Replace a Hand-Held Shower Hose

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Today we have a broken shower.

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    As you can see, there's a nasty hole in the hose.
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    And the cover piece has fallen down.
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    Now what happens there is when you turn the water on (and I don't want to turn it on too much) you can see what happens.
    Now you can still take a shower, it's just not the shower you want to take.
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    So what we're going to do today is take this off.
    Now, there are two parts to this - the top part and the bottom part.
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    Both parts should be able to twist off with your hands.
    So, you just give this a twist with our hands.
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    You may need to crack it open like that at first.
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    And now the shower head is off the hose, and we'll set it aside.
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    Next, we detach the hose from the faucet end by twisting it off with our hands as well.
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    By the way, make sure you're wearing some rubber-bottom tennis shoes while you're in here so you don't slip.
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    Now we're going to open our new hose and get rid of the packaging.
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    We have our new shower hose with two blue screw-in ends.
    Yours may or may not have screw-in ends. Hold on to these, don't just through them on the floor like I did with the box because you may lose them, or a child may eat them ... who knows.
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    Now, as you look at the end of the hose, you can see that there are little rubber pieces.
    If these rubber pieces are not seated properly when you screw this back together, then you'll cutting this rubber. If you cut that rubber, it will leak.
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    The reason you only need to hand-tighten this is the flange here and this rubber piece makes a seal which is what stops the water from coming out.
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    As you can see, this is a woven hose which is much better than the other plastic one that we had.
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    So, put it in, and turn it with your hands until it's tight.
    Once it tightens up, just give it a nice little twist. That's it, you don't need pliers or anything else.
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    Let's just set the head back in on the bracket so it doesn't fall on my head.
    Some of you may not want to do that if you're going to be yanking on the hose causing it to fall.
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    The reason to put it there is to check and make sure we have enough space.
    See that, we have enough extra length here.
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    We'll just screw that on the same way and get it nice and tight.
    Now for those of you wondering, the bathroom is not perfectly clean. That's because this is a repair job, and we're not paid to clean the bathroom.
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    Let's just turn this on and see what happens.
    There we go, we've got a shower that's actually putting out water.
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    The pressure seems a bit low though, so in our next video, we're going to show you how to change this shower head for a head that's high-pressure.
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Questions and Answers

Bossini hand held shower has a leak and cord is broken?

I installed a new barrier free shower. It had a Bossini handled shower factory installed. It leaks around the vacuum valve and now the cord is unraveling. Shower has been used only twice! Can this be fixed? Or does the entire hand held shower need to be replaced. Can the vacuum valve leak be fixed? Is this common?

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Use plumbers tape to seal around the vacuum valve after you have tightened the vacuum valve. If this assembly is under warranty and the patch does not work, you will want to contact the warranty provider. Sometimes though in transport of the one unit barrier free showers, the valves can come loose and just need to be tightened or your "O" ring may need to be replaced. You can see in this Youtube Video how to fix and replace the "O" ring.

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I only want to replace the o ring where the hand-held shower meets the hose. What tool can I use so I don't damage the shower handle?

See above. Never mind, I'll keep searching, thank you.

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Recent edits by: Eng, Anonymous, Inukshuk

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