completely at the shower spigot. Do not turn the water off to the whole house, as water does not come through to the shower if the spigot is turned off, even if the head has been taken off.
Adjust a wrench so that it fits snugly on the outside of the shower head close to the point where it attaches to the pipe. Turn the wrench counterclockwise to loosen the head, and take it away as soon as the head begins to move. Finish unscrewing the head by hand.
A common method to get a stuck light bulb to loosen without damaging it or the socket is to use duct tape to create two handles on either side of the bulb and then twist them counterclockwise. Before attempting to remove a stuck light bulb from the socket, always shut the light off first to allow the bulb to completely cool.Full Answer >
A shower diverter valve enables a shower to be installed in a tub without a separate shower enclosure by using a rubber washer to cut off water supply from the tub and divert it to the shower head. There are several positions where the shower diverter valve can be placed, such as between the faucet and the spout or as a pull arm on the center of the faucet.Full Answer >
To install a shower head, remove the old one, wrap Teflon tape around the threads of the shower stem, attach a diverter to the stem, and screw the shower head onto one end of the diverter. Wrap the diverter's other end with Teflon tape, and secure the hose attachment.Full Answer >
A flouride shower filter is an attachment to a shower head that filters out and neutralizes fluoride and other chemicals commonly found in tap water. Many people are concerned about adverse side effects of bathing in fluoride.Full Answer >