How to Lower a Shower Head

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Things You'll Need

  • Pliers

  • Extendable shower arm

  • Plumber's tape

  • Wash rag

If your shower head is too tall, get an extendable shower arm.

You don't have to do any in-the-wall plumbing to lower your shower head. An extendable shower arm allows you to lower your shower head to the height you desire. Visit a bed and bath retailer to find an extension that's right for you. They come in many finishes and designs to match your shower decor.


Step 1

Turn the shower off.

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Step 2

Remove your shower head by gripping the nut that holds it in place with a pair of pliers. Twist the nut counterclockwise until it loosens the shower head. Take the shower head all the way off.

Step 3

Install the extendable shower arm by screwing it onto the shower head threads. Tighten it with the pliers.

Step 4

Screw your old shower head onto the extending end of the extendable shower arm. Tighten it with the pliers.

Step 5

Adjust the extension arm by lowering it to the desired height. Enjoy your shower.


Wrap the threads of the shower arm with plumber's tape for a leak-proof fit.


Wrap the fastening nuts with a wash rag to protect the finish when you use pliers.


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