How to Install a Hand Shower

Written by: Brent Holland

Diy Specialist
Follow Brent's step-by-step instructions for installing a hand shower

  • Tools/Materials
    • New hand shower
    • Hammer
    • Drill bits
    • Masking tape
    • Scissors
    • Pencil
    • Teflon tape
    • Adjustable wrench
    • Screwdriver
    • Level

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.

Let Brent show you how to add a hand shower to an existing shower without too much difficulty. The addition of a hand shower is a fairly simple upgrade that can make bathing easier.



Step by Step Instructions

Step 1


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.


Step 2

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.


Step 3

Drill holes into the tile. Take the time to do this right.



Step 4

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.



Step 5

Attach the mounting plates to the wall using the provided screws.



Step 6

Attach the hand shower holders to the mounting plates.



Step 7

Apply a 4- to 5-inch strip of Teflon tape to the threads to ensure a watertight seal.


Step 8

Attach the new hand shower and enjoy the luxurious experience you've just created for yourself.



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