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Replacing an existing shower head

mattylara027
Junior Contributor

Replacing an existing shower head

Hi Workshop Community! 

I'm looking at replacing my old shower head with something new! 

Something like this - https://www.bunnings.com.au/estilo-wels-3-star-9l-min-serena-3-function-shower-rail-handset_p5001729

 

 

20190310_014525601_iOS.jpgShower Picture 1

 

20190310_014537070_iOS.jpgShower Picture 2

 

 

I'm aware that I'll probably have to drill a few holes into the tiles so that the new head fits.

Has anyone got any tips on drilling into 

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Replacing an existing shower head

Hi @mattylara027,

 

Apologies for the slow reply. Many Workshop members enjoyed a long weekend (and hopefully got stuck into lots of new projects!)

 

I assume you were asking for tips about drilling into tiles?

 

This Bunnings D.I.Y. Advice page How to Drill into Tiles should have everything you need. I'll also embed the video below. 

 

Let us know how you go or if anything is unclear. 

 

Jason

 

 

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Kermit
Trusted Contributor

Re: Replacing an existing shower head

What equipment have you got at your disposal at the moment @mattylara027?

 

Also, check out some of the black tapware available now. Can look fantastic against white tiles. Eg https://www.bunnings.com.au/methven-wels-3-star-9l-min-150mm-black-krome-hi-rise-shower_p5003776

 

 

redracer01
Super Contributor

Re: Replacing an existing shower head

I strongly suggest this water cooled drill bit. I use it often to drill into discarded ceramic coffee cups that my sister inlaw turns into mini flower pots. Prevents over heating and cracking of tiles.

Screenshot_2019-03-14 QEP 6mm Diamond Tile Drill Bit.pngcomes in different diameters so choose wisely.

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Replacing an existing shower head

Hi @mattylara027,

 

How did you go replacing the shower head? It would be great to see what you have done. 

 

Please let us know if you still need any help with it. 

 

Jason

 

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mattylara027
Junior Contributor

Re: Replacing an existing shower head

Hi @Jason, ended up just replacing the shower head! 
But not with the original plan of putting a rail in. 

Here's the finished product.

 

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Guha04
Budding Browser

Re: Replacing an existing shower head

how tough was this to replace? I also have to replace the same shower head.
mattylara027
Junior Contributor

Re: Replacing an existing shower head

Hi @Guha04,

 

Not too bad actually! The hardest part was actually unscrewing the original shower head!

After that, it's pretty straight forward. 

 

Thanks,

 

Matt

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Replacing an existing shower head

Great result @mattylara027, good to hear. 

 

Hope that gives you confidence @Guha04. Feel free to post anytime you need a hand with anything, and a warm welcome to the Workshop community.

 

Jason

  

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