If you want to add the convenience of a shower to your bathtub, a handheld or flex-line shower kit makes it a snap to install. Prior to installing a handheld showerhead, make sure you protect your tile or walls with a shower curtain or a waterproof treatment.
Tools and Materials
Step 1. Screw on the diverter spout. You may need to remove the pipe coming from the wall and replace it with a shorter pipe. When doing this, wrap the pipe end with Teflon tape and screw it on tight using pliers and a pipe wrench. Wrap the other pipe threads with Teflon tape and screw the spout.
Step 2. Drill holes for the mounting bracket. Hold the shower bracket where you want it to go and mark it for the screw locations. Drill holes for the plastic anchors. If you are drilling through ceramic tile, first nick the surface with a hammer and nail. Then drill using a masonry bit.
Step 3. Attach the bracket and the shower line. Tap plastic anchors into the holes and attach the mounting bracket with the screws provided. Snap on the bracket cover. Screw the flex-line to the top of the spout and then to the showerhead in the bracket.
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