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How to change the rain shower head to a hand hold one?

shannon333
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How to change the rain shower head to a hand hold one?

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Hello 👋 

I wanna change the shower head to a hand hold one.

I try to screw the point A in the first picture, and find it is easy to make the head off only by 🙌 .

Because I just rent this place, so I want to change the head part only, and keep the arm part.

I hope I can get your advice on this problem, including the tools and the products i could buy in bunnings.

😊 thanks.

 

CSParnell
Experienced Contributor

Re: Need help: change the rain shower head to a hand hold one

Hey @shannon333, welcome to Workshop it's a great place to get the advice before heading into your local store so you can walk in with confidence and a budget in mind along with with searching your products through the Bunnings Product Finder App 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bunnings.retail

 

https://apps.apple.com/au/app/bunnings-product-finder/id1476031964

 

So it looks like you can remove the head off which is good and by the looks of it and correct me if I'm wrong you are left with a male thread that is you have thread showing?

If the head is stubborn comming off you can wrap the nut with a rag and use a pair of multi grips to turn it, the rag stops scratching.

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Next provided the thread that is left is a male then it is really strait forward of just buying a hand shower kit as per a few options below. The hose / connection size is 15mm so it should screw straight on but I would recommend using some plumbing tape just to seal up the thread.

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How to use plumbers tape video

https://youtu.be/f7mjyzfB9Ec

 

If the connection on the spout is female you need a male to male hex nipple.

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Once again apply tape.

 

From there you can choose your hand shower.

 

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When it comes to fixing the holder to the wall there are 2 options.

1. You can use the plate that comes with it and use some good quality double-sided tape like the gorilla tape.

And I always go that bit extra and apply some dabs of silicon that can be scrapped off later.

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Or you can have a look online for a suction holder from places like Amazon or Ebay either way all this is reversible.

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As for screwing the fitting up just make sure you use the tape, use the rag so you don't scratch the chrome and don't over tighten just nice and firm.

 

I hope that helps some

 

Carl

 

 

 

 

Re: Need help: change the rain shower head to a hand hold one

thanks a lot.

it do help me and I would follow your advice and do some preparation  before I go to the local store 

MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: Need help: change the rain shower head to a hand hold one

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @shannon333. It's brilliant to have you join us, and many thanks for your question about installing a hand shower.

 

It's great to see that @CSParnell has been assisting. I thought I'd mention that you can just as easily remove the arm off the wall, screw on a Kinetic Chrome Handspray Diverter and attach the arm back onto it. That way, you can connect the hose to it and have the rain shower and the handheld. The little switch on the diverter controls which one is in operation.

 

Keep us updated, and reach out if you get stuck.

 

Mitchell

 

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CSParnell
Experienced Contributor

Re: Need help: change the rain shower head to a hand hold one

Cheers @MitchellMc I've screen shot that link so I know for future as well.

 

Carl

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