Electrical & Plumbing Repairs : How to Repair a Dripping Shower Head

By Grover Koelpin 2 comments


Hi, I’m James with JNC Home Repair. Today
I’m going to show you how to repair a dripping shower head. Normally there’s one of two problems.
If it’s dripping out of your shower head, up here, while the water is off, and you’ve
got a constant drip coming out of your shower head, the problem is in your shower valve.
OKay? If that is the problem, you’ll need to look at another one of of topics to be
able to troubleshoot this problem, you may even have to contact a professional. Now,
if it’s as simple as, if it’s leaking, right here, where the shower head actually mounts
to the stem, OKay? This is a real simple problem to fix. What you do, is you’re going to need
a Crescent wrench and some Teflon tape. You actually, could put your Crescent wrench up
here and actually loosen the shower head, just like so, and remove the shower head.
After you have the shower head removed, re-wrap the threaded end with Teflon tape and reinstall
the shower head just like so, and that will eliminate any kind of drips that you have
from right here. If you have any more questions about this topic you can contact me at JNCHomeRepair.com.

2 Comments

mariehansler

Mar 3, 2010, 11:29 pm Reply

Thanks…what about the ones that don't require a crescent wrench though? I've tried turning it (lefty loosey) but it won't budge.

Henny Lopez

Aug 8, 2011, 6:19 pm Reply

this is useless.

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