How to Lower a Shower Head

If your shower head is too tall, get an extendable shower arm.
If your shower head is too tall, get an extendable shower arm. (Image: Jupiterimages/ Images)

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.

Things You'll Need

  • Pliers
  • Extendable shower arm
  • Plumber's tape
  • Wash rag

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Turn the shower off.

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.

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

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

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

Tips & Warnings

  • 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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