Category Archives for "Bathroom"

How to Remove Plumber’s Tape

The plumber’s tape, also known as the Teflon tape, is one of the most essential things that every plumber has. As we all know, plumbers constantly come across many problems that involve water and the use of the plumber’s tape is absolutely needed.

Anyhow, putting the tape on pipe threads is easy and it doesn’t require any special knowledge or skill. On the other hand, removing the same tape is way more difficult than you thought. So, you’ll actually need some guidelines in order to do so.

And luckily, we are here to explain to you exactly how to remove plumber’s tape. So, let’s start.

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How to Remove a Shower Arm that is Stuck

Removing a shower arm is practically quite easy if you have the right tools.

However, it’s not the same when the shower arm is stuck. But, there’s a solution to every problem and this one requires you to put a bit more effort into it.

Anyhow, removing a shower arm that is stuck is definitely not an easy task to do. Therefore, it’s quite important to follow our steps and do exactly as we explain in this little guide.

Let’s begin.

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Do You Have to Use Teflon Tape on Shower Head?

As many of you already know, a Teflon tape is a very convenient type of tape that plumbers use to seal pipe threads. Now, there are plenty of ways to use Teflon tape when it comes to fixing basically anything in the bathroom.

However, most people actually don’t know how to use this type of tape and often wonder if it’s a good idea to use it in the first place. But, we’re here to explain to you the importance of a Teflon tape and why most of the professional plumbers use it.

So, let’s first see a bit more about this tape, shall we?

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How to Remove Flow Restrictor from a Peerless Shower Head

In case you didn’t know, a flow restrictor is equipped on almost every shower head that you can find on the market nowadays. This tool is specially designed to regulate the flow of water that comes through the shower head.

Anyhow, the flow restrictor usually lowers the PSI which results in loss of water pressure. This way, you are able to save a lot of water because you are simply using less. But, what happens when you don’t have strong water pressure and the flow restrictor is lowering it even more?

Well, you get pretty poor water pressure that makes your shower head basically useless. So, the only thing to do is to remove flow restrictor from a shower head.

In that light, let’s see how to remove flow restrictor from a Peerless shower head.

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Why is There Low Hot Water Pressure in the Bathroom Sink Only?

Low water pressure in a single faucet can be caused by lots of things. However, the situation only gets worse when the pressure drops only when you use hot water.

But, there’s nothing to be afraid of since this kind of problem is easily fixable and they can’t create many problems when it comes to plumbing.

Anyhow, one of the most common places where using hot water and the water pressure decreases is the bathroom sink.

Since the bathroom sink is usually a single faucet that means that the problem of low water pressure can be caused by only a few things.

That being said, let’s dig a bit deeper into this problem and see everything that you need to know about it. Let’s start.

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Shower Diverter Problems: How to Fix a Shower Diverter Gate

In case you didn’t know, the shower diverter gate is a plumbing term that is describing the valve which you use when you want to change the water flow from the faucet to the shower.

Now, as we can see, the diverter gate is actually quite an important part of the bathtub faucet.

The shower diverter gate must work flawlessly or else you wouldn’t be able to use your shower head at all.

Anyhow, since the shower diverter is usually installed to the bathtub faucet, the whole repairing process will require you to work on the faucet as well. So, we will explain to you exactly how to fix a shower diverter gate.

Let’s begin.

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How to Change a Shower Head with a Ball

In case you didn’t know, ball shower heads come in two different varieties – The removable ones, and the fixed ones. Now, it is more common to face a removable ball shower head in today’s bathrooms since they are a bit better choice.

Fixed ball head joints are not bad as well. But, as we can conclude from the numbers, people tend to get removable ball head joints more.

With this being said, it’s quite understandable that changing a shower head with a ball is way easier when you have removable ball head joint. Anyhow, let’s see how to change a shower head with a ball in the most efficient way.

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How to Install a Shower Head in a Bathtub

Having a bathtub in your bathroom sure is convenient for taking long and relaxing baths.

But, sometimes, you are in need of a quick shower. And, that’s where a shower head comes quite useful and convenient.

Anyhow, in case you don’t have a shower head installed in your bathtub, it’s a good thing to get it done. In that light, we are here to show you how!

So, let’s see exactly what you need and how to install a shower head in a bathtub.

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How to Install a Wall Mounted Shower Arm

Having a rusty and not fully functional shower head definitely is annoying. No one likes to spend an hour inside a shower cabin just to take a shower because their shower head is not operating well.

And, replacing a shower head is not always a solution for this kind of problem. In some cases, you will need to install a wall mounted shower arm inside your bathroom. This type of shower head is quite convenient for quick baths and they usually run under a lot of pressure.

But, the best part about that is exactly the installation process. With a little bit of effort and the right kind of tools, you’ll easily finish this task and have a nice wall mounted shower inside your bathtub or cabin.

Without further ado, let’s begin.

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How to Fix a Leaking Pipe Behind a Wall

For every homeowner, broken pipes are definitely bad news, especially if they are sitting behind the wall. Luckily, it’s not impossible to fix this kind of malfunctions when it comes to the pipes.

For a while, people were always calling a plumber for this kind of problems, but, with a little bit of knowledge and skills combined with some tools, you can easily fix this.

Anyhow, let’s not waste any more time and get right down to business. Let’s see how to fix a leaking pipe behind a wall.

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