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Question DetailsAsked on 2/19/2014

Need Plumber to install shower sprayer head

Need names of plumbers to install shower spray head.

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If you are talking just the spray head, not the entire pipe "arm" that comes out of the wall, this is usually an easy do it yourself job unless it has been on there decades and corroded up.

Commonly you can just put a pair of channel locks on the portion of the spray head the threads are in, hold onto the pipe tightly with your bare hand, and turn the head off the threads.

If not - put a bit of penetrating oil like sewing machine oil, WD40, gun oil, or such on the threads where they go into the spray head for a day - being careful to wipe up and soap cleanup up any oil spilled in the shower/tub as it can stain.

Then, a day later, try again. If still no go or the pipe tries to turn, then after putting on several wraps of duct or electrical tape to prevent marring the chrome with the wrench, hold the pipe with a pair of curved jaw vise grips or channel locks or pipe wrench or strap wrench - hold or clamp on snugly but not real tight to avoid crimping or collapsing it - then turn the spray head off.

When new spray head it put on be sure the chromed pipe from the wall is snugged back up - nice and snug but not seriously reefed on with a wrench, if it tried to turn loose at any point in the process.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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