Shower Head Install Question - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-12-2013, 01:25 PM   #1
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 9
Rewards Points: 10

Shower head install question

Hi. I just purchased a Waterpik shower wand/head unit and installed it per the instructions and have a question.
Where the hose comes out of the wand mount bracket, which is also where the vacuum breaker is located in the hose, when I shut off the water the water leaks out of this area. Is this the way this vacuum breaker is designed to operate? It is not leaking out of the threads so I do not believe pipe tape is the issue.
Thank you.


ysrchris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2013, 01:37 PM   #2
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,611
Rewards Points: 2,130

Shower head install question

You sure its not a water saver shutoff/valve? Either way it is designed to drip from the show head so that you do not get scalded when turning the water back on.
Attached Thumbnails
Shower head install question-shut_off_valve_1.jpg  


hammerlane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2013, 08:58 AM   #3
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 10
Rewards Points: 10

Shower head install question

Did you try removing the entire mounting from the shower head and retightening it? You could also use some tape over the existing threads and see if that stops the problem. If not, I'd just exchange the entire unit for a new one - it may be a factory defect.


Retroloco-LJ is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Install Tile Shower Base Drain -- Advice Needed unionmaid Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 11 12-30-2013 10:30 AM
Shower head replacement zachg Plumbing 10 01-24-2010 09:21 PM
Problamatic shower head install. speedster1 Plumbing 1 01-04-2010 04:06 AM
Low Flow Problem at Shower Head steveo178 Plumbing 4 12-27-2009 01:59 PM
Delta Jetted Shower - install problems . . . Eusibius2 Plumbing 7 11-13-2009 12:21 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts