A new showerhead can enhance the efficiency of your shower and improve your showering experience.
However, replacing or installing a new shower head is not always simple.
You can use this guide to install Delta showerheads successfully.
They are commonly used in most homes.
Delta In2ition is a great option for you to install.
It comes with a stationary showerhead and a distinct handheld sprayer.
Such features are extremely convenient for you if you need to spray the lower area for cleaning.
Things you will need include:
- Delta showerhead
- Channel locks
- Old rag
- Teflon tape
- Wire brush (somewhat optional)
They are very easy to fix.
Even you can do it without the channel locks.
If you can open a jar of pickle, you are probably good to do it.
Installing the showerhead
The first thing you have to do is to remove the old showerhead.
Take the channel locks and the old rag start working.
Put the rag onto the showerhead base and rotate it anticlockwise using the channel locks.
You will probably have to unscrew it to some extent and then you can take it off using your hands.
You will likely see an old Teflon tape on the threads of your shower arms.
Remove Teflon tape using your hands.
Usually, the Teflon tape is wrapped in a clockwise direction on the threads so you can untie it in an anti-clockwise direction.
In case it doesn’t prove successful, use a wire brush to remove the worn-out tape.
It is suggested to do this practice as any extra strand of tape can block your showerhead.
Wrap 3 to 4 rotations of new tape across the arm leaving the last two threads bare.
Performing this will make sure that the tape will not go into the ball connector and blocks its water flow.
You would be able to tighten its ball connector with the arm using your hands.
If unable to do with your hands, you can use the channel locks along with the rag to tighten it further and make a secure connection.
Installing the handheld shower
This model from Delta has an adjustable hose.
Ensure that there is a washer in the nuts of the hose at each end.
These rubber washers ensure a watertight connection between the hose and the showerhead and hand shower.
You are required to join one terminal of the hose to the hand shower and the other with the showerhead.
All the connections can be made secure with your hands or you can also use channel locks to ensure further secure connections.
Replacing or installing a new product from Delta can be an easy and simple DIY task.
Nonetheless, it is best practice to call an expert if you are not sure about this job.
It is because mistakes can result in leaks and reduced efficiency
Last Updated on May 17, 2021 by Kaalimbar Vazentini