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Step-by-Step Guide: How to Install a Shower Head Extender Arm

by E Cavendish 08 Mar 2024 0 Comments
Step-by-Step Guide How to Install a Shower Head Extender Arm

Upgrading your shower with a shower head extender arm is a simple yet effective way to enhance your showering experience. Not only does it allow for more height and angle flexibility, but it also adds an element of luxury to your bathroom without the need for a full renovation. Whether you're looking to improve the water flow direction or simply wish to update the look of your shower, installing a shower head extender arm is an easy DIY project that can make a significant difference. Here's how to do it:

What You'll Need:

  • Adjustable wrench or pliers
  • Teflon tape (also known as plumber's tape)
  • A new shower head extender arm (available at Tapron UK)
  • A cloth or towel to protect the finish of your fittings

Step 1: Choose the Right Shower Head Extender Arm

Before you begin, make sure you have the correct type of extender arm for your shower. Shower head extender arms come in various lengths and finishes, so select one that best fits your shower space and matches your bathroom's aesthetic. Tapron UK offers a wide selection of extender arms to suit any style and need.

Step 2: Remove the Existing Shower Head

Turn off the water supply to your shower to prevent any accidental spills. Using an adjustable wrench or pliers, unscrew the existing shower head from the arm. Wrap a cloth around the shower head before using the wrench to avoid damaging the finish.

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Step 3: Remove the Old Shower Arm (If Necessary)

If your installation involves replacing the old shower arm with the extender, use your wrench to unscrew the arm from the wall. Again, protect the finish with a cloth or towel. Clear any debris or old Teflon tape from the threads on the wall's pipe.

Step 4: Apply Teflon Tape

Wrap Teflon tape around the threads of the wall pipe and the extender arm. This helps create a watertight seal and prevents leaks. Ensure the tape is wrapped in the direction of the threads to avoid unraveling when you screw on the extender arm.

Step 5: Install the Shower Head Extender Arm

Screw the extender arm into the wall pipe by hand. Once it's hand-tight, use your wrench to secure it further, but be careful not to over-tighten as this could damage the threads. Use a cloth to protect the extender arm's finish.

Step 6: Attach the Shower Head

Finally, attach your shower head to the newly installed extender arm. Start by screwing it on by hand to ensure it's aligned correctly, then tighten with your wrench, using a cloth to protect the shower head's finish.

Step 7: Test for Leaks

Turn the water supply back on and run the shower to test for any leaks. Check the connections at both the wall and the shower head. If you notice any drips, tighten the connections slightly, but avoid over-tightening.

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Installing a shower head extender arm is a straightforward process that can dramatically improve your shower experience. By following these simple steps, you can enjoy a more luxurious and comfortable shower without the need for a complete bathroom overhaul. For the best selection of shower head extenders and other bathroom accessories, visit Tapron UK and find the perfect match for your bathroom today.

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