Slip joint pliers
STEP 1: Remove the Showerhead
Remove your old showerhead by twisting the coupling that links the showerhead to the arm counterclockwise (to the left) using a pair of plumbing pliers.
Tip: Cover the pliers' jaws with tape to avoid harming your new showerhead.
STEP 2: Apply Teflon Tape
Wrap a couple of rotations of Teflon tape around the shower arm's threads.
Note that not all showerheads need Teflon tape. Read the manufacturer's instructions.
STEP 3: Install the Showerhead
- Hand-tighten the replacement showerhead's female connection onto the shower arm's threads, then spin it clockwise.
- With a pair of plumbing pliers, tighten the showerhead another quarter-turn.
- Check for leaks by turning on the shower.