Preparation Your Work Area
Place an old towel in the bottom of the tub to prevent the porcelain or fiberglass surface area from being scratched while you work.
The adapter kit comes with a diverter device that attaches to the shower stem and can direct the water in either of two directions (pictured). This enables you to choose 2 shower heads from a single water source.
Eliminate the Shower head
Remove the old shower head making use of adjustable pliers. You might want to cover the jaws of the pliers with tape to prevent them from spoiling the chrome. Using a rag (and, if needed, some paint thinner) to eliminate any old plumber’s putty or Teflon tape left on the threads of the shower stem.
With the old shower head got rid of, you can attach the diverter. It’s important making sure that the provided washer is positioned in the neck of the diverter according to the directions that have the kit (envisioned).
Use Teflon Tape
Apply some new Teflon tape to the threads of the shower stem to aid prevent water leakage (pictured). When applying Teflon tape, cover it in the direction that the component will be tightened up. If the tape is covered in the opposite direction, it may tear when the fixture is set up on the threads, and hence will be inefficient at preventing leaks.
Connect the Diverter
With the Teflon tape used, connect the diverter to the shower stem (visualized), and hand-tighten it. Carefully tighten the connection utilizing a wrench if necessary, but avoid over tightening this (or any) plumbing fixture. Making certain that the suitable washer is set up in the neck of the fixed shower head, connect the go to one neck of the diverter and tighten it down.
Install the Hose-Extender
With the shower head installed, use Teflon tape to the other neck of the diverter (pictured). Attach the hose-extender accessory– with the hand-held shower attachment– to the totally free neck of the diverter. An accessory that fastens to the shower stem holds the hand-held attachment when it’s not in use, and enables it to be placed as a secondary fixed head.
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