Using a shower head extension is a great option for a bathroom upgrade. These extensions are available with matching shower knobs and drains, which presents a professional finished look. Most shower heads are relatively inexpensive, which makes them a cost effective addition for a bathroom.
Installing a shower head extension requires a basic understanding of plumbing and faucet fixture assembly. A homeowner can normally accomplish this, but a professional makes the job easier. This installation process typically takes a few hours and requires a few wrenches and plumber's tape.
The shower head extension typically includes three primary parts. These are the head unit, extension device, and connection pipe. These usually connect easily to standard plumbing fixtures.
A shower massage head unit is a type of shower head extension. This shower head provides an adjustable pressure control, which is great for relaxing tired tense muscles. The extension unit is typically connected with a flexible hose that can be easily rotated into multiple positions. A gentle rain setting is a popular feature in many shower head extensions. This provides soft gentle water pressure that simulates the feeling of a rain shower.
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How to install rainfall shower head
I take my old shower head and raise it up about 20" without any major plumbing. I then install a rainfall shower head.
We do this by taking out the old shower arm and replacing it with an S curve shower arm. I bought mine at Home Depot back by the showerheads and I got it for under $16. This extension piece allows you to raise the shower arm roughly 11inches. You can find these at Lowes Home Improvement as well.
I secured the shower arm back into the piping in the wall using Joint Compound or "Pipe Dope". After the shower arm is installed I simply screwed on the shower head to the new shower arm and bent it to me desired height.
I use to have to crouch just to splash water in my face and now I have a rainfall shower all for under $70. Granted there are probably better more expensive ways to do this but this isn't Home and Garden TV. Just a normal dude who wants a nice shower setup.
If you've only got $100 or less to spend on your bathroom renovation project I highly recommend swapping out a new rainfall shower head.
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Shower head extensions are also available in pewter, copper, and wrought iron finishing. These heads are available in multiple dimensions with unique fabricated designs. These non-standard finished head units are more expensive than standard extensions.
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