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How To Install A Hand Held Shower Head With Hose: A Step-By-Step Guide

by E Cavendish 09 Mar 2024 0 Comments
How To Install A Hand Held Shower Head With Hose A Step-By-Step Guide

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Upgrading your shower with a hand-held shower head and hose is one of the simplest yet most impactful changes you can make in your bathroom. Not only does it add versatility and convenience to your showering experience, but it also allows for easier cleaning, bathing of children or pets, and provides accessibility for everyone in the household.

At Tapron UK, our selection of handheld showers offers both style and functionality to suit any bathroom design. Here's how you can install a new hand-held shower head with a hose in just a few easy steps.

Tools and Materials Needed:

  • Adjustable wrench or pliers
  • Teflon tape (plumber's tape)
  • New hand-held shower head with hose (available at Tapron UK)
  • Optional: Sealant or plumber's putty

Step 1: Remove the Old Shower Head

First, ensure the water supply to your shower is turned off. Using an adjustable wrench or pliers, grip the base of the old shower head and turn it counterclockwise to unscrew it from the shower arm. If it's been in place for a long time, you might need to apply some force. Protect the finish of the shower arm and your tools by wrapping the shower arm with a rag before using the wrench.

Modern Rose Gold Handheld Shower with Hose

Step 2: Clean the Shower Arm Threads

Once the old shower head is removed, clean the threads on the shower arm to remove any old Teflon tape, debris, or buildup. This ensures a clean surface for a better seal with the new hand-held shower head.

Step 3: Apply Teflon Tape

Wrap Teflon tape around the cleaned threads of the shower arm in a clockwise direction. This helps prevent leaks by ensuring a watertight seal. Usually, wrapping the tape around the threads three to four times is sufficient.

Step 4: Attach the Hand-Held Shower Mount

Screw the mount for the hand-held shower onto the shower arm by hand, turning it clockwise until it's snug. Avoid over-tightening to prevent damage. If your hand-held shower comes with a separate mount (not directly attached to the hose), follow the product instructions for mounting it to the wall.

Step 5: Attach the Hose and Shower Head

Screw one end of the hose onto the mount and the other end to the hand-held shower head. Most hand-held showers are designed to be tightened by hand, but you can gently use pliers or a wrench for a final quarter turn. Remember to protect the finish with a rag if using tools.

Sleek Wall-Mounted Handheld Shower with a Hose- Brushed Bronze

Step 6: Check for Leaks

Turn the water supply back on and check for any leaks at the connections. If you notice a leak, gently tighten the connections a bit more. If leaks persist, unscrew the leaking connection, check for cross-threading, apply more Teflon tape, and reattach.

Step 7: Adjust and Test

Adjust the hand-held shower head to your desired height and angle, and test the different settings or functions your new shower head may have. Enjoy the enhanced flexibility and convenience of your new Tapron UK hand-held shower head with a hose.


Installing a hand-held shower head with a hose is a straightforward DIY project that can significantly upgrade your shower's functionality and your overall bathroom experience. With Tapron UK’s range of handheld showers, you can find the perfect option to match your bathroom's style and your personal needs. Follow these simple steps to enjoy a more versatile and enjoyable showering experience today.

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