How to Remove a Shower Head and Install a Shower Wand

You know, a shower massage like this one not only makes for a more luxurious bath but it can make it easier to clean a shower or a tub and if you've got pets like I do, it's great for dog washing. And making the conversion from a standard showerhead like this to one like this, is really very simple. Some showerhead fittings like this one right here, are round.

There's no way to put a wrench on that, so that's when you want to use a strap wrench. You simply slip the strap over the round nut, adjust the strap until it's snug and then turn the handle.

Now this is called a shower arm. You don't have to replace this to put in a new showerhead, but this one has some scratches on it, probably caused from putting it in with a pair of pliers like this. So we are gonna put a new one in.

And we're gonna take this one out with the pliers but we're not gonna use the jaws. Instead, we're gonna use the handle. This is Teflon tape. By wrapping the threads on both ends of the shower arm, we'll make sure that the joints are watertight. Now all we have to do is screw in the new shower arm, slip on the trim ring, screw on the bracket for the new showerhead and finally, attach the hose.

And there you go. This may be one of the most practical and luxurious improvements you ever make to your shower.