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How to Fix a Slow Showerhead

Learn how to fix a slow showerhead by installing a new mixing valve, trim and a new showerhead that matches the force of the home's water pressure.

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Materials

  • drywall screws
  • Teflon tape
  • silicone caulk
  • trim
  • 1/2" ball valves
  • copper fittings and adaptors
  • pipe clips
  • mixing valve
  • showerhead
  • shower arm

Tools

  • flat-head screwdriver
  • Phillips-head screwdriver
  • needlenose pliers
  • slip-joint pliers
  • mini pipe cutter
  • fire extinguisher
  • spray bottle
  • thermometer
  • pressure gauge
  • 1-gallon bucket
  • timer
  • meter stick
  • soldering kit for copper pipe

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