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    • blackcloud
    • By blackcloud 13th Jun 17, 9:40 PM
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    How to replace shower head?
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    • 13th Jun 17, 9:40 PM
    How to replace shower head? 13th Jun 17 at 9:40 PM
    Hello all

    My shower head has developed little holes in it, just next to where the water comes out. So I want to know what would be a suitable shower head replacement? If anyone has any links that would be great, I was looking at this, do you think this would work?

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Shower-Head-Set-Universal-Multi-Function-Chrome-Anti-Limescale-Bath-With-2m-Hose-/371786536035?hash=item5690345463:g:E3oAAOSwR29ZCY6 W

    Heres a pic of my shower. I tried using silcone sealant but it didnt work, you can see it on the picture

    https://ibb.co/dteVsk
    Last edited by blackcloud; 13-06-2017 at 9:42 PM.
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    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 13th Jun 17, 9:43 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 9:43 PM
    Possibly.

    Is yours an electric shower? They usually need heads intended for electric showers which don't let too much water through.
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    • flashg67
    • By flashg67 13th Jun 17, 10:32 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 10:32 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 10:32 PM
    Do you need the hose & bracket? the hose just unscrews (don't lose the rubber washer). If not, this would probably do

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Shower-Head-Chrome-finish-Bathroom-Bath-Large-Spray-Hand-Held-Single-Mod-Uk-/262479978185?hash=item3d1d069ec9:g:ZAMAAOSwqBJXXFK 6
    • blackcloud
    • By blackcloud 13th Jun 17, 11:02 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 11:02 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 11:02 PM
    Thanks, no dont need the hose or bracket, its just the very top part where the water comes out. Its a gas shower.

    Thanks for the replies!
    • blackcloud
    • By blackcloud 13th Jun 17, 11:30 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 11:30 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 11:30 PM
    Would this one also work?

    https://www.argos.co.uk/product/1528392

    I know its more expensive
    • Retired at 55
    • By Retired at 55 14th Jun 17, 8:58 AM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 8:58 AM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 8:58 AM
    Blackcloud - hope you don't mind me asking as well.

    I have a Triton electric shower and it sometimes drips from the shower head when the shower is off. I noticed bits of what look like loose parts from ? a thin rubber ring (would this be a damaged rubber washer, flashg67?) landed on the attached soap dish. Would this mean that I should order both a new shower head and a hose?

    Thanks very much for any answers and, if possible, a link for what to buy please.

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    Last edited by Retired at 55; 14-06-2017 at 9:07 AM.
    • southcoastrgi
    • By southcoastrgi 14th Jun 17, 10:55 AM
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    Yes op your eBay link is fine, Retired that link will be fine for you too
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    • Retired at 55
    • By Retired at 55 14th Jun 17, 7:53 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 7:53 PM
    Yes op your eBay link is fine, Retired that link will be fine for you too
    Originally posted by southcoastrgi
    Thanks very much southcoastgirl - I'll order the eBay one.

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    • Retired at 55
    • By Retired at 55 14th Jun 17, 8:08 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 8:08 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 8:08 PM
    Do you need the hose & bracket? the hose just unscrews (don't lose the rubber washer). If not, this would probably do

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Shower-Head-Chrome-finish-Bathroom-Bath-Large-Spray-Hand-Held-Single-Mod-Uk-/262479978185?hash=item3d1d069ec9:g:ZAMAAOSwqBJXXFK 6
    Originally posted by flashg67
    Flashg67 - can you tell me if the washer is in the shower head itself or is it in the hose, please? I hope it is not a stupid question, thanks. I'm all set to order the eBay one southcoastgirl kindly recommended as in blackcloud's original post.

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    • rach_k
    • By rach_k 14th Jun 17, 8:31 PM
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    Check whether your water company offers water saving shower heads. Ours sends them out for free.
    • southcoastrgi
    • By southcoastrgi 15th Jun 17, 12:25 AM
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    The washer sits inside the part of the hose you screw onto the head,

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    • Retired at 55
    • By Retired at 55 15th Jun 17, 1:50 AM
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    The washer sits inside the part of the hose you screw onto the head,

    I love how people put girl at the end of my nick lol
    Originally posted by southcoastrgi
    Oops - sorry southcoastrgi. Thanks for being so good humoured about it! Thank you very much too for the much appreciated information and advice.

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    Last edited by Retired at 55; 15-06-2017 at 8:52 AM.
    • flashg67
    • By flashg67 15th Jun 17, 7:47 PM
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    Flashg67 - can you tell me if the washer is in the shower head itself or is it in the hose, please? I hope it is not a stupid question, thanks. I'm all set to order the eBay one southcoastgirl kindly recommended as in blackcloud's original post.

    Retired at 55
    Originally posted by Retired at 55
    Probably too late, sorry. but the washer sits inside the hose and tightens up to the shower head 'input' hole as you tighten the hose up. You can buy them for pennies if yours is worn/split
    • Retired at 55
    • By Retired at 55 16th Jun 17, 9:52 AM
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    Probably too late, sorry. but the washer sits inside the hose and tightens up to the shower head 'input' hole as you tighten the hose up. You can buy them for pennies if yours is worn/split
    Originally posted by flashg67

    Thanks very much flashg67 - that is really helpful and I appreciate you replying.

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    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 16th Jun 17, 7:16 PM
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    Shower hose washers
    http://www.screwfix.com/p/arctic-products-shower-hose-washers-5-pack/3841j

    shower hose connections are 1/2" BSP, washing machine hose connections are 3/4" BSP.
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    • Retired at 55
    • By Retired at 55 17th Jun 17, 8:32 PM
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    Retired at 55
    Shower hose washers
    http://www.screwfix.com/p/arctic-products-shower-hose-washers-5-pack/3841j

    shower hose connections are 1/2" BSP, washing machine hose connections are 3/4" BSP.
    Originally posted by Owain Moneysaver
    Thanks very much indeed for that really useful link, Owain Moneysaver - I really appreciate it.

    Retired at 55
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