How to attach a garden hose to your shower arm pipe

Do you want to attach a garden hose to your shower arm?Attaching a garden hose in your shower is great for a variety of reasons including:

        • Filling Home Birth Tubs
        • Filling Fish Aquariums
        • Home Brewing
        • Running Water To Areas That Don’t Have Accessible Hose Bibbs.
        • And So Much More!

You’ve probably already figured out that the threads on a garden hose are NOT the same as the threads on a shower arm pipe. Garden Hose threads are 3/4″ Garden Hose (GH) where shower arm pipes are 1/2″ NPT (National Pipe Thread).

So, if you want to get that garden hose onto your shower arm, you’ll need an adapter. We’ll walk you through exactly what you need and how to install this in minutes.

INSTALLATION WITH REQUIRED ITEMS ONLY

  1. Remove your shower head from the shower arm pipe.
  2. Clean the shower arm pipe, removing any old teflon tape.
  3. Apply teflon tape to the shower arm.
  4. Thread the female side of the adapter onto your shower arm pipe.
  5. Attach the garden to the adapter, ensuring any required washers are properly seated inside of the garden hose thread.

And just like that you have yourself a garden hose hooked up to your shower!

INSTALLATION WITH REQUIRED AND OPTIONAL ITEMS

  1. Remove your shower head from the shower arm pipe.
  2. Clean the shower arm pipe, removing any old teflon tape
  3. Apply teflon tape to the shower arm.
  4. Attach the inline shower head filter to the shower arm. (Pro Tip: Before installing the inline filter, remove the large black washer inside of the female threads. This washer greatly reduces the flow and can make your garden hose tasks painstakingly long.)
  5. Apply teflon tape to the male threads of the inline shower head filter.
  6. Apply teflon tape to all the male threads of the external shower diverter.
  7. Attach the external shower diverter valve to the shower arm pipe.
  8. Attach your shower head to the forward facing threads of the shower diverter.
  9. Attach the garden hose adapter to the side facing threads of the shower diverter.
  10. Attach the garden hose to your adapter.
  11. Turn on water, switch between the shower head and garden hose and test for leaks.
  12. If you do not need the garden hose permanently connected, you can remove the garden hose and thread on the garden hose cap.

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