How to Install a Rainfall Shower Head

Imagine coming home from a stressful trip and all you want is a tingly cascade of water all over your body just like rainfall.

You sure know traditional shower might not be able to do this due to their low water pressure and too wide holes.

Then it is time to get yourself a nice rainfall shower head. Every bathroom deserves a beautiful rainfall showerhead. You cannot but help to feel comfortable under a cascading fall of soothing rain like water running down your body.

The natural imitation of rainfall is why the showerhead has become the delight of most homes.

Interestingly, you really do not need to hire a pro in order to install one of the showerheads in your bathroom unless there is a technical reason why you should.

Most shower heads can be turned loose from their pole attachment, the traditional showerheads, and even the rainfall showerhead isn’t any different.

Rainfall showerhead is very budget friendly as they come in considerably cheap prices that are often affordable by almost all homes.

Step One- First Thing First

Whether you are curious about how to install a European style rainfall showerhead or how to install a sunbeam rainfall showerhead, the steps required in all their installation processes are quite similar.

You don’t want to install just anyhow rainfall showerhead; you have to consider the right shower head that fits your bathroom shower structure.

In choosing the right showerhead, you may have to consider some factors.

These factors range from the length of the shower arm.

The length of the shower arm is further best chosen by considering the size of your tub as well as the shower stall especially when you are installing a sunbeam rainfall showerhead.

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The arm of your shower head mustn’t be longer than seven inches when you are contemplating using it for a tub and ten inches when you are using it in an overhead installation. All this goes a long way in determining the total functionality of your bathroom.

Step Two-  Checking Your Package

Just like when you are buying new equipment for installation in the house, most rainfall showerhead brands always include in their package the essential materials you would need in order to carry out a successful and faultless installation.

Due to mass production and transportation, it is often a common case that essential tools needed in the installation process may get missing.

It is your duty at the point of purchase to make sure that all essential materials need and listed in the manual, if any, are complete in your package.

Be certain that all showers assembly pieces are complete and during the installation process, always keep all small parts in a little container to reduce their chances of getting misplaced.

In case you are not sure of the required inches of shower head needed to fit your shower properly, make sure you test your newly purchased shower head to make sure it is not too low.

Step Three- Remove Old Shower Head

You will need to properly remove your old showerhead and ensure you do not damage the shower itself because with a damaged shower, shower pole or shower hanger, you might experience great difficulty in installing your new and more favorable rainfall showerhead.

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Ensure you maintain a standard shower dimension for a better water pressure for your new shower installation which is often about 203cm above the shower floor.

If this is the same with your old shower do not reduce or increase the length in your process of removing the old shower head.

In case you are installing a longer extension arm in order to achieve a better shower height, then you may have to all the shower connection connected to your bathroom wall outlet to allow for a better installation.

Try to use pliers or wrench in case you experience any difficulty in removing the old shower head and do not forcefully remove the shower head as this can damage the shower itself.

In using plier or wrench, you may want to place a rag around your shower to prevent scratching the surface.

Step Four- Get it Rolled Up

With the old shower out, then you are ready to put the new shower in. however, you will need a plumber tape to do this. It is very cheap and good water sealant.

With the plumber tape at hand, you will need to wrap the entire threads of the new rainfall shower head up with the tape and then screw right back on the same spot you have removed the old shower head.

The plumber tape makes sure that your rainfall shower is properly secured and that water doesn’t escape from the sides.

The tape also makes sure that your water pressure is right in the place where it ought to be.

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While screwing your new rainfall shower end up, make sure that use rags to cover the shower head up to prevent it from scratching in case you are screwing up with a plier or a wrench.

With all of these done, do ensure you inspect to make sure there are no water leakages from any angle.

It is okay if you see some of the plumber tapes ticking out a bit at the top of the thread, it shows the showerhead is properly sealed.

Final Tips

Whether you are installing a fill European rainfall showerhead or a sunbeam rainfall showerhead, do not install the showerhead first before the shower arm in case you are looking at adjusting your shower arm to allow for better water pressure.

The shower arm installation should happen first before the shower head is fully installed. This would ensure that you have a spotless and scratch-free installation.

With these four basic steps, installing your rainfall showerhead will be nothing but stress-free. You really do not need to have a plumber to do it for you, you can do it yourself!


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