As you know, any time I try to do any type of home improvement thing it ends up being far more of a challenge than it ought to be.
Especially in the bathroom.
I needed mallets & saws to remove a sliding closet shelf.
It took 7 trips and 9 days to change the sink faucet fixtures.
DH had to do spot welding to replace one prefab shelving unit over the toilet with a new one.
And then there was the whole shower spigot disaster.
So while I have been wanting a new shower head, I haven’t had the energy to deal with it. It seems straightforward enough, unscrew old showerhead, put new tape on the threads & screw on a new showerhead. What could possibly go wrong?
Given my track record, probably I’d end up accidentally dropping one of the showerheads in the tub and making a huge leaking crack that couldn’t be repaired so we’d need to replace the whole tub surround which will require hacking it to bits to take it out & removing a wall (or 2) to get a new one in.
Because that is how things in this house work.
But you know how it goes. One day you find yourself in Lowes & the shower head you like is marked down & you get a wild hair & buy it, thinking you can probably line the tub with an old toddler mattress to protect it from accidentally dropped things.
My old showerhead. I forgot to take a photo in situ.
Easy 3 step installation!
Except wait…. On the left it says “Thread seal tape not recommended” but on the right the second step is “Apply thread seal tape”
Look Delta, I can screw this up all on my own. I don’t need any help from you.
Except this time I didn’t.
I unscrewed the old showerhead, set it on the counter, applied new tape and screwed on the two parts of the new showerhead.
Kind of anticlimactic really.