Bleeding a Shower Head

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Watch as an expert plumber explains why you should bleed your shower head before replacing the valves in this free online video about home repair.

Part of the Video Series: Shower Valve Installation
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We are still in the shower and we've got some work to do. We've taken off the valve cover here and before we get to work on this job, I want to bleed some of the residual water that is still trapped in the pipes. Now we shut it off outside but you don't want to just pull this valve off down here and have all this water flying around because I'm in here with my shoes and socks and sneakers, hardly prepared for a shower. So I am just going to open this valve up with my fingers. See, look at all that water coming out. It will only come out for a minute and that's it. We are going to open the diverter and get more out because that is again between again, the other two shower heads. But once that stops, you are good and that is really all the water that is left. When we take this valve out from here, there will be some more water coming out of this and I am going to show you how to make sure that doesn't go behind the wall. Which you want to try to avoid any water going behind the wall if you can.

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