How To Install A Shower Head and a $300 Giveaway

Back in December I had the opportunity to be one of the first bloggers to tour the HGTV Dream Home 2016 with Delta Faucet...


HGTV Dream Home 2016 kitchen

The home was amazing and filled with so many details that I loved and I mean...who wouldn't!? If you haven't seen it, you'll find lots of inspiration in my photos HERE...
Delta Faucet has been great to work with and when they offered me a new kitchen faucet I had to politely decline, as we had JUST replaced the one in our kitchen at home (Murphy's law). 


bathroom with white cabinets and granite counters

So my thoughts turned to the master bathroom instead, which is shown in this shot and I talked about it more HERE. We designed and installed this bathroom over 20 years ago and the only updates have been to the countertops, hardware and flooring. There are DEFINITELY some fits and finishes that I would change now, but it's not in the budget. Small updates are an excellent way to refresh a room and although we have changed the shower head several times over the years it was now becoming worn out once again...

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This is what I received and I'll explain step by step how to install one for you. Keep reading to the end of this post, as Delta Faucet is giving away the same one that I received to one of my readers! We are truly enjoying the 5 setting two in one H2Okinetic® Spray shower head from Delta. We both work out and work hard and at the end of the day it's lovely to have a shower that gives a massage to our sore muscles. 

If you are shopping around for shower heads you can learn more about this model HERE, and some of the features via Delta are as follows;
  • Diverter lever sets In2ition Two-in-One Shower to one of three options: Showerhead and Handshower, Showerhead only, and Handshower only.
  • MagnaTite technology securely docks the hand shower to the shower head.
  • H2Okinetic Technology sculpts the water into a unique wave pattern, giving the feeling of more water without using more water.
  • WaterSense certification promotes water conservation.
  • Pause feature reduces the water to a trickle, allowing you to conserve water while doing tasks such as lathering up or shaving your legs.
  • Spray settings include: H2OKinetic, Full Body, Full Spray with Massage, Massaging.
  • Includes 72 in. hose.
My husband installed the shower head in about 5 minutes and sat down with me to give you detailed instructions on how to install one in this DIY. It can be adapted to any shower head and it's not a complicated job in the least:

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Remove old shower head by using a pair of channel locks or a crescent wrench to disconnect the existing shower head from the shower arm. The shower arm is not removed, only the shower head will be taken off...

crescent wrench used in plumbing

Once the shower head has been removed, peel away any existing plumber's tape if it remains on the arm...

using teflon plumber tape

Apply new plumber's tape to the shower arm threads. That will seal the connection between the new shower arm and the shower head...

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Attach the new shower head bracket by screwing the shower head bracket clockwise on to the shower arm. Use a crescent wrench to tighten. This will also serve as the holder for the hand held shower...

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Apply plumber's tape to the threads of the hand held shower hose as well as the threads of the hand held shower...

shower head attachment

Attach the hand held shower head to the hand held shower hose by screwing the two pieces together. Then tighten with pliers and be careful not to over tighten...

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Insert hand held shower into hand held shower bracket. Screw hand held shower hose into shower head bracket. Tighten with a crescent wrench but do not over tighten...


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shower head fitting

 Turn on water and check for leaks. Tighten slightly if necessary...

how to install a shower head

I will be picking one winner at random to win this exact same brand new shower head with a value of over $320. I'm making this simple, so all that you need to do is leave a comment and tell me why you'd like to win...

Look for the winner to be announced on March 23rd's post. (Giveaway open to residents of the continental U.S. only)...

****UPDATE****THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Winner has been notified via email. Disclosure: I was compensated for this post by Delta Faucet with product. All opinions are my own