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Low flow showerhead and faucet aerators installation instructions

How to install your new low flow showerhead

Here’s what you’ll need to do the job:

  • Installation instructions
  • 2 wrenches
  • 2 small pieces of cloth
  • White Teflon tape from the kit
  • Wire brush
  • New showerhead

Step 1

Remove the old showerhead from the shower arm by unscrewing it counterclockwise. If you have trouble removing it, hold the shower arm with one wrench while you loosen the old showerhead with a second wrench (see example). Protect the finish of the shower arm by placing small pieces of cloth between the wrench and the shower arm.

Remove old tape from the threads at the end of the shower arm. Brush gently with a wire brush, if necessary, to remove all tape residue. Wipe all surfaces clean.
Step 2

Turn on the water to wash out the pipe before installing your new showerhead.

Step 3

Turn off the water and dry the threads at the end of the shower arm.

With the white Teflon tape from the kit, tightly wrap the shower arm, going clockwise around all the threads of the shower arm pipe once or twice to help create a tight seal.
Step 4

Screw on the new showerhead, turning clockwise. Hand-tighten the showerhead, taking care not to over-tighten it.

Test the new showerhead. If it leaks, tighten the seal with one wrench on the shower arm and a second wrench on the showerhead. Remember to protect the finishes with pieces of cloth. Tighten until snug. Do not over-tighten.

Cleaning your showerhead
Unscrew the showerhead nozzle and remove any foreign particles. Soak the nozzle in hydrogen peroxide or vinegar, then re-install it.


First remove old aerator from faucet by unscrewing it from the fixture. You may need a wrench to remove your existing aerator.

Then install your new aerator. These instructions are identical whether you are installing bath or kitchen aerators. Be careful to align threads between aerator and faucet to avoid stripping them.

INSIDE threaded faucets:
1. Place upper washer (A) on lower washer (B), on top of aerator (C).

2. Screw new aerator into inside threads of faucet.

OUTSIDE threaded faucets:
1. Discard upper washer (A).

2. With lower washer (B) on top of aerator, screw onto outside threads.

Note: To assure best performance, periodically remove aerator, soak in hydrogen peroxide or vinegar, rinse and reinstall.

If you have questions about these products or how to install them, please call 1-877-560-6072 (toll-free). Visit for more energy-saving ideas and other helpful information.