If you want to have a pleasant bath you have an option to install a rain shower with a handheld. As you know, the handheld is adjustable. Its shower will cover the whole body within a single shower. A handheld rain shower’s installation is very easy. You can install a handheld rain shower without a plumber’s help.
We can call it a removable rain shower because we can use it if we remove it from its fixture. Why we install a rain shower with a handheld? Because it is adjustable in nature. If someone is disabled so, he can take a bath with a rain shower with handheld while sitting away.
When you decide to install a rain shower with a handheld. You can install/remove it as you want. Anyhow you need to have full awareness about the installation instructions(especially about its diverter valves).
Tools required for installation
You will need some tools to install a rain shower with handheld such as;
- adjustable wrench
- Plumber tape
- Handheld shower kit
- A piece of cloth
It is quite simple to install a shower with a handheld. You can replace your old worn-out rain shower with a new one just in the following few steps.
First of all, You need to ensure water blockage. The water supply that comes to the rain shower is turned off. You can just turn the valve of the main supply to stop water flow through the rain shower.
It is time to remove the old worn-out rain shower head with its hose. (if it is not useful anymore).Thanks for an adjustable that is applicable for this purpose. There must be corrosion that will make it difficult for you but you will try again and again.
Then you are ready to clean the pipe opening with a cloth. It will remove such particles that can block water flow in the future through handheld rain showers. There will be corrosion to be removed.
Now, attach a rain shower head (handheld) with its hose. Ensure the length of the shower arm To reach throughout the bathroom. Don’t forget to apply plumber tape at all joints. This tape will block leakage. Otherwise, it will be constant trouble for you.
Install the hand shower mounting bracket. This step can’t be ignored too because these brackets will grab a handheld showerhead. When your bath ends you can simply hand it within this bracket.
Now, your installation is near to the end. If you are sure about the whole fitting then connect it to the main water supply. As a result, If there is still any fault then repeat the whole process. Luckily if it works well without a leak, It means you have succeeded in installation.
How to install a shower head extension arm
As you know a shower head extension arm plays a vital role while bathing. It depends on the length and design of the extension arm. While purchasing it you must ensure first the design and length of the shower arm. If your goal is a relaxing and pleasant bath. You can change your bathing experience.
Of course! One of them is the shower extension arm. You can install a shower head extension easily for a more relaxing bath. There is no complexity if you purchase the wanted length and size of the extended shower arm. We need to follow the following steps.
Tools for installation.
- Plier/adjustable wrench
- Teflon tape
If you have to decide to install or replace the corroded extension arm. This method is very easy and workable. You can install a shower head arm without the plumber’s help. Thatswhy read all the following steps attentively.
The first and most important step according to my experience is to dry the fixture. Otherwise, it will disturb your installation procedure. If the fixture is wet then you wouldn’t check the leak after installation.
Then remove the old showerhead counterclockwise. You need to remove it carefully otherwise, You will break it from mid-region(due to corrosion). You can use an adjustable wrench for this purpose. If the old shower arm is slippery you can use a towel to tighten the wrench grip.
Now, it is time to check the pipe end carefully. If you notice some debris then clean it on the spot to avoid any trouble in the future.
It is time to apply Teflon tape at both openings of the shower extension arm. This tape will make the extension arm leak-free while providing a tight grip with sockets.
Then rejoin the extension arm with the wall socket first. Use an adjustable wrench for tightening the shower arm. Ensure if it fits well then leave the tightening process.
Now, apply Teflon tape at another opening of the shower arm(where you are going to install a rain showerhead). after this tight the showerhead with the shower arm. Use an adjustable wrench or plier for this purpose.
At last check the hole (where you have installed the extension arm). There you need to search for any leak. If you observe any leakage then apply more Teflon tape. It will block water leaks.
At last, you need to apply silicone at every juncture. All the joints that are found in the whole installation must need blockage. That’s Why your best option must be silicone because it is waterproof in nature. It will block leaks effectively.
We have discussed in this article two things in detail, rain shower with handheld and extension arm. These two things are the backbone of a rain shower. If you have proper knowledge about the installation of these two areas of a rain shower, it means you wouldn’t need a plumber’s help. Anyhow there are different designs of rain showers so, first study the design well then install it.