How to Install a Hand Shower
If you’re adding a hand shower to your shower experience, it takes a little preparation and work, but it’s still something you can do yourself.
Tools / Materials:
- New Hand Shower
- Drill Bits
- Masking Tape
- Teflon Tape
- Adjustable Wrench
Products:Shop Hand Showers and Shop Wrenches
Step by Step Instructions
Create a template for your hand shower. Since you’re drilling into tile, you’ll want to make sure your screw holes are right. Cut a piece of paper lengthwise (use multiple pieces if one piece isn’t long enough) and mark the screw holes where you’re going to drill.
Tape your template to the wall. Place more masking tape beneath the template so the drill bit has something to grab onto (tile can be very slick). Using a level, ensure that the holes in your template are even.
Drill holes into the tile. Take the time to do this right.
Apply wall anchors. Push wall anchors into the holes, and gently tap them into place with a hammer. As a safety precaution, consider applying silicon to the wall anchors to protect against future water damage.
Attach the mounting plates to the wall using the provided screws.
Attach the hand shower holders to the mounting plates.
Apply a 4- to 5-inch strip of Teflon tape to the threads to ensure a watertight seal.
Attach the new hand shower, and enjoy the luxurious experience you've just created for yourself.