How To Replace Shower Hose Without Calling A Plumber

Our shower hose has sprung a leak. I think it can be easily replaced but it was fitted to the wall by a plumber and I can't figure out how to get it off. Don't want to break the shower as we only have one. Impossible to get a plumber in our area, they are all booked up for months. Even when our toilet was leaking we couldn't get anyone. Can anyone advise or point me to a YouTube video that explains? It's a Mira shower running off a combi boiler if that helps.


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  • _Sam__Sam_ Forumite
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    Have you tried looking/asking on Facebook local page for recommended local plumbers. Ideally you want to find someone from your village or neighbouring one. A good plumber will be booked up for months, but they should also be happy to come out to sort an emergency leak especially as they are local and can pop in on the way to their main job.
  • FreeBearFreeBear Forumite
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    The hose usually just unscrews from the wall fitting. Wrap a cloth round the tapered section above the flexi bit of hose and try turning it clockwise looking down from above.
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    CornucopiaCornucopia Forumite
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    edited 23 June at 12:59PM
    Shower hoses are generally a replaceable item - you can get spare ones from DIY stores, and probably general stores like Wilko and B&M.

    They have a standard screw thread moulded into the plastic end pieces.  Just need to unscrew the old one and replace with the new one.   The only potential catch are the rubber washers where you might find that either the old ones or the new ones work better.  

    You can get Mira branded hoses from Screwfix, although they are a fair bit more expensive than more generic ones.  AFAIK there is no significant difference.
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  • shiraz99shiraz99 Forumite
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    I should think the hose would normally just unscrew from the part attached to the wall. As mentioned above, you may need to wrap something around the taper to get some leverage if it doesn't want to budge initially.
  • twopennytwopenny Forumite
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    The conical end near the wall unscrews.
    Drop the shower hose so it empties of water and you won't get wet.
    Have a litte go at unscrewing it.
    It has the same fitting by the shower head. You can take that off if you want.
    Take the hose with you to buy another. Diy shop, builders yard. Most are the same size.
    Go home and screw the new one on.
    It should be that easy.

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  • BelenusBelenus Forumite
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    If you can't unscrew it by hand use mole grips. They might scratch or mark it but that doesn't matter as you are replacing it.
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  • frugalmacdugalfrugalmacdugal Forumite
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    Hi,
    just unscrew hose from wall fitting and shower head, new hose will look like this.
    When you have head off, if not replacing, give it a good clean out, surprising how much gunge gathers there and sprays onto your body.

    Y'all take care now.
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  • edited 23 June at 3:36PM
    frugalmacdugalfrugalmacdugal Forumite
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    edited 23 June at 3:36PM
    Hi,
    here's a wee VIDEO for dummies, might help.
    Y'all take care now.
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